Friday, December 25, 2009

The Anniversary Story

This holiday season, I was asked from 3 different people to take regular cassette tapes and convert them to digital audio... or to CD's.

One of them was of Rachel's grandfather. Many years ago, when Rachel was very young, (as I have been told) he knew that he would have a hard time reading a Christmas story every passing year. So one year, he sat down and read it aloud and recorded it so it could be "read" to the family each Christmas. I never had a chance to meet him since he passed away a few years before Rachel and I got married, but this was the first time that I had ever heard this story myself.

I went through and took out the click you hear when you start recording audio, chair squeaks or at one time, someone knocking at the door. It only saved 18 seconds of audio, but the part where there was knocking on the door would distract you from the story. The family asked me to make copies of the CD for other members so they could hear it too. But instead of making multiple copies and paying for mailing packages and postage, I am doing it my way... Through the internet.

I made two versions of the recording. The original unedited version as heard on the cassette tape, and the edited version.

Anyone is welcome to download these files. They are in MP3 format, which means they can play on any computer or MP3 player. And if you want, yes, you can burn them to a CD if you want to as well.

To download the file, click each link to open a new website. At the bottom, it says "Your Files". Simply click the file name and it will ask you where you want to save it.

- Original
- Edited

(Updated: December 24, 2104 @ 22:40)
(Updated: Jan 6, 2010 @ 15:32)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Seasons Greeting from the Satellite of Love... 2009

Every year, I get a holiday e-mail from the MST3K Satellite News (newsletter sent by e-mail) from fans to other fans of the classic TV show, Mystery Science Theater 3000. In it, it has the script of Tom Servo's Christmas essay entitled, "A Child’s Christmas in Space". Instead of posting this e-mail of Tom's essay and letting you get confused as to why they send it , I posted the entire video clip on YouTube of the four characters reading their essays as well.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I Am Alive

I know this is the longest I have gone without writing something, but we are still trying to move into our new place and I am trying to find a second job. So I am constantly busy. I do post Twitters (which you can read to the right) more than I blog. That way you can see what I am up to.