Thursday, November 30, 2006

Heer ma voyce

This temporary excursion into audio blogging was inspired by several things. Partly by a little video by one of Teacher Dude's students, an idea that I'm going to be using with my own students; partly by Ben over at Notes in Spain asking for audio comments on his podcasts, which made me dig out my old Odeo login. And partly, I suppose, by Gordon's comments on the inferiority of video/audio in comparison with writing which I agree with, so this definitely isn't going to be a regular thing.
And now it's over to me suggesting an audio meme.

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(By the way, making this was easy-peasy with OdeoStudio. So it's over to you and your voices..... )

22 comments:

Neil said...

Playing it doesn't seem to be so easy-peasy... I keep getting a 'timeout' message. Or is your voice too high for humans to hear?

Lesley said...

Probably due to all the uuuming and aaahing and ehming, Neil. Sorry about that.

Neil said...

That was excellent! Finally got it to work late at night just after I'd finished watching the latest re-runs of 'This Life' and you sound very like Anna (Daniella Nardini). Isn't a gymkarma that ritual your Buddhist PE teacher used to do? Or was that just me?

Ms Mac said...

Most excellent. My, but you sound very soft and posh, not like me. Not like me at all. I too had some trouble with a particular name in an Enid Blyton book but for the life of me, I can't remember what one it was, I know it was in either a St Clare's or Mallory Towers book.

But anyway, once I've figured out the xtreem techiness involved in recording my own dulcet tones, I shall do so!

Lesley said...

Neil: I looooved that series and Danielle Nardini particulary. Did I hear something about them making a new follow-up episode?

Ms Mac: That was my telephone voice, of course. I've got another one for around the house.

David (TEFL Smiler) said...

You're very clear!

I remember skipping over the word 'honest' in Enid Blyton books, before eventually being forced to find out what it meant. I knew the word once I heard it - but I'd been fooled by the spelling into not recognising it.

Sure, I'll take you up on the meme challenge. It'll take a few days, though...

ViVi said...

Oh fun! I'll see what I can do and try to post something tomorrow! :)

You have a lovely voice, and I must be an idiot because I didn't realize you were Scottish. Anyway, I'm sure you'll have a good laugh at my scary American accent!

heather said...

that was great - sadly, given that I can't even play Ms Mac's recording, the chances of me producing one of my own are next to zero. It's really interesting because hearing your voice personalises, for me, the whole thing much more than photographs would.

Anonymous said...

Marvellous..not at all how I imagined you'd sound. I must say that the Scottish accent is one of the sexiest around - pure pleasure to listen too - well yours is.

Don't think I'll do this as I haven't got a microphone.

And couldn't even get Ms Mac's to play! Bah!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the mention. By the way I loved your accent. I think I'll try this audio meme myself.

Lesley said...

David: I had the same problem with "entranced". For a long time I thought "entrance" ie. door with a suffix.

Heather: Odio really was easy with a Mac, go on give it a go! (But I couldn't hear Ms Mac either, she had to send me the MP3)

Vivi: Look forward to hearing your voice too. If we need subtitles, we'll let you know.

Wendz: I forgot to mention you in the tagged people. A bit of a South African twang in this meme would have been nice.

Teacher Dude: Go ahead: the more the merrier!

frog with a blog said...

Hi! Found you through Vivi! Nice to meet you! I loved your idea so I had to do it too.
Tarp instead of tap: that is brilliant.
Fun I'll be back...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the audio comment! And you should keep podcasting, you have a wonderful voice for audio!

Ben from notesfromspain.com

Nancy McKeand said...

It was cool to hear your voice! No, I didn't expect you to sound like you do, but I enjoyed listening to you.

nyasha said...

i am in total agreement with wendz in france, very sexy that scottish accent of yours! Hehe! And a very good french accent as well.

deborah said...

I'm looking forward to hearing all those voices ... I have never heard you so serious in all my life, Lesley, what a laugh.
And 'smelly'! I think a little psycho-analysis needed here! I'm sure my hated word is going to be either 'clean' or 'order'.
I won't tape my voice yet, I once heard Lady Di's sister on the radio and thought, goodness, that is me.
But I'll give it a go as soon as I discover how to do it.
My English teacher at Battle Abbey school once told me that when reading the name Stephen she had always read in her head Step Hen.

David (TEFL Smiler) said...

I'm a bit delayed, in case you're wondering. But I will get round to it 'soon-ish'...

christina said...

Love your accent! I did this meme today.

David (TEFL Smiler) said...

Done it!

Andy said...

Rather belated I know but I've had a go too http://andy.2boyz.co.uk/?p=65

Antipodeesse said...

Dearest Lesley, your powers have spread far and wide and world domination is now within your grasp.

I finally overcame the technical hurdles and I dunnit too:

http://kevinandpauline.blogspot.com/2007/01/lesleys-audio-meme.html#comments

judyb said...

Found you through Sam de Bretagne. I always hated the word gymkhana, too. It always seemed so upper-crusty and mysterious. Anyway, i think Enid Blyton et al meant it in the sense labelled "a" below...

From Webster's Dictionary:
Main Entry: gym·kha·na
Pronunciation: jim-'kä-n&, -'ka-
Function: noun
Etymology: probably modification of Hindi gedkhAna & Urdu gendkhAna, literally, ball court
: a meet featuring sports contests or athletic skills: as a : competitive games on horseback b : a timed contest for automobiles featuring a series of events designed to test driving skill