Archive for July, 2010
If you are looking for a way to add style, elegance and charm to your home décor, grandfather and cuckoo clocks are the perfect solution. Not only do they instantly add rustic appeal to any home, they’re pragmatic timekeeping devices too. Particularly if you have a rustic motif, the rich wood creates an inviting ambiance in any room.
With the proliferation of digital clocks on virtually every handheld device, traditional clocks are being marginalized and may seem superfluous to the younger generation. Personally, I find old-fashioned clocks fascinating, with their intricate series of cogs, levers and wheels. Although there are certainly other timekeeping options out there, grandfather and cuckoo clocks offer unparalleled beauty and craftsmanship.
For the last eighteen years, I’ve spent a good deal of my free time practicing and performing with my Pink Floyd cover band, Anderson Council. We started out simply for fun, but over the years we’ve developed somewhat of a cult following in the area and now play shows at local establishments on a regular basis. Last year we decided to hit the studio and record our own version of the classic album Dark Side of the Moon.
We thought it would be cool to replicate the entire process, so we brought in several female backup singers, conducted candid interviews for voiceover effects and went the extra mile to capture our own background sounds. This was particularly challenging for the intro to Time, as there wasn’t a clock store nearby to record dozens of clocks chiming simultaneously. Luckily, we were able to find a local clock collector who gave us access to his collection, which was exhaustive—everything from anniversary clocks to Black Forest cuckoo clocks. Although our version certainly can’t touch the original, it was well-received and, in my opinion, a fitting tribute.