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Post by Kitty » October 7th, 2020, 11:23 pm

neecheelok70 wrote:
October 7th, 2020, 12:34 pm
All interesting and wonderfully read! All are PL OK. Jim :thumbs:
thank you, Jim :9:

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Post by Piotrek81 » October 8th, 2020, 2:46 am

Here's something relatively modern, for a change... the wonders of the telephone!


https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume13_105_tappan_128kb.mp3 duration 21:05
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Post by Kitty » October 8th, 2020, 3:58 am

:lol: what fun they had in this parade, I can vividly picture it with all the decorated waggons. Great section and PL ok again, Rita, and we are now officially past the middle of the project :9:

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Post by Kitty » October 8th, 2020, 4:22 am

I'm happy you liked your choices again this time. They were really interesting, I like to see how ordinary life was for people in old times. 8-)

Both sections PL ok. Hope to hear you again in the next one (though that one will be a totally different style :? )

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Post by Kitty » October 8th, 2020, 4:45 am

Piotrek81 wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 2:46 am
Here's something relatively modern, for a change... the wonders of the telephone!
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume13_105_tappan_128kb.mp3 duration 21:05
oh wow yes, this was an interesting section. I loved hearing about all the incidents where the telephone was put to good use. Sad about the heroic girl who died in the flood :( and I got moist hands just by thinking of this skyscraper builder sitting high up in the air with a telephone in his hand :shock:

I only found one small error:

> at 6:26: (p. 519) "if we were to put in a six hundred-pair cable" – you say "six thousand" which is probably too much even for their standards :mrgreen:

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Post by Piotrek81 » October 8th, 2020, 6:26 am

Kitty wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 4:45 am


I only found one small error:

> at 6:26: (p. 519) "if we were to put in a six hundred-pair cable" – you say "six thousand" which is probably too much even for their standards :mrgreen:

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Fixed and re-uploaded :)
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Post by Kitty » October 8th, 2020, 6:32 am

Piotrek81 wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 6:26 am
Fixed and re-uploaded :)
wow a perfect correction, wouldn't hear a difference in sound :thumbs: PL ok now, thanks !

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Post by alanmapstone » October 8th, 2020, 9:32 am

Section 68 - Battle Hymn

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume13_068_tappan_128kb.mp3
2:05

I had to adapt the traditional tune a bit as this version does not contain the usual chorus "Glory! Glory! Hallelujah"
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Post by MegH » October 8th, 2020, 10:44 pm

Kitty wrote:
October 6th, 2020, 2:31 am

my first thought was that the lengths don't match with cutting out the long intro, some seem even longer now, which should not be :hmm: Just to make sure, you did NOT re-record from scratch, right ? I need to know, because otherwise I have to listen to the entire file once more, instead of just Spot PLing. Please let me know to make sure :)

For the other two sections, I still have some notes:

Section 40:

> from 0:16-0:20: between "painting p. 148" and "the difficulties" – 4 seconds of silence feels way too long for a listener, it's always best to keep under 2 seconds, otherwise it sounds a bit dragged out artificially. Could you cut this to 1-1.5 seconds rather ? In the last file you didn't have such a long interval at this point. Maybe that is the reason why the file was longer than before :hmm:

Section 83:

> at 0:15: "painting p. 390" – you say "360" ;)
Hi Sonia,

Thanks for the feedback. As for your concern about the lengths, don't worry. I did not re-record them from scratch. I simply wrote down the times wrong! (Should have been 3:03 and 3:04, not 3:30 and 3:40) I seem to have been suffering from a bit of numerical dyslexia that day. :roll:

In any case, here are the updated files. Hopefully these are all good!

Section 40 https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume13_040_tappan_128kb.mp3 3:00

Section 83 https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume13_083_tappan_128kb.mp3 3:06

And while I have you, here's my first draft of Section 98, with the longform intro. Please let me know if I need to go back and make any edits to that one.

Section 98 https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume13_098_tappan_128kb.mp3 10:32

Thanks again!

Meg

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Post by Kitty » October 9th, 2020, 5:01 am

puts one in a celebration mood :mrgreen: thank you for a perfectly narrated chapter again, Rita. PL ok.

Just careful with the filename, you missed the final 'b' in "128kb" ;) no need to reupload though, I'll change it in the folder.

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Post by Kitty » October 9th, 2020, 5:20 am

alanmapstone wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 9:32 am
Section 68 - Battle Hymn
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume13_068_tappan_128kb.mp3
I had to adapt the traditional tune a bit as this version does not contain the usual chorus "Glory! Glory! Hallelujah"
brilliant rendering, Alan, I love this song so much, and there are so many versions/texts that go on this tune. :9:

It reminds me that I sung one as well for the monthly poetry once. It's Section 25 here in this project: https://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-190-by-various/ I actually used the hallelujah chorus as well :mrgreen: my tempo is a bit different than yours, but I like yours very much. Sometimes the lines seemed too long for me to fit in the tune :lol: so I sound a bit awkward at times. Probably should have done another caesura or a syncopation somewhere that I missed. :hmm: Yours sounds much more fluent. :thumbs:

Totally PL ok. Thanks !

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Post by Kitty » October 9th, 2020, 5:37 am

not so much fun for those who vomited away their headaches in the thin air on that ascent :lol: difficult explorations those were. Ever traipsed there yourself ? I personally am not much of a mountain person but I can appreciate the awe-inspiring grandeur from afar.

And another wonderful narration is in the box, thank you Devorah 8-) flawlessly PL ok again.

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Post by RitaBoutros » October 9th, 2020, 5:38 am

Kitty wrote:
October 9th, 2020, 5:01 am
puts one in a celebration mood :mrgreen: thank you for a perfectly narrated chapter again, Rita. PL ok.

Just careful with the filename, you missed the final 'b' in "128kb" ;) no need to reupload though, I'll change it in the folder.

Thanks

Sonia
Thanks Sonia

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