Smile Secret Sound: July

Monday 09 July

  • Inflating your tyres and the airline runs back into the holder
  • The hubcap of an old VW Beetle wobbling on the ground
  • The steam valve on top of a pressure cooker
  • A sewing machine
  • The lid of a paint tin wobbling on the ground
  • Popcorn in a pot starting to pop


Tuesday 10 July

  • Dropping a pen into a stationary holder on your desk
  • A metal lid falling onto a kitchen counter
  • Dropping a wooden venetian blind onto the window sill
  • Crumpling up a piece of paper
  • Starting up a car with no petrol
  • Taking a CD out of its case and dropping it onto a table


Wednesday 11 July

  • Releasing the spring of a pinball machine
  • The garbage disposal unit in the kitchen sink
  • A toothbrush being put back in a cup
  • The second hand on a wall clock
  • A wedding band that drops onto a counter top
  • Putting a metal lid onto a glass bottle


Thursday 12 July

  • A globe map
  • Putting the lid on a three legged pot
  • A vacuum cleaner’s cord sliding back into its compartment
  • A pan being dropped, wobbling and then stopped
  • Switching on an electric biltong cutter
  • Loading a new ball into a pinball machine


Friday 13 July

  • A circular plastic coaster dropped on a table
  • A potjie pot lid wobbling and coming to rest
  • Putting fruit inside a fruit juicer machine
  • A roulette ball spinning in its wheel
  • Putting a knife back in a knife holder
  • Putting the cover of the pool weir down on the ground


Monday 16 July

  • Dropping a spoon into a flask bottle
  • When you drop a ping pong ball on a table
  • Starting a generator
  • Coins being dropped on laminated wooden flooring
  • A petrol pump calculator
  • Putting the lid back onto a canned fruit bottle


Tuesday 17 July

  • Putting a bar of soap back in the soap holder
  • A wooden board being dropped on a tile floor
  • An industrial stapler
  • Knocking over a plastic drinking glass
  • Putting down a bunch of keys
  • A wooden chopping block wobbling on a counter top


Wednesday 18 July

  • A tile being dragged on cement
  • Throwing a stainless steel bottle in the trash
  • The lid of a pot on the stove wobbling because of steam
  • A roulette ball settling into position on the roulette wheel
  • A CD wobbling on a counter top and then stopped by hand


Thursday 19 July

  • Change falling out of the machine when you pay for your parking
  • The change return at a Spar checkout counter
  • Gym weights falling on the floor
  • Throwing pet food pellets into a stainless steel bowl
  • A broomstick falling on a tile floor
  • A coin falling into the change tray of a parking ticket machine


Friday 20 July

  • A plastic plate falling and hitting the floor
  • Sharpening a serrated knife on a knife sharpener
  • Turning the lever on a gum-ball machine
  • A car going over a loose manhole cover
  • The sound an office chair makes when you sit down or get up
  • A marble falling on a glass plate being stopped by hand


Monday 23 July

  • The lid of a pool’s skimmer box falling on paving
  • Shaking ice cubes in a cup
  • Fitting a roof tile into place
  • The extension pipe of a vacuum cleaner falling and being stopped
  • The sound of a turnstile when you walk through it
  • Lifting and dropping a plastic bowl on a table


Tuesday 24 July

  • The machine that counts your paper money at the bank
  • The towel dispenser in the bathroom when drying your hands
  • When the ball falls in the hole on a fuss-ball table
  • Closing a security gate
  • A wooden board being dropped on a kitchen counter
  • A coin falling out of a parking meter pay machine


Wednesday 25 July

  • A wooden coaster falling on a table
  • The air hose at a petrol station rolling back
  • Stretching out a bendable straw
  • Shooting pool and the ball falls into a hole
  • Pushing down the lever on a toaster
  • A security gate being closed


Thursday 26 July

  • The sound of a roulette machine at the casino
  • Walking through a turnstile
  • An old turnstile at the entrance to the train station
  • A metal garden spade being put down on concrete and rocking
  • Shaking a spray can with a marble inside


Friday 27 July

  • Kicking a can or sweeping it with a broom
  • Putting money into a metal money box
  • A turnstile
  • Pushing a wheelbarrow holding rocks on an uneven surface
  • Lifting the toilet seat cover and letting it rest against the cistern
  • Closing the door of an eye-level oven


Monday 30 July

  • Dropping a coin into a jukebox
  • Dropping a coin into a bowl and stopping it by hand
  • Opening a big tin of paint and the lid falls on the floor
  • Tent poles falling when pitching your caravan’s tent
  • Pulling up wooden venetian blinds
  • A garden spade falling


Tuesday 31 July

  • A golf ball falling into the hole
  • A cake tin wobbling and coming to a rest
  • The sound your exhaust makes when you stall your car
  • The plastic stand that holds your Scrabble tiles falling on the floor
  • A yoyo spinning on the ground doing “walk the dog”
  • Putting a coin into a public pay phone