COMPLETE: Weekly Poetry: Jabberwocky, by Carroll - PO/ll

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Post by LibraryLady » January 20th, 2007, 11:37 pm

The catalog page for this project can be found here: http://librivox.org/jabberwocky-by-lewis-carroll/

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

This week we read Jabberwocky, by Lewis Carroll. The poem can be found online here: http://www.bartleby.com/246/846.html

Thanks to clayjs and metoikos for suggesting this poem and to 12makoto for pointing out that Carroll was born on January 14th and died on January 27th, making this the perfect time to do this classic nonsense poem.

And thanks to metoikos for tracking down these notes on pronunciation for anyone who is interested: http://www76.pair.com/keithlim/jabberwocky/poem/pronunciation.html

Wikipedia also has an extensive article on the poem: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jabberwocky

Jabberwocky
by Lewis Carroll


’T WAS brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!”

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought—
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

“And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”
He chortled in his joy.

’T was brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
At the beginning, read the abbreviated "librivox disclaimer":
"Jabberwocky, by Lewis Carroll, 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. This recording is in the public domain" and leave a few seconds of silence.

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

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

ID3 (version 2) tags:
Title: Jabberwocky - Read by [your initials]
Artist: Lewis Carroll
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

Please check the Recording Notes thread before recording:
http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430
If this is your first recording, you'll also find this useful:
http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/NewbieGuideToRecording

Please post a link to your completed files here in the thread. If you don't have server space, use one of the following free file transfer services: 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. (Note: This is necessary only if your information is not yet in the database)

If you wish to contribute, please have your readings submitted by 10:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, January 27th.

Enjoy!

(And remember, anyone who submits a recording can choose and/or coordinate an upcoming 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)


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Last edited by LibraryLady on January 29th, 2007, 10:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by JemmaBlythe » January 21st, 2007, 9:48 am

Hi Annie

Jabberwocky linked at http://download.yousendit.com/1466FE980F249555

Cheers JemmaBlythe

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Post by sir_darwen » January 21st, 2007, 11:51 am

Hi there!

This is my first contribution to Librivox. :)

Grab it here -> http://darwen.fpage.org/lv/p/jwlc/jabberwocky_carroll_acp.mp3
[size=84][b]"wicked,wicked...jungle is massive!"[/b] - dj general levy[/size]

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Post by ductapeguy » January 21st, 2007, 11:58 am

Here's mine: http://www.mediafire.com/?ceadjzqemzl


I actually did two different interpretations of the poem. The one above is a quiet reflective reading and it is my preference for the catalogue.


I also tried it as a bombastic, over-acted, over the top dramatic reading.
Here it is http://www.mediafire.com/?bmtto15mztd

CC listeners welcome for the two performances.
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Post by LibraryLady » January 21st, 2007, 12:39 pm

JemmaBlythe wrote:Hi Annie

Jabberwocky linked at http://download.yousendit.com/1466FE980F249555

Cheers JemmaBlythe
Wonderful JemmaBlythe, thanks!
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Post by SmokestackJones » January 21st, 2007, 12:39 pm

Hey there,

Well, this one was irresistable. Here's mine:

Jabberwocky

Credit me as Glen Hallstrom. No URL, but an email address: smokestackjones@gmail.com. Enjoy.

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Post by LibraryLady » January 21st, 2007, 12:40 pm

Good job and welcome! How would you like to be listed in the catalog?
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Post by LibraryLady » January 21st, 2007, 12:42 pm

sir_darwen wrote:Hi there!

This is my first contribution to Librivox. :)

Grab it here -> http://darwen.fpage.org/lv/p/jwlc/jabberwocky_carroll_acp.mp3
Thanks sir_darwen and welcome to LV! How would you like your name listed in the catalog?

I noticed that you have some "popping plosives" in your recording that are usually caused by having the microphone too close to your mouth. You might want to read through this for some ideas for how to solve that for your next recording: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/ImproveYourRecording

:)
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Post by LibraryLady » January 21st, 2007, 12:44 pm

ductapeguy wrote:Here's mine: http://www.mediafire.com/?ceadjzqemzl


I actually did two different interpretations of the poem. The one above is a quiet reflective reading and it is my preference for the catalogue.


I also tried it as a bombastic, over-acted, over the top dramatic reading.
Here it is http://www.mediafire.com/?bmtto15mztd

CC listeners welcome for the two performances.
I like both versions Sean but if you want the first one in the catalog, the first one it is. :D
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Post by sir_darwen » January 21st, 2007, 12:45 pm

Thanks LibraryLady! :)

I'm willing to improve the quality of the recording and post a perfect one.
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Post by LibraryLady » January 21st, 2007, 12:58 pm

SmokestackJones wrote:Hey there,

Well, this one was irresistable. Here's mine:

Jabberwocky

Credit me as Glen Hallstrom. No URL, but an email address: smokestackjones@gmail.com. Enjoy.

-SJ
Glen, I'm having trouble getting gigasize to work but I'll keep trying.

In the meantime, do you want me to change your information in the database so that we always list with your email address instead of your URL?
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Post by LibraryLady » January 21st, 2007, 1:00 pm

sir_darwen wrote:Thanks LibraryLady! :)

I'm willing to improve the quality of the recording and post a perfect one.
Well, I didn't mean to make you redo it but if you want to improve your recording you are welcome to do so of course. :) Feel free to ask questions here or in the Need Help forum. I've found that just positioning the mic a little bit above my mouth, sort of in front of my nose, prevents the recording from picking up those puffs of air but still gets good sound quality.
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Post by tahbepet » January 21st, 2007, 2:42 pm

One of my favourite poems ever!!

Here's mine: http://www.mediafire.com/?e4jj42jyyy0

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