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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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Not speaking and writing your best isn’t as funny as this video.  Enjoy it.

Thanks!

Video is here:

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http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentJefersonAircast34.mp3 

Hello there from Airplane land on a late Friday.  

How are you?  Some great tunes for you as we fly to both 65 and 72. 

Jefferson Airplane

8/16/72 BANDSHELL, CENTRAL PARK,

NEW YORK CITY

JORMA/JACK/GRACE/PAUL/PAPA JOHN/

DAVID FREIBERG/JOHN BARBATA

HAVE YOU SEEN THE SAUCERS Second song

VOLUNTEERS forth and final song

10/15/66 FILLMORE AUDITORIUM, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA  JORMA/JACK/SIGNE/MARTY/PAUL/SPENCER                                                           

3/5 OF A MILE IN 10 SECONDS  First song

TOBACCO ROAD Third song   

There will be an error on the Aircast and the first person to bring it to my attention I’ll send some rare photos to you via Airmail!  Good luck!

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. 

Have a fantastic Saturday and the return flight will feature  more goodies from the Rock Tent Archives.   

Always feel good,

craig                                                                                            
                                                 

Jefferson Airplane-

8/16/72 BANDSHELL, CENTRAL PARK,

NEW YORK CITY

JORMA/JACK/GRACE/PAUL/PAPA JOHN/

DAVID FREIBERG/JOHN BARBATA

TWILIGHT DOUBLE LEADER

CROWN OF CREATION 

 http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentJefersonAircast33CenPar.mp3

How do you feel?  It’s Friday! 

Welcome aboard our corner of the globe. A fantastic day outside and it was as well in 1972 as the Airmachine fly’s back to hear the Jefferson Airplane perform in the park.  Not any park but Central. 

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. 

Hope Friday will be fantastic and I look forward to hearing you later on as our flight returns to Rock And Roll Island. 

All the best,

craig                                                                       

Jefferson Airplane-8/23/89 FINGER LAKES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER,CANANDAIGUA, NEW YORK

Won’t You Try/Saturday Afternoon

Today  

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentJefersonAircast33FridTod.mp3  

Welcome to very early Friday: 

Thanks for flying with your host Craig Fenton.  How are things? 

Two really strong ones from the Airmachine as we go back to 1989 for the reunion and the old Airplane favorites are part of the journey.  It’s a great summer night August of 89 and after 17 years the J.A. will take flight for a handful of US shows which started in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and ended in Washington, D.C. 

The memories linger forever! Joined by Peter Kaukonen, Tim Gorman, Randy Jackson, and Kenny Aronoff the plane has plenty of fuel and is flying nicely.  Enjoy! 

I’ll look forward to hearing you later on. 

Have a fantastic day! 

All the best,

craig                                                                                        

 http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentJefersonAircast33Wooden.mp3 

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE-8/23/89 FINGER LAKES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, CANANDAIGUA, NEW YORK 

Wooden Ships: with help from Peter Kaukonen, Randy Jackson, Tim Gorman, and Kenny Aronoff.   

Hello and welcome to Thursday night: 

How are you feeling this evening?  Have a cool one from the vault as we head to 1989 to fly over a boat that may not be the most secure but is never going away.

 Please remember to look at the right side of the page and enjoy the rare Jack Casady photo from 1966.  Herb Greene took a gem of a shot and it has not seen the light of day until today! Please check the myriad of updates the past month.  From rare photos to music from the Rock Tent Vaults, it is all there for you fine passengers. I have to head back inside the tent to pay my rent but I’ll look for you later on. 

Have a fantastic Friday,

cf                                                   

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentJefersonAircast33Marty.mp3 

Hello there from the Airplane Tower: How is the afternoon going? This should make the flight special.  Two for the price of nothing. First we fly back to the

10/2/93 Alfred College, Alfred, NY Jefferson Starship gig

 St. Charles 

Paul Kantner- guitar, vocals

Marty Balin- vocals

Jack Casady- bass

Papa John Creach- fiddle & vocals (Some tracks)

Slick Aguilar- lead guitar & vocals

Tim Gorman- keyboards

Prairie Prince- drums 

Then if you board the plane here:

http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/index.php?pr=J._Airshow_Photos_4

 there is a photo from jack Casady at the Monterey Jazz Festival September 3,1966 never seen before!  Thank you Herb Greene. 

Enjoy the rest of the day and I’ll see what treasures are in the circus tent as I hope to pay my rent. Remember to please check out all the photos in the Airshow Pages.  Over 70 rare pictures for you fine flyers. 

Bye for now,

cf                                                                

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