Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 19 of 19
  1. #11
    The Assyrian Obie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    8,510
    Thanked: 2507

    Default Truefitt & Hill

    Quote Originally Posted by Slartibartfast View Post
    This is supposed to be improved audio on the first video.


    What did they say? Maybe it's my ears come again?

    Regards,

    Obie

  2. #12
    The Assyrian Obie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    8,510
    Thanked: 2507

    Default Barber Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by OLD_SCHOOL View Post
    Yea, I don't think it's so much the audio but rather the way the barber speaks. One variable could be the fact the barber is moving around, which might be what makes him harder to understand than Mantic who is still.
    Hello, Old_School:

    You're probably right. I don't know whether he has his own microphone or they're improvising the sound system.

    Many thanks.

    Regards,

    Obie

  3. #13
    Grumpy old sod Whiskers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Media, PA
    Posts
    451
    Thanked: 87

    Default

    Whats up with the mood candle?

    Hey, I'm just sayin'.

  4. #14
    Wander Woman MistressNomad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Minneapolis, at the moment.
    Posts
    367
    Thanked: 160

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by OLD_SCHOOL View Post
    Was anyone able to understand the barber at all times? For me it was just like listening to a drunkard "rah blah higgedy hu blah what this does rahdablahblah".

    The guy getting shaved (Mantic?) I could understand no problem so I know it wasn't an audio problem.
    I don't know why, but this has given me uncontrollable giggles. And no, I can't understand a damn word he's saying in either version. But my underpowered (yet stubbornly resilient) little netbook doesn't have the best sound quality.

    Also... I can do up a tie better than that. Backwards.

  5. #15
    Know thyself holli4pirating's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Westchester, New York
    Posts
    11,660
    Thanked: 2534

    Default

    I was able to understand the barber without any problem. I watched the improved audio versions. To be honest, the stuff the barber says sounds good theoretically, but I obviously won't accept it just because he's a "master barber." I'll very likely test out some of the stuff he does to see if it works, though. I'm quite sure some will work for me and some won't; some will be easy to incorporate into my routine and some won't.

  6. #16
    Member AFDavis11's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    5,735
    Thanked: 1479

    Default

    Again, its a great video. I am curious now what constitutes a "Master Barber". If I became a barber tomorrow. How would I become a Master Barber?

    When I went to T & H, same exact place, I asked for a shave. They told me that I could not have one. Then, they said, you could have the apprentice shave you? I said sure, why not. He did a pretty decent job.

    So, I know there are Apprentices, Barbers, and Master Barbers at T & H.

  7. #17
    The Assyrian Obie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    8,510
    Thanked: 2507

    Default Truefitt & Hll Master Barber

    Ladies and gentlemen:

    All of you make good points about the video.

    I dare say, most of the problem with the video is probably the state of my hearing. Vietnam took a big toll on my hearing it was a noisy neighborhood where everybody was banging something, especially the artillery boys.

    For a guy who has been in classical music and jazz much of my life, the rusty hearing is especially hard to take. Unfortunately I can't send out to be honed as I would a razor. Ah, well, that's another topic.

    I will try to view the video several more times. I am sure I can learn something from it, as I have from Lynn's videos and Jockey's. I have seen all of Mantics videos and consider them well done and informative.

    Keep on trying, is what I say.

    Regards,

    Obie

  8. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    159
    Thanked: 39

    Default

    I'm in the same boat as Obie. I thought the barber had poorer diction than Mantic and coupled with background noise from the radio, a bit of reverb from the acoustics, and marginal microphone, I found it difficult if not annoying to listen.

    But then, I have trouble with some people in real life as well. There are some slack jawed people out there that have truly awful diction coupled with a regional drawl that makes understanding their speech impossible. It is very irritating, and the older I get, the less tolerant I become.

    I used to feel that because of my hearing (damaged as it is), I wouldn't appreciate high end audio reproduction. I am finding out that can't be further from the truth. It's the poor audio reproduction that gives me the most dificulty!

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to flylot For This Useful Post:

    Obie (02-06-2010)

  10. #19
    The Assyrian Obie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    8,510
    Thanked: 2507

    Default Truefitt & Hill Master Barber

    Hello, Flyout:

    I, too, have difficulty understanding some people, especially on the telephone, because they either speak too fast, as if running for their lives, or muffle and slur their words, as if caught in an underground mine. Either way, it's a challenge to try to understand them.

    That does not, of course, count the problem of butchering the language. Advertising and sports are notorious for destroying our language. The term "free gift," which advertisers use a lot, often confuses me. If it's a gift, that means it's free. Or "the most unique." Unique means one of a kind. Most unique, then, means what, the most one of a kind? Or the term "exact same." Same means the same in every way. "Exact same" mean what? The list goes on.

    I don't mean everyone must sound like a great orator, a Shakespearean actor, but even the smallest attempt at speaking the language properly would be nice. After all, our language is part of our identity.

    Years ago on the radio, I interviewed the great actor Vincent Price. Oh, what pleasure. The man was not only noble in every sense, but his command of the language, his enunciation and his general speaking pace mesmerized me. Oh, my, to speak the language the way he did must be worth the greatest straight razor ever made.

    Anyway, after viewing the Truefitt & Hill video and understanding half of it, I finally gave up and drank a glass of wine.

    Regards,

    Obie

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Obie For This Useful Post:

    Stubear (02-06-2010)

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •