Saturday, December 29, 2012

Into the Wild Blue Yonder

Rene Magritte, "Face of Genius"

I've been messing around with "Soundcloud," recording a few things, having fun with it. This is a little experiment with my last post, "Standing in a Field at Midnight." I hope it's worth a listen, as a place to start... Here we go, into the wild blue yonder....

         


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  1. I like it. Your voice makes the post come alive with a personal touch.

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    1. Thanks, John. I'm having fun, hopefully not at my reader's expense. :)

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  2. Hi Teresa,

    I experimented with providing readers with an audio version on my posts last year. I received mixed reviews, but enjoyed doing them. I've purchased a better mic since then, as my initial attempts were a bit muted. You're ahead of the game, as your audio was clear and crisp.

    When I encounter these, sometimes I read along while other times I just listen. I liked yours, so I encourage you to continue.

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    1. Thank, Ray. There are areas where they can be improved, so I will continue to do so, hopefully, and won't bore people to death. Most of my posts will continue to be written only. It's really all about the words....

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  3. That is soooo neat. Your voice is clear and easily understood.
    But I'm going to ask a stupid question, of course. How do you do that? You know the 83 year olds aren't very sharp on new electronics.
    I really like it.

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    1. Thanks, Manzanita! If I can do it, anyone can... :) Google "soundcloud," create an account, and the upload and share button will direct you through it. You will need some type of microphone plugged into your computer if the built-in one isn't sharp and clear (mine wasn't) and away you go. Directions are very simple. There are other recording options out there, but this one I became aware of and so started here. Have fun!

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    2. You can also link to soundcloud on my widget here, I believe.

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  4. Wow, Teresa, this is really wonderful! The writing is poetry itself, and your recitation is flawless. You have a magnificent voice, both literally and metaphorically.

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    1. Wow, yourself. Thank you so much, George, for your very kind and generous words. They're deeply appreciated.

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  5. Excellent!What A Nice Voice You Got!

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    1. Thank ya, Tony, and thanks for the follow(s). :)

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  6. Perfect Teresa.
    Your voice, your prose.
    It sounds just like where I live which made it seem personal too.
    I loved it.

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    1. Thank you so much, Cait, from one outdoorsy girl to another. :)

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  7. It's lovely to hear your words read in your own clear voice, instead of mine! I'm a devoted listener to TAL, Wiretap, Snap Judgement etc, love to hear a well crafted, well told story. Have you ever done any broadcasting?

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    1. Thank you, Jill. I have not, although it's been suggested.... Way leads on to way, and here I am, just for fun... :)

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  8. Teresa, this is lovely. Sound is a wonderful creative tool; I can imagine you someday doing a sound tour of your place, or little snippets of some of the critters that visit you.

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    1. Those are nice suggestions, and things to consider. It opens up several possibilities that will be fun to explore. Thanks, Nancy!

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  9. Teresa you have a wonderful reading voice. This was a nice selection to try on Soundcloud. I have done a few. For me it was one more way to express myself. Well done!

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    1. Thanks so much, John. I will look up your channel...

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  10. This is nice Teresa! And it sounds like fun. You are a natural story teller.

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    1. It has been fun, an ongoing experiment. Thanks, RJ.

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  11. I have never heard your voice, Teresa. It's different than I expected!

    I love the reading.

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    1. It makes me wonder what you expected...:) Thanks, Linda.

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  12. Wow! That is something new and exciting I never heard about before. This was excellent, Teresa! I really enjoyed hearing you read your own words. What a treat! I hope you do it again. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Rita. I'm sure I will keep playing around with it, see what happens...

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  13. It's funny how much more intimate I feel knowing you, hearing your voice like that. It was a lovely read. I closed my eyes and imagined myself out there in the December night with you and Buddy. Thank you, Teresa, for sharing this exceptional treat with me. :-)

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    1. You're most welcome, DJan. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  14. It's nice to have a voice to put with your writing - a beautiful voice and beautiful writing.

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    1. Thank you, Cherie! Happy Sunday to you and Bill and all those wonderful critters on White Flint Farm.

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  15. Teresa, Thanks. I have plenty of mics from our dance shows. I don't know about that statement.... if you can do it anyone can. My class was just wondering what is the best device to record our footwork. And then can we make a cd out of it so they can use it at home? We tried to pick up the rhythm on a camera but it's better to have a CD of just the sound and it's easier to learn.
    Thanks again and have a sparkly, tinsely New Year ....that is, if your in the mood for sparkle and tinsel

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    1. You're most welcome, enjoy! And a Happy New Year to you!

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  16. Teresa, it is worthy of a literary award; truly. You have a beautiful, fabulous voice, truly; you bring the words to life and I walked beside you as if I truly did. See the smoke from my breathing the cold air?

    Do yourself a book/audio book too, Woman! I see you as "Winner#1"

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    1. Well, thank you so much, "Anonymous." I'm grateful for your encouragement. I'm very much looking forward to seeing how the new year unfolds....

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  17. That was excellent, Teresa. You have a very beautiful voice. I hope you will do more of these.

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    1. Thank you, I will probably do more as we move through the new year. I appreciate your encouragement.

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  18. Loved this Teresa. It was nice to hear your voice which was much different than I imagined. To hear a story, read by the author, is so satisfying. It really acts as a new media. You have a lovely voice. Perfect to listen to.

    I might try this as well and I'll let you know if I do. My voice does not have the sound quality that yours does. Nevertheless it might be fun. Thanks for doing this!

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    1. When someone says it's different I always wonder, How? :) Thanks, Bill. I do hope you'll try it. It is a lot of fun.

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    2. In this case different means not what I expected. You have a rich, soothing quality to your voice, and it is strong and resonates. For some unknown reason I expected softer, quieter. I liked what I heard better than what I expected!

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    3. I didn't mean to go on a fishing expedition, but I thank you, Bill, for clarifying. :)

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