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Post by hugh » January 15th, 2006, 2:37 pm

actually, the expected increase in traffic has not materialized ... odd... maybe they don't read in LA? (heh heh...sorry paula et al!)

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Post by kayray » January 15th, 2006, 3:03 pm

Heehee!!! It's possible!

The article *is* in an odd section -- business, then technology. I've never read a "business" section of a newspaper in my life, so I'd certainly have missed it.

I got a phone call from an author in Vista (nearby town) who said he was interested in having us (me?) read his newly-published book... I asked him to email me further info.

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Post by hugh » January 15th, 2006, 3:20 pm

it's all coming together!!

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Post by Kristen » January 15th, 2006, 4:12 pm

alexfoster wrote:On the other end of the scale are readings that sound as if they come from your worst nightmare of community theater ? either monotone or way over the top.
How many of us read this and thought "Is that my reading he is referring to?" I know I certainly did. For all I can judge about my own readings, I'm probably over-the-top monotone.

Congrats on a really great article. We're stars, we are!
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Post by Stephan » January 15th, 2006, 4:35 pm

Thing is, with LA Times having us, will not other papers be anxious to have a story about that cool dot.org hype thing too? Hehehe, come on papers. We are ready. Time to prepare a press-kit, Hugh. Muahahaha!

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Post by ceastman » January 15th, 2006, 5:24 pm

I must say that having an in-print story about Librivox is REALLY cool. And that's a great picture, Kara!

I know what you mean about thinking, "Is that my recording?" wrt monotone/over-the-top. (Admittedly, I've only got one on the site so far - and I'd actually like to redo it completely one of these days!) But hey, practice practice practice.

Yay Librivox!!!!

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Post by GordMackenzie » January 15th, 2006, 8:32 pm

Kristen wrote:
alexfoster wrote:On the other end of the scale are readings that sound as if they come from your worst nightmare of community theater ? either monotone or way over the top.
How many of us read this and thought "Is that my reading he is referring to?" I know I certainly did. For all I can judge about my own readings, I'm probably over-the-top monotone.

Congrats on a really great article. We're stars, we are!
It's a nice article, and a great picture of Kara! Alex gets totally appropriate kudos (move over BBC!)!

But Kristen, please... you know full well that the "worst nightmare of community theater ... way over the top" award goes to yours truly!!! (If I could just get Hugh to stop suggesting people listen to that Frankenstein bit ... "cuuursed, currrrssseeed creator!") :P
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Post by hugh » January 16th, 2006, 1:24 pm

print news readers are not necessarily most tech savvy. hence low turn out. many emails to us saying: how can i help? how do i listen? itunes does not work!

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Post by pberinstein » January 16th, 2006, 6:22 pm

I got a Frappr private message from a woman who claims to live in LA who says she doesn't know where to start and wants to work with me. However, her Frappr location appears to be off the West African coast in the middle of the ocean. I'm a little worried that this might not actually be legit and am not ready to suggest getting together. Any suggestions?
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Post by thistlechick » January 16th, 2006, 7:29 pm

"getting together" might be as simple as a few emails or an IM session...
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Post by pberinstein » January 16th, 2006, 7:48 pm

I thought she'd probably want to record with my equipment. Otherwise, she shouldn't really need me. She can find how-to stuff here. Right?
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Post by kayray » January 16th, 2006, 8:36 pm

Oh, I've had shy newbies email me privately for help. It's *possible* she's legit. But, I wouldn't give her your home address quite yet if I were you ;-)
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