Alan Rickman’s diaries have been published. You can see excerpts from them here. What I thought was cool was how he not just wrote a journal, but he wonderfully illustrated it.
Also cool is this cassette shaped white noise machine (shown above).
To me, Blade Runner is cool and more Blade Runner is also cool. So I was pleased to see that there will be an new TV show of it coming to Amazon Prime..
Libraries of course are cool. So to is the Libby App, which gives you free ebooks & audiobooks from your library.
Finally, here’s a cool story of how a British writer rediscovered what it means to be European by train. Train travel is the coolest.
If you like the sound of the water and you like white noise generators, then this one’s for you: VirtOcean: Ocean noise generator. Good for sleeping, working, or just for relaxing sounds in your everyday life.
If you need some ambient sounds, you should check out: A Soft Murmur
It’s great for a number of reasons:
- It has lots of different sounds, from rain to coffee shops to white noise.
- You can mix sounds together (e.g., rain and thunder and birds)
- You can create your own mixes and share them with people!
Anyway, it’s good. You should check it out.
(Photo by reza shayestehpour on Unsplash )
Use this: Irish Coast • Ocean Waves, Wind and Rain Noise Generator.
It’s fantastic. Perfect for sleep sounds, or to listen to while working.
I learned about Slow Radio here: I Listened To Slow Radio For A Week, And Here’s What Happened – HelloGiggles.
What is slow radio? According to that piece:
… it’s basically programming that moves at a very casual pace. It immerses you in sound to help you stay grounded in the present.
Is slow radio music, meditation, a catalog of sounds, or a podcast? The short answer: Yes. When you turn on slow radio, you won’t find any one thing in particular. One episode, you’ll get lost in ambient nature sounds. The next, you’ll hear slow-paced conversations about music. After that, you’ll take a trip through a soundscape on a bustling street in Japan.
Sound good? The BBC link to it is here.
There are lots of videos on Youtube of scenes like this. Some are good for white noise, others are good for acting as a screen saver.
Ocean Waves at night:
Ocean waves in the day:
Snow fall in the forest
Snow storm in the street
Night rain sounds
Rain fall sounds
In the winter, I think one of the nicest forms of white noise is a fire. It’s not the same as having an actual fire, but if you have a computer or big screen you can Chromecast this to, I recommend this video:
I’ve watched quite a number of these videos, and this one is my favorite so far: really good sound, and it looks realistic. (Oddly, this matters to me, even though I know it merely a video).
If you want the feeling of being warm and cozy inside while it storms outside, I recommend this video for white noise: