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!