COMLETE:Weekly Poetry- O Captain! My Captain!-Whitman- PO/ll

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LibraryLady
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Post by LibraryLady » February 19th, 2006, 9:12 am

All recordings can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/o-captain-my-captain-by-walt-whitman/

Each week a poem is chosen to be recorded by as many Librivox volunteers as possible!

This week we read O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman. Thanks to yoyology for suggesting we do this for President?s Day! The poem can be found on Bartleby: http://www.bartleby.com/101/743.html
O CAPTAIN! MY CAPTAIN!
By Walt Whitman

O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up--for you the flag is flung--for you the bugle trills;
For you bouquets and ribbon'd wreaths--for you the shores a-crowding;
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here Captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head;
It is some dream that on the deck,
You've fallen cold and dead.

My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still;
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will;
The ship is anchor'd safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won;
Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells!
But I, with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.
At the beginning, read the abbreviated "librivox disclaimer":
"O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman, read for librivox.org by [your name]" or some variation on that, adding date, location, your personal url, if you wish.

At the End say: End of poem.

Save your recording as an mp3 file using the following filename and ID3 tag format:

File name ? all in lowercase: captain_whitman_[your initials].mp3

ID-3 tags:
Title: O Captain! My Captain! - Read by [your initials]
Artist: Walt Whitman
Album: LibriVox Weekly Poetry

Please be sure that your recording software is set to the following technical specifications:
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44100 kHzs

You may either post a link to your completed files here in the thread or email them to me via http://www.yousendit.com/ at this address: ac DOT timshel AT gmail DOT com. If you use yousendit, it is also a good idea to post the link it generates in this thread as well.

When you post your link, please include your name as you would like it credited on the catalog page and any URL by which you would like it accompanied.

If you wish to contribute, please have your readings submitted by 3:00 p.m. PST on Saturday, February 25th (that's 23.00 gmt, on the same day).

Enjoy!

(And remember, anyone who submits a recording can choose the next weekly poem! If you'd like to suggest a poem or coordinate a future Weekly Poetry project, please visit this thread: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1114)
Last edited by LibraryLady on February 27th, 2006, 2:48 pm, edited 10 times in total.
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"I hear the sound I love, the sound of the human voice." ~Whitman

temac
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Post by temac » February 19th, 2006, 9:45 am

Here's mine!
This was fun! One of my favorite short poems. :)

http://s50.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1JA3TM4ZD2ORH0UN4Q9VL03II2
Read by Ted McElroy
Running time 00:01:53

Ted

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Post by ChipDoc » February 19th, 2006, 9:51 am

Wow, I haven't read that poem in years... good pick!

http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/captain_whitman_chip.mp3
1.79Mb/1:57
Chip - http://ChipDoc.com/
-Chip
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Post by LibraryLady » February 19th, 2006, 11:51 am

Don't give me the credit, yoyology suggested it for President's Day! I haven't read it in years either, it is a nice one.

Thanks for the recordings Ted and Chip!
Annie Coleman Rothenberg
http://www.anniecoleman.com/

"I hear the sound I love, the sound of the human voice." ~Whitman

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Post by thall » February 19th, 2006, 10:42 pm

2nd attempt. Not as happy with this one; it was actually kind of hard, I thought.

http://s39.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0JMS9EFA1CGAU3PDF743DAL7UF

Read by: Tracy Hall

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Post by LibraryLady » February 19th, 2006, 11:20 pm

This is a difficult one, lots of emotion to maneuver through, but you did a wonderful job with it. One little technical thing to change for next time: your bit rate was set to 256kbps and it needs to be at 128kbps. I converted this one easily enough, but it should be a simple matter of changing the settings in your recording software and then you'll never have to worry about it again. Thank! :)
Annie Coleman Rothenberg
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"I hear the sound I love, the sound of the human voice." ~Whitman

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Post by Squiddhartha » February 19th, 2006, 11:27 pm

Gotta record SOMEthing...

http://surly.org/librivox/captain_whitman_s.mp3

Read by Mark Bradford
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Post by thall » February 20th, 2006, 7:54 am

LibraryLady wrote:This is a difficult one, lots of emotion to maneuver through, but you did a wonderful job with it. One little technical thing to change for next time: your bit rate was set to 256kbps and it needs to be at 128kbps. I converted this one easily enough, but it should be a simple matter of changing the settings in your recording software and then you'll never have to worry about it again. Thank! :)
One day I will get the technical aspects right!

Sorry :(

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Post by TinaTrLr » February 20th, 2006, 10:40 am

Hi,

I've sent you my recording of this poem.

Please credit me as Marian Brown- thanks :D

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Post by LibraryLady » February 20th, 2006, 11:04 am

Tracy - don't worry, it's not a big deal.

Mark and Marian - files received, thank you!

Marian - your file was missing ID3 tags. If you need help with how to do those, visit the FAQ or the Need Help forum. Thanks. :)
Annie Coleman Rothenberg
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"I hear the sound I love, the sound of the human voice." ~Whitman

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Post by StefanS » February 20th, 2006, 11:26 am

here is my contribution:

http://s11.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2EJ9EPEWZB73D0LPXG1HVEAPVK

regards
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Post by LibraryLady » February 20th, 2006, 11:47 am

Wonderful reading, Stefan, thanks!
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"I hear the sound I love, the sound of the human voice." ~Whitman

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Post by Hmm3r » February 20th, 2006, 3:32 pm


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Post by TinaTrLr » February 20th, 2006, 4:59 pm

I checked on my recording and it does show the ID3 tags but would you like me to send it to you again?

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Post by LibraryLady » February 20th, 2006, 9:30 pm

Hmm3r - yes, it worked, thank you! How would you like your name to appear on the catalog page? Do you have a URL you would like included?

Marian - Hmm, that's odd. I noticed that the Blake recording you sent me also isn't showing ID3 tags on my end. No need to send it again, I can add them easily enough. But I'll have someone who is more technically inclined download and check to see if they can figure out what is going on.
Annie Coleman Rothenberg
http://www.anniecoleman.com/

"I hear the sound I love, the sound of the human voice." ~Whitman

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