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11 January 2006 @ 02:38 pm
Make me a book on tape!  
Phil has once again made something which i had to purchase. i simply have no choice. this time it's not an album of music, new or old. rather, he made a 6 CD set of him reading aloud "Egil's Saga", an ancient Viking story. it's long, full of "so-and-so, the son of this-and-that, married la-di-da, the daughter of x-and-y the brave" style narrative, but i loved listening to it. it was a great time. being read something someone just really wanted to share was so much fun. and i loved the poems in it, which is why i suspect Phil liked it too.

i told this then to Dave and Becky, and Becky concurred that being read to is awesome, and Dave said he would have to read an H.P. Lovecraft book and record it. i'm totally going to hold him to that too. Brandon said he might read a Kathy Acker book as well as his own poems. i live with him, so it's easy to make him do it, hehe. as for me, i'm thinking of reading one of my favorite Japanese novels in translation. maybe Kokoro or The Wild Goose.

now, i want everyone to submit a book on tape/cd/mp3. especially since i'm going to go away in about 6 months should things work out properly with the JET program. i want to hear my friends voices reading me books they like so i have something to take with me while i'm away. how awesome would that be? i'll tell you, VERY AWESOME.

please please please please please think about doing it. i want to have a collection of stories read by lovely people that i know. short stories, poetry, long epic sagas, i don't care what it is, i just hope you'll share something.

catori_inteus on January 11th, 2006 08:45 pm (UTC)
my dear dear friend nicole made a book-on-cd recording for her senior project before graduating. she read the awakening. i would LOVE to do this for you. i just have to choose a book! it shouldn't be difficult. would you prefer something you haven't read yet?
Mellenabsentmammoth on January 11th, 2006 08:59 pm (UTC)
i would be so blissed out if you would do this! and i would prefer whatever you would enjoy the most!
Pat Bradpatbrad on January 11th, 2006 08:54 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a fun idea. Any suggestions for the best way to record oneself besides a PC microphone..?
Mellenabsentmammoth on January 11th, 2006 09:00 pm (UTC)
besides PC mic, some people have digital handheld recorders, they're lesser quality sometimes but it would work. brandon has a pretty decent mic hooked up to the computer, we could always start a "studio" for people to do it in too, now that i think about it...
Corpsus Hypertexticusspacemummy on January 11th, 2006 09:16 pm (UTC)
fixed: appropriate mode chosen
It's funny, but I was considering doing just that. With homegrown soundtrack. Of mummystories. I started doing Alice in Wonderland on 4-track many, many years ago, but never finished.
Mellenabsentmammoth on January 11th, 2006 09:36 pm (UTC)
Re: fixed: appropriate mode chosen
that would be so lovely, i can't put it in words. which is why you must!
Alex Staherskiintheblacklodge on January 11th, 2006 09:18 pm (UTC)
Too bad I think you've probably already read every book I like.
Mellenabsentmammoth on January 11th, 2006 09:36 pm (UTC)
it doesn't have to be book i haven't read, you know. just something you'd enjoy reading out loud.
Mellenabsentmammoth on January 11th, 2006 09:40 pm (UTC)
alternately, you could write something new yourself.
tantric tantrum: blissradiosity on January 12th, 2006 01:38 am (UTC)
It's exciting! Will you promise to share them on a website somewhere? :) Curses that I will be digging through book boxes but still... excited =)
Mellenabsentmammoth on January 12th, 2006 09:01 pm (UTC)
yeah, sharing is definately part of the plan.
Ed-gar Mack-Feydolorouschilde on January 12th, 2006 03:10 am (UTC)
I'm starting on my H.P. Lovecraft library. Which is, sadly, only 4 books. But that's a fair bit.

Next I think i'll do a longer novel. Maybe The Gunslinger. Because more people need to realize that Stephen King doesn't suck. : /
Mellenabsentmammoth on January 12th, 2006 09:00 pm (UTC)
excellent. i look forward to hearing them soon!
Mandafee_b on January 16th, 2006 10:42 pm (UTC)
ok, did you ever read The Metamorphosis if Prime Intellect? it was one that patrick recommended to me a long while ago. I would like to read that. I got dibs on that book bitches. plus, a painting is almost ready for you. =)

will you be able to receive rather large things? the painting is biggish.

Mellenabsentmammoth on January 18th, 2006 03:26 pm (UTC)
it's all yours to do then. you just have to actually do it, hehe.

mailing big stuff to us is fine, but you could always send it to my dad's address if you'd prefer.

did you get your present in the mail okay?