COMPLETE - The Owl and the Pussycat, by Lear - PO/ll

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Post by ChipDoc » January 24th, 2006, 8:57 am

Arrrgh! I had wanted to do High Flight by John Gillespie Magee, Jr. But as I looked, I realized that he'd written it in 1941 - it's not in the public domain... sigh.

Thanks for the offer, I'll do it later.

I guess I'll just have to hang around with LibriVox for another 20 years or so... ;)
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Post by Gesine » January 24th, 2006, 9:06 am

Sigh - I'll wade through the Wordsworth again then. Does anyone know that poem about the two sisters, lots of turrets and towers and one sister kills the other's lover? At least I think she does. Except maybe they're not sisters. Any maybe it's not Wordsworth but Keats. Hmmmm... The poem was in a very nice, old, leather-bound edition I used to own (and which I sold along with all my other books).
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Post by kayray » January 24th, 2006, 3:14 pm

Gesine wrote:Sigh - I'll wade through the Wordsworth again then. Does anyone know that poem about the two sisters, lots of turrets and towers and one sister kills the other's lover? At least I think she does. Except maybe they're not sisters. Any maybe it's not Wordsworth but Keats. Hmmmm... The poem was in a very nice, old, leather-bound edition I used to own (and which I sold along with all my other books).
ROFL! This is *exactly* how my memory works (or doesn't)...
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Post by LavenderJane » January 24th, 2006, 6:08 pm

Here is my first attempt at the weekly poem. I'm a newbie, so be nice, :-).


http://s51.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1AQ0FNC4UGTPW1HDR8KXNGPFS1

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Post by Peter Why » January 25th, 2006, 12:54 am

Everything has been downloaded to this point; recent ones not checked yet.

Gesine, do choose a poem. I like the Dickinson ones you've been reading.

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Post by Mikey » January 25th, 2006, 5:31 am

The Owl and the Pussycat, as read by a melodramatic dandy.

http://s32.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0THWNCC441JPM12GB83UGMFVNZ

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Post by Gesine » January 25th, 2006, 9:54 am

Peter Why wrote:Gesine, do choose a poem. I like the Dickinson ones you've been reading.
OK, I will then. Won't promise Dickinson. Prepare to be surprised. When should I put this up - on Monday? or Sunday?

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Post by Guntar » January 25th, 2006, 1:40 pm

Hey, there. This is my first time attempting something, so tell me what I need to improve to do better when I start recording chapters.

(and I know my mic isn't that great; I'll get a better one soon)

http://www.syntheticvirtue.net/owlpussycat_lear_DH.mp3

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Post by kayray » January 25th, 2006, 1:52 pm

Hey Guntar, that sounds great! I'd say your mic is just fine. You read with very nice expression and the slight background noise is not bothersome at all. Go sign up to read something else for us! :)

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Post by Guntar » January 25th, 2006, 2:25 pm

Thanks, Kara! I listened to yours, and yours is very clear; you enunciate very well.

And I am thinking of signing up for Vanity Fair; I do love that book very much...

[edit: Boosted by your vote of confidence, I just signed up for five chapters... I better get to work!]

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Post by headphone » January 25th, 2006, 6:37 pm

http://s29.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1HGGG95MW89JX3CQBZFZ5123N5

I'm aware there are some level issues, I was trying different things out on my multitrack and mic placement. There won't be dynamics problems when I record a chapter, I promise.

That and I had to stop myself from laughing on some of the absurdities. Really, who gets away with Piggy Wig these days?
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Post by ChipDoc » January 25th, 2006, 6:47 pm

Welcome to LibriVox, headphone!

I know exactly what you mean, only in my case the trouble was with not laughing at the refrain of the Owl's song. I can't help but wonder if that double-entendre didn't exist in Lear's day also...?
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Post by Mikey » January 25th, 2006, 9:19 pm

ChipDoc wrote:Welcome to LibriVox, headphone!

I know exactly what you mean, only in my case the trouble was with not laughing at the refrain of the Owl's song. I can't help but wonder if that double-entendre didn't exist in Lear's day also...?
Yup, that's why I ended up going completely camp, each verse I recorded ended up with a loud BAHA in the middle of it unless I just cut loose. :lol:

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Post by Rosco » January 25th, 2006, 9:33 pm

I've done it! I'm **IN-RUNC-IBLE**!!! :shock:

http://rossmeeks.ca/audio/owlpussycat_lear_RMM.mp3

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Post by ChipDoc » January 25th, 2006, 10:20 pm

Welcome to LibriVox, Roscoe!

Wow, you really ARE in-runc-ible! You started out SO quickly, yet settled right into a good rhythm by the middle of the first stanza. Good job!
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