Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Invisible Noise

Invisible noise? That doesn't make any sense you might say. You might say noise is neither visible or invisible...and you'd be right. Although, the title of this entry deals with something we've been hearing here during our time in Tianjin, but rarely seeing -- cicadas. You've probably heard of them before as they're pretty common in the U.S. and around the world...including China as we sadly found out. Known sometimes as locusts, jar flies or dry flies, these little buggers aren't harmful to people (they don't sting or bite), but they do one thing really well - annoy. Cicadas come out in the summer here in China and are known for the loud "signing" they perform basically non-stop, but unfortunately their "song" is basically non-stop.

Anyway, whether we're at practice, out shooting video or even just in the hotel (yes, we can hear them through the window), the cicadas are buzzing away. Not sure what they sound like?? Well, you're in luck. Here's a quick video during practice. Enjoy...or not.

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