Spoken Word

Almost a decade ago, I experimented with audio posts and podcasting on my original website. At the time, I decided it was too much effort for such a small audience. I’m reconsidering the idea of adding spoken word to my work.

Actually, if you’ve been paying attention, I’ve already been experimenting with spoken word. I’ve posted a few sound clips of poetry reading mixed with simple music beds. I like the concept. Could that lead to more? Extended audio posts? Podcasting? Videos? YouTube? Whoa, Bessie, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Time will tell. For now, you might expect a few more simple audio clips of poetry reading. That’s a good start.

One thing’s for certain. I’ll need to make some minor audio upgrades to my recording studio. One reason I tend to stick to music (no vocals) with Anderhill is that my audio setup is not the best. I purposefully try to keep things as simple as possible.

To get better audio quality, a few items are needed: a digital interface, a small audio mixer, and a higher-quality mic will be the ticket to start producing more spoken word and adding more vocals into my music.

I’d ask for your financial support, but I’m not a blogger or a beggar. I’m a proud artist. I’ll starve. Don’t take my (spoken) word for it, but this could definitely be the start of a cool thing. – dse

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Author: Dan Steven Erickson

Dan Steven Erickson is a great undiscovered American songwriter.