PODCAzT 138: Christmas Poetry Experiment

Today I decided to experiment by recording voice memos with my phone, then sending them to my computer at home, then accessing that computer remotely with the same phone to assemble a podcast.

Let’s see how it turned out!

Please forgive bumps and scratches along the way.   I just wanted to see if I could pull it off in a way that was not too time and energy consuming.

Most of the music was by the wonderful choir at St. John Cantius in Chicago!

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  1. Mike says:

    Your “experiment” seems from here to have worked very well with respect both to its technological implementation and to its content. Thank you for the podcast, which I downloaded. Merry Christmas!

  2. Mike: It did turn out pretty well! The next time I may try to figure out Garage Band.

  3. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    Thank you! The Richard Wilbur hymn was unfamiliar and very welcome to our listening circle, and will find grateful further citation!

  4. LucaMaria Melchisedech says:

    I think this worked quite well Father! I love to hear the seasonal poetry. I wish you would do it more often. I like the references made in them that show the connection people’s lives had to the liturgical calendar.

  5. oldCatholigirl says:

    Thank you for the poetry, Father, which sounded fine. I am particularly grateful for the Richard Wilbur hymn, which I sang years ago and had forgotten. Now I will have to try to find the melody somewhere, as I can only remember the part that goes with “and every stone shall cry”, and it will drive me mad (not far to go) if I can’t connect it with rest.
    Also, I just played the St. John Cantius Christmas CD the other day and I think it is a perfect thing of its kind–not only beautiful sound, but brilliantly balanced content.
    Surely now that you have devised a system, you can toss off poetry podcasts frequently, since poems ought to be read aloud and that is one of your not-to-be-buried talents? [Hint, hint.:)]

  6. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    Having just learned of it from Fr. Z, I know little else about Wilbur’s hymn, or how many musical settings there may be – but looking on YouTube, I met with a setting by Walt Harrah loaded as “Christmas Hymn o Live from Grace EV Free” …

  7. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    My apologies: that should be a dash after ” Christmas Hymn”!

  8. Glennonite says:

    Wow. Not the new downloading business, but the content; wow! FYI: I usually hear your podcasts at my work computer, just before shift starts; the 24th & 25th stopped at the 15 second point. I’m on my day off today and I’m catching-up on my home computer; it worked fine, and was beautiful.

  9. Angie Mcs says:

    Thank you Father, for the daily Advent Podcasts. I enjoyed them all and found them a wonderful way to keep grounded, another help, in keeping me focused on the season’s true meaning. The music has always been a beautiful complement. I love this CD from St. John Cantius. Father Haynes and all the choirs and instrumentalists work very hard, their hearts are abviously in their work. Come to Chicago and hear the new organ – it will blow you away!

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