Concerned Dads and Robot Jams
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Happy Tuesday Report Station fans. These are more tracks that came off the phone’s voicemail, not the Alibi’s. Again, this means these people were called from the phone booth and are calling the number back.
(Don’t know what this is about? Click here.)
Hello, Hello? Hello!? Alternative Lifestyles and “Woooooo!”
Four little gems from our favorite social experiment. The angle with these recordings is that they were left on the phone’s own voicemail. This is a number that someone would have only after having been called from the phone. Check out the surreal storytelling in the last track. These guys are in deep.
What’s going on? Find out.
Blue Moon Serenade, The Way to the Future and Touching Yourself
Three micro-performances from our beloved art box phone:
Report Station recordings: happy birthdays, Alibi love and touching yourself
Here are three new ones from the Report Station’s early days:
Bullies Bash the Telephone Art Box
Quit it you hooligans!
When the idea of asking artists to create new distribution boxes for the Alibi first started getting kicked around the office, a lot of people had the opinion that the boxes would be immediately vandalized. As finished boxes started coming in, and many were more intricate and beautiful than we could have imagined, talk around the water cooler was that they were just begging to be destroyed.
I wanted to have faith in humanity. Several of us on the opposing team defended the faceless masses of Albuquerque, saying surely someone wouldn’t break or batter a piece of art. The imaginary perp would see how much care and effort went into it and have respect! Deep inside though, we knew it wasn’t whether, but when.
All of the creators knew their work would be outside and vulnerable to attack, and gamely strove to make public art to better our city anyway.
That doesn’t make it any more acceptable for some total idiot to smash it. Well Albuquerque, you managed to make it about three weeks. Good for you. In the past few days, the Report Station, which has been causing a lot of communication, and spreading a lot of joy and weirdness, was all smashed up. It’s looked worse each day too, as if one person, seeing that it was vandalized, had to follow suit, lemming-like.
The only way to combat this destruction, that we can see, is through creation. That’s why we will post new recordings from the Report Station every day for the next five days. Keep calling in, friends. Tell the Report Station your secrets, hopes and dreams. We need ammo against the enemies of beauty and decency.
Hear the First Public Recordings from the Report Station
Secrets from the old-time telephone box
Bethany Delahunt’s Report Station art box has been getting a lot of attention, from people who know what it’s all about to random strangers who need to use a phone. Alibi employees sometimes dial it to see if someone walking by will pick up. Anyone who’s been called from it now has the number, and many of them are calling it back. See the main article about the art boxes if you want the skinny on what the Report Station does. As promised, we will share all the strange, hilarious and touching recordings on our website. Check back every few days for more tracks. And now, without further ado, some anonymous musings from your fellow citizens.