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Observations, musings and rubbish from the mind of an IVO (International Voice Over)

May 15, 2020 8:40 am

Consciousness abounding…

So this blog is a kind of almost stream of consciousness – or at least partly – but it’s also to do with something that I read recently, probably on social media – not preaching – just paraphrasing something that I read which, to me, personally anyway, helps put things into perspective during these very strange days indeed. So all credit to whoever it was, that posted this wherever it... View Article

April 28, 2020 6:30 am

The April that never was…

In April 2020, all across the land A simple thing like contact Between human folk Was banned!   The reason was a virus That blew in from the East, Infecting folk with fever, Upon their lungs to feast…   It kept us in our houses, Never to be seen, Except to buy provisions How we cursed Covid-19!   Allowed, one hour of freedom To exercise each day, And so we’d... View Article

April 17, 2020 8:19 am

The show must go on…

Hello to whomsoever is reading or listening to this blog, written during week three of COVID-19 slash “Lockdown” UK! Aaaaaand that’s about all I’m going to say regarding the actual virus itself which, at least for an undetermined number of weeks, changed the world in the first year of the third decade of the twenty-first century. Actually, that’s a pretty big deal when you come to think of it, huh?... View Article

March 23, 2020 10:07 am

Wow – just wow…

In months, maybe years to come, if you’re discovering this little blog and wondering what COVID-19 means, just Google it – because “the media” will have left such a large footprint across the internet, there’ll be no problem whatsoever in finding out what happened to the planet and the humans upon it in the early part of the year 2020. Personal opinion disclaimer: I don’t watch TV (especially news or... View Article

February 24, 2020 3:10 pm

Sir Bedivere…

Once in a while, I get to voice something which isn’t a script explaining how something works,  why you need a certain product or service, how best to operate a piece of machinery, what to learn or how to do something and so forth. This “once in a while” happened recently when I stood in front of the microphone for a couple of hours exalting various groans, grunts and battle... View Article

February 11, 2020 1:01 pm

Always look on the bright side?

Terry Jones, one of my many comedy heroes, passed away in January. Kirk Douglas, one of my Dad’s heroes, went early February. These are but two of the hundreds of what Wikipedia terms “notable individuals” who shuffled off this mortal coil over the first 6 weeks of 2020. Terry and Kirk are just a couple of names on a list which, over only a few days, includes journalists, a cartoonist,... View Article

January 20, 2020 8:20 pm

New Year, Old Favourite Things…

So here we go into not only a new year but a new decade. Decade #3 of the 21st Century to be precise. I’ve been blogging for more than half of the last year of the last decade because that’s what my SEO person said I must do to maximise my Search Engine Optimisation capabilities. I have no idea what that means! But I think it’s something to do with... View Article

December 18, 2019 8:56 am

So, this is Christmas…

…and what have you done? Maybe the opening line to the classic John Lennon song should actually go “and what have WE done?”. For this little old voice-over, Christmas is a time for reflection – reflection on what I’ve done, work-wise and on the personal front over the past year, what I was doing and where I was this time last year and then, I usually ask myself the question... View Article

November 27, 2019 10:21 am

Random blog…

Disappointment is probably my single, biggest nemesis. Frustration and Regret arrive closely in a tie for 2nd and 3rd place in a “trifecta” of sorts. As a voice-over, D (Disappointment) and F (Frustration) play a major role in my day-to-day existence, and that’s just fine because it’s the nature of the beast. Clients instruct their agencies to come up with a concept, write a script, possibly choose some music or... View Article