The countdown is on to March break, March Madness, the Ides of March, and how about March of the Penguins. Wasn’t that an enjoyable documentary? Bet it wins an Oscar. The birds have the formal wear to attend the event. Yes, the countdown is also on for the Academy Awards.
Speaking of Oscars and documentaries (Ed. note: beware the segues as much as the Ides of March), I have news on a documentary I narrated dealing with movie magic. The doc has several more air dates. Also this month, creatures, not in tuxedos – but rather funny clothes nonetheless, start marching back onto golf courses. I’ll tell you where to go. Nicely, of course.
And we can’t forget the countdown to St. Patrick’s Day and all things Irish! If you’d fancy an Irish accent for an upcoming radio or TV commercial or you simply need a feisty Fenian in your next spot I can break out the brogue!
I had the opportunity to narrate an extremely cool one-hour documentary that premiered this past Monday night on Discovery Channel (Canada). The special, ‘Science on the Red Carpet’, hosted by Dave Foley (Kids in the Hall, News Radio) goes to the 2006 Academy – Scientific and Technical Awards as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gathers to honour the behind-the-scenes creative geniuses that make movies so memorable.
It will air several more times:
- Sun, Mar 5, 2006 at 7:00 PM (ET)
- Sun, Mar 5, 2006 at 11:00 PM (ET)
- Mon, Mar 6, 2006 at 12:00 PM (ET)
A great pre/post-Oscar program. Perhaps you’ll discover if certain penguins were mechanical or computer generated. And who handled wardrobe.
||Why is it called Golf?|
Because all the other 4-letter words were taken! If you’ve witnessed the Robin Williams interpretation on the origin of the game you get a sense of the frustration and hilarity of chasing the wee white ball for 18 holes.
I’ve been getting into the swing of spring with some golf-related voice overs. I just narrated a virtual tour of the upscale Brightwater Golf Course in Vail, Colorado. I also completed a new round of sponsor ads for Golf Town. I’m delighted to return as the voice for Golf Town’s 2006 television campaign.
Coincidentally, 2006 is the number of balls I lost at various courses in 2005.
Two Mexican detectives were investigating the murder of Juan Gonzalez.
“How was he killed?” asked one detective.
“With a golf gun,” the other detective replied.
“A golf gun?! What is a golf gun?”
“I don’t know. But it sure made a hole in Juan.”
||A Busy 28 Days!|
Other highlights in February included:
NBC-6 Miami/Ft. Lauderdale – Olympic Bumpers & Sponsor Tags (TV)
Tribute Communities’ Website: On-Camera Virtual Host
The Brick – National Radio Commercial
Good Samaritan Hospital – Corporate Narration
Home Depot Conference (Vancouver) – Announcements
Panasonic – Corporate Narration
South Asian Relief Continues – Corporate Narration
MAX 92.5, Maryland – Radio Imaging
‘Celebrity Soul Traveler’ – Documentary Pilot VO
Woodbine Entertainment – Television Commercial VOs
Thought du Jour :
“For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.”
– Audrey Hepburn, when asked about her beauty secrets
Ya don’t say! Actually, clients did say:
“Rory, it’s a treat to meet and work with someone who enjoys what he does so obviously.”
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