[COMPLETE] Short Poetry Collection 118 - tg

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Post by TriciaG » March 5th, 2013, 4:21 pm

Go ahead and do it over before then. :P
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Post by TommyMer » March 6th, 2013, 10:14 am

Mr. Frost's -- The Telephone -- with all the words.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/spc118_telephone_tm.mp3
source: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29345

duration: 1:11

Thank you! Tom 8-)

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Post by Mike001 » March 6th, 2013, 11:01 am

Here's another. W. B. Yeats in cynical mood (and regretting the loss of Maud Gonne).

"Never Give all the Heart".

I read it out of my copy of the complete poems, but it seems to come from In The Seven Woods, which it turns out has been done for Librivox before:

http://librivox.org/in-the-seven-woods-by-william-butler-yeats/

Maybe it's worth another outing?



Author: William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)
text: (nicely laid out by RPO) http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poems/never-give-all-heart
MP3: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/spc118_nevergivealltheheart_mtd.mp3
Duration: 1:04

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Post by TriciaG » March 6th, 2013, 11:18 am

Thanks, Mike!
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Post by AlanW » March 7th, 2013, 4:42 am

A slightly different take on Cowley's Wish (Fortnightly Poem)...

My Summer Retreat by George R Sims (1847-1922)
Text URL: https://archive.org/stream/balladsbabylon00simsgoog#page/n150/mode/2up/search/retreat
MP3 URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/spc118_mysummerretreat_aw.mp3
Duration 1:49

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Post by TriciaG » March 7th, 2013, 1:25 pm

Non Sum Qualis Eram Bonae sub Regno Cynarae - OK

Epilogue - OK

My Summer Retreat - OK (and, *snicker*)

Ford o' Kabul River - OK

Never give all the Heart -

- The recording is in stereo. To change all future recordings, go to Edit, Preferences, Devices. Under Recording, change Channels to "1 (Mono)". To fix this one, go to Tracks / Stereo to Mono.

- Volume is low; you need to bring it up about 5 dB. The spikes prevent further amplification.

Here's something you can do: compression. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ3lOTDsN6c
It will squish your spikes so that you can amplify a bit more. :)

My default settings are as follows:
Threshold: -17 dB
Noise Floor: -40 dB
Ratio: 2.5:1
Attack: 0.2
Decay: 1.0
NO checks in the check boxes

After compression, amplify by 5 dB and see how that turns out.

- from about 0.56-1:00 there are noises in the silences (a couple of which are loud). You can just cut them out, as you have plenty of silence at the end. :)
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Post by AlanW » March 8th, 2013, 3:37 am


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Post by TriciaG » March 8th, 2013, 7:48 am

Thank you, Alan!
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Post by TommyMer » March 8th, 2013, 5:13 pm

Hi,

This is Casey's Revenge.

Gutenberg says James Wilson wrote it. In searching for Wilson's birth/date dates, I found that, in truth, the poem was written in 1907 by Grantland Rice, Tennessee born, sports writer -- using the pseudonym, "James Wilson".

I say "by James Wilson" on the recording. I will, if you like, edit to include the Rice info. Thanks, Tom 8-)

source: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18909

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/spc_118_caseysrevenge_tm.mp3

duration: 4:35

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Post by TriciaG » March 8th, 2013, 5:48 pm

Pseudonym is fine. After all, we don't say "Tom Sawyer, written by Samuel Clemens." ;)
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Post by libraryanne » March 9th, 2013, 11:54 am

Serendipitous7 wrote:Mr. Frost's -- The Telephone -- with all the words.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/spc118_telephone_tm.mp3
source: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29345

duration: 1:11

Thank you! Tom 8-)
Serendipitous7 wrote:Hi,

This is Casey's Revenge.

Gutenberg says James Wilson wrote it. In searching for Wilson's birth/date dates, I found that, in truth, the poem was written in 1907 by Grantland Rice, Tennessee born, sports writer -- using the pseudonym, "James Wilson".

I say "by James Wilson" on the recording. I will, if you like, edit to include the Rice info. Thanks, Tom 8-)

source: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18909

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/spc_118_caseysrevenge_tm.mp3

duration: 4:35


Both these poems are PL OK! Excellent readings! :clap:

Betty

MW updated momentarily.

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Post by libraryanne » March 10th, 2013, 6:21 am

Mike001 wrote:Heigh-ho, I haven't recorded anything for awhile and this could be awful, but here 'tis.

"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

by

T. S. Eliot (1888 – 1965)

Runtime: 7:34

Text: http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poems/love-song-j-alfred-prufrock
MP3: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/spc118_lovesongprufrock_mtd.mp3

I listened through and I don't think I made any errors.

The "downed" in "in the lamplight, downed with light brown hair!" came out a bit Northern Irish. I don't know why, because I've never lived there. But I guess everyone knows what I meant.

I think I probably overdid the expressiveness and characterisation -- that's probably down to my having drunk some cider beforehand -- Eliot himself reads it very "flat":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAO3QTU4PzY

But maybe it'll do as an interpretation.


I've PL'ed this poem and it's in stereo, not mono, Aside from this the reading is very fine. I didn't find it overdone.


Betty

MW updated in a minute. :)

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Post by TriciaG » March 10th, 2013, 11:42 am

Thank you, Betty, for PL'ing!

Thanks, Heidi, for the submissions. 8-)
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Post by Mike001 » March 11th, 2013, 12:03 pm

libraryanne wrote: I've PL'ed this poem and it's in stereo, not mono, Aside from this the reading is very fine. I didn't find it overdone.
Thank you.

I checked the export settings. I've definitely got "mono" selected now -- maybe that had got moved. I exported the file to MP3 again, and if I import it into iTunes I can see that it says "mono" on the information sheet.

I've uploaded again.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/spc118_the_love_song_of_j_alfred_prufrock_mtd.mp3

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