Category Sound Archives

Worth A Listen: Top Audio Tracks for October 2014

This month, I found one new piece and two “classic” audio tracks to present for your listening pleasure. I have to credit downloading the PRX Remix app for locating the older tracks … It’s a great source for discovering amazing things to listen to that aren’t currently making the rounds on NPR or at the […]

Worth A Listen: Top Audio Tracks for March 2014

Harriet Quimby. Harriet Quimby | The Memory Palace Nate DiMeo provides a really compelling mini-portrait of Quimby, the first American woman to obtain an airplane pilot’s license. As ever, he takes historical people and events that have faded from popular view and imbues their stories with depth, character and adventure. Message in A Bottle/Re:Sound #185 […]

Archival Sound Roundup for Aug. 20, 2013

Photo courtesy of SXC. Today we start a new feature on Listen Closely Productions. The Archival Sound Roundup scours the Web for the best old-time tracks from the early years of recorded audio, or more contemporary tracks that nonetheless have a historical significance to them now. All of these sites are amazing. Check them out! […]

Saving Your Favorite Sounds

Photo courtesy of Aleksandra P. via SXC. We live in a world where the written word, at least as it is used casually by non-writers, is losing some of its staying power; while blogs continue to proliferate at an astounding rate, fewer and fewer people write paper letters to each other or keep a hard-copy […]

Why Audio?

Photo courtesy of SXC. Clearly, with a name like Listen Closely Productions, sound is at the forefront of what we do. But as I begin updating the blog portion of this site more frequently, I thought it was appropriate to make the case for the magnificence of audio, and advocate for adding the dimension of […]