The biggest project on this week’s checklist was finding three audio challenges that I could do on SoundCloud, with a combined difficulty rating of at least eight stars. Believe it or not, I actually had a couple of extra entries left over after I completed the necessary tasks, with mixed results; for the sake of brevity, though, I’ll only focus my attention on the main three.
Ergo, the first task I completed was “The One-Man Play,” in which I had to, quote, “act out a scene from a play by myself, using different voices for different characters.” This was one of two challenges that currently has a difficulty rating of three-and-a-half stars, when previous attempts were made under a four-star ranking.
My selection for this performance was from the anthology, “Dialogues of the Gods,” written by Baudelaire Jones, and based on the original works of Lucian of Samosata; as the title implies, this was a series of satirical dialogues, intended to mock the Greek myths as told by Homer, author of The Iliad and The Odyssey. As for the scene itself, written by Jones in 2008 for the book’s commercial release, it revolves around Hermes’ first run-in with his son, Pan; for this performance, I gave a Scottish brogue to Pan, who has every right to feel offended for being born half-goat, and a deep, rumbling voice to Hermes, which fits because he’s “the fleet-footed messenger of the gods,” for those of you who didn’t get to see Xanadu on Broadway.
The fact that all of the SoundCloud entries this week were completed, more or less, in one take, is a testament to my work ethic. Factor in how easy my account accepted these files once the paperwork was completed, and this was actually a rather tame week, all things considered.