October 2009 Issue
time once again for the annual whoop-la over that evil, most satanic
of all holidays when small children are encouraged to disguise themselves
and collect tasty tributes from their hapless neighbors under threat
of vile pranks and scary doings!
Sick As A Dog?
Probably the first think you want to know is whether you have the flu, or just a common cold. And, since treatment differs greatly depending on which one you have, it's a good idea to know how to tell them apart. So, here's a little folksy chart to help you figure it out. Keep in mind, I am not a doctor (although I have played one in commercials). You safest course of action is to see your family doctor. But if you're like me (cheap and stubborn) check this out:
Now, don't you feel better already?
Your Annual Review Yet?
VO For Lunch!
No, it's not the Air Force Diet, and Seagram's isn't involved! It was an idea and an event promoted by a successful Charlotte, NC voice talent guy I've haven't met yet.
Bob Souer is a "storyteller", who specializes in long-format, non-broadcast video narration. And I hear he is quite good at it! I met Bob through the on line social network "Voiceover Universe", for folks who do what we do for a living.
I thought I knew all the VO people in Charlotte after 34 years of doing voice work in this market, but it appears there are a bunch of 'em here that move in different circles. Bob put together a luncheon at a popular sports bar in Charlotte on Oct. 2nd and issued invitations to all North and South Carolina talent through the VU website and email.
I had an emergency job pop up that morning, or I would have been there to meet a host of other area performers I've been missing for years. I hear it was a great success.
Bob... I hope you do it again soon!
of the Month...
If You Love Acapella Vocals...
...Get a load of what they're doing in Slovenia!
Warm the cockles of your heart (or any other cold cockles you my have) with this hearty, easy recipe:
Squash & Apple Soup
squash, onion, apple, carrots and canola oil in bowl. Toss to coat.
Arrange in a single layer on roasting pan(s). Bake at 400°F for