COMPLETE [Weekly Poetry] The Magnet and The Churn by W. S. Gilbert - dl

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Post by aradlaw » April 26th, 2020, 6:08 am

The Magnet and The Churn by W. S. Gilbert (1836 - 1911).

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A bit of frivolity in these trying times. This Weekly Poem is taken from Bab Ballads and Savoy Songs by W. S. Gilbert. ( David Lawrence)
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The Magnet and The Churn by W. S. Gilbert, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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Then read the poem:
A magnet hung in a hardware shop,
And all around was a loving crop
Of scissors and needles, nails and knives,
Offering love for all their lives;
But for iron the magnet felt no whim,
Though he charmed iron, it charmed not him,
From needles and nails and knives he'd turn,
For he'd set his love on a Silver Churn!
His most æsthetic,
Very magnetic
Fancy took this turn—
"If I can wheedle
A knife or needle,
Why not a Silver Churn?"

And Iron and Steel expressed surprise,
The needles opened their well drilled eyes,
The pen-knives felt "shut up," no doubt,
The scissors declared themselves "cut out."
The kettles they boiled with rage, 'tis said,
While every nail went off its head,
And hither and thither began to roam,
Till a hammer came up—and drove it home,
While this magnetic
Peripatetic
Lover he lived to learn,
By no endeavor,
Can Magnet ever
Attract a Silver Churn!


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Post by TheKanadian » April 26th, 2020, 9:21 am

I completed the weekly poem, it is my first ever attempt at a recorded reading (other than the 1 minute test), so this is a big moment for me.


File duration: 01:31

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/magnetchurn_gilbert_TDH_128kb.mp3


Name as I would like it on the catalog page: Tomas Dorrington-Hardin

I hope it's good

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Post by Horner94 » April 26th, 2020, 9:44 am

Hello,
Here is my attempt: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/magnetchurn_gilbert_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:32

Many thanks,
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Post by aradlaw » April 26th, 2020, 9:50 am

Welcome to Librivox Tomas, good first reading. :D

Just a couple of comments,
- at 1:15 you've read "Lover lived to learn," the text reads "Lover he lived to learn," (we strive for word perfect in these poetry readings) we can edit your file if you wish.
- the initials in the filename should be lowercase. :wink:
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Post by aradlaw » April 26th, 2020, 10:08 am

Thank you Chad. :thumbs:
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Post by TheKanadian » April 26th, 2020, 11:33 am

Okay, I'm 98% sure I've gotten it right this time.


Duration: 1m33s


https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/magnetchurn_gilbert_tdh_128kb.mp3

Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it!
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Post by aradlaw » April 27th, 2020, 7:38 am

Thanks for the edits Tomas, now PL OK. :thumbs:

Thank you Graham. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » April 27th, 2020, 8:30 am

Here is my reading this week, could someone PL please?
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/magnetchurn_gilbert_dl_128kb.mp3
1:30
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Post by edunla7721 » April 27th, 2020, 8:30 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/magnetchurn_gilbert_ejd_128kb.mp3

First time posting - hope this works!

1:13
by Emily

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Post by brucek » April 27th, 2020, 8:36 am

aradlaw wrote:
April 27th, 2020, 8:30 am
Here is my reading this week, could someone PL please?
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/magnetchurn_gilbert_dl_128kb.mp3
1:30
Hi David,

Your reading is PL OK. :)

~~~~~
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Post by pschempf » April 27th, 2020, 4:57 pm

David -

We can all use a bit of humor these days _

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/magnetchurn_gilbert_ps_128kb.mp3
Track length: 1:29

Thank you.
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Post by aradlaw » April 27th, 2020, 7:39 pm

edunla7721 wrote:
April 27th, 2020, 8:30 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/magnetchurn_gilbert_ejd_128kb.mp3

First time posting - hope this works!

1:13
by Emily
Welcome to LibriVox Emily :D good first reading.
Just one item to fix, the volume is low at 84.3 dB, you should aim for your waveforms to peak near the 0.5 mark, like this:

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Post by aradlaw » April 27th, 2020, 7:39 pm

Thank you Phil. :thumbs:
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Post by SouCS » April 28th, 2020, 6:00 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/magnetchurn_gilbert_scs_128kb.mp3

Duration- 01:18

First attempt at Weekly poetry and first recording after 1-minute-test. Hope its not too bad!

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