Monthly Archives: August 2007

Show 486 Saturday 1 September

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Deutsch
Sarah’s Diary: New Denver
On Wednesday, we hitch-hiked to New Denver.
We had to walk for about an hour before someone picked us up.
The first ride took us to a turn-off. There was a bank.
The second ride took us to this shop.
The third ride took us all the way to New Denver. We went along some back roads and saw some teepees.
The guy that we were hitching with stopped a few times so we could take some photos which was really nice.

This is New Denver. When we got to New Denver we went to the lake.
So beautiful.
The water was so clear. At night we went kayaking … but we didn’t take the camera.

The next morning we walked around the town and saw a small dog and a big dog. We had coffee at The Apple Tree sandwich shop.
Then we played with some giant chess pieces.

Next to the chess board a guy was being interviewed by a TV station. They were talking about cell phones. New Denver doesn’t have cell phone reception and it seems some people have pretty strong views about whether or not it should stay that way.

A lot of people in town also really like them.

On the way home the first ride was to Silverton.
Silverton seems to have got its name from people mining for silver.
I think this is silver. And these are mining tools.
Some toys in a shop.
And hitchhiking out of Silverton.

We got a ride to this place. Then got another ride.
We sat here for a while but we weren’t having much luck so we started walking. We walked over a dam and a bridge. Then finally got a ride home.

music

show start
artist: Matthew Tyas
album: Music for the movies vol1
track: Superheros
from: Oloron Sainte-Marie, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

cws bgm
artist: San Sebastian
tracks: mellow, Final Beat
artist site

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Show 485 Friday 31 August

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Deutsch
Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.

Today I’m going to talk about transcripts. Sometimes people leave comments like, “What was that word you said at 1:32?” And I think, “Hmm, they mustn’t know that there’s a transcript.”

If you go to thedailyenglishshow dot blogspot dot com – you can see a transcript for every show.

This is one of the key ideas of The Daily English Show – the idea is that I talk in a reasonably natural way – I do grade my language to a certain extent, but not much, it’s fairly natural – and then for every show there’s a transcript.
So what you can do is, perhaps watch the show first and then go and check the script for any words that you didn’t catch or that you want to look up.
Or you can cut and paste the script into a translator if you think that helps or you can use one of those programs where you run the mouse over a word and the meaning pops up in your language – like rikai.com.

The transcripts are all free to use at home or in class. If you’re a teacher, you can print them out and give them out to your students. No problem.

A lot of language learning podcasts make their money by charging people to use the transcripts – but The Daily English Show transcripts are free. And they’ll stay that way too because I think it’s an important part of The Daily English Show philosophy.
This is a non-commercial show, so the purpose is not to make money. So we don’t have any money, surprise, surprise. But we would like to find a way to get some money eventually, to cover some expenses – buy some equipment, that kind of thing. But we won’t do it by charging for transcripts, that’s for sure. Or by getting sponsored by a nasty company like McDonalds. But anyway, that’s another story.

Today I just wanted to make sure that everybody knows that there is a script for every video. And if you’re watching this on YouTube there is a link to the script next to every video. So the script is just a click away.
And if this is a YouTube video you’re watching, but it’s on another site, and you want to find the script easily, then all you have to do is click on the video and it will take you to the original place on YouTube where the video is and then you’ll see the link to the script next to the video.

Also, not only are there transcripts for the show – there are translations in Japanese and German.

Thomas – this guy – is an absolute legend and he has been translating the scripts into German … and pointing out the mistakes too, which is great. Every script there are a couple of mistakes so it’s really good to have someone to point them out.

Today’s joke was sent to me a couple of days ago by someone called Robert on MySpace. And I thought today is very good timing for this joke – people have been talking about stupid Americans a lot recently. So I thought it was about time we start talking about stupid Australians.

Robert says:
As an Aussie I have always liked this one. I thought you may like to add it to your collection.

Q. How do you tell the difference between a kangaroo and an Australian?
A. The intelligent look in the kangaroos eyes .

STICK NEWS

Kia Ora, in Stick News today, a thief in New Zealand returned to the house he burgled the same day because he felt guilty about the burglary.

On Tuesday a person broke into a house near Queenstown in New Zealand.
They smashed a window to get inside then stole a laptop, a camera and a wallet with a credit card inside.
The burglar then went shopping and bought a basketball and two pairs of gloves using the stolen credit card.
At some point, the thief started feeling guilty. He or she went back to the house to return the stolen goods. They also left a full-page apology note.
The owner of the house said he was more “bewildered” than angry.
Police are now searching for the offender. They said the change of heart would be taken into account.

And that was Stick News for Friday the 31st of August.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
#300 What does “grade your language” mean?

Step 1: Repeat Brad’s lines.
Step 2: Read Brad’s lines and talk to Sarah.

Brad What does “grade your language” mean?

Sarah It means to simplify your language so it’s easier to understand.

Brad Is that easy to do?

Sarah It’s, it’s easy for me now because I’ve been teaching for a while, but for some people – especially if they’ve never taught English – they have no idea how to do it.

Brad How do you do it?

Sarah Well, one thing you can do is avoid using idioms or phrasal verbs. So, for example, instead of saying, I’m going to hit the sack you could say, I’m going to go to bed. Or you might say visit instead of drop in on.

Brad And you would avoid difficult words?

Sarah Yeah. If there is an easier word that means the same thing, use that. Like instead of strenuous say hard.

Brad Do you always do that?

Sarah No, not always. Well, I try and judge the students level – and then use language appropriate for that level. So I think it’s good to use some words and expressions that you think they probably won’t know – so that they can learn something new. But just don’t use too many, or they’ll get discouraged.

links

today’s news
today’s STICK NEWS pictures

music

show start, cws start, qa start
artist: Matthew Tyas
album: Music for the movies vol1
tracks: Superheros, Intellectuel, Three ways to run away
from: Oloron Sainte-Marie, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

cws bgm
artist: San Sebastian
track: Capo 6
artist site

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Show 484 Thursday 30 August

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Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.

The video I’m going to talk about today is the famous clip of Miss South Carolina.
This video clip is very funny. Well, I think it is, and millions of other people seem to find it entertaining too. But I think some English students might not understand why it’s funny – so I thought I’d explain it.

She was asked this question:
Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can’t locate the US on a world map. Why do you think this is?

Her Answer:
I personally believe … that US Americans are unable to do so, because ah, some people out there in our nation don’t have maps. And I believe that our ed, education like such as in South Africa and the Iraq everywhere like, such as. And … I believe that they should … our education over here in the US should help the US or, or should help South Africa. And should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future for our children.
The first funny thing she said was: US Americans. There is no such thing as US Americans – because all Americans come from the US. You can say things like Canadian-Americans – like Jim Carrey who has dual citizenship. Or African Americans, people who were born in America but whose ancestors come from Africa. But US Americans … no, you can’t say that.

Then she says the reason why some people can’t locate the US on a world map is because they don’t have maps. Which is grammatically correct – but it’s a silly answer, so it’s funny too.

Then she says “our education like such as in South Africa …”, which doesn’t make sense because American education has nothing to do with South Africa.

Also, she says, like, such as …, which mean the same thing, so you don’t need to use both of them together. But you can if you want, so it’s not such a huge mistake.
But she ends a sentence with such as, which is very strange. You should use such as before an example.

She also says the Iraq – which is strange. You don’t use the before Iraq. You shouldn’t use the in front of most countries actually. But you can in front of some. For example: the Netherlands, the Philippines, the Dominican Republic, the United States

She also says the Asian countries, which is odd in this context. She should say: America should help Iraq and Asian countries. But then that would still be funny because it doesn’t have anything to do with the question.

It’s also funny how she started randomly talking about Iraq and South Africa. Iraq is in the news a lot at the moment, so maybe that country just popped into her head, but South Africa – what has that got to do with anything?

And overall, I think the funniest part, is that: with her voice, and the way she is standing, and her big smile at the end – she looks like she’s really confident and she’s making perfect sense. But she isn’t.
I think she might have the potential to be the next Paris Hilton.

STICK NEWS
Kia Ora, in Stick News today, David Beckham has hurt his knee.

David Beckham is an English soccer player.
Since July this year, he’s been playing for an American team called Los Angeles Galaxy.
His team played a game yesterday and, in the 30th minute, Beckham hurt his knee.
CNN reported he suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee which will sideline him for six weeks.

And that was Stick News for Thursday the 30th of August.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
#299 There are hundreds of countries in the world

Step 1: Repeat Brad’s lines.
Step 2: Read Brad’s lines and talk to Sarah.

Brad Speaking of maps, do you think you could name all the countries in the world on a map?

Sarah Hell, no. There are hundreds of countries in the world.

Brad How many are there?

Sarah I don’t know. Hang on, I’ll check. Mmm it says here there are 244 countries … but it sounds confusing, depends on what you include in the list. Anyway a few hundred.

Brad How many do you think you could point out on a map?

Sarah Maybe twenty or thirty.

Brad That’s all?

Sarah Yeah. But who cares … if I want to know where something is I’ll just look it up. I don’t need to have all that information in my head.

Brad Fair enough.

Sarah That’s what I learnt in school anyway. It’s more important to know how to look things up that to remember facts.

links

music
show start, cws start, qa start
artist: Matthew Tyas
album: Music for the movies vol1
tracks: Superheros, Intellectuel, Three ways to run away
from: Oloron Sainte-Marie, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

cws bgm
artist: San Sebastian
track: mellow
artist site

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Show 483 Wednesday 29 August

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Deutsch
Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.

Today I’m going to talk about different than.

The other day someone left a comment after I said different than.
I said: Is it different than your accent?

And this person said that’s wrong. It should be different from.

The person writing that said they felt quite strongly about that too, which I think is interesting.

I’d never really thought about different than and different from before. So I looked it up and it turns out that different from is Standard English – but a lot of people say different than. So, it’s not really wrong, it’s just non-standard English.

So, I would say, if you’re learning English, you might as well go with the standard way of saying it. But if you want to say it the non-standard way, then I think that’s fine too.
Just be aware that some people will that tell you it’s wrong.

Personally, I don’t really have a problem with non-standard English – depending on the circumstances of course. If you’re writing an essay for school then you should definitely use Standard English and follow the style guide for your school or university.

But if you’re writing a poem or writing in your diary or writing an email to a friend and you want to use non-standard English, then, go ahead, I say.

And I think it’s important to remember that there a two different kinds of “mistakes”.
First there are actual mistakes, things that native English speakers never say, like: Can you borrow me the book? I think these are the kind of mistakes that you should be focusing on. And the other kind of “mistakes”, I wouldn’t even call them mistakes – just non-standard English.
And whether or not these non-standard English expressions are right or wrong … I would just leave that to the native speakers to worry about.

STICK NEWS

Kia Ora, in Stick News today, Jim Carrey is starring in an online video to help free a woman in Myanmar.

Jim Carrey is a Canadian-American actor. He’s famous for being funny.
But his latest role isn’t funny.
He is starring in a video on behalf of the Human Rights Action Center and the U.S. Campaign for Burma.
They aim to help free a woman who is being held captive by the government in Myanmar, also known as Burma.
CNN reported Aung San Suu Kyi received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her nonviolent efforts to bring down the oppressive military regime in Myanmar.
She is now under long-term house arrest.

And that was Stick News for Wednesday the 29th of August.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
#298 Do you use non-standard English?

Step 1: Repeat Tom’s lines.
Step 2: Read Tom’s lines and talk to Sarah.

Tom Do you use non-standard English?

Sarah Yip.

Tom For example?

Sarah Ah, like saying yip. That’s not standard. Standard English is yes.

Tom So, is it better to say yes?

Sarah No, I don’t think so. Not necessarily. Depends on the situation. If you want to be formal, you should say yes rather than yip or yeah.

Tom What kind of situations?

Sarah Ah, maybe at a job interview. But then it would depend on the job as well. Also, like at school, the school I went to, when the teacher called the roll, most of the students just answered yip or yi – but if it was a different kind of school, like a private school, then I think the teachers might make the students say yes.

Tom What’s another example?

Sarah Ah, double negatives, like, I don’t have no money. Ah, that’s non-standard English. Standard English would be, I don’t have any money.

Tom Do you use double negatives?

Sarah No. But some native speakers do.

links

today’s news

music
show start, cws start, qa start
artist: Matthew Tyas
album: Music for the movies vol1
tracks: Superheros, Intellectuel, Three ways to run away
from: Oloron Sainte-Marie, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

cws bgm
artist: San Sebastian
track: mellow
artist site

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Show 482 Tuesday 28 August

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Deutsch

Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.

Last Tuesday I answered a question from someone wanting to know if it was a good idea to do a teaching course before going to teach English in Japan.
They actually asked two questions, and their second question was:

Are schools such as Nova total scams or are they reasonable ways of getting started?

Well, when I first went to Japan, I worked at a language school called ECC, which is similar to Nova. And no, I didn’t think it was a total scam. I enjoyed working there. Of course like, like anywhere that you work, there were things that weren’t so great about it. And for me, after a year, I thought I’d had enough and it was time to move on and do something else.

What I enjoyed about it was … I had a lot of different kinds of classes, so I learnt a lot from that. I was mostly teaching conversation classes – which they called “Free Time Lessons” – which meant that they weren’t regular classes. Students could book a lesson when they wanted to take one, kind of like getting a haircut or going to the dentist or something.

And that is quite challenging because you’re getting different students all the time … and yeah, maybe it’s not quite the best system for students perhaps. But I learnt a lot from meeting hundreds of different students and all kinds of people and trying out different things and seeing what worked.

One more thing that I really enjoyed was that I worked at four different schools. So almost every day I’d go to a different school. And that was really interesting, seeing how the different schools worked. They were all part of the same company, but depending on the staff, the atmosphere was completely different.

As for Nova, well, I’ve never worked there, so I don’t really know. But I have a friend that worked there for several years and he seemed to enjoy it.
But, they don’t have a very good reputation and I’ve heard a few bad stories from students who have studied there.
Also, I think the company is in … not great financial shape … so mmm, maybe that particular company is not such a great choice.
But, language schools in Japan, in general, I think they’re good places to work. And at the end of the day, whether you have a good experience or not is going to depend more on you and what you make of it.

STICK NEWS

Kia Ora, in Stick News today, an American teenager entered a beauty contest and is now enjoying 15 minutes of world fame thanks to her answer to a question in the contest.

Miss Teen USA is an annual beauty pageant.
This year’s contest was held in California on the 24th of August.
This year’s event is now most famous for Miss South Carolina’s response during the question and answer portion of the show.
The video of her rambling answer has been viewed millions of times on the internet.
Thousands of people on YouTube commented on her performance.

And that was Stick News for Tuesday the 28th of August.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
#297 That’s so funny.

Step 1: Repeat Lisa’s lines.
Step 2: Read Lisa’s lines and talk to Sarah.

Sarah That’s so funny.

Lisa Don’t you think it’s mean though? Everyone laughing at her.

Sarah No. Not at all. She went in the contest.

Lisa How would you have answered the question?

Sarah Um … well I think I’d say, I think the results of the survey are probably wrong and the survey must have been flawed.

Lisa What do you mean?

Sarah One fifth of Americans can’t locate the US on a map. Yeah, right. Whatever, that’s ridiculous. It’s not possible.

Lisa How would you know? You’ve never even been to the United States.

Sarah Yeah, but … anyway, I don’t think it’s possible. They probably surveyed babies or something. Or maybe they just questioned five people and one of them was drunk or had bad eyesight.

Question for Miss South Carolina:

Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can’t locate the US on a world map. Why do you think this is?

Miss South Carolina’s answer:

I personally believe … that US Americans are unable to do so, because ah, some people out there in our nation don’t have maps. And I believe that our ed, education like such as in South Africa and the Iraq everywhere like, such as. And … I believe that they should … our education over here in the US should help the US or, or should help South Africa. And should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future for our children.

links

Miss South Carolina’s famous answer
today’s STICK NEWS pictures

music

show start, cws start, qa start
artist: Matthew Tyas
album: Music for the movies vol1
tracks: Superheros, Intellectuel, Three ways to run away
from: Oloron Sainte-Marie, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

cws bgm
artist: San Sebastian
track: mellow
artist site

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Show 481 Monday 27 August

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Deutsch

Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.

Today’s guest is Josh. You may know him as AdviceToMyClones.
And today’s show is very exciting because this is the first time I have interviewed someone that I have never actually met. Well, we’ve met online – but not actually in person.
So I just sent him the questions and he answered them on video and then sent me the video.
Josh is a musician and he’s really good. At least I think so. You should check out his music … especially this one, I think, is excellent. And it’s great for studying English because you can read along.
My first question for Josh was: Why do you put videos on YouTube?

:44
I think the interactivity is really the main thing that has really hooked me in. There’s lots of little reasons, ah, behind all the, the individual videos and all that kind of stuff. But, um, really just the people ah, that you can meet and talk to and interact with and communicate with over YouTube is the strength of the whole system.

STICK NEWS

Kia Ora, this is Stick News. Greece has declared a state of emergency. More than 60 people have died in the last three days in forest fires.

Wikipedia says Greece is regarded as the cradle of western civilization.
It is also the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, the Olympic Games, Western literature, political science, major scientific principles and drama.
Right now Greece is also famous for its forest fires.
Since June, there have been over 3,000 forest fires in Greece.
And 72 people have died.
According to CNN, the Greece government has said some of fires may have been caused by arson. But environmental experts have expressed skepticism.
The Greek Prime Minister declared a state of emergency.

And that was Stick News for Monday the 27th of August.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
#296 What is your dream with music?

Step 1: Repeat Sarah’s lines.
Step 2: Read Sarah’s lines and talk to Josh.

Sarah How long have you been playing the guitar?

Josh About 12 years. I played piano before that. Ah, I bought a guitar at a pawn shop in Iowa, ah, while I was visiting relatives. And beat the heck out of my fingers learning to play guitar on this beat up ah, used guitar. Um, but it was well worth it. I no longer have that guitar which was rather viscous to play. Um, but I love, love, love the guitars I have now. It’s very hard for me to go a couple of days without playing them. In fact, if I walk by them and see them, I’m always tempted to pick them up and just start playing. So, occasionally makes me late for things I shouldn’t be late for.

Sarah How long does it usually take to write a song?

3:44

Josh That really varies. Ahh, usually, I’m going to guess about two hours. That’d be about how long it takes from start to finish. And that can be spread out over one night, or a week, or months sometimes. I’ve had songs that I’ve been working on for years and just they didn’t quite come together yet. But I’ll keep at it.

Sarah What is your dream with music?

4:02

Josh Um, I think my number one dream is just to get better at it. Ah, song writing’s definitely my favorite part of the whole process.
So any time I can figure out a way to, you know, wind a melody through ah, chord changes in some new way, is always, ah, spectacular for, for me to do. I just love that part of it. Um, but it would be nice to get better at the instruments or to get better at singing would actually really make me very, very happy, if I could somehow figure out how to do that.

Sarah Are you a full-time musician? If not, would you like to be?

Josh Ah, I’m not a full-time musician and I would love to be. Ah, music is the most fun thing I have ah, found to spend my time doing. And so if I could do it all the time, you’d better believe I would do it.

Sarah Do you also perform live?

Josh I used to. I have not performed live in quite a while. Ah, but now that some of my friends here in Los Angeles have figured out what I’m up to with the YouTube music stuff, they are definitely putting the pressure on to do a live performance. So I’m pretty sure I’ll do it. I’m pretty shy about getting started with that stuff. But ah, I’ll do it. And you can believe that I’ll take my camera along with me. So if you start seeing videos on the channel with me, it looks like I’m in a coffee shop or something, I’ve finally got the courage up to ah, to do some more live shows.

Sarah How different is the feedback you get performing live and the feedback you get on YouTube?

5:17

Josh Ah, yeah, it’s actually, the actual feedback you get is very similar, it’s just the, ah, rate you get it back at. Ah, when you’re performing live, you know, if you do something, do a vocal section that’s really great, or you do a wrong note on the guitar, like the feedback you get’s right then and there. You can, you know, watch the reaction of the audience and know right away how it’s working out.
Um, and sometimes that’s good because you can play into the stuff that the specific audience like. Like every audience is different because everybody likes different things. So, you can use that sometimes to improve the show. Um, YouTube, a little different in that you go ahead and record a performance and then you just put it out there. Um, so you’re still going to get the feedback. But the feedback might come a day later, it might come a week later, months later. Um, and it might even be more detailed because the people can go back and watch it a couple of times and tell you: “Hey, you know, first time through I liked this, second and third time through, actually this part of it stood out more to me.” Ah, stuff like that. So, both different, but both very useful.

Sarah Have you ever sold your music? If not, would you like to?

6:17

Josh I’ve never actually sold my music. I did help a local artist ah, produce her CD. So I did a lot of song writing and got to work in a studio and that kind of stuff. It was really fun. I didn’t actually make any money on it, so … I would like to though, so I’ll let you know if I work out a way to do that.

Sarah What kind of effect has the feedback from YouTube had on your music?

6:36

Josh That’s um, that’s a really good question. The … feedback for me overall has been positive. Now, not all my feedback in itself has been positive, but the effect has been. Um, I’ve definitely gotten criticism and that kind of stuff. And at this point I actually like the criticism. Because it helps you really quickly pinpoint stuff that’s working and not working. Um, but just having ah, enough videos up where I can go back through and say, OK, well in this video I got some comments saying they like the vocals and on this video they like the intro. And stuff like that, you can kind of, you can kind of decide, well OK this is stuff that’s really working and if I want to continue these other parts of the music, I’m going to have to really, you know, put a lot of effort into making it something that, that people ah, enjoy a little bit more.

Sarah How do you think YouTube is changing the music industry?

7:20

Josh Ah, I would say, it definitely is. But that at this point, it’s, it’s kind of slow in the changes it’s making. But I don’t see that being slow for very much longer. Ah, and I think a lot of that’s because the music industry just hasn’t figured out how to really harness the power of YouTube. Like the interactivity, which is really what they are going to need to do.
Um, but I have seen that it’s definitely helping out independent artists. Um, because it’s a very cost effective way to ah, connect with the fan base. Ah, most of the people that ah, listen to my music … are in places that I would probably would never play to um, any other way than to just have a video up on YouTube. Ah, geographically, they’re, they’re all over the place, and I just wouldn’t have any way to reach them without YouTube. Um, so it’s definitely helping out in that respect. Ah, and I’ve seen some artists who are really pushing the limit on what you can do with it, where they will ah – and these are, these are big name artists – they will, ah, basically do a video log to their fans saying: “Hey, here’s a new song, ah, I want to play it for you guys first. And what I would really like for you guys to do is to maybe cover my song, or to lip-sync my song, something like that, and send me back a video.”
And, ah, you know, of course the fans, love … to do anything like that. So, when the video responses come back, some of the artists will even take those video responses and turn them into like a music video of their fans actually performing their songs – which is a ridiculously good idea. And ah, you know, send that back out to the fans and say: “Here’s something, you know, that I can, I can do for you guys, because I liked what you guys did for me.”
So, stuff like that, I think is really, the kind of stuff that the music industry’s going to have to, to dig into to … to, to really, to really, use like what YouTube can do for their artists, stuff like that. But as far as for independent people, it’s, it’s amazing. It’s just, it’s a great, great, great, tool for finding people who like what you do.

links

today’s news

today’s STICK NEWS pictures

music

show start, cws start, qa start
artist: Matthew Tyas
album: Music for the movies vol1
tracks: Superheros, Intellectuel, Three ways to run away
from: Oloron Sainte-Marie, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

cws bgm
artist: San Sebastian
track: mellow
artist site

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Show 480 Sunday 26 August

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Sunday Kitchen #61 Bottled Peaches

First, wash the peaches.
Then cook them for a few minutes so that the skin comes off easily.
Then put them in cold water.
Then cut them.
Then put them in jars and put lemon juice and sugar and hot water into the jars.
Then put a lid on top.
Then put them in the oven for a few minutes to warm up the glass.
Then take them out and put them in a big pressure cooker.
Cook them for a while and then take them out.

music

show start
artist: Matthew Tyas
album: Music for the movies vol1
track: Superheros
from: Oloron Sainte-Marie, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

other music
artist: San Sebastian
track: mellow
artist site

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Have you have translated this script – or part of it – into your language for English practice and published it on your blog? Please leave a comment and a link so other people can read your translation. Thank you.