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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 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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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 Mid-Week Rock:

As the football Jets search for a head coach and the hockey Rangers figure out how to score more goals, we are in free-flight.

In 1995 if you were part of the Jefferson Starship experience you could enjoy Marty Balin, Jack Casady, and Paul Kantner sharing the stage.  Here we have an example of the power and energy of a song known throughout the musical landscape.

Jefferson Starship live 1995

Somebody To Love

Enjoy!  Got to go rock and roll.

If you please board at Rock Central here you can enjoy the musical magic:

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentAircast64apowerfilstlbyjefferson.mp3

All the best,

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 Air Rock 2009:

Thanks for taking the time to board the flight.  A great one from the Rock Tent Vaults as 3 Airplanes combine to be KBC.

Balin, Kantner, Casady (KBC BAND)

6/23/85 “EMERGENCY AIRLIFT INTERNATIONAL BENEFIT”

GOLDEN GATE PARK,

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

Ride The Tiger

Today

Performed before the album was released!!

Slick Aguilar guitar

Keith Crossan on sax

Darrell Verdusco plays the drums

I felt bad listening to the sports talk shows today.  The Giant fans were positive they would at worst play for the NFC championship.

Many people thought baseball great Jim Rice wouldn’t get into the Hall Of Fame because the way he acted toward the media.  He made it!  Rickey Henderson did too.  The joke is Jim’s speech will be 2 seconds and Rickey is already talking!!

Enjoy the sounds.  Got to go rock and roll.


Please fly here for great KBC rock and roll:

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentAircast64KBCbeforetherecordplayed.mp3

Wishing you a great day,

craig



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Please spread the

word the new Jefferson Starship book:

HAVE YOU SEEN THE STARS TONITEhas landed.

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net

http://www.amazon.com (The books are proudly featured here)

JEFFERSON AIRPLANEJEFFERSON STARSHIPGreat Society– Take Me To A Circus Tent

Have You Seen The Stars Tonite

Have You Seen The Circus Tent Tonite

Quality Rock & Roll Airplane style.

Welcome Rockers of 60’s and 70’s tunes:

Tell me how are you?  Thanks for sharing the flight.  Today it is an unplugged Jefferson from the vault.  1996 the Jefferson Starship with Paul Kantner, Jack Casady, Diana Mangano, and Gary Cambra landed at the South Station in Boston to give you Fred Neil’s:

The Other Side Of This Life

Enjoy the flight and the tune!  Got to go rock and roll.

************

Please spread the

word:

The new Jefferson Starship book “Have You Seen The Stars Tonite” has arrived!

Thanks as always!

Relax and have fun!

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE

JEFFERSON STARSHIPGreat Society-

Take Me To A Circus Tent

I look forward to hearing you later!

The book is Take Me To A Circus Tent (The Jefferson Airplane Flight Manual) W/93 photos, 32 interviews, 543 pages, and a myriad of 5 star reviews!

Please remember at any moment on an Aircast it can be a rare memory from the Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, KBC, Wooden Ships, Marty Balin, Paul Kantner to name several.  Maybe another picture previously unseen from the Rock Tent Vault sees daylight from Herb Greene or Don Aters.

Please board the flight this way for Jefferson Land:


http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentAircast64astarshipneedsatrain.mp3

Wishing you a great day,

craig

Please spread the word the new Jefferson Starship book:

“HAVE YOU SEEN THE STARS TONITE” has landed and

the 2 CD Special set Have You Seen The Circus Tent Tonite

with over 900 rock and roll photos and the Cathy Richardson 70 minute interview, has landed too!

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net

http://www.amazon.com (The books are proudly featured here)

JEFFERSON AIRPLANEJEFFERSON STARSHIPGreat SocietyTake Me To A Circus Tent

Have You Seen The Stars Tonite

Have You Seen The Circus Tent Tonite

Quality Rock & Roll Airplane

style.

Welcome to the Great Rock Society:

How are things going? I hope all is great. Tuesday was a typical fantastic day in Airplane Land but I must point out that it would be nice if a company with a zillion dollar budget would have customer service available via phone and not email only. I have had an issue with a specific outfit for 15 days and it isn’t that hard to resolve. How about the Yankees giving up on the season? Monday was one of the worst performances from the team in decades.

Rock and Roll is why we are on the flight and it is GREAT! We go to the Matrix, San Francisco, California. The city by the bay has given us the rare 1966 Great Society live track:

Down Home Girl

Cool things from the Rock Tent Vault.

A large thank you to an executive of the Artists First Radio Network for giving me an hour of their time last night to talk about the books on the Jefferson Airplane- Take Me To A Curus Tent and the Jefferson Starship- Have You Seen The Stars Tonite, as well as the lectures with one time Grateful Dead member Tom Constanten and America’s Rock & Roll Photographer Don Aters. We even discussed Don’s rare rock and roll pictures for sale from the last 40 years. Thank you to those that listened. For Tony, my your mom feel better!

Got to go, rock and roll!

Please spread the

word:

The 2 new Jefferson projects have arrived!

Thanks as always!

Relax and have fun!

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE

JEFFERSON STARSHIPGreat Society-

Take Me To A Circus Tent Have You Seen The Stars Tonite

I look forward to hearing you later!

The book is Take Me To A Circus Tent (The Jefferson Airplane Flight Manual) W/93 photos, 32 interviews, 543 pages, and a myriad of 5 star reviews!

Please remember at any moment on an Aircast it can be a rare memory from the Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, KBC, Wooden Ships, Marty Balin, Paul Kantner to name several. Maybe another picture previously unseen from the Rock Tent Vault sees daylight from Herb Greene or Don Aters.

Please board the way back rock plane here for Great Society 66:

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentAircast64downatanyhomeitisraregreatsociety.mp3

Wishing you a great day,

craig

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