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Re: Tips For Talking to the Press?

Subject: Re: Tips For Talking to the Press?
From: "Peter Shute" pshute2
Date: Sun Jun 1, 2014 9:25 pm ((PDT))

> Why not buy recordings instead?  Sometimes I do, but when
> it's a recording that I have made there's a memory and
> sentiment attached to it that is personal to me.  Millions of
> people take photographs every day, yet no one would likely
> ask them the same question.

> Why does that one plane or Harley motorcycle matter?  I've
> heard the world with mechanical noise and without, and I
> prefer to hear it without the intrusions.  To hear pure
> nature takes my imagination to another time.  As soon as I
> hear something outside of nature, then the spell is broken.
> I am recaptured from my escape.  My state of relaxation is
> agitated and my blood pressure goes up.
> But the plane is so high, you can barely hear it.  Well put
> these headphones on and now tell how loud it is.  You are
> basing your judgement on the loudness of that plane in
> reference to your hearing.  Perhaps other creatures hear the
> plane's volume differently.

But how does that come across in an interview? "I don't like small annoying=
 noises because they're more annoying when I listen with this device that h=
elp me concentrate on them". That soounds petty unless you first justify wh=
y it's worth doing that in the first place, which is why these answers need=
 a bit of planning.

Will the interviewer have to take your word for it that these noises are mo=
re obvious through headphones, or will you have a recording ready for them =
to listen to?

As for buying recordings to avoid the noise, how are you going to do that i=
f no one can get clean recordings anymore?

Peter Shute

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