|The Ice Cream Van Menace
||[Jun. 15th, 2007|11:18 am]
Listen in, listen Ian!
myThe results of |
poll the other day made me think that there needs to be an archive of
ice cream van chimes. Most of them are familiar ice cream tunes, but I've
never heard one play verlaine's Ride of the Valkyries,
and I'd especially like to hear bengraham's local van playing
Why Does It Always Rain On Me? I've done a quick search, and I
can't find anything out there so here's a fun project for this weekend and
beyond - get out there, record your local ice cream van and send me an mp3.
I'll make a website of them, and together we will build an archive of ice
cream van charms as a monument for the ages. I'm serious, if you have the
recording technology get out there on an ice cream van hunt and send the
results to timdotemanuelatgmaildotcom.
What I did find when I was having a look there is that some people really
don't have enough productive ways to spend their time. I imagine if a
survey were taken to establish what people believe are the greatest menaces
to society at the moment, the phrase "Noise pollution caused by ice cream
van chimes" would barely register, but apparently not. South Gloucstershire
Council have even gone so far as to produce a code
of practice (I especially like the one about not sounding the chimes
when you see another ice cream van.) and I'm very pleased to see my own
Haringey in the front line against the menace of - and please, make sure
you're sitting down before you read on - ice cream being
sold outside schools. Will these fiends stop at nothing?