50 hours and counting …

I updated my Hear Me page and associated spreadsheet today and can proudly announce —  I have reached 50 hours of recorded contributions to the public domain!  50 hours and 16 mins, to be precise, (which I need to be with all that Pi in there.) Think I might start counting the podcasts, too …… Read more »

Outing my inner math geek …

My first recording in weeks … and is it the Gibbon I owe..?  No.  A bit of J.S. Mill..?  Nope.  More Elegaic Sonnets..?  Unfortunately not. It’s the first fifty digits of pi, read in a single breath (for one file) and in the World’s Most Awful Pirate “Accent” (separate file, and you’ll have to look… Read more »

Mary Shelley’s Mathilda

My latest solo work is finished.  I post-processed Mathilda, by Mary Shelley, for Project Gutenberg (that is, smoothed the proofread pages into a single document, both plaintext and HTML) so was very familiar with it (and with Mary’s quirky spelling which I tried to keep intact in the final work.)  I actually started reading this about… Read more »

The Little Duke by Charlotte M. Yonge

I saw this project get started, and was muchly excited … Yonge was a very popular author in her day, but I’ve never read any, and ought to remedy that. After hovering politely for a couple of days, I pounced happily on Chapter 1. Now it’s all finished, and I can download to listen to… Read more »

Spenser’s Prothalamion

I really hope the audio below works, because it’s been so long since I recorded this poem, that I can’t actually remember how it goes. Something about a river, and some nymphs? Checking back in the thread — David and I duetted this last May! If you think our voices go well together, this is Good,… Read more »

Now with added audio

Well, I hope so, anyway.  Installed the thingy, tinkered with the wotsit — let me see if I can summon Rupert for the occasion … [audio:http://www.archive.org/download/shortpoetry_032_librivox/greatlover_brooke_cs_64kb.mp3]

Fairly boring LV podcast

Obviously not so boring I won’t blog about it. But, in common with all my podcasts, there’s more of other people’s voices than my own, so it’s prolly not that bad. And I edited out all the more alarming noises that are consequent on my having a low-level sniffle. Somehow, despite being thrown together on… Read more »

LV stands for LurVe …

My editions of the LibriVox Community Podcast are getting shorter. This week’s is 11min, 11secs, and I didn’t even do that deliberately. That’s just how it came out once I’d slapped a bit of Tchaichovsky’s Romeo & Juliet around a bunch of great contributions from kind volunteers and people I mugged as they wandered through… Read more »

Miscellaneous advertising podcast

So, when I said, never again, not that LibriVox community podcast, for lo, it doth take bloomin’ hours to put together … I guess I meant, never again for at least three months. This week’s LV podcast is a wonder of brevity, being under 14 minutes long … somehow into that time I’ve fitted twelve… Read more »

United States Bill of Rights

http://librivox.org/us-bill-of-rights-by-james-madison/ Now, this was an odd thing to read.  I don’t think I’ve ever recorded something so thoroughly studied by other folks.  It was very interesting to read the actual words and none of the arguments/disputes/definitions/redefinitions, for once. It’s less than 4 minutes, and I’m sure there’s an entertaining discussion to be had about which of… Read more »