No, I'm not a closet lover of plane noise. I don't like to hear a distant p=
lane in a otherwise quiet place, but it's harder to say why, or why it migh=
t be a good thing if other people don't either when they currently barely n=
Maybe it's because I know it'll be obvious on a recording. So why make reco=
rdings if it just leads to annoyance? One could get bogged down in discussi=
ons about the thin edge of the wedge, death by a thousand cuts, give 'em an=
d inch and they'll take a mile, etc. Maybe it's better to stick with the qu=
estion of nearby planes, and avoid the topic of more subtle noise.
So you see, it's probably a good idea to think these things out beforehand.
> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: Monday, 2 June 2014 12:06 PM
> Subject: [Nature Recordists] Re: Tips For Talking to the Press?
> OK, Mr Shute, Why do you do this? Isn't it easier to just buy
> birdsong on the internet?
> Mr Shute, Why does it matter if we can hear just one distant
> plane high in the sky? Aren't planes just part of our natural
> No answer, Mr Shute? Are you trying to hide something? Is
> there something we need to know?