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The best place to install In a Silent Way,
Under a Willow That Weeps is in your
garden, if you have one. The presence of
large and well developed weeping willow
helps, though other trees may also
The device itself is simple, consisting of
of bark coloured tubes that you
run along the limbs of the tree, adding
smaller and smaller capillaries until you
reach almost to the end of the branches.
This tubular network is then connected
a remote, pumped water supply.
Now all you need do is to sit under your
tree, and turn on the water. A
curtain will descend, connecting the
remaining free space under the drooping
branches with the ground to form an
unbroken barrier, behind which you
should be just about invisible. You will
equally be isolated from the outside
which will be invisible to you, and subject
only to the sound of falling water all
around you, though you will remain dry
Finally, select your
favourite Miles Davis track from In a
Silent Way, followed up by Tord
Gustavsens Kneeling Down and
of Mercy, and complete your revere of
quiet melancholy with Harold Budds
Pulse, Pause, Repeat.
As the nearly matching notes of the
track chase each other and fade away,
their echoes meet in a single combined
harmony, and become lost again in the
dappled sound of constantly falling
Flanders and Swann
Creators of the 'Hippopotamus Song", "The Gas Man Cometh" and other great songs. [DrBob, Oct 03 2006]
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||Is this just a recreation of what happens when it rains? So-.
||"And the Wind Cries, Mary"
||As much as I think a weeping willow curtain waterfall would be neat, I am picturing xenzag being engulfed in mud in the average poorly drained garden.
||(breaks into song) - Mud, mud, glorious
mud - there's nothing quite like it for
cooling the blood -The Hippopotamus
||Home: garden: water: meditative calmness... Autobun. Oh yeah, nice idea too.
||How to get the bark pipes to trail over the branches? This is the part that interests me (besides the visionary aspect) because I would like to see little robots able to follow the decreasing radius of the tree and always correcting their path as they climb up into the tree to place the little pieces of tube together.
||//Mud, mud, glorious mud - there's nothing quite like it for cooling the blood//
||So follow me, follow, down to the willow...