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Clive55



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:39 pm    Post subject: Desmond Carrington Reply with quote

Good show. Anyone else ;listening?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:43 pm    Post subject: Accordion to me..... Reply with quote

Nope, I'm playing my accordion along with the last Bob Dylan CD! Laughing
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Clive55



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Accordion to me..... Reply with quote

Briant wrote:
Nope, I'm playing my accordion along with the last Bob Dylan CD! Laughing

You're missinga good show! Mind you i think Dylans' latest, Together through Life, is the best he's done in years!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a good show. Shame that he didn't play 'Homburg' by Procol Harum in the 'Hat' hour, Still enjoyable though despite that omision.
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colby



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
Shame that he didn't play 'Homburg' by Procol Harum in the 'Hat' hour


I love that - and "Conquistador". I was listening to it this evening via Spotify whilst the insufferable one was on R2.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

colby wrote:
I was listening to it this evening via Spotify whilst the insufferable one was on R2.


Shall I tell him or will you? Laughing
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colby



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:


Shall I tell him or will you? Laughing


You tell him...... please! Laughing
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John W



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not Desmond's Tuesday programme, but the interview he did with Vera Lynn (four years ago) was broadcast again last week and they added clips of recordings for the iplayer which I listened to today.

Nice to hear Vera talking, some good stories too.

I am disappointed, though, by the choice of records. Most of the programme discusses her time and her recordings with Charlie Kunz, Ambrose and the WWII records, yet none of them were featured, instead we got over-produced stereo records of the same songs made in the 1960s. All those sounded samey, and didn't give a real impression of her early work with the dance bands.

All Vera's original recordings from 1935-1945 are in the BBC library, either the original records or the re-issues on many CDs and I know the BBC has access to them because Malcolm Laycock and Russell Davies have played tracks from them.


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NickSheffield



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's live tonight! I haven't heard him do his show live in ages. He just had a bit of banter with Fenella.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickSheffield wrote:
He's live tonight! I haven't heard him do his show live in ages. He just had a bit of banter with Fenella.

There's even a webcam view today. The first I've seen for a few years!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think you can beat Desmond Carringtons shows.
Great music, great host with a real love of music.
I really wish I had recorded Desmonds shows from the past, I have also tried to record his show recently using Audacity but the quality was terrible.
Is it always like that or am I doing something wrong?
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've not used Audacity so can't really say, but I've heard people get good results so maybe it's your settings?

I use Total Recorder which isn't free, cost me around 6 about 4 years ago, and it's a great program. Someone on the old R2 Shows and Music board recommended it.

I wish we'd had the technology years ago. So many of the shows are timeless and can be enjoyed when you want to listen to them again.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gazmando wrote:
I have also tried to record his show recently using Audacity but the quality was terrible.
Is it always like that or am I doing something wrong?


I used Audacity OK, and I'm still using an old version.

You need to make sure you are recording the source, and I usually make sure by doing the setting on my Windows Recorder first, if you know where that is or how to do it, it's in WinXP > Accessories >Entertainment

Open Sound Recorder

Edit > Audio Properties

Sound recording: select the media device in your PC

And then click Volume and select Wave

You'll have to do trial and error settings of the volume slide up/down, mine is set low

That setting should set up automatically on Audacity

Wave setting records anything from internet, youtube, iplayer etc.

So open audacity and record. It'll record whatever is on the internet (I think it'll also record mouse clicks if you carry on doing other stuff)


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gazmando



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot Helen and John W, much appreciated
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