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To our pals at the newly official Takoma Park Radio-- we send high sonic fives all around for being approved as a brand new FM station in the District/Maryland. Can't wait to contribute DCLL ideas and celebrate your creative programming.

note from Marika and the Tak Rad team: Short update: A project of Historic Takoma, we applied to the FCC last November. Our application was just "accepted for filing." The FCC process is a slow one. Yet we have momentum, new equipment, and a growing archive of local interviews. Our website, www.TakomaRadio.org, features the first of many produced pieces we plan to put on our Sound Map. Producer Posse training will start up again soon. Stay tuned. Thanks for your support and interest.

DC Listening Lounge began in the fall of 2004 by like-minded audio enthusiasts as an informal place to listen, experiment and learn more about the art and craft of sound. We continue to meet once a month in DC living rooms to share and listen to one another's latest audio finds- and to continue an ongoing conversation about sound and creative storytelling.

We always welcome curious visitors, eager listeners, and sound enthusiasts of all stripes and types. To join our mailing list or learn more about our monthly meetings, email us.

Question to start out, courtesy of Teague: What's your favorite childhood memory?

Pieces played...(most of them)

Dave- excerpt from the podcast 'How Did This Get Made' - about the horribly awesome movie, Sharknado

Teague- a recording of the call to prayer from a trip to Istanbul

Alex - Franz Schubert's piece Winterreise

Ben- An intimate portrait of his mom and a sewing machine, with piano accompaniment by Ben

Jake- A short piece on gay marriage in Wisconsin, for the 24 hour radio race

Ellen: A piece on pet peeves, also for the 24 hour radio race

Lauren: recording from a jousting match at the Medieval Times

Eric: a recording of the White Flint metro station..uncannily similar to whale songs.

Note from that evening's host, Laura + Eric: Thank you everyone for an awesome DCLL!

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