Here’s a great video of John Vanderslice performing on Seattle’s Fremont Bridge. He starts his song as the bridge’s bell starts clanging, notifying boats and cars that the drawbridge is about to go up.
Fremont was my first home when I moved to Seattle, and that bridge is a central character in many of my memories of those first few years in a new city. I never knew it was a musician though, and it keeps such good time!
You can read more about the event here.
Haha… That’s funny. Who would have thought of using that as percussion?