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Post by silverquill » September 14th, 2019, 11:18 pm

Selected Poems by Robert Frost (1874 - 1963).

These are poems selected by the publisher, Henry Holt & Company reprinted from "Mountain Interval" "North of Boston" and "A Boy's Will." Included are some of Robert Frost's best known poems such as "Mending Wall" and "The Road Not Taken," but also some of his longer poems that are dialogs, or conversations. ( Larry Wilson)
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Post by silverquill » September 14th, 2019, 11:20 pm

This book is divided in to eight sections.
I will take eight, and Kevin S will take 8.
We may add a few more voices for some of the conversational poems.
~ Larry

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Post by KevinS » September 15th, 2019, 1:18 am

My secret to reading Frost is to drink maple syrup beforehand, but not too much; he isn't that sweet. In fact, I may switch to mulled cider.
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Post by silverquill » September 15th, 2019, 5:13 am

KevinS wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 1:18 am
My secret to reading Frost is to drink maple syrup beforehand, but not too much; he isn't that sweet. In fact, I may switch to mulled cider.
Com'n over! We have a maple sugaring house almost within walking distance, and we always have the real stuff on the table. How 'but some apple cider donuts to go with the drink It will soon be time for that on chilly autumn evenings.
~ Larry

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Post by alg1001 » September 15th, 2019, 6:28 pm

Hi Larry,
It is setup now. Do you have a proof listener?
Cheers!
Amy

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Post by silverquill » September 15th, 2019, 7:15 pm

Thanks, Amy!

Why don't you put KevinS in as DPL
We'll proof each other's sections, if that's okay.
We may do some as duets, or may bring another voice for some, and can adjust the MW accordingly.

This should be easier for you than Aesop's Fables -- like 8 sections vs 189. :lol:
~ Larry

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Post by KevinS » September 15th, 2019, 9:12 pm

Section One

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/selectedpoems_01_frost_128kb.mp3

2:56

So, I think of you as the boss of the project and I want to record as you wish it. So please have a listen and take a critical view. Pacing, tone, length of silences, etc. etc. are all up for review.

I won't be recording more until you decide if you'd like to do some as duets and/or bring in other voices.
Drop and roll!

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Post by silverquill » September 15th, 2019, 9:35 pm

KevinS wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 9:12 pm
Section One

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/selectedpoems_01_frost_128kb.mp3

2:56

So, I think of you as the boss of the project and I want to record as you wish it. So please have a listen and take a critical view. Pacing, tone, length of silences, etc. etc. are all up for review.

I won't be recording more until you decide if you'd like to do some as duets and/or bring in other voices.
Not the boss, just taking the lead in our joint project! :D

I think this is just perfect, so please carry on. :clap:

I may lag behind a bit, and I need to go over the poems where we might need another voice before I go too far down the "road not taken."
~ Larry

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Post by libraryanne » September 16th, 2019, 5:16 am

Just popping in this thread to say that I'm eagerly awaiting the completion of this project so I can listen to it then.

Cheers,
Betty

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Post by KevinS » September 16th, 2019, 6:56 am

libraryanne wrote:
September 16th, 2019, 5:16 am
Just popping in this thread to say that I'm eagerly awaiting the completion of this project so I can listen to it then.

Cheers,
Betty
That's very kind of you to say.

You'll enjoy the even-numbered sections best!
Drop and roll!

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Post by KevinS » September 16th, 2019, 2:34 pm

Hahaha! You have to watch out for Gutenberg!

"How Love bums through the Putting in the Seed"
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Post by KevinS » September 16th, 2019, 2:58 pm

Drop and roll!

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Post by alg1001 » September 17th, 2019, 6:59 pm

Kevin is added as DPL. I am going to put you two in Going Solo.
Have a good night!
Amy :)

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Post by KevinS » September 17th, 2019, 7:18 pm

alg1001 wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Kevin is added as DPL. I am going to put you two in Going Solo.
Have a good night!
Amy :)
Thank you!
Drop and roll!

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Post by silverquill » November 15th, 2019, 11:09 pm

Just checking in to say that with my Edwin Markham solo in the catalog, I will turn my attention to getting this one completed. Kevin, I will PM you about the poems I'd like to do with other voices. NemorR and bluechien are up for joining in, but I need to go through all of the parts again.

~Larry
~ Larry

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