Thursday, January 16, 2014

Pegana Press Story Cast: The Bee-Man of Orn

In this #StoryCast we do a reading from the Bee Man of Orn, by Frank R. Stockton and we discuss briefly, other works by this author.

We hope you enjoy it.  Feed back is welcome.

It's a lot of fun for us to record these story readings, and we'd love to hear from you.  If you have a favorite author or story to suggest we read, please share with us.

We took longer than expected to get this one out partly due to the holidays and partly due to the fact that Mike has been working at the press almost non stop.  We hope to have a new Pegana Press Story Cast to share next month.

Here's the link.  Enjoy!   Pegana Press Story Cast # 2

We're using a WAV file this time to preserve the integrity of the recording.  We used a compressed file before.  We hope it makes a difference in how it come through.

As an afterthought:  Mike was a music producer and studio sound engineer before the thought of Pegana Press was ever conceived, and so he likes to create theme songs for the recordings.  I think it's a tribute to his talent in that respect that he can take tracks recorded on a tarnished flute with sticky keys by someone (OK, me) who hasn't played in 30 years and make it sound pretty good.

While recording the flute, he expressed his desire that I should play a "little riff".  I looked at him blankly and said "Oh, you want a REAL flute player".  I wasn't "riffing", but hopefully the Bee Man's theme song, conveys the simple, joyful, meandering dance through life, which we picture for Frank Stockton's Bee-Man.

The reading in the theme song, Out Of Time is from Lost Tales Volume 1 written by Lord Dunsany and published at Pegana Press

Pegana Press Story Cast theme song: Out Of Time © Rita and Mike Tortorello
Bee Man theme song:  Buzzing Along © Rita and Mike Tortorello
We use Cascade Microphones  :)

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