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Diphthong

(Tweeting as @TSupercargo) ———————————————— Diphtong: A complex vowel sound that begins with the sound of one vowel and ends with the sound of another vowel, in the same syllable; Joined vowels, pronounced as one, such as a and e in æ, or o and e in œ. ———————————————— What follows is not the actual diphthong RT round-up, but a version edited into a script for the Salon Artwois. Hear a recording on the Salon at http://www.salonartwois.com/2010/10/podcast-11-diphthong-by-supercargo.html. This is an exclusive podcast from John Nixon, TheSupercargo, for players of the Twitter-based Word of the Day game Artwiculate, and for habitués of the Salon Artwois refuge for tweetworn Artwiculati. [Gulls] On Monday 18th October the Word of the Day on Artwiculate was … More…

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A Letter from Northern Lands

I’ve been planning to start with a “real” podcast for some time. Despite what I write below, this isn’t it! A real podcast needs to be hosted on a server designed for the purpose and to have a specially written RSS feed link which can be read by podcast aggregators like iTunes and Juice. I’ve not (yet) been able to make that happen. In the meantime, dear reader, please treat the following as another essay towards a regular podcast. To listen to the following podcast use the control above. To download the podcast as an MP3 file, go here: http://www.ipernity.com/doc/supercargo/8294007 and look for the download button in the top right hand corner. ———————————————————————————————- You are about to hear a voice … More…

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The Habit of Art

[Use the above control to hear a recording of the following text. Go to the following link to download the recording as an MP3 file: http://www.ipernity.com/doc/supercargo/8108085 ] You’re about to hear a review of the National Theatre’s direct-feed broadcast of Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art. The broadcast was made on 22nd April 2010. The text and recording of the review are by John Nixon, The Supercargo of www.thesupercargo.com You may freely redistribute all or part of this review for non-commercial purposes provided you acknowledge The Supercargo and include a link to The Supercargo homepage. ——————————————————————— The Habit of Art It’s been nearly four weeks since I saw Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art in a live broadcast from London’s … More…

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Prora, Rügen: Kraft durch Freude

Prora, Rügen: Kraft durch Freude is my most successful music video – very nearly my only music video – but the success is probably down to the music All film and photographs used in Prora, Rügen: Kraft durch Freude, including photos of archive images, were made in or near Prora on the German Baltic island of Rügen between 29th February and 2nd March 2008. The sound of the sea at Prora was recorded at the same time. Thanks to Endlos for the music used on the film which is from “renne durch dein leben”, track 2 on the album “kein grund, zufrieden zu sein”. Prora Prora, on the Baltic island of Rügen, was not quite the world’s first holiday camp. … More…