Monday, August 11, 2008

I'm a recording artist!

Erich and I were in Michigan last week, and we decided to take a day trip to Greenfield Village on Tuesday. What a cool place! Even though I've been to the Detroit area many, many times in my life, I had never been there. Now I'm sure we will have to go back since we didn't even see everything at Greenfield Village, not to mention the fact that we didn't go to the Henry Ford museum.

There were lots of cool things to see at Greenfield Village--more than I can enumerate. My favorite picture was this one I got of a monarch butterfly:

One of the best places we saved for the end of the day: Edison's workshop. This is far and away Erich's favorite, and I enjoyed it as well. I mean, just look: there's a pipe organ in his workshop!

And then the very, very coolest thing I got to do was record on an original Edison phonograph! I had to literally yell at the top of my lungs into the cone, which, in a process Erich could more accurately describe, transfered the sound to a sheet of tin foil. Here's the video: (Remember, I sound weird because I'm SCREAMING into the device.)

"This is the greatest invention ever!"


jessica @pianomomsicle said...

That is the coolest thing ever!

Hannah J said...

Your voice sounded pretty good, now that I finally have speakers that work! :) The joys of physics...