By now, you know that Secret Sound #1 is right field fountain at Principal Park. Stacey Bonham from Winterset won $1,000 and now has a 1-in-7 shot at a 2014 Ford Mustang from Charles Gabus Ford for guessing the correct sound. Keeping that sound a secret – is always a challenge. So, how do we do it?
For weeks, we’ve been scouring Des Moines…looking for quirky sounds from our town. Sounds that scream “Summer!” Only Luke Matthews and I know the identity of the sounds – but, that doesn’t stop listeners and co-workers from trying to get either of us to cave. Really…Ken, Colleen, Kurt, Karess and Jimmy – they don’t have a clue. Even my family is in the dark. Just today, I was having lunch with my daughter downtown at the Des Moines Arts Festival. “You can trust me with the answer, Dad.” Insert cute 8 year old smile here.
So, how do we keep it a secret? We don’t tell a soul. We sneak in and out of mysterious places with lots of people – recording sounds right next to you. Shhhh…on to sound number two…