(Complete) Coffee Break Collection #31 - SPRINGTIME - Lt

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Post by msfry » April 5th, 2021, 6:57 am

Mother Nature's House Cleaning is PL OK.

In case you haven't done this yet, I recommend you download LV's Checker program, then drag each completed file into it before submitting. It verifies that your tech specs are right, measures volume and background noise, and other things. If you ever take up the PL'ing hobby, you will be able to check each file you are proof-listening for these parameters.

Here is where to find the Checker program download, and instructions on how to use it.
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Checker
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Post by 4Laurie4 » April 6th, 2021, 11:35 am

Good morning. I'd like to add a short reading from Thoreau's Walden - "Spring". I'm awaiting approval of my one-minute test uploaded yesterday...
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Post by msfry » April 6th, 2021, 11:55 am

4Laurie4 wrote:
April 6th, 2021, 11:35 am
Good morning. I'd like to add a short reading from Thoreau's Walden - "Spring". I'm awaiting approval of my one-minute test uploaded yesterday...
There are plenty of openings left, so take your time. Meanwhile, let me know what Real Name you'd like to see in our catalog. Could be your username, your Real Name, or another name, but once chosen it can't be changed on any catalogued project.

Example: https://librivox.org/abraham-lincoln-walks-at-midnight-by-vachel-lindsay/
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Post by 4Laurie4 » April 7th, 2021, 7:33 am

Thank you, Michele. Please use my real name, Laurie Glass. Thanks so much!
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Post by msfry » April 7th, 2021, 8:26 am

4Laurie4 wrote:
April 7th, 2021, 7:33 am
Thank you, Michele. Please use my real name, Laurie Glass. Thanks so much!
Okay you are in the catalog!
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Post by 4Laurie4 » April 7th, 2021, 6:14 pm

My short contribution has been uploaded:

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc31_waldenspring_lg_128kb.mp3 02:45

Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862

Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/205
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Post by msfry » April 8th, 2021, 7:59 am

PL Notes of Spring by Thoreau

All sounds great, Laurie, except you should alter the Intro title to "Excerpt from Spring in Henry David Thoreau's Walden"

For future reference, you should indicate text position something like "from Chapter entitled Spring, Paragraph 16." I was able to use the Find feature to locate the opening line, but not all PL'ers have access to feature.

And I have changed your link to https://www.gutenberg.org/files/205/205-h/205-h.htm#chap18
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Post by 4Laurie4 » April 9th, 2021, 6:37 am

Thank you. I’ll make those corrections today.
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Post by 4Laurie4 » April 9th, 2021, 12:06 pm

Here is the link to the corrected file:

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc31_waldenspring_lg_128kb.mp3 File is 02:47

(Made note of corrections for future recordings :D)

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/205/205-h/205-h.htm#chap18 (thanks for taking care of this, too!)

Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862

Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience
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Post by msfry » April 10th, 2021, 10:16 am

Thanks, Laurie. Spring is PL OK.
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Post by brianna » April 11th, 2021, 6:41 am

hello!

here´s my contribution:

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc31_lilies_brianna_128kb.mp3 @1.24

the Project Gutemberg ebook of The Mountain Spring and Other Poems by Nannie R. Glass

hope everything is Ok


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Post by msfry » April 11th, 2021, 8:00 am

PL Notes, The Lillies

Brianna,
I looked it up this time, but in future please provide the link to the text you read from, and the name of the story/poem, in this case "The Lillies".
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/15101/15101-h/15101-h.htm#THE_LILIES

INTRO requires at least half a second of silence before you begin talking, per instructions in the First Post. This is so the first word isn't cut off in the listener's podcast player. Please copy a second or so from the silence at the end, and add to the beginning.

Second, begin your recording with the name of the story, not the name of the book it is read from. Your intro should say "The Lillies"

:09-:25, per instructions in the First Post, please omit the long disclaimer (you included the short disclaimer at the end.)

1:10 To nature's minstrelsy—A resurrection type,
pronounce min-strel-sy, you say min-stris-ly
pronounce re-su-rec-tion, you say rex-ur-ec-tion

Your volume is within range but very low, at 86.7. Since you are making other changes, please boost your volume +3. In Audacity, go Effects/Amplify/+3

This poem is about Christ's resurrection, but makes no mention of spring. Non-Christian listeners might not know about Easter Lillies.
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Post by brianna » April 11th, 2021, 3:52 pm

Sorry for all the inconvenience.

I think we’d bettef erase the whole file because, as you said, it is not really about Spring, but there’s a touch of Christian thing.

I understand it perfectly.

Sorry again. I will not even make the corrections you’ve asked me to.

Just erase it. Thank you

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Post by msfry » April 11th, 2021, 4:41 pm

Thanks Brianna. You are welcome to submit Lilies to the ongoing Short Poetry Collection, which is not bound by subject matter. You just change your Intro and Outro per the directions in that First Post, and there you go. If you find another spring poem before this project closes, please send it in.
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Post by ColleenMc » April 13th, 2021, 8:06 am

A very prosaic piece about preparing your motor car for spring drives in the country, c. 1917:

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc31_springcleanmotorcar_cm_128kb.mp3

7:27

Source: https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1917/03/04/102320176.pdf

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