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Hope the Mother’s Day Weekend was all you wanted.  I miss my parents everyday of the year.

Have you ever come across a product that you hoped would live up to the hype, the technology would be advanced enough to give you the level of satisfaction you seek?

Recently I thought I found something that would be a tremendous way to promote the new speaking/writing course Painting My Room In A Colorful Way.  It’s a software that converts text from an article to a video.

There is some work involved and it isn’t as user friendly as it should be but if it had made the grade of at least a B+ I could overlook the imperfections.  The short story on the inner workings is you take an article and paste the title and the text into the appropriate boxes.  You can upload a photo if you would like or use one of their stock images.  You have the opportunity to upload audio or use one of their files.  They offer different type of backgrounds and fonts but not font sizes (that is one of the many facets that needs improving).

Once you have pasted the text in the box you are forced to make the words separate paragraphs regardless of how you feel about this.  Each paragraph gives you the opportunity to use 1 of 8 voices (4 female and 4 male).  An imperfection that came up right away was sometimes only one voice would work.  Other times all eight could be selected but a few sounded overly robotic.

The text must all be in English and the software doesn’t understand ” or ‘ so you have to make sure to remove those before getting into the final phases.  Another surprising failure is at times a basic word is not understood.  If you could imagine my surprise when “Dog” freaked out the system.  None of the voices understood the word but could read circumvent or superlative.

There were times I had to close out of the software because the voices picked up completely unrelated gibberish.  Instead of reading the text a series of numbers that had nothing to do with the article were being articulated.

The overall start to finish time is about 3 minutes per article but it would be far better to be 10 and have the error rate go down considerably.

My first inclination and using the product only enhanced my view is that it was released too soon.  There are so many issues that could use tweaking.  At the very end of the video the author’s information is shown in such small font Superman couldn’t read it with X-Ray vision.  The eight voices are not recorded at the same level so there is not a consistent tone throughout the presentation.

I have a link to a video I uploaded and the result isn’t bad but it is only because as a former disc-jockey and somebody that has been around audio/video forever I was able to use some tricks of the trade.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geUgs-pDTjM

Thanks for your time and enjoy the day.
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Craig Fenton is the creator of Painting My Room In A Colorful Way (the ultimate speaking and writing course with written, audio, and phone coaching).  He is the author of the Jefferson Airplane book Take Me To A Circus Tent and the Jefferson Starship Have You Seen The Stars Tonite.  Craig lectures with a one time member of the Grateful Dead and a legendary American Rock & Roll Photographer.

http://www.learnpublicspeakingskills.com

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Coming Soon: the ultimate speaking, writing, and self-confidence course Painting My Room In A Colorful Way at a price that won’t leave you speechless.

Buy Jefferson Airplane Jefferson Starship Books By Craig Fenton Here

Jefferson Airplane Jefferson Starship Great Society

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net

Welcome to  the Rock of March Update:

How are you?  Hope things are well.

The Rock Jet will help us enjoy a bunch of goodies from 1966.

Jefferson Airplane 1966 with Signe Anderson:

CHAUFFEUR BLUES

DON’T SLIP AWAY

CREAM

Live at Klook’s Kleek, London

(15th Nov. 1966) 11/15/66

Meet Me In The Bottom

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Be safe on the roads.

A big get well to Angie’s mom!!

Got to go rock and roll.


Please board this way for rock sounds:


http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentAircast58AirCream.mp3

Please board this way for the Marty exclusive live Airplane medley:

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentAircast64martysliveairplanemedley.mp3

Wishing you a great day,

craig


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Coming Soon: the ultimate speaking, writing, and self-confidence course Painting My Room In A Colorful Way at a price that won’t leave you speechless.

Buy Jefferson Airplane Jefferson Starship Books By Craig Fenton Here

Jefferson Airplane Jefferson Starship Great Society

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net

Welcome Jefferson Rockers:

How are things going today?  I hope the snow/ice that has hit most of Airplane Land has avoided your section of town.

Thanks for the nice feedback about the Great Society rare track and the Paul Kantner goodie from yesterday.  I posted the link once again (below) so all can enjoy the journey.

Want some great live rock and roll?

Somebody that has played with the Jefferson Starship and is friends with people in the Jefferson Family (Paul Scannell) will be bringing his rock and roll talents to the road.

You’ll be rocking on every note if you live in or nearby:


http://www.myspace.com/paulscannelldrums

Heads up! Come see “LIVE DEAD” @

FRIDAY FEB 20th @
19 BROADWAY
FAIRFAX, CA. 94930

$10

“Live Dead” features former members of Workingman’s/Grapefruit Ed, The Zen Tricksters and more!
“Live Dead” let’s the “music play the band” in exquisite detail as the San Francisco Bay Area’s
premier Grateful Dead tribute. Please join us for an evening of music, dance, adventure and community.
Mark your calendar for February 20th!

http://livedeadband.com/
http://www.myspace.com/livedeadband

Live Dead Band is:
PAUL SCANNELL> drums
STEVE FUNDY> lead guitar and vocals
BARRY ERDE> rhythm guitar and vocals
STEPHEN RAMIREZ> bass
MITCH STEIN> keyboards and vocals

Come celebrate Valentines Day w/ THE ACCIDENTALS @

SAT FEB 14TH
THE FORESTVILLE CLUB
6250 FRONT STREET
FORESTVILLE, CA 95436

$5

We play New Orleans style funk, Grateful Dead, classic rock, and a few originals
guaranteed to melt your face off (if not perspire profusely)!!! No joke. This band burns it up!!!
Music starts around 9pm with our good friends West County Outlaws opening the show.
Don’t miss the love-fest!

http://www.myspace.com/theaccidentalsnet

“Before and beyond the musical element, we are interested in networking and building COMMUNITY with any and all out there who want to make the world a better place.” -THE ACCIDENTALS

The Accidentals is:
STEVE FUNDY> guitar and vocals
CHUCK STONE> bass
SHEP SILVER> guitar and vocals
PAUL SCANNELL> drums

Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, and a trillion friends:

Your Mind Has Left Your Body

(From the 1973 Baron Von Tollbooth sessions)

We then go to the

Great Society W/Grace Slick studio circa 1965:

Don’t Mess With Me

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Got to go rock and roll.

Quality Rock & Roll


http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentJefersonAircast64GreatBaronTA.mp3

Wishing you a great day,

craig
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Coming Soon: the ultimate speaking, writing, and self-confidence course Painting My Room In A Colorful Way at a price that won’t leave you speechless.

Buy Jefferson Airplane Jefferson Starship Books By Craig Fenton Here

Jefferson Airplane Jefferson Starship Great Society

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net

Welcome to

Jefferson Rock City Weekend:

Thanks for boarding the flight.  There

is a superlative new website from not

only somebody connected to the San

Francisco music scene for decades but

a true fan!

Please welcome my good friend Mike

Somavilla’s new site to the Rock

Universe by checking this out:

http://www.sfmusicandbeyond.com/

San Francisco Music And Beyond featuring the on-line “Keeper Of The Flame” and rare photos.

Tell Mike the Airplane Man sent you!

Enjoy the weekend,
CF

P.S.:  Remember to please check this out (Link is below) for some Airplane Family Rare Magic!!

Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, and a trillion friends:

Your Mind Has Left Your Body

(From the 1973 Baron Von Tollbooth sessions)

We then go to the

Great Society W/Grace Slick studio circa 1965:

Don’t Mess With Me

Quality Rock & Roll


http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentJefersonAircast64GreatBaronTA.mp3

Wishing you a great day,

craig
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Coming Soon: the ultimate speaking, writing, and self-confidence course Painting My Room In A Colorful Way at a price that won’t leave you speechless.

Buy Jefferson Airplane Jefferson Starship Books By Craig Fenton Here

Jefferson Airplane Jefferson Starship Great Society

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net

Welcome Rockers of the world:

How did the weekend go?  It was plenty cold but there were some treasures from the Rock Tent Vault I will be sharing.  Here is one:

Jefferson Starship

The Bottom Line

New York City

September 22, 2002 (9/22/02)

Good Shepherd

Paul Kantner even gets to sing his own name in the song!!

Enjoy.  Got to go rock and roll.

Please board here for great Jefferson Rock!:


http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentJefersonAircast64goodpaulandmarty.mp3

Wishing you a great week,

craig

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Coming Soon: the ultimate speaking, writing, and self-confidence course Painting My Room In A Colorful Way at a price that won’t leave you speechless.

Buy Jefferson Airplane Jefferson Starship Books By Craig Fenton Here

Jefferson Airplane Jefferson Starship Great Society

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net

Welcome to the Rock Plane:

Thanks for being part of our journey. We explore rock and roll of the best degree. Glad you are a part of it.

Are you ready to rock?  Cool!!

1995 is our  address today. The Jefferson Starship is proudly on stage and Mr. Kantner and Mr. Balin will treat you to some Jefferson Airplane sounds:

3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds

Plastic Fantastic Lover

Always cool when you can check out a show with Barry Flast in the band. He takes care of the keyboards.

Enjoy! Got to go rock and roll.

The rock flight is now if you please board here:

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentAircast64threefifthsofacrown.mp3

Wishing you a great day,

craig

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Coming Soon: the ultimate speaking, writing, and self-confidence course Painting My Room In A Colorful Way at a price that won’t leave you speechless.

Buy Jefferson Airplane Jefferson Starship Books By Craig Fenton Here

Jefferson Airplane Jefferson Starship Great Society

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net

Welcome Rockers of the Universe:

What’s new?  I hope all is well today.  Would an Airplane classic and a Jefferson Starship legendary tune fit the mood?

Please fly here and enjoy:

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentAircast41BCOUNTONME.mp3

The Jefferson Starship at:

Concert for Colorado,

Denver,Colorado June 25, 1994.

Count On Me

Plastic Fantastic Lover

***

Got to go rock and roll.


Wishing you a great day,

craig



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