Two-Minute Glory – A Musical Short Story

Two-Minute Glory is a short story for new college grads and other youngsters who are excited about moving to new cities. As I was working on the mix and master of this podcast, it started to become apparent that there are some other themes snuck in there as well. Fear of Public Speaking, for example, that’s in there as well. The question of who really initiates and controls romantic relationships was skirted around and I feel that this story definitively proves that the controller of romantic relationships is the man. Or the woman.

I probably spent about two months working on this using simple tools like Garageband and Audacity (as well as the Pro-Q free trial plugin from FabFilter). In this audio file there are experimentations with Side-Chaining (YOU CAN’T SIDE-CHAIN IN GARAGEBAND! … consider using the ducker, limiter and compressor to repetitively export files) mid-side EQ, reverb, the HAAS effect, etc.

The goal was to get something loud enough to stand-out in the online marketplace of ideas but also not to hurt the listener’s ears after 19 minutes of various drums and vocals. Needless to say, these goals are somewhat in opposition but I hope my listeners enjoy the results. (Adult language and themes). The text version of this short story can be found on this site here: Two-Minute Glory

Running time: 19:08

About davidwallacefleming

David Wallace Fleming is a U.S. writer, living in Austin, Texas. He is the author of the coming-of-age, social media novel GROWING UP WIRED, and the satirical science fiction audiobook, NOT FROM CONCENTRATE.
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One Response to Two-Minute Glory – A Musical Short Story

  1. Mason says:

    Amazingly descriptive short story. Good audio.

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