COMPLETE: Weekly poetry: What think you - PO/ks

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gypsygirl
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Post by gypsygirl » April 30th, 2007, 4:30 pm

All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/what-think-you-i-take-my-pen-in-hand-by-walt-whitman/

What think You I take my Pen in Hand?
by Walt Whitman

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

This week's poem can be found at: http://www.bartleby.com/142/60.html

Begin by reading the abbreviated LibriVox disclaimer:
What think You I take my Pen in Hand? by Walt Whitman, read for LibriVox.org by [your name]
Adding, if you wish, date, location, or your personal url.


Then the poem:

WHAT think you I take my pen in hand to record?
The battle-ship, perfect-model’d, majestic, that I saw pass the offing to-day under full sail?
The splendors of the past day? Or the splendor of the night that envelopes me?
Or the vaunted glory and growth of the great city spread around me?—No;
But I record of two simple men I saw to-day, on the pier, in the midst of the crowd, parting the parting of dear friends;
The one to remain hung on the other’s neck, and passionately kiss’d him,
While the one to depart, tightly prest the one to remain in his arms.
At the End say:

End of poem. This recording is in the public domain.
Please leave a few seconds of silence at the end of your recording.

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

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

ID-3 tags:
Title: What think you I take my pen in hand? - Read by [YOUR INITIALS]
Artist: Walt Whitman
Album: LibriVox Weekly Poetry
Comments: (optional) Recorded by [your name]

Please be sure that your recording software is set to the following technical specifications:
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44100 kHz

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 file in this thread.

If you do not have your own server space, please use one of the following methods of sending files:
www.mediafire.com
www.yousendit.com - (Please send file to yourself and post link here.)
www.gigasize.com

When you post your link, please include your name as you would like it credited on the catalogue page and any URL by which you would like it accompanied. (Note: This is necessary only if your information is not yet in the wiki: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/ListOfReadersCatalogNames)

If you wish to contribute, please have your readings submitted by 10:00 P.M. CST Saturday, May 5th.

(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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Post by jayrudman » April 30th, 2007, 7:42 pm

Still trying to get the hang of reading for LibriVox. Nonetheless, thoroughly enjoyed the poem.

http://www.mediafire.com/?82mwendyyd2

Jay Rudman
www.NoteworthyNotes.com

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Post by redarm1 » April 30th, 2007, 9:28 pm

Please let me know how I did. This is my first recording.

Link to file : http://www.yousendit.com/download/WUJaTXRXRSs5NVUwTVE9PQ


Thanks
Travis
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Post by JBrenn » May 1st, 2007, 12:17 am

Here's my Whitman cover:

File: http://www.mediafire.com/?9zedzkgm3nk
Length: 53s
Size: 834KB
“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” ― Socrates
“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” ― Albert Einstein

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Post by raging river » May 1st, 2007, 3:28 am

It's my first recording. I'd like to thank all the people who made this thrilling experience possible, starting with Homer...

Sorry, I know my computer had a bit of noise during the recording. I suppose I could have edited it out or rerecorded it or something, but, well, I didn't. I quite liked the poem and wanted to give this whole thing a whirl, so it's please take it as a rough draft.

Here goes.

http://download.yousendit.com/FF9A4EAD4CE31F49

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Post by gypsygirl » May 1st, 2007, 4:26 am

jayrudman wrote:Still trying to get the hang of reading for LibriVox. Nonetheless, thoroughly enjoyed the poem.

http://www.mediafire.com/?82mwendyyd2

Looks and sounds good.
jayrudman wrote:Jay Rudman
www.NoteworthyNotes.com
Are these the name and url you'd like listed in the catalogue?
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Post by gypsygirl » May 1st, 2007, 4:33 am

redarm1 wrote:Please let me know how I did. This is my first recording.

Link to file : http://www.yousendit.com/download/WUJaTXRXRSs5NVUwTVE9PQ


Thanks
Travis
redarm1@gmail.com
Thanks, Travis. Sounds good. Only one change to your ID3 tags... full name, if you choose to add it, goes in the comments. The title just includes initials.

Shall I use the name and url in your sig for the catalogue, or would you like to be listed differently?
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Post by gypsygirl » May 1st, 2007, 4:36 am

JBrenn wrote:Here's my Whitman cover:

File: http://www.mediafire.com/?9zedzkgm3nk
Length: 53s
Size: 834KB
Got it, JBrenn, thanks.
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Post by gypsygirl » May 1st, 2007, 4:38 am

raging river wrote:It's my first recording. I'd like to thank all the people who made this thrilling experience possible, starting with Homer...

Sorry, I know my computer had a bit of noise during the recording. I suppose I could have edited it out or rerecorded it or something, but, well, I didn't. I quite liked the poem and wanted to give this whole thing a whirl, so it's please take it as a rough draft.

Here goes.

http://download.yousendit.com/FF9A4EAD4CE31F49
As you say, there's a bit of white noise in the recording, but I didn't find it disturbing or distracting. It's up to you if you want to re-record or do any further editing on it. :)

For the future, please note that filenames should be entirely in lower case (including initials).
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Post by jayrudman » May 1st, 2007, 7:11 am

Yes please, feel free to use the following for the catalogue:

name: Jay Rudman
URL: www.NoteworthyNotes.com

Thank you.

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Post by redarm1 » May 1st, 2007, 10:42 am

Thanks, Travis. Sounds good. Only one change to your ID3 tags... full name, if you choose to add it, goes in the comments. The title just includes initials.

Shall I use the name and url in your sig for the catalogue, or would you like to be listed differently?
It really dosent matter how I am listed, I am not in it for the prestige :lol:

And Thanks for the edit.
Travis
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Post by gypsygirl » May 1st, 2007, 12:32 pm

redarm1 wrote:
Thanks, Travis. Sounds good. Only one change to your ID3 tags... full name, if you choose to add it, goes in the comments. The title just includes initials.

Shall I use the name and url in your sig for the catalogue, or would you like to be listed differently?
It really dosent matter how I am listed, I am not in it for the prestige :lol:

And Thanks for the edit.
Travis
It may not matter, but I need to put in something. Some people choose to be listed by their username, others by their real name, the choice is yours.
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Post by redarm1 » May 1st, 2007, 12:42 pm

It may not matter, but I need to put in something. Some people choose to be listed by their username, others by their real name, the choice is yours.
In that case, I am who I am, go ahead and Use my name.
Travis E. Phillips.

Thanks Again.
Travis E. Phillips
http://www.anotherfruitloop.com

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Post by gypsygirl » May 1st, 2007, 12:58 pm

redarm1 wrote:
It may not matter, but I need to put in something. Some people choose to be listed by their username, others by their real name, the choice is yours.
In that case, I am who I am, go ahead and Use my name.
Travis E. Phillips.

Thanks Again.
Great, thanks!
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Post by gypsygirl » May 1st, 2007, 1:01 pm

jayrudman wrote:Yes please, feel free to use the following for the catalogue:

name: Jay Rudman
URL: www.NoteworthyNotes.com

Thank you.
Thanks, Jay. I've updated your catalogue entry. :)
Karen S.

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