@readnj that’s something I always thought I would like to do. I don’t particularly like how my voice sounds when I hear it played back, as it sounds much better in my own head. But when I did radio I got a fair amount of compliments on it so other people must.
@rtjhnstn For any real Laurie Anderson fans, I found this about an interview (not really a music performance) she did at the Exploratorium in San Francisco in Dec 1984. It was part of a series “Speaking about music” and they used the line “Speaking about music is like dancing about architecture” but apparently that has previous references (much debated on the Internetz.). But I was there in the audience and I wasn’t sure what year and if there was any recording of that talk, and yes, here it is (again, not music, but if you are a fan you might find it interesting). https://www.exploratorium.edu/audio/laurie-anderson-part-1
@ruouttaurmind ew, Wil Wheaton. I heard he has a big following now that he’s not a punky annoying child that ruined a few seasons of Star Trek TNG. Never got over that. But even watching Wil Wheaton Whine (that rhymes!) is still better than listening to “Faith of the Heart” which ruined Enterprise IMHO.
@pmarin Wil Wheaton does tons of audiobooks and a couple blogs. I’ve never listened to the blogs, but I have maybe half a dozen audiobooks and he’s really easy to listen to. He did the Ready Player One audiobook and it’s excellent. His style is very personable and comfortable and doesn’t seem forced or put on. Definitely doesn’t come off like he’s reading at all.
@ruouttaurmind OK thanks good to know. I do like audiobooks (on long drives and stuff) and yes, the narrator is very important in that. Sounds like you are recommending Ready Player One as an audiobook? Thanks, I will probably get that. Maybe it will help me get over my Wil Wheaton issues! (which honestly stem from the writing and the character in TNG, not from Wil as a person.)
@pmarin RPO is a near future dystopian sci-fi story. If you enjoy the genre, it’s an excellent book. If that’s not the sort of thing you usually appreciate, you’re likely to come away from it hating Wil Wheaton even more.
Another Wheaton narrated audiobook I enjoyed (with a pseudo Star Trek tie-in) is Redshirts by John Scalzi.
He also did a version of The Martian (the film was based on the book) by Andy Weir.
NO! I do not need another voice “narrating” my life, since three of the voices in my head keep up a running commentary as it is. One of them is snarky, one is calmly superior (like the Asgard on the Daedalus in the Stargate series) and one of them sounds a lot like Death (as voiced by Ian Richardson) in the Discworld TV series. I think that’s quite enough of that.