Von: "Charles Reinsch" <[log in to unmask]>
> The differences may not be just in the sound of the rain itself, but
> could be other ambient noise that has changed in 60 or 70 years. I made
> a 30 min+ recording of a summer storm in 1972 that is notable (because
> of the location of where it was recorded) for the absence airplane and
> automobile engines. The same storm would sound very different today.
I have some instantaneous-disk recordings of the HUAC hearings in Seattle
that were recorded off the air from KOMO radio. The first thing that struck
me upon listening to them was the number of steam boat whistles audible
through what must have been the open windows of the hearing room.