This is a a live, 10 minute remix of my track “Chuck Bird” (the original is on my 2008 album “Flow”) using the iOS program Samplr. Created just after Chuck’s would-be 60th birthday and a little more than 11 years after his death.
Chuck Bird was an early internet friend due a mutual appreciation of British guitarist Bill Nelson and other artists. Chuck coordinated and produced fan-created compilation albums of numerous artists, not just Bill Nelson. We talked regularly on the phone and met once for dinner when I lived in Houston in 1997 and his work schedule brought him to town.
Bradley Charles “Chuck” Bird was born November 11, 1957. He died in Nashville, Tennessee after a 30 year battle with diabetes at the age of 49 on November 14, 2006. He graduated from San Pedro High School in 1975.
He’s at www.findagrave.com/memorial/65484618 – Green Hills Memorial Park Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, California, USA – Plot Sunrise Slope 193, D – Memorial ID 65484618
Golden Delight Bakery is an Amish-run store located at 2228 Johnson-Washington Rd, just north of Kalona, Iowa. They had a couple displays of wind chimes made by Corinthian Bells, so I “played” them for a couple of minutes while my wife purchased kolaches, bread, and cinnamon rolls. The chimes are lower pitched than typical wind chimes and quite expensive. One set was nearly $600. I only captured this via my phone’s audio, but it sounds pretty good with headphones. It also captures the background sound of the bakery and customers.
If you ever go to Golden Delight Bakery, or any of the nearby Amish-run businesses (Maple Ave Greenhouse, Stringtown Grocery, Central Discount salvage grocery store), remember to bring cash or a checkbook. No credit cards or other electronic methods of payments are accepted.