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Favoriting December 6, 2020: Local Time with Bec Fary

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Bec Fary guest hosts
  Check out the transcript: here.
  Near the chicken coop: listening with pigeons, chickens and other birds higher up in the trees. Sheltering from the sun under the lemon tree. 24°C.
  Acknowledgement of Country. These sounds were recorded on stolen Aboriginal land, in so-called Footscray (Melbourne, Australia). The Traditional Owners of this land are the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Boonwurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation. Bec pays their respects to Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung Elders, past, present and future
  Sitting closer to the back of the sharehouse. Considering local property development.
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  Listening to reverberating construction sounds from the banks of the Maribyrnong River.
  Listening to distant echoes of construction from home.
  Considering colonisation, occupation and the extraction of local resources. The local area was surveyed in 1849, and Footscray bluestone was used in buildings and roads in Melbourne and overseas.
  Listening to freight trains from the banks of the Maribyrnong River.
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  Considering Footscray’s gentrified ‘cool’.
  Under the fig tree, entangled with jasmine. 34°C.
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  Tending to the veggies and considering growth cycles in the Maribyrnong River Valley.
  Listening to rain from the beginning of Melbourne’s Covid lockdown, in Gareeal (‘summer rain’ season).
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  Considering local seasonal cycles. Language sourced from The Journey Cycles of the Boonwurrung by Boonwurrung Elder N’Arweet Carolyn Briggs.
  Considering local swamps and wetlands: Iramoo (‘West Melbourne Swamp’/’Batman’s Swamp’), Frog’s Hollow and Newells Paddock.
  Listening in Newells Paddock wetlands.
  Nighttime. 29°C.
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  Considering the critically endangered Lowland Leadbeater’s Possum population in Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve.

Acknowledgements:
So many generous conversations and thoughtful writings have fed into these listenings. Huge thank you to my housemates Rory, Ham and Tyson, for the safety of our shared home. The greyhounds Tim and Lily for your curious noses. Lady Celestine, Penny, Rocky and Ariana — the chickens — for your cheekiness.

Thanks to Ecological Gyre Theory and my fellow worms in the soil of Abyss Lessons for navigating depths and extracting complications.

The following resources have been invaluable:
‘How To Do Nothing’ by Jenny Odell
‘Living On Stolen Land’ by Ambelin Kwaymullina
‘Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World’ by Tyson Yunkaporta
‘The Lure of the Local’ by Lucy R Lippard
Footscray bluestone information from Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West
‘Swamp, Meat, Salt’ from Underfoot (audio tour of Footscray) by Liz Crash and Jinghua Qian
‘The Journey Cycles of the Boonwurrung: Stories with Boonwurrung Language’ by Carolyn Briggs
Time Out Talks: The Gentrification of Footscray
History of Newell’s Paddock from Friends of Newell’s Paddock
The Maribyrnong Aboriginal Heritage Study which can be downloaded here
‘Melbourne’ by Sophie Cunningham
‘Dadirri: Inner Deep Listening and Quiet Still Awareness’ by Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr
‘The Great Animal Orchestra’ by Bernie Krause
‘The Comfort of Water’ by Maya Ward (and an interview with Maya for The Empathy Museum)
An interview with Dr Dan Harley for Zoos Victoria’s Fauna podcast


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Listener comments!

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spodiodi:

hi olivia!
hi Bec Fary! (good to hear you)
hi all!
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HyperDose:

Coming in loud and clear!
  5:03pm
ami ad:

Hello DJ. Hello all.
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a polished polish lady:

hello everyone, hello bec fary, hello chickens, hello spodiodi
  5:04pm
kpx:

hi Bec & chickens.
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Scott67:

Hi Bec, from Bendigo, Victoria
. Where in Oz are you?
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Hello, Bec Fary and everyone. Ready for radio most fowl.
  5:06pm
bec:

hi wfmu! thanks so much for listening with me — i'm listening from the same Footscray backyard where these sounds were recorded, what a pleasure to be (t)here!
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K8:

It sounds like it's very hot there!
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Scott67:

🖤💛❤
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K8:

I had to do a Celsius to Farenheit conversion...
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spodiodi:

lol, Ken
  5:10pm
kpx:

Ken fhp: ha ha, most fowl.
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Aitch:

Hot in Sydney today too.
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Scott67:

Knew you were in Melbourne once you acknowledge country. I'm a Footscray fan. Love the bird sounds, I felt home from your opening. Could've been my yard, especially when the Raven went over.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:12pm
ParUbi:

Hi everyone, welcome Bec!
  5:12pm
kpx:

cold today, hot tamale.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:13pm
Scott67:

Hi aitch!
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K8:

Constant construction as a norm...seems..I'm not so into it.
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Scott67:

Hayfever's bad this year.
  5:15pm
ami ad:

Dirt bike engines revving outside here as a norm.
Avatar 5:16pm
K8:

Not that many dirt bikes in BK...or, shit, I'm not even sure.. a lot of noise in BK..but that's why I love it.
  5:17pm
ami ad:

Yep,BK is big and noisy.
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HyperDose:

When was the last time you did a shoey in your ute?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:20pm
Scott67:

You're close to Footscray Station by the sounds of it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:25pm
Scott67:

Wearing thongs I hear, ahh a Magpie!
  5:26pm
sufferwords:

can’t tell if it’s live or Memorex cept it’s Sunday and the construction across the way must be at church
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:27pm
Scott67:

I'm walking through webs in my house this summer. I let a Huntsman Spider walk on my hand the other day. Trying to overcome my fear.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:28pm
chresti:

Hi Bec, you're close to summer solstice time there? The weather sounds a lot like Southern California. It was 78F today, above normal for December.
  5:29pm
adriene:

I really like this. Sounds almost like the morning near me except for the occasional bird I don't recognize.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:29pm
Scott67:

Wish it was 34c today. It's cold in Bendigo this morning.
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chresti:

Hi rowers!
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Scott67:

G'day Chresti!
  5:30pm
bec:

this was recorded a bit over a week ago, and our summer solstice will be in a couple of weeks from today (dec 21). it's so nice to hear your sonic connections to other places!
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Going to take a peek at the space station passing overhead momentarily. Be right back!
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chresti:

G'day Scott and Aitch!
Avatar 5:32pm
K8:

It's so wonderful to think about the climates of the entire planet! Big picture as a regular practice seems like a good idea...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:32pm
chresti:

There goes the counter-clockwise drain..
  5:32pm
ami ad:

They sent new supplies to the space station today.
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Whoops, passes here 6:34 PM, an hour from now.
  5:32pm
bec:

i've got a transcript and audio description of the sounds, if anyone would like to follow along/check back - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PoNjUxwjczUgAXOKQ6wxX7AnUGcwI5BqnguomTWIrfA/edit?usp=sharing - and olivia will be posting a playlist with more info at some point :)
  5:33pm
kpx:

@ken I don't think It can be done. to much cloud cover.
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Webhamster Henry:

Thanks bec!
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Scott67:

I've lived in my thongs all year, wore Rossi's twice to shops in Winter. But thongs are the lockdown shoe.
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HyperDose:

So detailed. This is amazing
  5:34pm
Jnorton34328:

@Bec i love listening to stuff from your country like 3rrr out of Melbourne
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:35pm
Scott67:

Those peas sound good! Better give my dog his breaky.
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Webhamster Henry:

We used to get lots of squashes squishing their way out of compost!
  5:36pm
bec:

@scott67 i was wearing runners at the start of the episode, you picked my switch to thongs (tho I think in NYC they'd be calling them sneakers and flip flops right?)
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K8:

Flip-flops! Although I grew up calling them thongs in Seattle...
  5:37pm
bec:

thanks @Jnorton34328 - so cool to know that triple r reaches so far too :)
  5:38pm
Jnorton34328:

@Bec love the app on my iPhone
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Scott67:

@Bec, hah, I found a pair of double plugger thongs in an Op-Shop the other day,. SCORE!!
  5:38pm
Jnorton34328:

@Bec your welcome
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efd:

popping in to say I've really been enjoying this — thanks for putting it together, Bec!
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chresti:

Thongs here, my parents who are from Illinois, called them that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:40pm
Scott67:

37 days Covid clean! How good is Victoria/Melbourne, how good is Dan & team.
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chresti:

Yes, thank you, Bec!
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efd:

we called them thongs when I was growing up in Massachusetts too, but flip-flops is much more common these days in my experience as thongs has become used primarily to refer to... something else.
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K8:

Indeed, EFD.
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chresti:

Right, calling them thongs might confuse the youngins'
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chresti:

"Why are you wearing underwear on your feet?"
  5:45pm
bec:

I got this seasonal language information from a wonderful book called 'The Journey Cycles of the Boonwurrung: stories with Boonwurrung Language' by Carolyn Briggs https://www.vaclang.org.au/item/the-journey-cycles-of-the-boonwurrung.html
  5:45pm
Jnorton34328:

@Chestri and some old farts too:)
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HyperDose:

I enjoy this kind of programming. Teaches you to slow down, smell the flowers.
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K8:

And the youngins and everyone else are already confused...but you know, discussions about words? Seems like a good thing? Even if someone thinks you're saying there's underwear on your feet? LOL...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:46pm
Scott67:

Bec, did you do the Backyard Bird Survey? That was some good lockdown Zen time.
  5:47pm
mischi:

fantastic stuff !!
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Scott67:

Beautiful sharing sound space with you.
  5:49pm
bec:

no I didn't do the backyard bird survey @scott67 - but I should've. I want to get better at identifying the bird species here (often I can hear them high in the trees but can't see them, working on being able to identify them based on calls)
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Keiramc:

i'm indoors but outdoors, deeply calming. love this
Avatar 5:50pm
K8:

Handy and I have been paying a lot more attention to the birds in our Brooklyn backyard during the pandemic...it seems like something that will stay with us, though...
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Aitch:

A friend was watering her garden the other day, tripped over the garden hose which got stuck in her thongs and broke her arm.
  5:54pm
ami ad:

i just ate a whole pineapple.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55pm
Scott67:

Just went out to feed my dog, with your audio playing in my pocket. Wasn't sure what was yours & what was my suburban sounds :-)
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Aitch:

Ex Australian Ambassador to USA invited everyone to his first party, dress code thongs and singlets (vests). Not a lot of takers apparently.
  5:55pm
ami ad:

@K8:Handy is the bird master around these parts.
Avatar 5:56pm
K8:

@ami ad Oh, no doubt. Those birds are his...I just get to enjoy the view.
  5:56pm
ami ad:

Thank you DJ, Crew. Chirps from Brooklyn.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm
Scott67:

Broke my foot in thongs once @aitch. But they're still my favourite footwear.
  5:57pm
kpx:

the funny thing about the word thong is every since the invention of the thong, a tiny patch of material That's just enough to cover the groin connected by strings, came into play. people have expeditionally stop referring to flip flops as thongs.
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Keiramc:

possums running amok in scarborough, ontario where i'm from. they weren't that far north when i was a kid in the 70's.
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K8:

This was a wonderful journey to the other side of the planet...thought- and action-provoking! Thank you!
  5:58pm
ami ad:

@K8:Hehe,sorry,i meant he is known as the bird master around these parts,
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Stevel:

Thanks for sharing your spaces with us. This is nice.
  5:59pm
bec:

thank you, everyone! thanks wfmu! thanks olivia!
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Scott67:

Was it a Leadbeaters Possum, or a Feathertail Glider on our 1 cent coin? It's been gone so long I'm not sure.
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K8:

@ami ad...it is altogether possible that Handy will assemble the powers of his gordito sparrow army in the backyard...it might be a good thing, might be totally chaotic...anyway, THANK YOU AGAIN, , BEC!
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a polished polish lady:

Thank you Bec this has been wonderful
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Scott67:

Thanks so much Bec xx
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm
chresti:

Thanks!
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