Friday is the Muslim day of rest and consequently one of my days off from work. Last Friday I was out for a long run along the canyon near my house when the midday call to prayer rang out. Three different mosques within a half mile each broadcast different sermons over the loudspeakers placed high up in their respective minarets.
The sounds bounced off the walls and mixed in with the music on my ipod as I made my way up the canyon. Three separate Arabic lectures on piety distorted by loudspeakers, layered on top of songs from Yo La Tengo and Girl Talk and perhaps appropriately, Spiritualized.