SGZ Now Open for Zine Reviews! + Podcast

Yesterday, I found out that a good way to get over hating your own voice is to make an eight minute audio track and then edit it. Wowza.

Audacity makes the whole thing pretty easy – recording, editing, etc – according to someone who doesn’t know much about audio… mechanics? Engineering? I even got to recognise what my taking a breath looks like in an audio file so I could easily delete it.

I swear I deleted at least ten seconds of breath noises alone.

I’m pretty happy with the results, given it’s the first time I’ve done it. By the end, I was quite enjoying the process and had grown somewhat used to my voice.

But it won’t be happening again soon.

I hate to say it because I’m actually eager to give it another go, but I just can’t make that time commitment to something that’s purely for the sake of itself. I spent a long time editing that file (you’ll notice it’s about six and a half minutes now as opposed to eight). Hours of editing. I’m not in a place where I can add that kind of time onto what I’m already doing. So text it is for now.

I don’t want to let all that work go to waste, though. Even if it was only for a one off. Here is my ‘podcast’ where I talk about zines and zine reviews. I hope you like it.


*SGZ is now open for reviews!
*I’m not reviewing e-zines at this point.
*I’m not going to put street addresses in my reviews – only PO boxes
*I won’t put up one star or two star equivalent reviews. If a zine just doesn’t work for me, I will pass it on. It won’t sit in a drawer.
*More audio spots probably won’t happen for a while.

7 Replies to “SGZ Now Open for Zine Reviews! + Podcast”

  1. Ha ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m happy with your results also – I smiled the whole way through – thank you for the cheerfulness – well done!


  2. Hi there! It’s me, commenting on an old post (I was looking for your email address) just to say that I absolutely LOVE your voice! If you ever decide to go all podcast on the world, I will most definitely be listening to each and every episode, no joke! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much on a number of levels (the first being that I need to put my email address somewhere). I had totally forgotten about this ‘podcast’, and your compliment (as well as a request to read out my zines) has made me really eager to get back into it. Thank you for commenting on this post. ๐Ÿ˜€


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