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Thoughtkindness – Episode 0: “Acknowledgement Courtesan”

Written on:June 27, 2011
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I just uploaded .ogg, .spx, and .mp3 versions of my first submission to Hacker Public Radio. I think I managed to get the overall style I’m going for, so I’ll be interested to hear whether anybody but me likes it, assuming it’s accepted. It ought to show up in the HPR feed in the near future if so.

I was trying to come up with a name for what will hopefully be a series, and finally settled on “Thoughtkindness” (which was the best-sounding opposite of “Thoughtcrime” that I managed to come up with), so if you’re wondering what the heck “Thoughtkindness” was supposed to mean…now you know. Well, you also know even if you weren’t wondering, now.

I had to run the audio through a round of gentle noise reduction, so my voice sounds a little strained and processed, but I think it turned out okay. Next time, I’ll record with a quieter device and turn the air conditioning off. At least I know I can get reasonably decent sound out of the pair of bargain-basement dynamic microphones I’m recording with until I find out if enough people want to hear me to justify buying a nice microphone set.

Let me know what you think. If anyone is interested, I can post a bit about what I’m working on for upcoming episodes.

Meanwhile, let me know what you think.

UPDATE: Episode 0 is UP at hackerpublicradio.org now., and the two comments so far suggest I don’t suck. Therefore, Episode 1 is in development and should be submitted before the same time next month.

Meanwhile, if you want to listen to it here, and you have a modern browser (or Safari-without-XiphQT or IE9), here it is in glorious HTML5 Audio:

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