[COMPLETE] Short Poetry Collection 136 - rap

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Post by Rapunzelina » September 1st, 2014, 12:33 am

LibriVox Short Poetry Collection 136

This project is complete. All audio files can be found at the catalog page: https://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-136-by-various/

This is an open collection of poems for the month of September 2014. When this month is over, another one will be started. Don't despair if the sections are all filled up! I will add more sections as needed. :)
  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 3 poems per person per collection.
    • Poems can be as short as you like, but not longer than 30 minutes (approximately 5000 words). (If you would like to record a longer poem, please discuss it with the MC.)
    • 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.
    • Please read from the text you post! You may not read from another source, as the other source may not be public domain!
    • 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 five seconds of silence.
    • No recordings can be accepted without the LibriVox disclaimer.
  5. AFTER recording:
    ID3 tags: Not needed for this project. (You may put "Recorded by [your name]" in the comments section if you wish)

    Save file as:
    spc136_[poem's title in short form - no leading articles]_[your initials]_128kb.mp3
    Put file name all in lowercase, and the title all in one word (no leading articles - the, a, an, without the square brackets, please, and NO SPACES):
    e.g. spc136_roadnottaken_apc_128kb.mp3

    When submitting, please post in the thread, following this template:
    [Title of Poem] by [Author] (BIRTH-DEATH)
    Text URL:
    Duration:
    MP3 URL:
  6. Upload your completed recording:
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
    http://librivox.org/login/uploader
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    (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: Rapunzelina
    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. Please READ FROM the text you post!
    • The length of your recording in minutes & seconds.
    • 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).
PL Type: Special - Standard PL, plus checking all tech specs including ID tags, file names, volume, background noise, and plosives for new readers. For everyone, follow along with text and check to make sure any deviations from text don't affect rhyme, meter, or meaning.

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Post by LenXZ1 » September 3rd, 2014, 9:19 am

I am trying to send a recording, but for some reason, the uploader is not accepting it. Everything seems to work fine until the upload bar is finished, but then I get the result "null"--no MP3 URL. Is the project not fully opened yet, or is the problem all mine? :?

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Post by Rapunzelina » September 3rd, 2014, 12:33 pm

The uploader should work regardless :hmm:
I don't know what to advise. Just make sure you're following all the steps, choose an MP3 file, choose an MC folder. Maybe it was a one time glitch and it will work next time :?
Which browser are you using?

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Post by chocoholic » September 3rd, 2014, 12:50 pm

Len, what is the name of the file you're uploading? There are 9 files called "spc136_thenag[something odd here]_llw" in Rapunzelina's folder -- are those yours? The last one has a normal name: http://uploads.librivox.org/rapunzelina/spc136_thenagin_llw_128kb.mp3
I'm thinking you might have had non-standard characters in your first attempts, and that's what threw the Uploader off.
Laurie Anne

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Post by LenXZ1 » September 3rd, 2014, 12:53 pm

I finally figured out the problem. The title of the poem has an apostrophe in it; when I removed that apostrophe from the file name, the upload worked. Should have guessed sooner.

This is a folksy, common-sense poem that appealed to me. The poet is practically unknown except for one very popular poem: "House by the Side of the Road."

“Then Ag’in,” by Sam Walter Foss (1858-1911)
Text URL: http://www.public-domain-poetry.com/sam-walter-foss/then-agin-39172
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc136_thenagin_llw_128kb.mp3
Duration: 1:54

Len
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Post by chocoholic » September 3rd, 2014, 12:57 pm

Oh good! I was wondering what a "nagin" was. :lol:
Laurie Anne

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Post by Rapunzelina » September 3rd, 2014, 1:08 pm

Thank you, Laurie Anne and Len! :D

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Post by Rapunzelina » September 3rd, 2014, 2:09 pm

And now "Then Ag’in," in the Magic Window and PL OK! It's funny how it ends with a comma!

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Post by LenXZ1 » September 4th, 2014, 12:04 pm

Here is my second contribution. Love this one! :D

“Finnigin to Flannigan,” by Strickland Gillilan (1869-1954)
Text URL: http://www.yourdailypoem.com/listpoem.jsp?poem_id=675
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc136_finnigintoflannigan_llw_128kb.mp3
Duration: 2:46

This poet also wrote the world's shortest poem, about fleas:
Adam
Had 'em.

Len
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Post by LenXZ1 » September 4th, 2014, 12:42 pm

And here is my final contribution for this collection, a sad plaint featuring an old beggar woman.

“An Old Woman of the Roads,” by Padraic Colum (1881-1972)
Text URL: http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/old-woman-of-the-roads/
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc136_oldwomanofroads_llw_128kb.mp3
Duration: 1:53

Len
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Post by Rapunzelina » September 4th, 2014, 11:39 pm

Thank you, Len! Both added in the MW and PL OK!

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » September 5th, 2014, 9:01 pm

I'm not a financial advisor ... nor do I play one on television ... but the sentiments expressed in this poem from the days of the Western Australian gold rushes in the 1890s are pretty timeless.

The Bursting of the Boom by Henry Lawson (1867-1922)
Text URL: http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry/the-bursting-of-the-boom-0022026
Duration: 4:58
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc136_burstingoftheboom_sote_128kb.mp3

Cheers,
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Post by Algy Pug » September 5th, 2014, 9:24 pm

Here's a cheerful little ditty:

Title: Roads
Author: Edward Thomas (1878–1917)
Text URL: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/248314
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc136_roads_alp_128kb.mp3
Duration: 2:29

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Post by filmmefatale » September 6th, 2014, 12:16 am

Hello! Here is my contribution:

Common Dust by Georgia Douglas Johnson (1880-1966)
Text URL: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/237950
mp3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc136_commondust_amc_128kb.mp3
Duration: 0:59

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Post by Rapunzelina » September 6th, 2014, 4:25 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:The Bursting of the Boom by Henry Lawson (1867-1922)
Text URL: http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry/the-bursting-of-the-boom-0022026
Duration: 4:58
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc136_burstingoftheboom_sote_128kb.mp3
Algy Pug wrote:Title: Roads
Author: Edward Thomas (1878–1917)
Text URL: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/248314
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc136_roads_alp_128kb.mp3
Duration: 2:29
Thank you for the contributions! Both have been added in the Magic Window
filmmefatale wrote:Hello! Here is my contribution:

Common Dust by Georgia Douglas Johnson (1880-1966)
Text URL: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/237950
mp3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc136_commondust_amc_128kb.mp3
Duration: 0:59
Thank you! I couldn't find clear evidence that it is in the public domain. When was it published?

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