COMPLETE Slabs of the Sunburnt West, by Carl Sandburg-mas

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VfkaBT
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Post by VfkaBT » December 21st, 2017, 8:52 am

Slabs of the Sunburnt West, by Carl Sandburg (1878 - 1967).


This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/slabs-of-the-sunbu ... -sandburg/

Thirty-two poems about life in the American Midwest, focusing on the city of Chicago, Illinois. ( Matt Pierard)
  1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
  2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
  4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/slabsofsunburntw00sand
  5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

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  6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  7. DURING recording:
    • No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    • At the beginning of the recording, read the abbreviated "LibriVox disclaimer":
      "[poem title], from Slabs of the Sunburnt West by Carl Sandburg read for LibriVox.org" by [your name], adding date, location, your personal URL, etc., if you wish."
    • END of recording
      • At the end of the poem say:
        "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain.
      • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
        "End of Slabs of the Sunburnt West by Carl Sandburg. "
    Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. AFTER recording
    Need noise-cleaning?
    Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
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    sunburntwest_##_sandburg_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. sunburntwest_01_sandburg_128kb.mp3)
  9. Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 22nd, 2017, 6:02 pm

I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.
MaryAnn

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Post by NemoR » December 22nd, 2017, 6:34 pm

Hey Matt,

I may be jumping the gun here a bit, and I don't know if you planned on doing some of these yourself, but this is such a great find I had to jump in!

If OK, I'd like to claim these sections:

And So Today
Black Horizons
Upstream
Beat Old Heart
Improved Farm Land

Thank you,

Nemo
Nemo

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The pure-hearted one, having clarity of vision,
Being freed from all sense-desires,
Is not born again into this world.’

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Post by bluechien » December 22nd, 2017, 6:40 pm

Matt, for any poems you did not want to claim yourself or have other ideas for, could you please sign me up for these?

2, 7, 11, 16, 18, 19, 24, 25
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Washington Monument by Night
Four Steichen Prints
At the Gates of Tombs
Crossing the Paces
Caligari
Feather Lights
Ambassadors of Grief
Without the Cane and the Derby


Thanks for any of these if so it goes. :D
Eva D
PLers: pls correct pronunciation!

“But take my advice, when you meet anything that's going to be human and isn't yet, or used to be human once and isn't now, or ought to be human and isn't, you keep your eyes on it and feel for your hatchet.”

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Post by VfkaBT » December 23rd, 2017, 12:36 am

Titles and readers added to the MW. Thanks to readers and MaryAnn too. :)
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Post by bluechien » December 25th, 2017, 11:51 am

I should have a few to upload soon. In the meantime, could I pick up a few more?

13, 22, 26, 30, 31

Thank you! :)
Eva D
PLers: pls correct pronunciation!

“But take my advice, when you meet anything that's going to be human and isn't yet, or used to be human once and isn't now, or ought to be human and isn't, you keep your eyes on it and feel for your hatchet.”

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Post by NemoR » December 25th, 2017, 12:07 pm

Hey Matt,

About to start recording, but could I take a few more of these please:

20 Pearl Horizons
21 Hoof Dusk
32 Slabs of the Sunburnt West

Thank you!

Nemo
Nemo

‘By not holding to fixed views,
The pure-hearted one, having clarity of vision,
Being freed from all sense-desires,
Is not born again into this world.’

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Post by VfkaBT » December 26th, 2017, 9:15 am

Additional sections assigned; thanks!
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Post by bluechien » December 26th, 2017, 10:16 pm

Eva D
PLers: pls correct pronunciation!

“But take my advice, when you meet anything that's going to be human and isn't yet, or used to be human once and isn't now, or ought to be human and isn't, you keep your eyes on it and feel for your hatchet.”

NemoR
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Post by NemoR » December 26th, 2017, 11:21 pm

Nemo

‘By not holding to fixed views,
The pure-hearted one, having clarity of vision,
Being freed from all sense-desires,
Is not born again into this world.’

bluechien
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Post by bluechien » December 27th, 2017, 12:58 am

Eva D
PLers: pls correct pronunciation!

“But take my advice, when you meet anything that's going to be human and isn't yet, or used to be human once and isn't now, or ought to be human and isn't, you keep your eyes on it and feel for your hatchet.”

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Post by NemoR » December 27th, 2017, 1:03 am

And to finish this project up for assignments, can I claim the remaining open sections:

5 Sea Slant
10 Moon Riders
12 Hazardous Occupations
17 Couples
29 Hell on the Wabash

Thanks!

Nemo
Nemo

‘By not holding to fixed views,
The pure-hearted one, having clarity of vision,
Being freed from all sense-desires,
Is not born again into this world.’

VfkaBT
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Post by VfkaBT » December 27th, 2017, 10:21 am

MW updated with poems, times, and PL ready notices.
8-)
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Post by HZFerr » December 27th, 2017, 3:07 pm

I claim DPL. :D

PL OK for:

sect 1 The Windy City
sect 3 And So To-day
Last edited by HZFerr on December 27th, 2017, 3:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by bluechien » December 27th, 2017, 3:35 pm

Thank you, Helen! :9: :thumbs:
Eva D
PLers: pls correct pronunciation!

“But take my advice, when you meet anything that's going to be human and isn't yet, or used to be human once and isn't now, or ought to be human and isn't, you keep your eyes on it and feel for your hatchet.”

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