We would be hearing less cheesy lines like “Did it hurt when you fell from heaven? Because he stole the stars and put them in your eyes”.
We haven’t, but sometimes it felt as if we were; setting forth across north America for three months to meet some of our nature sound recording colleagues. We were invited into homes, time was made for us in busy lives, and we were introduced to favourite local nature haunts.
In all, we met over a dozen professionals who, each in their own way, share our deep passion for recording the soundscapes of nature. But with an optimistic sense that we would have a nice connection in person, we’d turn up on their doorstep with a “Hi, we’re here! We’d openly discuss this specialised work we all love (which often entailed going out recording together), and more importantly, find ourselves deepening new friendships. I don’t know whether I can explain, but for the last 20 years, we have felt a lack of peers in Australia.
Unfortunately, all these would have to take place in the location or country you reside in – flying in and out of the country can be costly!
Now, with online dating websites and apps, it has become so easy to find a partner or in this case, a match – even from a different country if you wish.
On our last day in The Big Apple we lucked a brief get together over a bagel with David Michael.