Recording Podcasts is Difficult for Me -- I'm probably doing it wrong.
I’ve been re-recording my podcasts, as has been mentioned in previous blog posts. It takes me forever. It doesn’t come naturally to me — this recording stuff.
It reminds me of the lines from W.B. Yeat’s “Adam’s Curse”
I said: ‘A line will take us hours maybe; // Yet if it does not seem a moment’s thought // Our stitching and unstitching has been naught. // Better go down upon your marrow-bones // And scrub a kitchen pavement, or break stones // Like an old pauper, in all kinds of weather; // For to articulate sweet sounds together // Is to work harder than all these. . .”
Recording the podcast for me is so tedious. And, I have to go back and do everything over so many times. So many times. The only answer is I’m probably doing it wrong. It can’t be this difficult and time consuming for everyone. Like, my breathing. I have to go back and edit out almost every single breathe I take because it sounds like a vacuum cleaner got turned on. There is this loud sucking / inhaling noise in between every sentence that is louder than my speaking voice.
But, it’s for a good cause. I’d rather have a product I was proud of than one I wasn’t. Those first recordings lasted a whole year before push came to shove and I changed them. Maybe these ones will last two.
Yeats is good. Pretty mystical. Adam’s Curse is a poem I think about quite often.