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One More for the Road

posted Dec 24, 2014, 1:44 PM by Warren Smith   [ updated Nov 20, 2015, 11:33 AM by Warren Smith ]

writing By W.R. Smith: The Girl, The Fire-Eagle and The Sheep

"Of all the families on the reservation I was the only girl put to take care of sheep.

"My mother would shake me in the morning and say, 'Wake-up! Wake-up! You have one hour.' I had to get the sheep out to graze before school. It was very hard. Sometimes I would go home crying because the sheep wouldn't cooperate -- after all I was only one little girl with a whole flock of sheep!  ... read more


Audiobook: The Happy Prince

“Why can’t you be like the Happy Prince?” asked a sensible mother of her little boy who was crying for the moon.  “The Happy Prince never dreams of crying for anything.”

This is a pre-final version. Jane Aker did a fine job, I just need to finish mastering the recording. Here it is, roughly.

Fund Drive Coming Soon

posted Nov 20, 2014, 9:22 AM by Warren Smith   [ updated Dec 25, 2014, 6:42 PM ]

Holidays Musicbox -- 1 hour

We've just released a series of Musicbox Recordings for Christmas, free to download and use. Happy Holidays!

 by W.R. Smith: The Red Paint Flaking

In the old barn loft is something almost remembered. In the faded corn powder and littered straw, the boards creaking underfoot, between the rafters and soft dirt below – something. Only it has hidden itself in the very frame and shape of the building, red paint flaking outside, rotted tires within, and mouse nests ... read more

Moving all titles to CC-BY

We are in the process of releasing all our titles under Creative Commons BY licensing. It takes some time to get permission from all involved but we are getting there. Stay tuned.

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Fundraiser: The Picture of Dorian Gray

A nine hour audiobook with atmospheric and musical scoring. Join us in funding our most ambitious recording to date. To be released under CC-BY (free) licensing.

We are working to make this recording landmark in its depth of production as well as in the free-ness of its release.

Audiobook: A Tale of Two Cities

 This recording is now released free under a Creative Commons BY (attribution) license. Thanks to Jane Aker, Todd Fadoir and the generosity of Gordon W. Draper.

A Tale of Two Cities

New Format

posted Nov 3, 2014, 6:32 AM by Warren Smith   [ updated Dec 25, 2014, 6:56 PM by Warren Smith ]

Audiobook: The Tyger

This marks our first 96khz, 24 bit mastered recording, the preamp and microphone both utilizing tube circuitry.

Written by William Blake, music by Fastigium and Jane Aker on the microphone. The Tyger is our latest new recording. I hope you enjoy this poetic read.

audioAudiobook: The Red Room

"I can assure you," said I, "that it will take a very tangible ghost to frighten me." And I stood up before the fire with my glass in my hand.

The Red Room

By H.G. Wells. The story begins with the narrator, who’s standing by a fire in an unknown room, confidently announcing to a couple of rather creepy elderly people that he’s never seen a ghost and is not easily frightened.

writing By W.R. Smith: Sister Hippo

Be it near or be it in a land far, far away... be it short or be it long, long ago as once ever was, Sister Hippo grew bored of her modest appearance. One day a package arrived special order and soon stood to one side, empty. Dressed and anxious to debut her new colorful and exotic self, Sister Hippo called a meeting and for Bunyoro Rabbit, the tiny Dik-Dik and Pygmy Hedgehog to attend.

Mouse joined the party to see what it was all about and sat on a pebble.

Sister Hippo thumped her great foot on the ground and said: "Now, little ones, tell me why I am beautiful." ... read more

Audiobook: The Highwayman

"And dark in the dark old inn-yard a stable-wicket creaked" A ghost story read by Jane Aker.
"The Highwayman" is a narrative poem written by
Alfred Noyes, first published in the August 1906 issue of Blackwood's Magazine, based in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... read more

By W.R. Smith: Hooked into the Process Again

Joe let me take the trot line from his hands.

I set the hooks with bits of balled up bread shaped between my fingers. It had been some time and I relished the act while my old friend sat back to smoke his brier pipe, gazing over where the "creek" widened out into the deeper stillness of a pool. A short line of bubbles broke upon the water indicating passage of something below, with lungs.

"Turtle," said Joe.

Fishing is always a gamble on what thing gets at the bait first, especially when laying for channel cats. They are slow, unexcited ramblers, and baiting multiple hooks, in this instance, was not to catch many at once as it was for spreading out the chance of catching at least one, maybe two, decent catfish. ... read more

The Unruly Sprite is now a Creative Commons Recording

I am glad to announce The Unruly Sprite is now available to our listeners as a Creative Commons licensed recording. Special thanks to Barbara Z for lending her voice to the recording and her generosity in the release of it. Downloads will be available soon.

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