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Post by SonOfTheExiles » September 18th, 2017, 3:31 pm

Bill & Doreen's Married Life (from "Doreen"), by Clarence James Dennis (1876 - 1938).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/bill-doreens-married-life-by-c-j-dennis/
"Bill & Doreen's Married Life (from "Doreen")" is the sequel to "Bill & Doreen's Courtship" and "Bill & Doreen Get Hitched", the latter two being "Selections from 'The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke'". "Doreen" is a four-poem supplemental publication to the original book of "The Bloke".

"The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke" is a verse novel by Australian novelist and poet C. J. Dennis. The work was first published in book form in 1915 and sold over 60,000 copies in nine editions within the first year. A special pocket edition was even printed for the Australian soldiers in the trenches during the Great War.

"The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke" tells the story of Bill, a larrikin of the Little Lonsdale Street push, who is introduced to a young woman by the name of Doreen. The book chronicles their courtship and marriage, detailing Bill's transformation from a violence-prone gang member to a contented husband and father. (Wikipedia)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/stream/doreende00dennuoft#page/n1/mode/2up
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Last edited by SonOfTheExiles on September 18th, 2017, 10:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » September 18th, 2017, 3:35 pm

The third and final part in the chronicles of Bill & Doreen!

Kilted Dragon and Kitty have already graciously indicated that they'll be back for more, as MC and PL respectively, so awaaay we go!


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Post by KiltedDragon » September 18th, 2017, 6:56 pm

MW all set up.
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » September 18th, 2017, 7:15 pm

Thanks! All set up now.

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Post by Kitty » September 19th, 2017, 9:20 am

checking in to get it on my to-do-mailing list :)

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » October 27th, 2017, 2:43 pm

Chapter 1 - Washing Day completed.
Duration: 5:59


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Post by Kitty » October 28th, 2017, 2:19 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:Chapter 1 - Washing Day completed.
Duration: 5:59
ah finally we're starting with Doreen :) hehe, throughout the poem I thought "so when will he get the hint and go chopping wood" :mrgreen: At some point Doreen was quite threatening ;)

what does "dinkum" mean ? :hmm: Couldn't find that out, although the rest I understood quite well.
Also the final sentence, I do not really get....is he annoyed now, was is sarcastic, or is he really smiling now since he hears about food ? It was a bit ambiguous.

A good start: PL ok

I especially love the extreme voice change you did from rough to very soft when you said "but a woman's made for love". The guy may show a hard outside, but he has a soft interior :mrgreen:

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » October 28th, 2017, 2:33 am

yikes I forgot something, it's not PL ok yet. Your volume is over 93 dB, could you maybe decrease it by 2-3 dB.

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » October 28th, 2017, 3:05 am

"yikes I forgot something, it's not PL ok yet. Your volume is over 93 dB, could you maybe decrease it by 2-3 dB."

I always do that! But surely "He Of The Long Ears" is getting used to it by now? I mean, he has a LOT of cousins in Australia ... have you noticed him using nasal vowels lately?

Reuploaded: https://librivox.org/uploads/kilteddragon/billdoreensmarriedlife_01_dennis_128kb.mp3

"what does "dinkum" mean ? :hmm: Couldn't find that out, although the rest I understood quite well."

I think .... think ... it might be something like the German word "echte".

"Also the final sentence, I do not really get....is he annoyed now, was is sarcastic, or is he really smiling now since he hears about food ? It was a bit ambiguous."

"Strike! I'm marri'd to a woman ... But she never seen me smile."

He is not annoyed, he is not sarcastic. The food is beside the point. He is bemused, and amused ... and he kinda digs her "attitude".



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Post by Kitty » October 28th, 2017, 4:02 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:I always do that! But surely "He Of The Long Ears" is getting used to it by now? I mean, he has a LOT of cousins in Australia ... have you noticed him using nasal vowels lately?
LOL no she isn't much of a talker. And she hasn't claimed any bush-food yet (luckily)

Volume now in acceptable limits. PL ok this time.

I never asked, do you have the replay gain plug for Audacity ? You can check the volume there before you export to mp3
I think .... think ... it might be something like the German word "echte".
yes ok, I thought it would, but I was thinking it might have been a known English word, only written in dialect. Like "shoore" for "sure". And I couldn't find any English word which would fit.
He is not annoyed, he is not sarcastic. The food is beside the point. He is bemused, and amused ... and he kinda digs her "attitude".
yes he was bemused all the time, I wonder if Doreen is so bemused by him LOL also...6 years married and only one child ? :hmm: they surely have been cautious after young Bill's appearance.

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » December 22nd, 2017, 11:08 pm

Chapter 2 - Logic and Spotted Dog completed
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Post by Kitty » December 23rd, 2017, 3:54 am

all right...now in this chapter, I completely disliked Doreen's character. If there's one thing I can't stand it's when people can't apologize when they made a mistake, and can't even admit they made one. :evil: This dialogue brought my blood to boil... I would not have let matters drop like Bill did. That way she will never learn.

well, nevertheless, excellently read :thumbs: What's a spotted dog ? The Aussie version of a hot dog ? :hmm:

Oh and since she already raised such a fuss about an axe, I guess Doreen is not one for letting little Bill alone in the backyard to make his first aquaintance with the infamous redbacks :mrgreen:

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » December 23rd, 2017, 4:56 am

“Spotted Dog” is a sort of pudding, such as one would have for dessert. The British have a similar yet distinct name for it.

As for Doreen ... the smartest thing a man can do, after winning an argument with his wife, is to apologise. :D


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Post by SonOfTheExiles » December 26th, 2017, 5:42 pm

Chapter 3 - Vi'lits completed.
Duration: 6:15
https://librivox.org/uploads/kilteddrag ... _128kb.mp3

Whether in the Dramatic Works or the Poems, everybody seems to be goin' the knuckle on the old SOTE lately. :shock:

Do you know that our esteemed (or should that be "steamed"? :lol:) PL Sonia's character tried some throttling, albeit temporary, on my character in a dramatic work-in-progress recently? :help:

"S.O.T.E." stands for "Son of the Exiles", not "Scum of the Earth", y'know, people! :roll:


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Post by Kitty » December 27th, 2017, 3:53 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:Chapter 3 - Vi'lits completed.
Duration: 6:15
https://librivox.org/uploads/kilteddrag ... _128kb.mp3
well done, I loved this chapter. :clap: Hilarious scene when old Bill gets hit in the teeth by young Bill LOL like father like son. I suppose he counts his blessings that they didn't have a young Doreen...two women ganging up on the father would have been too much.

PL ok. Come on, Chris, let's try to finish this before the new year !
Whether in the Dramatic Works or the Poems, everybody seems to be goin' the knuckle on the old SOTE lately. :shock:
Do you know that our esteemed (or should that be "steamed"? :lol:) PL Sonia's character tried some throttling, albeit temporary, on my character in a dramatic work-in-progress recently? :help:
"S.O.T.E." stands for "Son of the Exiles", not "Scum of the Earth", y'know, people! :roll:
awwww stop mopin' 'n tak it loik a man :mrgreen:

Sonia

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