How Pleasant to Know Mr. Lear, by Edward Lear.
The Two Old Bachelors, by Edward Lear.
Some Incidents in the Life of my Uncle Arly, by Edward Lear.
Paul loaned me a microphone today, and I actually think it makes the recording better. There’s too much puffing on the P and B and F, but other than that, I think it sounds really good.
So, with that, I’ll leave you to listen to Mr. Lear, and his remembrances of his late Uncle Arly.
You know, that Lear was one odd guy.
Because that Bierce piece was just too serious, here’s Mr. And Mrs. Spikky Sparrow, by Edward Lear.
Calico Pie, by Edward Lear.
On the technology front, I saw someone recommend Audacity, and decided to give it another try, and I’m very very pleased. I have been using HackTV, which is fairly nice, but a little too simple, and requires too many additional steps. It records .mov files, which I then have to import into iTunes and export as mp3 files. Not only is this an additional step, but I end up with 3 copies of the recording which I have to then go clean up.
Audacity seems to make a better recording, too, for some reason, and exports directly to mp3.
Calico Pie is a poem we used to read at Turi, so I actually did quite a bit of it from memory, which surprised me. I’m always amazed at how poems stick in my brain for years and years after I last heard/recited them.
The Nutcrackers and the Sugartongs, by Edward Lear.
The Courtship of the Yonghy Bonghy Bo, by Edward Lear. (4 mins, 27 secs)