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timdrussell
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Post by timdrussell » April 29th, 2018, 12:52 pm

Hi all,

I happened upon Librivox looking for audio recordings of poet Vachel Lindsay's works. Among other things central-Illinois-related, Lindsay wrote a book (his only one, actually) titled "The Golden Book of Springfield". The book, maybe you know or maybe you don't, predicts that a golden age of art and culture for Springfield, Illinois, and the US will begin starting in 2018, and that it'll all begin in Springfield. A life-long resident of Springfield, I'm a member of an art group here named The Pharmacy Gallery & Art Space. That's the reason I went looking for the audio clips of Lindsay's work: for custom dance music I'm composing for our June 8th art exhibition and after-party we're calling "Golden Age". The music is done now, actually, and I've posted it online here:

https://soundcloud.com/timothysounds/sets/golden-age

...and here:

https://timothysounds.bandcamp.com/album/golden-age

So, thanks to the existence of Librivox, I was able to compose such music for this special occasion. I would also like to let ChuckW (the volunteer who reads "The Golden Book") know that I have used his voice throughout the music. Chuck, if you see this message, thank you very much!

Keep up the good works....
:clap:

Regards,
Timothy Russell

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Post by msfry » April 30th, 2018, 8:17 am

Hi, Timothy. Interesting comments! I have let ChuckW know you posted this message here.
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Post by ChuckW » May 2nd, 2018, 7:52 pm

timdrussell wrote:
April 29th, 2018, 12:52 pm
Hi all,

I happened upon Librivox looking for audio recordings of poet Vachel Lindsay's works. Among other things central-Illinois-related, Lindsay wrote a book (his only one, actually) titled "The Golden Book of Springfield". The book, maybe you know or maybe you don't, predicts that a golden age of art and culture for Springfield, Illinois, and the US will begin starting in 2018, and that it'll all begin in Springfield. A life-long resident of Springfield, I'm a member of an art group here named The Pharmacy Gallery & Art Space. That's the reason I went looking for the audio clips of Lindsay's work: for custom dance music I'm composing for our June 8th art exhibition and after-party we're calling "Golden Age". The music is done now, actually, and I've posted it online here:

https://soundcloud.com/timothysounds/sets/golden-age

...and here:

https://timothysounds.bandcamp.com/album/golden-age

So, thanks to the existence of Librivox, I was able to compose such music for this special occasion. I would also like to let ChuckW (the volunteer who reads "The Golden Book") know that I have used his voice throughout the music. Chuck, if you see this message, thank you very much!

Keep up the good works....
:clap:

Regards,
Timothy Russell
Wow, Timothy... I'm flattered! Thank you so much for letting me know about this. This is really quite incredible. :-) I'm honored.

(And for the record, I should have the whole book finished soon. I'm in a rut grading student essays right now, but I'm planning on finishing up the next three chapters soon after.)
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Post by timdrussell » June 6th, 2018, 5:28 am

You're welcome, Chuck! Glad you saw the message. This Golden Age thing of ours here is looking to be a quite a celebration. If you can make it to the Springfield area this Friday night (June 8th) you should stop in! A link to the Facebook event is here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/454915974928698/

The show is free and open to the public. We're trying to make dear old Vachel proud of his hometown, of course. My music that includes your voice begins about 9:30pm.

Anyway, best of fortunes to you on all levels....

Sincerely,
Timothy

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