Hello world, this is a test post to see if the tag sets up an rss feed
This is just a test post to see if the feed gets picked up by this open online #netnarr course thing.
This is a Friday challenge from the Twitter. What can you say about this song? Kindly say it in the comments below for your chance to win.
This one is just an excerpt from an audio file that was downloaded from the Internet archive. The excerpt was excerpted with the Hindenburg audio editor with a tiny bit of fading in and out at either end.
Wanted to do something more with the rest of the song but couldn’t figure out which way to go with it. So that can wait until an idea comes along. Still, it feels important to post Maralyn Marsh’s interpretation of this cute lyric by the composer Eugene Ford for some reason – maybe because it rains a lot here compared to Saudi Arabia.
The recording of Marsh with Larry Fortine’s orchestra was made in 1950. The song had been a hit in the 1920s. The internet archive features several other earlier versions of it. As I might’ve said before, there’s lots of treasures to be found in that internet archive. Check it out while you still can.
This is kind of the same thing as yesterday’s experiment but a little different. Again, there are two pieces of audio: a voice recording of myself and an excerpted bit of audio from the Internet Archive’s audio library.
The excerpted bit is from the bridge of a 1949 recording by the Eddie “Piano” Miller Trio of Me and My Shadow. Did I tell you how much I love and rely upon the Internet Archive? Have I encouraged you to check it out and if possible support it? It’s a place that helps make digital dreams come true.
Anyhow, this is just a 40 second clip of audio in which I laid a sentence spoken short & sharp over an instrumental music bed excerpted as mentioned above. The sentence was then copied and pasted out of sequence in the second half of the file as you can experience below.
I didn’t take the time the check whether or not this would qualify as a #ds106 audio assignment. If such a task is not on the list perhaps it should be.
The whole point of this experiment was to edit some audio into an mp3 for upload to the blog. In this case, the audio consists of a four minute introduction recorded through a medium quality USB microphone into my laptop (2012 MacBook Pro) using the Hindenburg audio editor combined with an excerpt from a 1949 episode of Matinee with Bob and Ray.
And what I’m most interested to learn from this experiment is how an mp3 file presents itself in a blog post. I don’t even know if WordPress will provide a player automatically.
I imagine that I’ll want to look into some type of plugin for this purpose. And I’ll also have to relearn how to get an rss 2.0 feed to be generated for when this thing goes into podcast mode.
I also imagine that updates to this post will follow…
I used to imagine that the old television signals transmitted from earth persisted in some diluted form out into space forever. It might be difficult to prove such is the case but it’s easy to imagine.
And the way I used to imagine it was that someday some intelligent form out there in space would encounter the vestigial TV signals and be able to experience I Love Lucy, You Bet Your Life, or The Honeymooners. That might be cool. Better yet: Milton Berle in drag – that was some funny stuff.
Not wanting to get carried away with past imaginings, I’d rather try to keep things doable and practical here. Therefor, I’m going to try to do a ds106 audio assignment that draws on The Honeymooners in some way. But to do that, it will be necessary to wrangle up a team.
Well, a new blog always begins with a first post. So here it is.