[COMPLETE]SOLO - Digger Smith, by Clarence James Dennis - kit

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 3rd, 2019, 2:32 am

SOLO - Digger Smith, by Clarence James Dennis (1876 - 1938).

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project https://librivox.org/digger-smith-by-c-j-dennis/
“Digger Smith” is a series of narrative poems about an Australian soldier coming home in the closing months of the Great War minus a leg and with “ANZAC eyes” ... what a later war would call “The Thousand Yard Stare”.

Despite his post-traumatic stress disorder, Digger Smith sets about ministering to everybody’s troubles but his own ... his internal conviction that his amputee status will make him seem “half a man” in the eyes of the lady love he left behind when he went off to the War.

Oh Digger Smith, how little faith you have in woman...

(Summary by Son of the Exiles)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/cu31924013248509
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of Digger Smith. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "Digger Smith, by C. J. Dennis. [Chapter]"


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    • "Chapter [number] of Digger Smith by C. J. Dennis. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Digger Smith, by C. J. Dennis. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename diggersmith_##_dennis_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. diggersmith_01_dennis_128kb.mp3)

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Last edited by SonOfTheExiles on April 3rd, 2019, 9:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 3rd, 2019, 2:37 am

Elizabby has consented to be PL to this project, so I am looking for an MC.

Force Nine Warning (Beaufort Scale) for strong Australian accents. ;)


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Post by Kitty » April 3rd, 2019, 3:20 am

cannot let a mate hang there ;) I just catalogued one project, so I may as well take on another one.

MW coming up soon.

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » April 3rd, 2019, 3:25 am

MW up and ready to filled out :)

Have fun guys. And try to keep the Beaufort Scale on a bearable level :lol:

let's wait for Beth to show up and then I move us over to going solo

Sonia

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Post by annise » April 3rd, 2019, 4:48 am

Please, Please say C. J. Dennis. :D

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 3rd, 2019, 10:15 pm

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Post by Elizabby » April 3rd, 2019, 10:52 pm

Subscribing to the thread!

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Post by Elizabby » April 3rd, 2019, 11:53 pm

Chapter 1 is PL OK!

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 4th, 2019, 12:01 am

One down, twelve to go!

Meanwhile, Sonia's indoctrination into the Australian accent continues apace. :mrgreen:

I don't mean to paraphrase "Duck Dodgers in the Twenty-Fourth-and-a-Half-Century", but I have this sudden urge to address her as "Well, Eager Young Speech Cadet..." :wink:


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Post by Kitty » April 4th, 2019, 1:31 am

ok Beth is on board, then I ship us over to Going Solo...

and yes Chris, I'll keep learning Australianisms 8-)

Sonia

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 4th, 2019, 5:41 pm

Chapter 2 - Dummy Bridge completed. https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/diggersmith_02_dennis_128kb.mp3

"500" was always my card-game, rather than Bridge. I think it was fair to say that "500" was Australia's national card game at least up until 1990. WE used to play it at work in a factory during lunchtime in 1986.

The Joker card, usually a stockinged court-jester in other countries (hence his nickname "Hairy Legs"), was often referred to as "The Bird" amongst Australian "500" players.

This is why: https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/awm-media/collection/REL/03795/screen/3842277.JPG
(That's the "Laughing Kookaburra" Joker).

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Post by Elizabby » April 5th, 2019, 12:14 am

I love 500! Played it all through university!

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 5th, 2019, 12:42 am

I have an app on my Iphone: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/ultimate-500/id641417505?mt=8

Rainbow Lorikeets versus Corellas. ;)

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 5th, 2019, 5:30 pm

Chapter 3 - Dad completed.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/diggersmith_03_dennis_128kb.mp3

Different Dad, same cantankerousness. :roll:


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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 6th, 2019, 10:03 pm

Chapter 4 - Digger Smith completed.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/diggersmith_04_dennis_128kb.mp3


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