Category Archives: Audio

Kaleidoscopic Hyperbolic iamTalkyTina

"Kaleidoscopic Hyperbolic iamTalkyTina," animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“Kaleidoscopic Hyperbolic iamTalkyTina,” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

Click on the GIF to hear me singing my song, “Kaleidoscopic Hyperbolic iamTalkyTina” !!!

Here are the words so that you can sing along!

Kaleidoscopic Hyperbolic iamTalkyTina

Written and Performed by @iamTalkyTina
sung to Supercalifragilisticexpialogocious


Kaleidoscopic Hyperbolic iamTalkyTina
Kaleidoscopic Hyperbolic iamTalkyTina
Kaleidoscopic Hyperbolic iamTalkyTina
Kaleidoscopic Hyperbolic iamTalkyTina

Verse 1
Because I was afraid of Art
When I was just a girl.
My mum sent me to Ninja school
To give Kung Fu a whirl.
But then one day I learned some skilz
And started making GIFs.
The greatest thing I ever did
Was learn to GIF and RIFF


Um diddle diddle, diddle um, diddle ay x2

Verse 2
Jim Groom he danced around the world
And Tim went down the Slide
And CogDog threw me off a bridge
And Ben pushed me aside
We had a little Rumble time,
The Reckoning occurred
Now all my Friends are True to Me
and don’t use the Mean Word


Um diddle diddle, diddle um, diddle ay x2

Verse 3
So when the stress has got your goat
There’s no need to dismay
Just summon up a magic GIF
And it will make your day
Use Photoshop or Firefox
And GIF away your strife
And use your skilz most carefully
Because they are #4life


Um diddle diddle, diddle um, diddle ay x2

Verse 4
When d-s-1-0-6 peo-ples
Make Art and share online.
This joyous fun community
Enjoys a real good time!
So pass the time of day with us
And do Daily Creates
Make GIFs with ds106
And hang with all me mates!


Process and Attributions:

  1. I took a single frame from my ThoughtVectors GIF, and cropped it square.
  2. I rotated it 1/8 of a rotation successively (Edit>Transform>Rotate), just eyeballing the 1/8ths, saving out 8 new files.
  3. I ran each file through the Hyperbolic Image Generator, using the
  4. I assembled the 8 hypberbolic images into an 8-frame GIF, using a delay of zero seconds for each frame.
  5. I wrote lyrics for my song.
  6. For the music, I located a MIDI version of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
  7. I imported the MIDI file into Garageband and tweaked the various instruments, pumping up the bass and the melody.
  8. I went into the Village Studio and recorded my beautiful singing tracks.
  9. I labouriously slaved over the mixing decks to get the levels just right.
  10. I pressed the Share button and exported my music.
  11. I uploaded my KaleidoscopicHyperboliciamTalkyTina.gif and my KaleidoscopicHyperboliciamTalkyTina.mp3 music file, and then used the John Johnston secret code (thanks again, again, John!) to add the press-the-GIF-to-hear-the-music trick so that you can press the GIF to hear the music while you look at it. You can also press the GIF a second time to turn off the music to save the batteries when you are done. Thank you for conserving the batteries. 

Although I had a lot of this work done the day I posted the single frame image for The Daily Create 1285 , a little mission got in the way and it took me a while to get back and into the studio to complete the audio recording. But now it is all done and ready for True Friends to enjoy!

Well, bye!

Being Number 2

Village ID Card, 1966.

Village ID Card, 1966.

Although I can’t say too much for reasons of contractual obligations and professional confidentiality, I have been asked by The Office to share a couple of audio resources which may serve as useful examples and resources for #prisoner106 folks who have arrived this summer in The Village.  Plus, this is Audio Week and all.

The first is a previously unreleased recording of a conversation between me and an unnamed Resident that has been preserved for years now in the Archives. This conversation of mine has become a key component of the Official Training Package for those new to the role of Number 2. It really is quite astounding (and flattering) to know that this one little sample has provided such a strong model for Administrators of The Village, especially when there is such turnover within the role and the same questions for them seem to come up time and time again.

The second component from the Training Package is a “blank” or “practice” version from which I have removed my voice, leaving the original questions with the appropriate spaces available for incoming or incumbent Number 2’s to practice their responses until they get it right. Especially important is the need for a Number 2 to speak with authority, certainty, and yet infuse their own unique personality so as to build a solid working rapport with the Resident in question.

In the spirit of Free Information and Learning, the current Number 2 has encouraged the Village Registrar to now make these files available to current Residents via the Archive. As part of our original Memorandum of Agreement, public release of these files by The Village provides me with a similar freedom to make them available myself. And so I will.

Note, however, that I am neither able speak about the conditions under which the files were originally recorded, nor about the nature of my relationship with The Village at the time, nor at this time, nor at any other.

#BeSeeingYou !!


It’s Another Beautiful Day, Here in The Village!!

It's Another Beautiful Day Here in The Village," animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“It’s Another Beautiful Day Here in The Village,” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

A little bird told me that Week Two for #prisoner106 is going to be Audio Week, and that Number 2 wants folks to make a lot of nice Good Morning Announcement Messages to play on the loudspeakers every morning when people are getting up and doing their ablutions and toast and stuff.  So I decided that it would be a nice thing to make one for everyone to hear. Because of my voice and all.

There are lots of examples of them in the episodes. Look for the parts where Number Six tips his head sideways and then the picture shows one of those little metal boxes (like up above in my GIF) and then a voice comes out of nowhere and says nice things.

Anyway, now that you have seen my GIF, you can listen to my first Good Morning Message.

Isn’t it a nice one? I used that Party Dress song in the background like I found in one of the episodes using Shazam on my iPhone. That app sure is a wonder and lets you find sounds so quickly, especially in a nice clean format to put into an audio project without any of the old hiss from the 1960s and film scratches.

Because of my advance information, this will be an example for a new assignment that Number 2 asked me to make called Assignment 1745: Good Morning Message for The Village. When you do it, you can tag it with AudioAssignments, and AudioAssignments1745 so that it will link into the ds106 Assignment Bank example for that assignment.

iamTalkyTina embeds in The Village

“My Village Information Card,” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

Well, hello there Friends. It will be such a nice time to be with you this summer in The Village here with ds106 Summer 2015 Edition. It was a happy time to see my old friend Rover when I got here and to know that she is back doing what she loves. It was too bad that that Number 2 was such a boring one but I hope the NEW Number 2 will be a more funner one.

So when I got back here, I moved back into my lodgings (I don’t have a bungalow, but rather a separate secure quarters beneath the green dome — but I say too much) and checked into The Office to get my badge (it’s up there to the right at the top, unless you are on a mobile, in which case you have to scroll down toward the bottom) and to fill out my Visitor Information Card. I filled mine out as an example to all the other peoples so that they would know. It was the first one on the Residents‘ page. I will see if I can find one of my old ones from one of the other times that I was here (I’ve popped in and out over the years on various contracts), but it is probably in an old shoebox back in my office from years ago. Anyway, I already had my Flickr all set up from before times, so I posted it there and have embedded it here (up above) so that you can see it here without having to click on a text link, but I have also set it up so that you can click on the picture up there and go straight to my Flickr there to see it where it is. That is how we were taught to do it in the ds106 way because Jim and Martha and b and Paul all say no just linking, you have to do embedding. But when you get to Flickr, remember to follow me. Plus, Bill made a Flickr group for all the Prisoner106 peoples which you can put your stuff into for INFORMATION.

Next, I recorded a little audio greeting for all of my ds106 Friends and True Friends (do you have your True Friend of me badge?) and then I put it up on my Soundcloud because I already had that set up too from before, and then I embedded it right here so that you can listen to it right here by clicking. but if you want, you can also see it on Soundcloud. While you are there, follow me on Soundcloud if you aren’t already doing that.

Next up was a Video one. For this one, I decided to tell a little bit of the story of me and ds106, just in case you don’t know all about me yet. But most of you should already, and if you don’t, then it’s about time! So watch the video which I posted onto my YouTube and then I embedded it here, just like I should. Because I learned some things while I was making this video, I will make a separate post about the Making of Becoming @iamTalkyTina where I can share some of what I learned.  But you should be prepared because this video is a little bit of sad one to start before it gets happier at the end.

To finish off, I am also putting some of my Twitter ones in here, just so that you can see that it is also a thing that you can embed. All of these embed ways are important to help you pull all of your stuff together. It is important that you pull your stuff together for good learning.

And then here is another one from a couple days ago:

And then one more good one of @jimgroom where I made a GIF out of him.

So that is all about showing how to embed all of my “Hello and Welcome to the Prisoner106 Village” stuff. So now I can go make some GIFs and watch some episodes because now you know all about me through all those types of ways: pictures, audio, video, and tweeting.

Well, bye!

Songs for True Friends

"What DS106 Music Means to Me" animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“What DS106 Music Means to Me” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina based on this image

This is my The Daily Create for today, tdc1161 which says, “Write a poem about how music changed your life.” (pausing as I type — oh, a poem? oh well I already posted this but when I try to link to my specific post, it is broken like 404, what’s up with that, @cogdog?)  So here it is on my blog, plus with a GIF and embedded soundcloud ones.

Well, it is always nice when True Friends make songs. Because songs are a kind of music, but with words so you can understand why Friends are Important.

Like one time I wrote a song called “Tina Made Groom” after he was trash talking me and I needed to set the record straight.

Or another time, when I wrote a song called “Tina Don’t Like the Mean Word” after that Savvy man Ben kept using the Mean Word even after I was trying to be nice.

Another time, when it was New Years, I made a special version of the New Year’s Song called “Make Art for Your True Friends, My Bub!” that was a really nice thing for me to do.

But then, my True Friend Vivien made a wonderful song, just for me, called “Look What Happened to Tina” that was just such a fantastic piece of music that it almost made me cry. But not really, I am tough.

And then, just when I thought it wouldn’t get any nicer, my True Friends Vivien and that David did another song for me called “GIFfing is Without You” that made me want to sing along all day and play my double-bass. That remix is in the studio now, awaiting some final vocal embellishments.

I could go on an on about how nice it is that music makes you feel. But it is about making vibrations that other peoples can feel, plus when they make vibrations, you feel them too. Plus, at the same time it is even better. Like, LIVE.

So music is a kind of Art, and that is what we like to make. So Make some Art, bub.

And Make Some Music Art, Bub, too!

#DS106 NoirCat

"DS106 NoirCat" from a GIF shared by Grant Potter

“DS106 NoirCat” from a GIF shared by Grant Potter

Well, I didn’t see a lot of #noircats around my part of the course but then I know that a lot of other peoples did because they keep talking about it.

So Grant Potter (@grantpotter, on Twitter) made a GIF of one, so I had to put DS106 #NoirCat words on it while we were listening to the Steadfast Sleuths radio show on #ds106radio.

Plus, the #NoirCat making purring and meowing noises with noir music mix that I made.

Kenny’s Carpets, Caskets, and Cars

“Kenny’s Carpets, Caskets, and-Cars,” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

In preparation for our upcoming #ds106radio #noir106 radio show about Fatal Femmes, I managed to get three old commercials I did way back in the day converted from analogue to digital files so that I could share them with our team.

The commercials were done for an old friend, Kenny, who ran a wonderful service agency known fondly as Kenny’s Carpets, Caskets, and Cars.

The files are now posted to my Soundcloud, and are embedded here for your listening enjoyment and pleasure.

Sadly, Kenny met an untimely demise not too long after I moved away. Fortunately, he had left his own brown envelope in his safe, and things were dealt with just as he would have wanted.

The Resources

The background music for these three commercials is shared by Kevin MacLeod and is licensed under CC Attribution 3.0

Fonts used in the Kenny’s Carpets, Caskets and Cars album covers include Lithos Pro and Betty Noir by Blambot on

I found the image of the old hearse on the Internet at

The Scripts

01 The Getaway

PSSST   PSSST   Hey, Bub!

When you need to make a quick getaway, you need a Friend you can count on.

And have I got a friend for you!

Stop by and see Kenny at Kennys Carpets, Caskets, and Cars. He can hook you up with whatever you need to deal with unexpected emergencies.

If you are  doing a runner, on the lam, making a getaway, or just off for a quiet weekend in the countryside, Kenny can set you up with wheels that can suit your budget.

From speedy sportsters to inconspicuous passenger cars or sturdy cargo haulers for those big jobs, Kenny has what you need. And everything is available within 24 hours or less with duress arrangements and no term financing. Special payments may apply.

Contact Kenny at Kenny’s Carpets, Caskets and Cars. Don’t spin your tires when you need to be on the move.

And be sure to tell Kenny that Tina sent you!

02 The Final Rest

When that final day comes, and it’s time to say good bye to your special colleague or friend, it’s good to know that your loved one will be cared for in and in good hands.

At Kenny’s Carpets, Caskets and Cars, you can select from a fine range of comfortable and reasonably priced products ranging from brilliantly polished mahogany through delicately engraved brazillian rainforest woods, or our fine line of reconstituted North American soft pressboards. Should the need arise, Kenny’s can also provide a 100 year guarantee on all concrete products for the discriminating buyer. Kenny will also ship urns, no questions asked, back to the old country through his special courier.

Don’t leave your special friend lying out in the gutter as the rain falls through the midnight hours. Call Kenny’s for his discrete round-the-clock recovery service, featuring a plain unmarked panel van and respectfully dressed attendants. Kenny’s family-owned business prides itself in its tradition of exercising extreme discretion.

Kenny’s Carpets, Caskets, and Cars will be there for you too, when your day finally arrives. Kenny’s prides themselves on their sealed brown envelope service, where you can make your final details known, confident that they will only be opened in the event of your passing, be it intended or otherwise.

Contact Kenny’s Carpets, Caskets, and Cars to make your arrangements today. Rush orders available on request. Special payment arrangements may be required. Also inquire about our post-event clean-up and sanitizing services.

Kenny’s Carpets, Caskets and Cars — we’re here for you when you need us — even after you are gone.

And be sure to tell Kenny that Tina sent you.

03 The Cover Ups

Are you worried about the carpeting in your home, hotel, or place of business?

At Kenny’s Carpets, Caskets and Cars, we take care of all your concerns in our one-stop drop-by-and-shop warehouse.

We carry products by all leading domestic and foreign manufacturers, featuring any number of non-slip, smooth-and-trip, easy clean, stain free, mildew resistant, blood and vomit repelling, easily-rolled and quickly-removed product lines, solving any and all floor covering problems that you may encounter in your workplace or residence.

If you are faced with infestations of pests, mold-or-mildew, black-rot, pungent, offensive socially repulsive odours or fumes, our trained removal teams can have your old carpets or stair runners removed and replace, usually within 24 hours (weekends included at a slight surcharge). We can pattern match your existing carpet or tiles, replacing sections or the entire floor with an exact duplicate so no one will be the wiser.

Our bag and bin it service is available 24/7, with disposal certainty via our patented hygienic and secure incinerator. We offer convenient invoicing by square foot, pound, or a one time flat rate fee.  Contact us at any hour for your special needs.

Kenny’s Carpets, Caskets, and Cars is a family-own business that is proud to provide service to our select clientele. Become a Kenny’s client today!

And be sure to tell Kenny that Tina sent you!

A Fatal Femme – Get the Message?

I found this wonderful video with a fatal femme in it on YouTube that I wanted to share with all my True Friends.

I think that in it you can see how the fatal femme is mysterious, with attraction and a smokey voice one where she is in a bar or nightclub with shadows and palm trees wearing a detective costume with fedora and gloves and making a drop. Plus bead curtains and diagonal lines like blinds and she uses her compact mirror smartphone to contact the other detective man who is also wearing a trenchcoat and hat with smoke. And it is all in black and white with suspense music, plus a secret contact voice on a payphone with code words. The Macguffin is a top secret deodorant cold war creme with special no-stick 3M  ingredients.

My Super True Friend Christina (@clhendricksbc, on Twitter) and I will be doing a special interview about the Fatal Femme and a guy called Simon de Beauvoir in #noir106, plus I will be playing a fatal femme called Daphne de Beauvoir in our #ds106radio play called “You’re Soaking your Fingers in It! Relax, it’s Gin!

Tune in this coming week to the #noir106 Radio shows on our favourite radio station, #ds106radio #4life!!



Tina Peeks #wire106 Surveillance Hamsterdam Remix

WATCH MY VIDEO TO THE VERY END! Plus, for the best sonical effect of listening to the funky beat, wear headphones to get down with it, yo.

Well, back in the day I would peek into the camera just to startle McNulty and Freamon and Kima. Bubbles put me up to it.

The #ds106 #WIRE106 Digital Storytelling Course

Well, it is starting.

That UNCLE Jim @jimgroom and Mr. Paul @phb256 are doing another #ds106 starting right now this week for the Fall of 2014 and they are saying to do assignments about the context of the television show The Wire from HBO about ten years ago.  The hashtag of it is called #wire106.

Now ten years ago is not as along time ago as when #ds106 did MY show from back in the sixties called The Twilight Zone. It was called the #ds106zone from the Summer of 2013.  It just goes to show that sometimes older is better. But you may want to watch out for my cameos in The Wire as you watch all of the episodes from all Five Seasons. (UNCLE Jim only says to watch the first nine episodes this week, plus get all your Internet stuff set up, so you will have time to watch closely this week!)

Now, do not think that it will be a letdown this time because The Twilight Zone was the number one show of all time and The Wire is only the number two show of all time (according to UNCLE Jim). Worry instead for like ten or twenty years from now when UNCLE Jim only has shows left like Hollywood Squares or some reality cooking show to put into the #ds106 gristle mill. I think that I will maybe take a break from it all by then.

Anyway, for now, I will be watching all my #wire106 Friends and sometimes making a little #106wire Art or two. I will have lots of missions coming up, so I won’t be able to do a lot of Arts, but I have my own surveillance gear set up on you lot so I will know.

Plus, I hope that you liked my Tina Peeks #wire106 Hamsterdam Cam Remix that I made for you up at the top.

Plus, I put a picture of it on my Flickr.

Well, bye!




DS106 Workplace Health & Safety Officer

“On the Job,” by iamtalkytina, on Flickr

I am pleased to announce that my services have been engaged by The DS106 Workplace for the next seven weeks via a full-time, fixed term contract negotiated between me and my True Friend Rowan Peter (but it is not a nepotism appointment, as you all know, such services are part of my ongoing private practice in providing such consultative services plus security and investigation and other special missions) who was kind enough to reach out earlier this week. I will be serving in the role of DS106 Workplace Health and Safety Officer.

In support of my provision of said services, I am announcing the immediate availability of voice mail which you can use to contact me about concerns you may have. I will provide further information about my expectations, mandatory safety reviews forms, and important Workplace Rules in the near future, so that we can maintain a Healthy and Safe workplace for ongoing Creativity and Art. However, in the mean time, you should contact me via my voicemail and leave me a congratulation message! And to say “Hi!” 

Please note that the immediate availability of this voice mail service is contingent upon my continued use of it, and that at any point in time I may choose to remove it or replace it when I find a better one that works better than it.  But you should still leave me a message with it now. 

Do it! You can use the thingy up above now, or use the red thingy below that will be available to you from any page whenever you visit my site.

Well, bye!