COMPLETE - Mother Goose for Grownups by Wetmore Carryl - lb

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Post by fink » September 26th, 2008, 9:01 pm

Mother Goose for Grownups by Guy Wetmore Carryl.

All audio files can be found on our catalog page:
http://librivox.org/mother-goose-for-grownups-by-guy-wetmore-carryl/


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Mother Goose for Grownups is a delightfully silly collection of parodies on well-known Mother Goose tales by Guy Wetmore Carryl.(Summary by fink)
  1. How to claim a part, and 'how it all works' here
    To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are “up for grabs.” Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you’d like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
  2. New to recording?
    Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  3. Is there a deadline?
    Target completion date of this project:none – but try to send your recordings as soon as you can. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it’ll go back to the pool. There’s no shame in this; we’re all volunteers and things happen.
  4. Where do I find the text?
    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Mother_Goose_for_Grownups
  5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)!
    If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.


    Prospective Prooflisteners:
    Standard Proof-listening
    -- Do the intro and disclaimer match the instructions in the first post of the project thread?
    -- Are there any long silences or pauses that ought to be edited out? If so, note the time.
    -- Are there any stumbles or repeats that ought to be edited out? If so, note the words and the time.
    -- Is there excessive background noise, a constant hiss or buzz that detracts from the reading?
    -- Did you need to turn your volume up unusually high to listen to the recording? (Or did you find the recording too loud?)
    -- Are the correct closing words used at the end of the recording, as per the first post of the project thread?
    -- Are there 5 seconds of silence (10 if the recording is more than 30 minutes long) at the end of the file?


    (BC admin)
  6. BEFORE recording:
    Please check the Recording Notes:
    http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:

    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  7. DURING recording:
    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "Tale [number] of Mother Goose for Grownups. - This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name]"
    • Say:
      ""Mother Goose for Grownups, by Guy Wetmore Carryl. [Title of tale]"
    End of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      End of [Title of tale]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Mother Goose for Grownups, by Guy Wetmore Carryl."
    Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes!

    Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. AFTER recording:
    Need noise-cleaning?
    Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.

    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    titleinoneword_##_authorsurname.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. gooseforgrownups_01_Carryl.mp3)

    ID3 V2 tags
    (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/WhatIsID3)
    Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!

    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Artist: Guy Wetmore Carryl
    Album: Mother Goose for Grownups

    Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.

    Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file.
    Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader (when your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread):
      http://upload.librivox.org
      Image
      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
      You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: lb- luciburg
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
Any questions?
Please post below or PM me. :)

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Post by luciburg » September 27th, 2008, 3:57 pm

This looks like a bit of fun, I would love to MC this one for you. I'll set it up later for you (not too long).

Lucy :)
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Post by luciburg » September 27th, 2008, 4:35 pm

All set and ready for you to start, I noticed that you hadn't put in a target completion date.
Also have you got your personal username and password to edit the MW? if you haven't let me know and I will PM it to you.

As I said earlier this looks like a project with a bit of fun. Good Luck with your project and I am looking forward to working with you on this one, please don't hesitate to give me a holler if you run into any difficulties.

I will leave it here in the Launch Pad for the next day or two, then move it to Readers Wanted.

Happy BC'ing Lucy :)
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Post by DSayers » September 27th, 2008, 5:10 pm

I'll take section three, Bo Beep's Brutality.

-denny

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Post by fink » September 28th, 2008, 3:21 am

@ lucy
thanks for being MC :) and yes I have a BC password.
Feb 2009 might be possible finish date - These are quite short poems 3 to 4 minutes. With luck we shall finish early.
I would also like to set a limit of a maximum of 3 poems per reader,so that there is lots of variation in the collection.


@DSayers
Thanks denny - your in have fun :D

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Post by ezwa » September 28th, 2008, 5:59 am

May I have section 6 (Little Miss Muffet), fink?
Ezwa

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Post by Didier » September 28th, 2008, 6:10 am

Hi Fink !

If section 12 The Linguistic Languor of Charles Augustus Sprague is still available, I'd like to record it.

Best
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Post by luciburg » September 28th, 2008, 6:20 am

thanks for being MC
Feb 2009 might be possible finish date
My pleasure fink, I have entered Feb. into the DB.

And while I'm here I would like to claim section 17 (The Remarkable Regimen of the Sprat Family)

Lucy :)
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Post by fink » September 28th, 2008, 6:21 am

luciburg,Didier,ezwa,Dsayers - thanks - have fun :D

..and if you decide to read a few more,
This Sunday or Monday perhaps.
You'd find yourself laughing ,giggling and snigg' ring
It certainly would not be a bore!

Oh my :oops: I've been reading too much wetmore carryl stuuf.
Joseph
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Post by RuthieG » September 28th, 2008, 9:02 am

I think, being utterly preposterous myself (though not quite old... yet), I should like to read 15 The Preposterous Performance of an Old Lady of Banbury.

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Post by fink » September 28th, 2008, 11:15 am

Haahaaha!
But of course Lady Ruth...15 is yours :D
Joseph

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Post by ezwa » September 28th, 2008, 2:22 pm

Hi fink,

Here is Miss Muffet: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/lb/gooseforgrownups_06_Carryl.mp3 (2:39).

May I read section 19, The Touching Tenderness of King Karl the First ?
Ezwa

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Post by DSayers » September 28th, 2008, 3:25 pm

Here's 03, The Blatant Brutality of Little Bow Peep:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/lb/gooseforgrownups_03_carryl.mp3

Runtime: 3:38

Next, I'll take the Quixotic Quest of the Three Blind Mice (blinded by Love and too many romantic novels), Section 16.

-denny

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Post by Didier » September 28th, 2008, 5:16 pm

Hi Fink !

Here is section 12 Hush-a-bye, baby... uh... I mean The Linguistic Languor of Charles Augustus Sprague, of course.

URL for the recorded file: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/lb/gooseforgrownups_12_carryl.mp3
Title: 12 - The Linguistic Languor of Charles Augustus Sprague
Artist: Guy Wetmore Carryl
Album: Mother Goose for Grownups
Duration: 3:17

May I record Hickory, dickery dock's parody (7 - The Fearful Finale of the Irascible Mouse) ?
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Post by fink » September 29th, 2008, 12:25 am

Thanks for your contributions all - wonderful stuff :D
I really enjoyed listening to them.


7 - assigned Didier
16 - assigned Dsayers
19 - assigned ezwa

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