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NPR/NGS Radio Expeditions
12 Oct 2000

    Geography
  • China
    Yunnan
    Locality
  • Shangri-La County; Zhongdian
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 27.83068   99.70553
    Channels
  • Stereo
    Sampling Rate
  • 48kHz
    Bit Depth
  • 16-bit
    Recorders
    Microphones
    Accessories
    Equipment Note
  • Decoded MS Stereo

Show: Yunnan Great Rivers Project
Log of DAT #: 1
Engineer: Bill McQuay
Date: 001012

ng = not good
ok = okay
g = good
vg = very good

Noodle house in Zhongdien
0:00:00 In MS mode...talking with girl, explaining use of taping, microphone...

0:02:04 Ambi of room, people moving, voices in background, traffic outside...

0:04:40 Okay, we're moving...Outside of the restaurant...Traffic, (5:15) car horns...(5:40) doppler'd truck w/ horn...

0:06:45 Close up of passing vehicles

0:08:17 In car, w/ Chinese pop playing on sound system, vibrating, rotation sound...MS again...

0:11:76 Rita: In our hometown, the main crops are houlan-der bai-li, chin-ku wen, do you know this?

0:12:16 Taping difficulties while driving...

0:13:17 Clear music for 3 seconds (sounds traditional), then vibration starts again...here, it's marshland...

1:13:44 Electric guitar...cel phone rings...car stops...

0:14:10 Disembarking...car doors slam, feet on gravel road...

0:14:55 Louder footsteps, passing trucks...

0:15:10 Just for level, Chris...The journey starts here, at 10000 feet, in a cloud-draped valley near the city of Zhong-tien. This is Shangra-la country - the airport was recently renamed "Shangra-la." To the northwest lies the "Roof of the World," the Tibetan plateau. The air is crystal clear, but thin, I knocked over a stool and a basket of napkins this morning just getting to a table at the noodle shop this morning (trails off)...OK

0:15:48 The journey starts here, at 10,000 feet, in a cloud-draped valley near the city of Zhong-tien. This is Shangra-la country - (pick up) the airport was recently renamed "Shangra-la." To the northwest lies the "Roof of the World," the Tibetan plateau. The air is crystal clear, but thin, I knocked over a stool and a basket of napkins this morning just getting to a table at the noodle shop.

0:16:18 The journey starts here, at 10,000 feet, in a cloud-draped valley near the city of Zhong-tien. This is Shangra-la country - the airport has recently been renamed "Shangra-la" in fact. To the northwest lies the "Roof of the World," the Tibetan plateau. The air is crystal clear, but thin, I knocked over a stool and a basket of napkins this morning just getting to a table at the noodle shop. (finishes w/ big truck passing).

0:16:55 More traffic (17:10) noisy truck

0:17:40 The journey starts here, at 10,000 feet, in a cloud-draped valley near the city of Zhong-tien. This is Shangra-la country - the airport has recently been renamed "Shangra-la" in fact. To the northwest lies the "Roof of the World," the Tibetan plateau. The air is crystal clear, but thin, I knocked over a stool and a basket of napkins this morning just getting to a table at the noodle shop. (fades) - the last one was the best.

0:18:40 (car sounds loud, hard to understand ng) Rita: My hometown, Wei-shi...Oh good...Yeah, this way we can go to Deqin...Chinese pop music...in here, there are about 13...30 camps of Tibetans ??? womans and men and...boys and girls all wears different ethnic minority clothing, especially in our special festival...maybe in 15 minutes, we will get valley named...in Chinese, Ming-tsi, it's...this valley famous for the horrity...earthenware... Pottery?... Yeah...pop music in car...

0:24:37-24:30 Ambi in car w/ window down, honking horn, musical tone in background

0:26:09 tell us again what you just said he will do...Our driver will sing a song for you...he...we all welcome you to our home town.

0:26:36-0:27:20 (vg) Neema singing in car...applause

0:28:05 Car rumbling louder, rough part of ride...Neema and Rita talking
30:39 Really loud car rattling
32:38 Really loud rattling w/ driver talking

0:33:28 Honking horn, quitter car sounds, Chinese pop music...whistling accompaniment...(34:26) Neema sings along for a moment...this river is called Chiang-sha, Chiang-sha-tsa...

0:35:10 Neema singing with radio...car gets louder

0:35:50 New song starts, flute,

0:36:28 Outside...panting, footsteps...

0:36:54-37:37 (vg) Rita sings w/ river (wind, cars?) in background, stops, laughing
0:37:39 Neema takes over song
0:37:47 Rita and Neema together

0:38:12 (vg) Neema sings

0:40:11 What's that song about? Missin'...missing...when you miss someone? Miss mother...homesick, just like...Tibetan song?...yes, it means, maybe, the daughter or the son goes to stranger place and they sing the song to homesick and praise their family is lucky and peacefully...what's the name of the song?...Sun-nya...Sun-nya means miss, missing somebody...Call it the Lonesome Blues

0:41:44 Outdoor tone (shifting feet, breathes)

0:42:40 Starting car sounds - ignition, seatbelts...traditional song on radio, bumpy car sounds

0:46:346 Rita and Neema talking

0:47:16 (ng) Rita singing softly in car...

0:48:14 car horn

0:49:36 (ok) Rita singing softly, horn, people in the street sounds...

0:50:10 Bell/gong

0:50:39 variety of car horns, door slamming, people in street, singing, pass noisy radio, bicycle bell...doppler'd vehicle sounds..

0:51:40 Sounds like Neema asking directions, talking to someone outside of car...

0:53:20 Rita: Okay, we get to destination...emergency break...car doors slam...

0:53:55 Children playing, shouting...

0:54:44 Okay, that's it, we're in Deqin.

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