I'm glad you liked the TSE reading, Peter. I've been fascinated by it since I got the cassette tapes in 2009. I'd be embarrassed to tell you how many times I've listened to the reading, picking up something new with each listening, like a jazz rhythm I hadn't noticed from just reading 'Agon' myself.
 
By the way, listers, please do NOT download a torrent file from some random web site that claims to have the Sweeney reading. Who knows what you're getting?? The file I posted is one I created directly from digitizing the casssette tapes, then I used software (from ITunes) to convert the wav file to an MP3 compresssed file. I also got a license from Faber and Faber to allow any TSE lister (present or future) to download the file from the TSE archives. There's no reason for a TSE lister to search the web looking for this reading from some possibly unsafe web site when a safe copy is readily available from the TSE archives.
 
-- Tom --
 

Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 01:51:29 -0800
From: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Valentine's gift to the TSE list: MP3 recording of Eliot reading "Fragment of an Agon"
To: [log in to unmask]

Please ignore the request below.
As usual my ignorance enlightedned me,
and I went back to Tom's original mail.
There it was sitting there waitining
for me to download it.
 
Fascinating recitation.
 
One of the best I've heard old Tse-tse fly do.
Much better than his earlier readings.
 
Amazing poet. I'm in awe.
 
P.
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: [log in to unmask] href="mailto:[log in to unmask]">Peter Montgomery
To: [log in to unmask] href="mailto:[log in to unmask]">[log in to unmask]
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2010 1:37 AM
Subject: Re: Valentine's gift to the TSE list: MP3 recording of Eliot reading "Fragment of an Agon"

Pardon my ignorance, but how does one transform or extract the mp3 file from the .torent file?
 
Thanks,
Peter
----- Original Message -----
From: [log in to unmask] href="mailto:[log in to unmask]">Tom Colket
To: [log in to unmask] href="mailto:[log in to unmask]">[log in to unmask]
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2010 9:51 PM
Subject: Re: Valentine's gift to the TSE list: MP3 recording of Eliot reading "Fragment of an Agon"

I know there has been some concern that the MP3 file of Eliot may have problems, such as a virus. I scanned the MP3 file of the Eliot recording using Norton Internet Security, installed by Dell on my WINDOWS 7 computer. Norton returned the following report:
"No viruses or other security risks were found".

I would appreciate it if other listers could run a scan on the Eliot MP3 file and report their results to the list.

If any of you deleted the MP3 file out of fear it could be malicious and are now convinced it is OK, you can retrieve the file from the TSE archives yourself. To do so, go to this address:


http://po.missouri.edu/cgi-bin/wa?LIST=TSE

For your email address, enter the address you used when you joined the list. For example, for me, the address would be "[log in to unmask]". If you've never used the archives before, you'll have to hit the "Get Password" button to set up a personal archive password.

After you log in to the archives, click on "February 2010". Click on the "DATE" field to sort the messages in chronological order. Scroll down to 2/14/10, and the Eliot recording is the first archived message on 2/14/10. Click on the MP3 attachment, save it to your hard drive, and you've got your copy.

-- Tom --




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