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29 March 2010

Windchimes are spooky. Amirite?
no, they are not
posted by The Whelk 29 March | 20:17
posted by fluffy battle kitten 29 March | 20:19
posted by The Whelk 29 March | 20:23
It's dark and windy and I live in an old house by the water. ERGO: SPOOKY.
posted by desjardins 29 March | 20:26
Wind chimes can be mildly annoying. Hoot owls. Now them's scary.
posted by msali 29 March | 20:28
Mainly annoying.
posted by gaspode 29 March | 20:29
It is clear you guys have not watched enough horror movies. Windchimes are right up there with little children singing in the dark.
posted by qvantamon 29 March | 20:31
A neighbor has big clanging harbor-bell windchimes, which would be great if they were in an isolated yard somewhere, but instead, they're right outside my window. On blustery nights, they clangbongboingCLAMMER me awake.

I will snap one night and rampage over in the dark and TEAR THOSE FUCKERS DOWN.
posted by Elsa 29 March | 20:36
We have tremendous high winds here, and they tend to rip smaller metallic wind chimes apart. Plus, yeah, they get damned annoying before they fly off.

My mom made me a different one one year out of bamboo, thick fishing wire, seashells and coral. The result was a very subtle sound that was like a babbling brook, even when the wind was howling around the house.

It, too, eventually fell apart, but I still miss it and wish she'd make another one. I saved some of the shells and coral.
posted by lysdexic 29 March | 20:40
I am unabashed in my enjoyment of wind chimes. Unabashed, I tell you.
posted by BoringPostcards 29 March | 21:42
Most windchimes seem to be in a major key. If you can find windchimes in a minor key, then yeah, they can be really spooky.
posted by Ardiril 29 March | 22:17
Unabashed, I tell you.

I'll abash you, all right!
posted by Elsa 29 March | 22:22
Yeah, they're kind of spooky, but deliciously so.
posted by treepour 29 March | 23:22
I don't suppose this will make anyone feel better, but in Chinese folklore they're supposed attract ghosts. Personally, I think tremendous high winds are much scarier.
posted by moonshine 30 March | 01:12
Maybe it's the context eh?
posted by coaticass 30 March | 03:35

Unless they're annoying.
posted by TheophileEscargot 30 March | 05:54
Not all windchimes are the same.
posted by Obscure Reference 30 March | 07:33
I love my windchimes. I have about six on the porch, including one that is shaped like a cow and made of what I think are actual cow bells. That one, being as how actual cow bells are giant heavy metal objects, only chimes in category five hurricane force winds. At least I think it might chime in hurricane force winds; it's never done it in lesser breezes. I also have a bamboo one and a tinkly little dime store one and a standard issue chimes one and a very pretty one made of bits of glass and prisms. In other words, my house would terrify some of you.
posted by mygothlaundry 30 March | 09:41
Not a fan. Our neighbor has three. I don't want to hear them but I have no choice. Thanks, neighbor.
posted by iconomy 30 March | 10:57
Windchimes + loons + intermittent rain = SPOOKIEST EVER
posted by rmless2 30 March | 11:53
mygothlaundry, I love your windchimes, too... because they're all the way down there, not right outside my window.
posted by Elsa 30 March | 12:02
My back patio has a dozen or so windchimes hanging there. The patio is covered so it has to be fairly breezy to get any sound out of them; that's annoying to me, but I'm sure my neighbours appreciate it.
posted by deborah 30 March | 14:52
I like 'em.
posted by box 30 March | 20:53
I am a fan of the Japanese summer wind bells. They let you know that it is breezy, and hence COOL! Otherwise you are too hot, because you don't know if it is breezy or not!
posted by that girl 31 March | 02:19
Elsa, please to remove a few from the neighbor, and bring them to me. I have crummy hearing and they will not keep me up. I find them sort of melancholy. I had a smallish triangular one that sounded like a chiming buoy, but my Mom admired it and I gave to her. She gave it my brother. I kind of like gifts to be mobile.
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