Coffee Break Collection #32 - WILDERNESS - Lt

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Post by williamjones » May 14th, 2021, 8:36 pm

williamjones wrote:
May 14th, 2021, 8:32 pm
msfry wrote:
May 14th, 2021, 6:41 am
williamjones wrote:
May 14th, 2021, 5:13 am
Uploaded CALL OF THE WILD ANSWERED by William MacMillan
(c) 1922
https://archive.org/details/northlandstories00macm/page/62/mode/2up 11:08
Link, please.
Link:
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc32_ranierdiscovered_wj_128kb.mp3 11:09
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My doctor asked whether anyone in my family suffers from mental illness.
I said: "No, we all seem to enjoy it."

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Post by msfry » May 14th, 2021, 8:49 pm

williamjones wrote:
May 14th, 2021, 8:21 pm

Thanks for catching these faux pas.
I hope I interpreted your instructions correctly as to the Intro and Outro.
I corrected the stumble on "rear admirable", but I gotta stick by my guns on the "pastry/pasty" wording.

wikipedia
Pasty
A pasty is a British baked pastry, a traditional variety of which is particularly associated with Cornwall, United Kingdom.

Appears in source text as:
"...part of which was a venison pasty."
Again, please provide me the link to your file, with corrected time. You should do this every time you submit your file.
Michele Fry, CC
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Post by williamjones » May 14th, 2021, 8:51 pm

msfry wrote:
May 14th, 2021, 8:49 pm
williamjones wrote:
May 14th, 2021, 8:21 pm

Thanks for catching these faux pas.
I hope I interpreted your instructions correctly as to the Intro and Outro.
I corrected the stumble on "rear admirable", but I gotta stick by my guns on the "pastry/pasty" wording.

wikipedia
Pasty
A pasty is a British baked pastry, a traditional variety of which is particularly associated with Cornwall, United Kingdom.

Appears in source text as:
"...part of which was a venison pasty."
Again, please provide me the link to your file, with corrected time. You should do this every time you submit your file.
Sorry. Having a bad day
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc32_ranierdiscovered_wj_128kb.mp3 11:09
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My doctor asked whether anyone in my family suffers from mental illness.
I said: "No, we all seem to enjoy it."

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Post by msfry » May 14th, 2021, 9:02 pm

Mount Rainier is PL OK.
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Post by Newgatenovelist » May 15th, 2021, 8:09 am

Hi Michele,

A bit of a romanticised vision of the wide open spaces out west for the collection. I think this author is new to the catalogue, but I wasn't able to turn up his dates or other info about him (sorry!).

The West by Francis Borton (?-?)
Text: https://archive.org/details/callofcali00bortrich/page/n19/mode/2up
Duration: 4.48
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc32_west_el_128kb.mp3

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Post by msfry » May 15th, 2021, 10:33 am

The West is PL OK. I LOVE this poem!!!!! Thanks for finding it. Shouldn't you suggest it for a Weekly or Fortnightly Poem? If you don't I will.

Would you be kind enough to PL my Nameless Creek? No rush, but I think you'd "get hooked by" the story. :mrgreen:
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Post by williamjones » May 16th, 2021, 7:28 am

Uploaded The Midnight Waterloo
from NORTHLAND STORIES By WILLIAM MacMILLAN (c) 1922

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc32_midnightwaterloo_wj_128kb.mp3 13:31

Text: https://archive.org/details/northlandstories00macm/page/46/mode/2up
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My doctor asked whether anyone in my family suffers from mental illness.
I said: "No, we all seem to enjoy it."

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Post by gridsock » May 16th, 2021, 7:39 pm

Hello! :)

Wilderness
By Carl Sandburg
The Complete Poems of Carl Sandburg
Read by Vianne Bozza
Time
Audio at:
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc32_wilderness_vb_128kb.mp3
Text at:
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/53233/wilderness

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Post by msfry » May 16th, 2021, 9:02 pm

Thanks, Vianne. I look forward to listening tomorrow.
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Post by msfry » May 17th, 2021, 11:26 am

gridsock wrote:
May 16th, 2021, 7:39 pm
Hello! :)

Wilderness
By Carl Sandburg
The Complete Poems of Carl Sandburg
Read by Vianne Bozza
Time
Audio at:
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc32_wilderness_vb_128kb.mp3
Text at:
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/53233/wilderness
Great poem and well read. Thank you, and welcome to the project. However, I found several issues with this submission that must be fixed before it can be OK'd.

Link issue: I found a better link to your text which specifies the year of publication as 1918, thus it is clearly PD. Many of Sandburg's poems are not yet available for LV to read.
https://www.bartleby.com/134/22.html

Also there are several technical issues for you to clean up (usually this is done during 1-Minute Test process -- described in your welcome Letter -- before you submit anything to a project, but here we are):
The volume, at 93.2, falls outside LV's target range (86–92 dB). I recommend de-amplifying. In Audacity grab your whole file then go Effect/Amplify/-3.5

Background noise is considerable.
I recommend you apply a bit of Noise Reduction to your file. In Audacity, I would select about 4 seconds of silence from the end of each file, go Effects/Noise Reduction/Get Noise Profile. Then select the entire file, go Effect/Noise Reduction/set settings to 12, 6, 3, Reduce/OK. This should cut down the hissy background noise by about half, without affecting your voice quality. NOTE: Different people use different settings, so feel free to experiment, and beware that if you do additional passes it might begin to affect the quality. You want some background noise, but not too much. I apply NR to all my files, being as I record where the interstate highway noise a mile away is constant 24/7.

The bit rate should be 128 kbps.
The recording should use a constant bit rate rather than variable bit rate (VBR).
These are set when you save your file as an .mp3 Make the proper selections to the pop up window at that time, and your program will remember those settings until you change them.

When you have made these changes, reupload using the same file name, and post here. I'll check it again and hopefully all will pass the Checker process.
Michele Fry, CC
"There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away, Nor any coursers like a page of prancing poetry." ~ Emily Dickinson

Love Stories #4
Coffee Break #32 - WILDERNESS
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Post by msfry » May 17th, 2021, 11:35 am

gridsock wrote:
May 16th, 2021, 7:39 pm
Hello! :)

Wilderness
By Carl Sandburg
The Complete Poems of Carl Sandburg
Read by Vianne Bozza
Time
Audio at:
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc32_wilderness_vb_128kb.mp3
Text at:
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/53233/wilderness
Great poem and well read. Thank you, and welcome to the project. However, I found several issues with this submission that must be fixed before it can be OK'd.

Link issue: I found a better link to your text which specifies the year of publication as 1918, thus it is clearly PD. Many of Sandburg's poems are not yet available for LV to read.
https://www.bartleby.com/134/22.html

Also there are some technical issues (usually corrected during the 1-Minute Test process described in our Welcome Letter -- before you submit anything to a project, but here we are):
Volume, at 93.2, falls outside LV's target range (86–92 dB). I recommend de-amplifying. In Audacity grab your whole file then go Effect/Amplify/-3.5 On future files, record at a lower volume.

Background noise is considerable.
I recommend you apply a bit of Noise Reduction to your file. In Audacity, select about 4 seconds of silence from the end of file, go Effects/Noise Reduction/Get Noise Profile. Then select the entire file, go Effect/Noise Reduction/set settings to 12, 6, 3, Reduce/OK. This should cut down the hissy background noise by about half, without affecting your voice quality. NOTE: Different people use different settings, so feel free to experiment, and beware that if you do additional passes it might begin to affect the quality. You want some background noise, but not too much.

The bit rate should be 128 kbps.
The recording should use a constant bit rate rather than variable bit rate (VBR).
These are set when you save your file as an .mp3 Make the proper selections to the pop up window at that time, and your program will remember those settings until you change them.

When you have made these changes, reupload using the same file name, and post here. I'll check it again and hopefully all will pass the Checker process.
Michele Fry, CC
"There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away, Nor any coursers like a page of prancing poetry." ~ Emily Dickinson

Love Stories #4
Coffee Break #32 - WILDERNESS
Coffee Break #33 - GARDENING

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Post by msfry » May 17th, 2021, 12:05 pm

The Midnight Waterloo is PL OK. Thanks, Bill, for this heart-thumping adventure story. I really enjoyed it.

Only one thing I noticed which I leave to your discretion to change.

8:25 blood curtling call, you say brud. I suspect most listeners won't even notice.
Michele Fry, CC
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Post by gridsock » May 17th, 2021, 5:32 pm

Hello! Thank you so much for your detailed corrections, here is the corrected file! I uploaded a poem to the garden page as well, I'm going to go ahead and make the same corrections.

Wilderness
By Carl Sandburg
The Complete Poems of Carl Sandburg
Read by Vianne Bozza
Time 04:25
Audio at:
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc32_wilderness_vb_128kb.mp3
Text at:
https://www.bartleby.com/134/22.html

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Post by msfry » May 18th, 2021, 10:39 am

Bill, I removed Save The Redwoods which you PL'd, from this collection and added it to the Short Non-Fiction, so that I would have room to enter this (my third) very cool story:

Running The Rapids
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc32_runningtherapids_mtf_128kb.mp3
https://archive.org/details/adventuresinwild00inmurr/page/75/

If you have time, would you be willing to PL it for me? No rush.
Michele Fry, CC
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Coffee Break #32 - WILDERNESS
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Post by williamjones » May 18th, 2021, 1:13 pm

msfry wrote:
May 18th, 2021, 10:39 am
Bill, I removed Save The Redwoods which you PL'd, from this collection and added it to the Short Non-Fiction, so that I would have room to enter this (my third) very cool story:

Running The Rapids
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc32_runningtherapids_mtf_128kb.mp3
https://archive.org/details/adventuresinwild00inmurr/page/75/

If you have time, would you be willing to PL it for me? No rush.
No problem, Ms. Fry.
I'll do it this evening or early tomorrow morning.
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My doctor asked whether anyone in my family suffers from mental illness.
I said: "No, we all seem to enjoy it."

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