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Whale song

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Miette: One?  You asleep?  What did you do before?
One: One sailor.  Harpooned whales.  One night…One hear whales singing.  After…always the target I miss. One loses job.
From The City of Lost Children

Whale song has a reputation for being hauntingly beautiful.  The first time I heard it was likely 20+ years ago, on a free record of whale tunes that came inside an issue of National Geographic.  The record was thin and square-shaped (as opposed to the typical round 45″), which made the recording both acoustically and visually impressive.

As I no longer have the National Geographic record — or my Fisher Price record player, for that matter — I’ve needed to move on.  Fortunately, it’s relatively easy to find whale song audio files.

"Humpback Whale Calf and Remora" by Sue Flood


Written by morethangray

March 3, 2010 at 9:11 pm

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