Deaf Ducks

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Deaf Ducks

Postby camus » Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:56 am

Hi,

Just wondered why this section hasn't received many comments?

Do many people visit this page? If so, please do comment, just so as "We" know it's a worthwhile project.

Go for it!
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Postby k-j » Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:24 am

I can't get the player to work on my laptop. I keep meaning to have a listen when I'm at home but then I get home and am distracted by the ineffable grace of the float-planes. Could someone maybe email me the files?
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Postby Nicola » Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:03 am

I can email you a few of the files. There are 12 in all at the moment so I'll send you a selection.

Do you fancy having a go at recording your feature??
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Postby k-j » Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:33 pm

Well, I think you're all lovely and melodious. No real wackos though which was a bit disappointing. I was hoping someone would really go for it in a Dylan Thomas style.

Nicola: thanks for asking, but I'm not actually all that proud of my sole featured poem. Can I read one of Keith's instead?
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Postby Bombadil » Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:56 pm

If you can get through Amuse Bouche without laughing, be my guest.
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Postby David » Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:29 pm

And now I've read Amuse Bouche as well. Nice. Naughty. Naughty but nice.

The phrase I thought I knew was amuse-gueule. This was apparently considered rather indecent, and amuse-bouche is a euphemistic replacement.

Amuse Gueule (say it like girl) seems, as a title, to have a comic aptness all of its own.
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Postby Bombadil » Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:36 pm

I always thought that une amuse gueule was a drink, like a wine; and une amuse bouche was something eaten, like an appetizer.


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Postby David » Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:39 pm

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Postby Bombadil » Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:07 pm

oui vraiment.

je t'oblige (accent)
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Postby Charles » Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:03 am

I've been listening.

It's good stuff, great idea to do this. :)
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Re: Deaf Ducks

Postby Wabznasm » Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:30 pm

Christ, this is bloody marvelous!

I can't believe I haven't seen it for so long.

Wow, what a huge boost these voices give to their poems.

I'm debating as to whether I prefer AS or Minstrel. AS, you've got a perfect voice for that writing, but it seems Minstrel is working on the old microphone technique so it sounds like these are recently un-earthed gems from time's crevices.

I'd love to see this feature used more. It's fantastic.

And it's nice to not hear any

Lu
Gu
Bri
Ous'es

there.
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Re: Deaf Ducks

Postby cameron » Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:44 am

Hi Wab,

Glad you enjoyed this well-kept secret forum.

Nicki has just uploaded a new iPod type player so that we are now even more groovy and happening. (Apparently an iPod is an electrical device used by young people!)

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Re: Deaf Ducks

Postby Sharra » Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:47 pm

This is great! They sound wonderful read aloud - I'd love to hear more on here.
And so many of you have such cool accents, I'm jealous :)
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Re: Deaf Ducks

Postby TDF » Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:26 pm

just to add,

I'm using the latest firefox on vista64 and the app is just a black square, even with creative refreshing. Not sure what the problem is, if I find a solution I will post it here.

edit: for what it's worth I have the latest flash installed (9.0.124.0).


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Re: Deaf Ducks

Postby Nicola » Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:05 am

Thanks tdf. I've just checked and all I can see is black as well and I'm on IE7. There must be a problem somewhere along the line - I will investigate. I must admit I haven't checked it for a while so no idea where it's gone!
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Re: Deaf Ducks

Postby Nicola » Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:55 pm

It should be back now - let me know if you can see (and hear) it.
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Re: Deaf Ducks

Postby TDF » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:01 pm

top stuff, Nicola, works perfect now.

Thanks.
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Re: Deaf Ducks

Postby BenJohnson » Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:56 pm

Finally tried being more adventurous and discovered this section, great to hear them read as the writer intends, a wonderful idea.
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