Radio Listen

I’m listening to Turning Tumbleweeds on DS106 radio.

The first segment of this show is difficult to distinguish between the two womens voices that the creator is putting on. However with her two characters conversation, she did make me want to find out who killed Johnny! When the next voice comes on, the volume is a little too low for me to hear at the beginning, especially for the mans voice. This gets better though as both the female and male characters move closer to the mike to talk. The transition after was clear and short, really good.

The next segment is two girls talking about how they can’t believe Jonny died. This scene is done really well, it flows really easy. At this point I still have no idea who killed Johnny! The next character, Danny’s voice, is a little low and I can’t really hear the piano in the background, but it was a great idea to have live music playing in the background, as I believe that is! I feel like two-shot Harry might be the murderer! This monologue about Harry is very good, a nice long interesting bit of information.

Theres no real transition next, but now we’re talking to someone named Cali. The voices in this segment sound similar to me, and it’s a bit hard to follow. So now we’ve found out Johnny has an evil twin whose trying to kill him?? This is so dramatic!

The next transition was good! The commercial about milk was good, and I really liked the commercial about the burgers! The music in the background was really well done. A couple more radio bumpers go by.

Woodrow and Nash are being looked for now. All of a sudden Harry’s lady friend named Belle is the culprit whose arrested? They arrested Belle, and now don’t suspect Johnnys evil twin. The radio bumper with two girls was good! The show ends abruptly.

Can’t believe it’s already over! It was really great. Good murder mystery from 7 different points of view. The listening experience was really good, the story was good, the only parts I would advise to work on would be the volume of each recording being matched up together, and not having one too low to hear. I especially liked the sound affects (dogs barking, sounds of a bar, and the piano) during each of the segments, they ┬ámade the show unique.


Dear Past Self

For the first assignment, I chose “A Letter to Yourself as a Child”.

Dear younger self,

You are 12 years old and you are about to start your first year of middle school, congrats! I know you’re scared and anxious to begin a new life at a new school, but things will be fine. Although you’re scared to make some new friends since most of your friends from elementary school went to a different middle school, you will eventually make friends through some trial and error.

A few words of advice I have are, don’t be too stressed and just be yourself! You end up making a lot of friends this way, so theres no need to try and be something you’re not. Don’t judge a book by its cover, and appreciate the easy work middle school has to offer! I know at age 12, the workload of a middle schooler can seem rough, but when you enter high school and then college you will learn to appreciate how easy you had it back in middle school.

Keep your head up, everything will be alright :)

Future Sara