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by purplecow
April 22nd, 2006, 10:12 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Whether to record our names
Replies: 10
Views: 4163

I say my name, because I run a small Internet-based business and I've frequently had potential clients Google me. If someone out there is a Librivox user, hears my name, and somehow connects it with my business (and has a child in need of math tutoring) - I get one more client. Far-fetched, of cours...
by purplecow
April 22nd, 2006, 10:02 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: What if I Suck?
Replies: 107
Views: 107110

1) Enjoy the sound of your own voice. That's the hardest one for me to get over; I hate the way my voice sounds. When I first started reading books-on-tape for the blind, I could not bear to listen to my own recordings, even to check them. Every time I heard my voice, I wanted to cry. After a while...
by purplecow
April 20th, 2006, 10:19 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE: Short Poetry Collection 008 - PO/ll
Replies: 53
Views: 14981

by purplecow
April 20th, 2006, 2:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Getting fit
Replies: 233
Views: 42497

Hey gang, I'm joining the ranks, after reading through a handful of the pages, early and late ones. I'll read the rest later. For now, post and get out to the gym. Congratulations! Incidentally, www.stumptuous.com is a good informational site for those new to gyms and fitness and other such things....
by purplecow
April 19th, 2006, 2:21 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE: Short Poetry Collection 007 - PO/ll
Replies: 51
Views: 15286

Oh, incidentally, does Swinburne's "The Garden of Proserpine" qualify as a "short poem"? It's not that short. :)

Larisa
by purplecow
April 19th, 2006, 2:19 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE: Short Poetry Collection 007 - PO/ll
Replies: 51
Views: 15286

Hmm, I did all that and it still sounds the same. Is there a way to turn the volume up later, in post-processing? I really don't want to have to shout into this thing - it would sound awful. :) Anyhow, here are two more by Sara Teasdale: "Winter Stars": http://www.allspirit.co.uk/teasdale.html#winte...
by purplecow
April 19th, 2006, 1:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: It knitting important?
Replies: 30
Views: 11359

I think that Librivox Sox would be cool, too. Hand-knitted socks with an earphone pattern on them? Or something like that?

Incidentally, I admire those of you who can knit while reading. I know how to knit, but I lack coordination and probably couldn't knit and read at the same time.

-Larisa
by purplecow
April 19th, 2006, 1:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Modern books that you wish we could record.
Replies: 472
Views: 151919

Ray Bradbury. His short stories would probably be at the top of my list. Hmm.... what else? Douglas Adams (hee hee - that'd be fun!) Haruki Murakami Salman Rushdie Gabriel Garcia Marquez Oh - and the "Burglar" series by Lawrence Block. I actually read one of these books aloud to a visually-impaired ...
by purplecow
April 19th, 2006, 1:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Foreign Languages
Replies: 214
Views: 68353

Re: Foreign Languages

That's excellent :) Have you found that after learning one second language, it's fairly easy to learn others? Yes, if it's related. Italian was not too hard to get to a basic level in. Japanese, on the other hand, has nothing in common with either Russian or English (or Italian), so I'm having a bi...
by purplecow
April 19th, 2006, 12:18 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE: Short Poetry Collection 007 - PO/ll
Replies: 51
Views: 15286

Hi Annie, I'm using a Logitech microphone with a USB connector, and Audacity on a Windows XP system. I've turned the volume up to maximum in every place I could think of; is there a setting on Audacity that I'm missing? I thought I set the volume to maximum there, too, but is there another setting t...
by purplecow
April 18th, 2006, 11:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Foreign Languages
Replies: 214
Views: 68353

Re: Foreign Languages

I was just curious to know who is multi-lingual here on Librivox, and what we all speak. So, what is your native tongue, and what other languages do know? Do you know only a few words of one language; are you fluent in another? I'm bilingual in Russian and English, and also speak a little bit of Fr...
by purplecow
April 18th, 2006, 11:43 pm
Forum: New Here? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Another newbie
Replies: 2
Views: 1068

Another newbie

Hi all, I'm new to LibriVox, though not to reading books-on-tape; I used to volunteer for Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, and before that, worked at the disability resource center in college reading books-on-tape for blind students. LibriVox is considerably more convenient than either one of t...
by purplecow
April 18th, 2006, 11:36 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE: Short Poetry Collection 007 - PO/ll
Replies: 51
Views: 15286

Here's another one: The Microbe, by Hilaire Belloc Link to poem: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/belloc01.html#14 Link to my recording thereof: http://download.yousendit.com/1E0ADA1907EE5AE6 Hope the sound levels are better in this one; I did something to them, but I'm not sure how much it helped...
by purplecow
April 18th, 2006, 11:06 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE: Short Poetry Collection 007 - PO/ll
Replies: 51
Views: 15286

Hi Annie,

Thanks for the response; I'll adjust the microphone levels accordingly. You can credit me as "Larisa Migachyov", and I don't really have a URL to link to, alas.

I'll be recording more (after turning up the volume on my microphone); this is fun!

Larisa
by purplecow
April 18th, 2006, 10:24 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE: Short Poetry Collection 007 - PO/ll
Replies: 51
Views: 15286

Here's one I recorded...

I'm new (this is my first one), so I hope I did everything right, but here it is:

There Will Come Soft Rains, by Sara Teasdale

Link to the poem: http://www.bartleby.com/271/4.html

Link to my recording: http://s53.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=23FZCQAHQ479X2W8FYQQ98SYLV

I hope it's OK!

Larisa