Thursday, March 27, 2008

Mating Calls


You cant just switch the rules up because you don’t like the way things might work out!

Charles Barkley


I'll have to start recording the Thursday postgame wisdom of Sir Charles!

Golden State Warriors have a cool team...

On listening to the Spring calls of the birds..and other critters too...I got to wondering if people...way way back...had set calls for mating and danger...well clearly screaming for danger...dont even like to think about people screaming....but singing...the marvelous voices we have must have given voice to some kind of mating song...brb...


At once a pioneering study of evolution and an accessible and lively read, The Mating Mind offers the most convincing—radical—explanation to date for how and why the human mind evolved. Traditionally, evolutionary theory has explained intelligence as merely a byproduct of surplus brain size. But psychologist Geoffrey Miller argues that it actively evolved, like a peacock’s tail, for courtship and mating, and thereby shaped human nature.

on Amazon

The Mating Mind: How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human Nature (Paperback)by Geoffrey Miller


ah..another book I coulda wrote!!...but I'm looking for that mating call...well...the Leopard call in Bringing up Baby came to's trailer on YouTube...


Here's a site...really neat!...that has downloadable ringtone mating calls of different critters...

but no Leopard...brb...


AHMEDABAD, India - Forest guards in western India are using cell phones with ringtones of cows mooing, goats bleating and roosters crowing to attract leopards that have wandered into human settlements, officials said on Monday.


Well...when I added "ringtone" to the search all manner of animal sounds come up...for luring... a good and a bad thing!...the mating call of the Leopard in Bringing Up Baby would make a great ringtone...and it's probably out there somewhere...this site has royalty free music...I think..

Oh...and this in the web news tonight!
"It's magic," audio historian David Giovannoni said on Thursday. "It's like a ghost singing to you."
Lasting 10 seconds, the recording is of a person singing "Au clair de la lune, Pierrot repondit" ("By the light of the moon, Pierrot replied") — part of a French song, according to First Sounds, a group of audio historians, recording engineers, sound archivists and others dedicated to preserving humankind's earliest sound recordings.
Oh!...and here's is the recording at NY Times site...above was Reuters...very cool..
Apples' thinnest book commercial on..and a catchy tune!
New Soul by Yael Naim
I think she's French...

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