Last month, just as I was sending out my first issue of this newsletter, I got word that an old friend and radio legend had passed away. Henry Boggan spoke with listeners from Key West to Nantucket on WBT's "Hello Henry" talk show from Charlotte, NC.
He didn't "do"
controversy. He didn't criticise or condemn. He simply listened to his
callers. With them, he taught us all to celebrate the good and simple
things in our world, and he made us glad, once again, to be a part of
it. May his spirit live on.
Puzzle Me This
that I have a ton of idle time on my hands, but Irene and I have expanded
our puzzle mania to include the popular number puzzles, sudoku. (No
math skills needed) Just in case any of you are also big puzzle fans,
I want to share a couple of excellent web sites where you can learn
is just what it's name implies... a source for sudoku puzzles, featuring
a new one each day. Archives of old ones are also available on the web
site, and you can sign up to have your daily sudoku delivered to your
e-mailbox each day. But KrazyDad.com
is so much more than a great source of sudoku puzzles! This is a fun
site for anyone with curiosity and a sharp mind.
Bogie 'N Me
I enjoy a departure from the hard sell automotive or sports promotion VO jobs, when they come along. I don't often get to see or hear the final production, but this one was the exception. A nicely produced spot for The Bogart collection from Thomasville Furniture.
If I've done something for you recently that you are particularly proud of, please send me a copy of it... audio or video... via e-mail, so I can share it with everyone.
Crapal Tunnel Syndrome!
Yeah, yeah, I know... it's supposed to be Carpal Tunnel. But when you get it from editing thousands of radio and TV commercials, they spell it differently.
My doctor sent me for an "EMG" exam. .. They send a mild electric charge through your nervous system and measure how well it registers at the hand. No big deal.... usually. Turns out I have one of the worst cases they've ever seen. They couldn't get any reading at all, even after turning the juice up to maximum voltage! I was flopping around on the gurney like a hooked trout,and didn't stop twitching for several minutes afterwards! Not fun. Looks like there're a couple of orthoscopic operations in my near future.
I may actually
be able to button a shirt and pick up small objects with ease once again.
And I can still edit all that "Crapal" I read into
How To Write Good
Always willing to help copy writers in their craft, I offer these guidelines:
1- Avoid alliteration
Familiar tunes... done very differently! I'm crazy for Coverville.