Monday, September 26, 2011

What I Hear Walking Thru The 1 Train

Almost every morning, every night and sometimes in between  I find myself on this train. I get on the last car and walk through the cars until I find a spot. It all depends on the day for me. Whats my destination?

This particular day I need to get to school, so I travel from the last car to the first car listening to the sounds, paying strict attention to the keynotes, sound signals and soundmarks as I go. I am really happy today because the air conditioning is on and it is certainly a background sound. This background sound blends with the faint knocking sound of the wheels making contact with the track.
The sound signals I hear while I walk though each car are the "bing-bong" of the close door signal.
The break makes a whistling sound as the train comes to a stop and the hiss of the break in short bursts at different times.
Peoples voices are heard as they talk to one another and sighs come through by the commuters in the morning.  The voices do not resinate through the cars. Sound doesn't really travel in subway cars. 
The motors low sound of acceleration could be described as another whistle just deeper than the slow down.
The conductor speaking through the loud speaker is not loud enough, which is typical for these trains and is perfect for those that are either hung over or just want to relax before they delve into their busy day. She has just said,"stand clear of the closing doors."Now the train doors close and the "bin-bong" sound is kinda on the loud sound.Throughout time I have slowly tuned this sound out. Not today....  


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hello Fellow Students and Professors!!

To view my Med150 blog please just look at Melissa.

This is the first time since last semester (spring) that I have written in a blog and I am feeling a bit rusty. 
Over the summer I took only one class(journalism) and so I've had some time to think about future projects. I've also taken the opportunity to bond with my sixteen year old niece, Alexa who has moved to New York from Maine. She is here turning over a new leaf and keeping herself out-of-trouble.(Lets hope so.....) 
Anyway, I have a really good feeling about this coming semester and I can't wait to get started.

P.S. I got an i-Phone so I will be using it to take loads of pics for this class!!! WOOHOO!