Thursday, 24 February 2011

Don't answer...

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I wanted to upload this as an audio clip, but couldn't find a way of bluetoothing it to the computor (get me), so filmed it instead. Sorry about the shakes - second cup of coffee of the morning. Listen to this ring until the end to get the full effect.

I like bell ring-tones on phones, but I am always a bit miffed to hear the American ring of a series of long ones, as opposed to the English one of 'ring-ring, ring-ring', so I was delighted to get this English version, designed by a musician friend of mine, Leon Hunt. Leon is a world-class banjo player, and is currently picking his way around the USA, where his British ring-tone must seem a bit out of place.

The trouble is, it goes on for quite a while before it gets to the spacey bit, so I will never have a chance to hear it entirely before answering the call, unless I play it straight from the store, which is what I have done here.

Remember those old thriller movies, where a phone rings in an empty house - or at least a house where there is no live person to answer it? This is what this reminds me of. Then, toward the end, it turns into some sort of Harry Potter science fiction effect as it shoots off into outer space.

The joys of a new phone in the hands of an old person!

10 comments:

  1. It sounded like it was about to self-destruct at the end!

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  2. My son has a car with a warning 'bleep' to tell you that you haven't put your seat-belt on. It does something similar, getting angrier and angrier until it eventually just cuts off the motor in a huff!

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  3. I am not into anything techno Tom. I have a very old Tesco mobile and can take incoming calls but have only recently learned on it to phone the farmer when his lunch is ready! My sons tells me I should sharpen my wits on such things - but I really can't be bothered. Is that a sign I am really getting old?

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  4. Isn't there a setting on that thing to control the number of rings before it goes to voice mail? Just two sets of rings before it goes into panic mode? How much fun would it be to sit in a crowded cafe and let the thing go? Everyone would be looking for the terrorist with the bomb.

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  5. Oh geez, that made me laugh. I'd totally love to leave that thing in a library. I want that ring!!!

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  6. We have have a reconditioned 1940`s phone-sounded a lot like that to start with ! very miss marple- liked how it changed tempo at the end !

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  7. At the end I thought it was going to take flight!

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  8. i would have smashed the soddin thing after 20 seconds!

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  9. I think you are supposed to answer it before that, John.

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