[COMPLETE] Short Poetry Collection 075 - jc

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Jc
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Post by Jc » December 31st, 2008, 5:46 pm

LibriVox Short Poetry Collection 075

THIS PROJECT IS COMPLETE AND CAN NOW BE FOUND HERE:
http://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-075/


Click here to be notified by email when this book is complete!

This is an open collection of poems for the month of January 2009. When this month is over, another one will be started.
  1. How to record a poem - Initial Guidelines:
    • All poems read must be in the public domain (that is, not copyrighted).
    • You do not have to "sign-up" to submit a poem; as long as it's clearly in the public domain, just start recording!
    • There is a limit of 2 poems per person per collection.
    • Poems can be as short as you like, but not longer than 30 minutes (approximately 5000 words).
    • To see what's been recorded already, you can search the LibriVox Catalog - but remember that we welcome multiple versions! :)
  2. Find a public domain poem:
    The Poets' Corner is a great resource for public domain poetry. Other sources to try are Bartleby and Project Gutenberg.
    • You may use other websites if you like, but we will have to check them to make sure they are not copyrighted.
    • See this page for more info on copyrights. You can always ask me in this thread if you're not sure whether a poem is public domain.
  3. BEFORE recording:
    • If you are new to LibriVox, please check the Recording Notes thread first.
    • If this is your first time recording, you'll find this useful as well: The Newbie Guide to Recording.
    Set your recording software to:
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz (44100 Hz)
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
  4. DURING recording:
    • At the beginning of the recording, read the abbreviated "LibriVox disclaimer":
    "[Poem title], by [author], read for LibriVox.org by [your name]" or some variation on that, adding date, location, your personal URL, etc., if you wish.
    • Then read the poem.
    • At the end, say: "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain." and leave a few seconds of silence.
    • No recordings can be accepted without the LibriVox disclaimer.
  5. AFTER recording:
    Add these ID3 tags:
    (If you're not sure how to add ID3 tags, please visit this page: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/HowToAddOrEditID3Tags)

    Title: Poem Title (e.g. The Road Not Taken)
    Artist: Author Name (e.g. Robert Frost)
    Album: LibriVox Short Poetry 075
    (You can put "Recorded by [your name]" in the comments section if you wish)

    Save file as:
    [poem's title]_[author's last name]_[your initials].mp3
    Put file name all in lowercase, and the title all in one word (no leading articles - the, a, an, and NO SPACES):
    (e.g. roadnottaken_frost_apc.mp3)

    When submitting, please follow this template:
    Poem by Author (BIRTH - DEATH)
    Text URL:
    MP3 URL:
    Duration:
  6. Upload your completed recording:
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
    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: JC
    When your upload is complete, you will receive a link. Please click "Post Reply" at the top left of this thread, and post the link there.
    Also post the following information:
    • The title and author of the poem.
    • A link to the poem's text online (Poets' Corner, Bartleby, Gutenberg, etc.) so it can be verified as public domain.
    • The length of your recording in minutes.
    • If this is your first recording for LibriVox, please give us your name as you'd like it to appear in the catalog (that is, either your real name or some pseudonym). Also let us know if you have a personal URL you'd like to list (e.g. a personal blog).
Please provide the birth and death dates for the author. Thank you.

Poems submitted to this collection so far:

(Admin link)

Any questions?
Please post below or PM me. :)
Last edited by Jc on March 2nd, 2009, 4:45 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Post by dgf » January 2nd, 2009, 2:51 pm

I guess I'm first in...

Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
Text: http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/annabel-lee/
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/annabellee_poe_dgf.mp3
Duration: 2:21

David

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Post by Jc » January 2nd, 2009, 3:06 pm

thanks!
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Post by soupy » January 4th, 2009, 10:55 am

Universal Prayer by Alexander Pope
21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744
http://www.poetspoetry.com/p.php?pdid=1676
MP3 URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/universal_prayer_pope_cc.mp3
Duration: 2:28
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Post by Jc » January 4th, 2009, 12:09 pm

Thanks! It's in the window!
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Post by Vandermast » January 4th, 2009, 4:27 pm

On A Favourite Cat, Drowned In A Tub Of Gold Fishes
by Thomas Gray (1716-1771)
Text URL: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/gray01.html#1
MP3 URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/onafavouritecatdrownedinatubofgoldfishes_gray_jcm.mp3
Duration: 2:01

My first recording! :shock: Please list me as Jason Mills, and for what it's worth you could put a link to my irrelevant website :D , http://www.vitalspot.f9.co.uk.

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Post by Jc » January 4th, 2009, 4:54 pm

Hello Jason, and welcome to LibriVox!!

I listened to your recording, and really enjoyed it. You have a fantastic voice, and the pace was just right.

I would only consider perhaps amplifying the volume, either by turning up the input volume, or by using the Amplify effect (if you're using Audacity)
( http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/Amplifying )

Also, please remember to leave 5 seconds of silence at the end of the recording.

Thanks a lot for your contribution!
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Post by Vandermast » January 4th, 2009, 5:42 pm

Howdy-doody, Jc. I did amplify it a little, but next time I shall be a bit less timid with the slider! :D

Silence at end too, got it, roger and wilco. This is fun! :D

- Or do you want me to do those things to this recording and re-upload it? Happy to do so, just not sure if you were giving me notes or instructions. :)

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Post by Jc » January 4th, 2009, 5:54 pm

Vandermast wrote:Howdy-doody, Jc. I did amplify it a little, but next time I shall be a bit less timid with the slider! :D

Silence at end too, got it, roger and wilco. This is fun! :D

- Or do you want me to do those things to this recording and re-upload it? Happy to do so, just not sure if you were giving me notes or instructions. :)
A lot of people seem a bit afraid to amplify, it's not just you.

It would be nice if you could tweak your recording a bit an re-upload. They're not major problems, but do help the listeners (especially the 5 seconds at the end. I think RealPlayer tends to clip the last few seconds, so we make sure nothing gets lost by having a bit of silence at the end)

Glad to see you're enjoying it! :D
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Post by Vandermast » January 4th, 2009, 6:44 pm

Okey-doke, I've amplified, added silence and uploaded again: same link.

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Post by soupy » January 4th, 2009, 7:36 pm

It doesn't come up when I click Listen

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Post by Starlite » January 4th, 2009, 7:41 pm

soupy wrote:It doesn't come up when I click Listen
There was a space. This is your link:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/universal%20prayer_pope_cc.mp3

Jc will fix it.

Esther :)
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people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress,
therefore, depends on unreasonable people." George Bernard Shaw

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Post by Jc » January 4th, 2009, 8:09 pm

fixed.
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