29 May 2008

Music for parakeets

Today I was listening to “Every Man Got Dreaming” by Sandoz (aka Richard H. Kirk). At some point I noticed that each time the rhythm loop went around, Chester the parakeet was tweeting at the same point. I listened more carefully. Not only was he tweeting with the music, he was alternating between “cheep” and “cheep cheep”.

A few days back I was listening to The Beatles’ “Abbey Road”. All was quiet until Paul McCartney started singing on “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer”, and then suddenly there was an angry sounding squawking. Things calmed down again after Paul shut up and Ringo took over for “Octopus’s Garden”. At the time I thought it was coincidence, but maybe not.

The bird also seems to like King Crimson.

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