September 08, 2004

Chips Off The Block

As part of my radio career, I spent about a year doing voice-over work. It was my full-time income for a while - which isn't to imply that I was a big voice-over guy so much as a reflection of how low my bills were when I was 25.

I developed a fairly sharp ear for voices; I got to know some of the bigger names in local voice-over work, and learned to tell their voices apart from all the others on the dozens of commercials I'd hear daily on the radio and TV.

And over the last dozen or so years, while watching TV or listening to the radio with the kids, I'd toss in little things; "Did you notice how Bart Simpson and Chucky Finster have the same voice?" They'd wrinkle their eyebrows and give me that "Jeez, what a nerd you are" look, and go back to watching.

But more and more lately, I'll hear it: "Dad! Meg Griffin and the girl from That Seventies Show are the same person!"

I'm not sure whether to be proud or scared...

Posted by Mitch at September 8, 2004 08:23 AM | TrackBack

My wife is scary-good at spotting guest-stars on animated shows and voice-overs on commercials. It drives me crazy, but I have to admit, she's usually right.

Posted by: Pious Agnostic at September 8, 2004 10:24 AM

Scared or proud? Be proud and by the way you do have one of the nicest voices in radio that I have ever heard!
Hey, side note....I posted back around the Blog Party 2 time about doing the next one at a shooting range..King dropped a line and said he'd give it a shot (no pun intended). Maybe we're onto something here..sounds fun. I know Swiftee says yes.

Posted by: Jo at September 8, 2004 07:18 PM

PA: It's a fun skill!

Jo: Shooting range - I remember that.

It's a possibility - although we like to do our things at Keegans. We gotta take care of our sponsors - and Keegans takes GREAT care of us - but there might be a two-part party possible...


Posted by: mitcha at September 8, 2004 07:29 PM