Rather than create more Squidoo lenses, lately I've been taking the info from the Celtic Music lenses
and making web pages at HavePun-WillTravel.com
. 22 of the lenses are for artists, CDs, Thistle & Shamrock and of course LiveIreland.com. The 23rd lens, which I made to guide people to the others, isn't much use on the website, so I wrote an article about Celtic music
and added a bunch of photos.
Not all the pages have been created yet. I still have eight more to go. Coincidentally, this morning I uploaded the page for the Bothy Band
, and on her show today (Wednesday, even though it's already Thursday in Dublin) Louise Molony gave a brief history of the Bothies. She asked for a link to the page, so I commented on her page.
At the beginning of her show, Louise asked if anyone could record it for her. Nobody else said they could, and I knew it couldn't be too difficult with the right software, so I did a quick Google search and found a WinAmp plugin called Streamripper. I installed it and managed to get most of her show except for her initial announcement, a little bit in the middle, and her ending announcement got cut off. The ripper created 10 files, and I had to figure out what order they went in and rename the files a bit to get them in order. I played it back and it sounds pretty decent. Next time I try to record a show, I'm pretty sure I set an option so the program will just create one file. Her show was just under an hour, and the files totalled just under 10 Mb. Frankly I was surprised I could get things to work so quickly, even if not perfectly. Oh, and the Streamripper is freeware, which is always nice. Next time I'll try to record a whole song both before and after the start of a program and maybe that will capture both opening and closing announcements.