Friday, 11 September 2015

Raining cats and dogs

“Jonathan Swift is credited with the earliest published version of 'raining cats and dogs' in 1738 … Some lexicographers suggest that, during bleak times, heavy rains might well have sent the corpses of drowned dogs and cats down streets and gutters—inspiration for Swift’s gruesome mock pastoral."

Rain: A Natural and Cultural History, Cynthia Barnett.

Coffee In rain | kirokaze (Gerardo Quiroz V.)

kirokaze (Gerardo Quiroz V.)

Friday, 7 August 2015

Storm returns | Maciej Janasik

"Piatkowo district, Marysienki alotments: Storm returns. Fine drops of rain disperse over leaves. Some heavy drops hit the body of the recorder. Thunder lurk in the distance."

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

untitled [three recordings of rain] | patzr radio

"Three recordings made in the backyard around eight o'clock in the morning / once with the mic underneath a plastic container, once underneath of a metal dish, once beneath nothing but the sky / my jasmine tea's inaudible but present."

patzr radio

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Evening showers at Matsunoshima | Hasui Kawase

Evening showers at Matsunoshima, from the series The Mitsubishi villa at Fukagawa (1920), Hasui Kawase.