I am very proud and honoured to present to you recorded messages from bloggers from around the world.
I introduced this project in my post Bloggers Recording Project, in November. Sixteen bloggers have answered the call, and I and my partner Frank have done recordings, too.I hope you like my highly decorated audio players… they work fine in my Firefox for Mac, but in my Safari for Mac, the audio plays okay, but they don’t show the aqua loading bar, and the dark blue slider doesn’t move. Please let me know if you have any problems playing the tracks.
So without further ado, here they are…
Track 1: Tom, Jenny, Stacey, Urban Panther, Kelly, Ross, Natural, Patricia, Dot
Track 2: Tammy, Jannie, Lance, Simon, Davina
Track 3: Chris, Marelisa, Frank, Robin
Many thanks to the following people for contributing their recordings, and for making my blogging life as enjoyable as it is:
Tom from Delightful Work
Jenny from Heal Pain Naturally
Stacey from Create a Balance
Urban Panther from Urban Panther’s Lair
Kelly from SHE-POWER
Ross from Will It Change You?
Natural from ThinkingOutLoudBlog.com
Patricia from Patricia’sWisdom
Dot from Deeper Issues
Chris from Wat da Wat?
Marelisa from Abundance Blog at Marelisa Online
Frank the Sound Sculptor. Thanks Frank for putting the recording together, by chopping it, EQing it, compressing it, limiting it, adding reverb, changing bit rates and sample rates, balancing levels, and goodness knows what else.
…and I’m last
Also, I can’t let a links post go by without thanking 5 more people who have helped me enormously in my blogging endeavours:
Lastly, thanks heaps to everyone else who has left comments here, emailed me, linked to me, stumbled me, or supported me in any other way. I simply would have given up if it wasn’t for your support.
The audio player comes from 1pixelout. Thanks Martin, it’s a great plugin! And here’s a pic of Frank putting everyone together, in Pro Tools:
Christmas in summer
I find the Christmas decorations here in Australia, where it is summer, amusing. I took the above photo in the street behind our house… Santa and his reindeer making their way across our bright blue summer sky, in the blazing sun!
The characters below might not be too comfortable in our summer. I hope the snowmen don’t melt!
And this fellow, all rugged up, is hiding underneath an Australian native grevillea bush, which is also in the blazing sun:
Here he is next to his mate popping out of an icy igloo.
I took the photo above while we were walking down the street last night (one of the few hot nights we’ve had so far this summer) for pizza, after we had spent all afternoon putting all the voices together. After tea we kept working till 3 a.m., because I, for the life of me, could not do my recording. In every take, I either couldn’t say it, or sounded cold and wooden. A severe case of stage fright after hearing all your warm and cheery messages, maybe?
People buy pine trees to decorate, usually from fruit shops. Here are some outside a fruit shop at our local shops (the path is usually bustling here):
In Australia, those who celebrate Christmas follow the European traditions, more or less, both in decorations and food. Many a hot roast Christmas dinner has been consumed in boiling hot weather.
Lots of Australians these days have a meal of cold meats or seafood, and salad, for Christmas dinner, but many (including my family) still bring out hot plum pudding with brandy sauce, for desert. As well as having some fruit-mince pies around. It’s actually not that easy to buy fruit-mince pies in winter, around these parts… they are Christmas food!
That’s it from me, for now. Have a lovely holiday everyone, see you soon!