Soothing city taxpayers at budget time
Grumpy Taxpayer$, without an artist-in-residence and without any help or free services from TELUS, has created a 1-787-HOLY-COW telephone number to bring calmness to city taxpayers.
The project is designed to bring soothing auditory experiences to taxpayers in the Greater Victoria Area and across Canada. The phone line has a wide variety of comforting cow sounds from calming mooing to more vigorous bellowing of Holsteins, Ayrshires, Brown Swiss, and Guernsey. It also features calves and heifers.
If you’d like to submit your domesticated ungulate (cow’s) bellowing to be considered for future audio selections, send an email and your very brief recording.
Auditory content will change periodically. Check back to hear a variety of new sounds from local Island cows. Keep in mind, there are never any prizes and the project never ends.
A similar taxpayer-funded program by the City of Victoria offers a choice of nature sounds, contemporary music, ambient music, and guided meditation. The 1-877-2BE-CALM Project is operated under the artist-in-residence program which is up for renewal for 2021.
If you are m-o-o-o-ved to share your views with city council, do not be cowed.