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bletheringape
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Post by bletheringape » October 12th, 2020, 8:23 am

Hello LibriVoxers,

Longtime fan and listener here, writing this primarily to thank everyone for the exceptional readings I’ve heard over the years! Finding this place was like a miracle. I was having trouble starting “The Brothers Karamazov” about a decade ago, somehow stumbled upon the first version of it here and ended up listening the whole way through. I’ve found lots of gold here ever since, most of it stuff I never would have found on my own, so I’m mighty grateful to the whole group for all the work and love that goes into this.

I’m a musician of sorts and recently started fusing the music I make with some of my favorite LibriVox recordings and old movies from archive.org (mostly). What resulted is an ongoing visual album I call “a plague on words”. It’s all free; this is just something I love/am compelled to do and I wanted to share it here, especially with those whose voices shaped the feeling and meaning of the album in ways I couldn’t have imagined. I’ll send thank yous through the proper channels, but for anyone curious, the videos can all be found here: https://archive.org/details/@bletheringape
I’ll be adding part four there next week and premiering it on YouTube on Saturday, October 24th at 9:00 PM EST: https://youtu.be/p-QNDz28opQ

I'd certainly like to contribute to the readings here at some point. The only book I’ve really read from aloud is Finnegans Wake (which I do for nearly an hour in part two), so maybe a bit of that. I’ll see what’s out there.

Thanks again to everyone in this community for all that you do!


Brian / blethering ape

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Post by philchenevert » October 14th, 2020, 7:37 am

Hi Brian. It seems that you have recorded for LibriVox before? or did you just read that part of the book to yourself? Either way we are glad you are here and hope you have fun. Ask if anything is confusing. Oh, and Petunia, our LibriVox penguin welcomes you too with her special dance Image
Eager to get started recording? Follow these 7 steps to recording! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKLWam9cfVo&t=74s

Who walked off with our LibriVox limbo stick! Seriously, how low can you go.

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Post by bletheringape » October 14th, 2020, 8:12 am

Thanks so much for the welcome, Phil (and Petunia)! I haven't recorded for LibriVox yet, but will definitely be doing so one of these days. I'm mainly a devotee of Finnegans Wake and have done live readings and recorded for a global project called Waywords and Meansigns. My contributions there can be found here. I'll see if I can find some weird hard-to-read books in the public domain that suit my fancy!
"Loud, heap miseries upon us yet entwine our arts with laughters low."

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Post by philchenevert » October 14th, 2020, 9:11 am

Well Finnegan'sWake is certainly not an easy read. Here is a video on gettting started recording for us if you are so inclined https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKLWam9cfVo&t=74s
Eager to get started recording? Follow these 7 steps to recording! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKLWam9cfVo&t=74s

Who walked off with our LibriVox limbo stick! Seriously, how low can you go.

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