Backup Copy 2



-The birdlife up on this hill was highly interesting, including preternaturally scarlet scarlet tanagers he hadn’t seen in many years ...”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWEsycPvaus


-“The amenities of modern life began falling like large catalpa leaves the morning after a cold snap.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFCZZAgFEwA

 

-“Nice to think of Burgess Meredith puttering around the stacks in that old Twilight Zone episode …”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAxARJyaTEA


-“Small, cylindrical, made in Sweden of solid brass, it was the perfect marriage of form and function.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNnU_HzojWk

 

-“And this always reminded Dar of the young Woody Allen character in Annie Hall, worrying about the expanding universe instead of his homework.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U1-OmAICpU

 

-“Human existence is like that frenetic eight-second scene at the end of each episode of the witty 1960s Rocky and Bullwinkle Show somebody hipped him to.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNyB_URZLPQ

 

-“Normally he would have looked for video of these pollen clouds ...”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_9palHvAIc


-“Let us call this place Sparrowbush."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbHCd8BkyLY


-“A blue jay raised an alarm from the edge of the woods…”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T--LnlE1nE8


-“The cockamamie but cultish 1970s movie Damnation Alley flickered up.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhjWUXALL1I

 

-“... as a kindred spirit on the high veranda of the Catskill Mountain House ...”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uEiqq_0WDc

 

-“At one point he passed his beloved Spectrum on Delaware Avenue ...”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaHNtUhj64o


-“They chatted a bit, and laughed together when the leaping tiger startled her.”        

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbFvAaO9j8M

-“They looked like miniature orchids, which is why he’d looked them up once to begin with, having discovered a hillside colony in a grove of young birch trees, a composition of sheer perfection.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v3j9lph-Hs

 

-“It might be a junior model but it got the job done, and he loved the look of the blond checkered stock and the feel of it on his cheek to that day.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc90PHUrlc0

 

-“Wonderful,” said Dave. “You have a spirit animal! Mine is the red eft.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dfbam-069oE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2xJ3vaII0U

 

-“... or even the redshirts on Star Trek ...”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3cL1Aofy90

                                             

-“What do you know about the covered bridge?”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZKDdGwB-sM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbUHNaTiupg

 

-“This and the beavertail slap were probably the loudest of common everyday animal noises one would hear in these woods over the last so many thousands of years ...”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tX0BAW-upE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXIHhmz6kVQ

 

-“The dusky seaside sparrow was another sad southern case.”

http://macaulaylibrary.org/audio/15065   (recorded 5/1/1963)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40nJPTQMY-0

 

-“There’s a luna moth on my tent.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzWuzCZtZXI

-“The Long Path that begins at the George Washington Bridge and heads toward the Adirondacks cut through not far below them.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha-kbj5K5iY   (Part 1 of 2)

 

-“It was another kingfisher passing by, or perhaps the same one, patrolling its stretch of water and noting a foreign presence.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmJblaKBl4w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYXpoqmD4LM

 

-“… his aproned wife serving up pretzels and a tall, cold glass of Schaefer.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAQPKz7ki8E   (volume down)


-“…'Cortez the Killer' was an awesome indictment of cutthroat colonialism.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paeNnR33i5Q&list=PLt0_y_uiD801Jg8mi3WD2cX3vC8fYLEcU

(YouTube Playlist compilation of 69 covers)

 

-“… and came upon hundreds of horseshoe crabs mating like mad at his feet in the foaming surf …”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjFyCR-c7pM

-“The arrogant Westerners he led got what they deserved, but it held out a little hope for racial harmony.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHtMF_QQ0gA

-“… a moving farewell from the final days of Linotype printing at a large newspaper …”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxuTsmDvREw

 

-“Even avant-garde stuff, like Kenneth Anger’s trippy, beatific 1949 short, Puce Moment, that Dar once found by accident online when trying to get a better idea of that color.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akYy6OuqSaM

 

-“On one particularly wide stretch, a long, hairy spider appeared directly in front of his face, suspended on a single vertical gossamer strand that shone in the sun and did not seem to be connected to anything on either shore.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvUOJdOizlM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T1N2_I8hHQ

 

-“When touched or sufficiently ripe they explode out in all directions like the mishandled inner works of tiny pocket watches.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Leg3XsIC0V8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQOd5dyHkFI


-“... what normally nocturnal flying squirrels looked like as they scurried out to investigate."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5pNI6qYIl4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfVq8N9TSlA


-“Cattails along the edge swayed with red-winged blackbirds in full throat, his personal first sign of true spring.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWkRYEmrt80

 

-“Red trilliums were a favorite deep woods flower, and they dotted the landscape below as if they had been ordered to take the hill he was sitting on.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNy_RNsObgQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF7AdVljSqY

 

-“He did a lip-snarling rendition of Elvis singing ‘Crawfish’ from King Creole, however, that really brought the house down.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa7gT2V8WE4

 

-“Crayfish were known to inhabit the stream, and an expedition was organized.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FON6ZmZOu0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tTuy-vY77o

 

-“... blowing up the biggest Buddha statues in the world ...”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKyeSZdTXqQ


-“... fracking in New York State was probably just around the corner, though it’s true it wouldn’t have been as unregulated here as the industry wished.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOx-LgZNNtA


-“It’s good that we aren’t just sitting around like those futuristic meek beings in The Time Machine, zoning out and getting picked off by those hairy brutes …”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKP-WkcDT5s

 

-“Reagan was quite likeable in some ways …”   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK3Eo9cScEQ

 

 -“… you can go your whole life in the woods without seeing one.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q9Uxt7GqGE


-“Dar had always enjoyed herons, wading on stilts in the misty morning water, or lumbering off through saffron skies in the evening like the jumbo jets of local birdlife.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBa0RKQiIcw

 

-“Late one night when everyone was asleep, an eerie caterwaul arose from the woods.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cPg7_nyoBc

 

-“Bennie wrestled a gigantic moss-backed snapping turtle in one day from a nearby marshy area ...”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO1HD3ebuZs

 

-“Fireflies were out in full flash now, bringing everyone back to their childhoods.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr4MQ7vZrkM

 

-“What’s a Cherry 2000?”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6KJtFZoflc

 

-“He retrieved a time capsule David Bowie clip when still upstairs at the cabin, and went out on that. It was a live version of ‘Moonage Daydream’ he’d found once from the surprise final performance of Ziggy Stardust at London’s Hammersmith Odeon on July 3, 1973.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaqMwE5NKaM

 

-“... he also happened to have the more staid ‘Five Years’ from a 1972 BBC studio performance.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWAHTgUc-EA

 

-“I knew that was one, she thought. Haven’t seen them around as much lately.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fM9qlBsMYE

 

-“It reminded him of those Life After People episodes on TV.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjbBxp7efJc

 

-“He briefly considered making his way across to the less dizzying portion of the overflow spillway, where excess water was directed down a stair-stepped facade into an energy-dissipating side channel and training walls, but decided against such exposure.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azCg5rgNGY4

 

-“Exiting the building, Dar investigated a small row of curious objects set back toward the dam in a slim rectangle of light brown gravel.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLUD8uvDwMc

 

-“The trees in question were thought to have flourished in a cataclysm-prone delta plain along the coast of a huge inland sea in the Middle Devonian Period, some 385 million years earlier.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtUCj2VIvy0   (school project)

 

-“Several years later the fossil remains of a smaller lycopsid-like tree and a low, woody rhizomatous plant were discovered in the original Riverside Quarry site, demonstrating that the planet’s first forests were far more multistoried and complex than previously thought.”   (volume up)  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M0j4ZdaJF8

 

-“‘Mayapples in July?’ asked Cole.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuLTy_SmPo4

 

-“They were known to shoot at World War I military recruiters, and to appear in the backwoods like a scene out of Deliverance, though more for your downed deer than your rear.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gLN3QoN-q8


-“Azure-blue chicory flowers were out now ..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiF8lg6qrBE

 

-“... a pair of American black ducks came weaving up the bed ..."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDT7qZm9Mfo


-“He had all but given up on wrens, for example, when a Carolina wren built a nest in a hanging plant immediately outside his back door once.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry-koSHRdZs

 

-“The male of the species was generally thought to have the most striking plumage of all local birds.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcjSLjZxhNA 

 

-“... and a fiery orange and black Baltimore oriole whose yellow-orange mate had fabricated a fantastic high-hanging sack nest right along this very streambed, making sure it was all just so.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZirsWBV7pA

 

-“You faced upstream with an old rectangular wooden-framed screen of thick stainless steel mesh wire held against your legs by the strong current, flipping over and returning to their original position rocks the flatter the better in order to dislodge the bounty, hellgrammites, the shiny-black-on-flat-black larval stage of the dobsonfly.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA8q5EGUUBE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNuz2VkI-PU

 

-“... a startlingly large, armor-plated blimp of a wood turtle swam underwater right in front of him ...” 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmHBQKugep8

 

-“Enter the shimmering ruby-throated hummingbird, which one did during this contemplation, effortlessly maneuvering between and dipping into the awaiting blossoms.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMZ2Hq_oU8U

 

-“This may be made up, but I heard once about a surfer in a remote area of South America who got caught in some kind of small tsunami and was able to ride it all the way to the hilltops.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlPqL7IUT6M

 

-“It was like the opening up of the early West, when you could pick your plot. No money, no lawyers, no government.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le0PV1I-T9U

 

-“The other cage signage was highly detailed, but all this one said was that it was from Mongolia, and something like ‘Not much is known about this animal.’”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VAEWvNN0Jk   (school project)

 

-“Fifty years after that, not a single storefront business remained, save for a small packaging company at the top of the upper village on Creamery Road (there’s always a road by that name in these towns) and a colorful service station at the bottom of the lower village down by the covered bridge.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2W552UTje9U   (Part 1 of 6)

 

-“When Andrew beheld the behemoth bruin bowel movement he exclaimed ‘Damn, Nature, you scary!’”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsSaiqBhHIc

 

-“Dave surmised this had been a tropical storm, rare for New York, and perhaps even a hurricane—unnamed, of course, unless they wanted to pick one themselves—with even heavier localized torrential downspouts higher up on the mountainsides. It was almost certainly a widespread, multi-state event.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WKvjGzwpcY


-“Crossing the West Kill had been impossible, so he'd followed the creek down to North Blenheim, which had been hit hard by scouring."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIO8mKjvKTI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HFtv_IDc4c

 

-“He went as far north as Schoharie, much of which looked as if it had been deeply submerged.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LABhBSk6h8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v99NkAMshGE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34Rw3WNQb6g

 

-“... well protected and connected at the bottom of the sea.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcyzr3zJol4

 

-“... setting up camp just in from the water that night to the eerie cry of a loon ...”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwTngJMVpXw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOpIpshwIvc


 

Fitting Music

 

-Greg Brown, “Canned Goods”     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nb-0ZCqga48

 

-Carly Simon, “Share the End”      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s09i4I6QdS8

-The Knife, “Colouring of Pigeons”     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzcrOYfVXIE

Permissions


-Catskill Mountain House (blocked)

-Spectrum

-.410 shotgun

-Blenheim Covered Bridge (Kevin Sullivan) Permission granted 1/31/2014
-Blenheim Covered Bridge (Freegift Patchin) Permission granted 1/31/2014
-NY Long Path

-Stumps and Kiosks (ErgoKing) Permission granted 2/6/2014

-Riverside Quarry Site (Go Devonian)

-Hurricane Irene Horrible Flood Damage