Hello and welcome to 2018. This was going to be only a test post, but it just so happens that I saw a news snippet that I can incorporate in today’s post. The Armitage Army on Instagram found this little bit:
I’m trying so hard not to buy magazines, but I’m on holiday so I wanted to treat myself. Thank goodness I did! In @whomagazine, Richard is listed as number two on their Who’s Hot Right Now list. I personally think he should be number one, but I’m a bit biased 😀 #richardarmitage #armitagearmy
Ok, so, first of all: This?
Classy, Richard, classy. It dates you a little bit, my dear (1984… *coughs* I remember it well. Not least because the video was almost sensational at the time, with music videos just beginning to move from mere recording of a band playing the song, to scripted content. In this case also highly topical, as everybody was discussing George Orwell’s 1984 at the time…). But I agree, the lyrics are not only susceptible to people shouting along, but the strong beat keeps everyone clapping along, too.
As for doing something with his voice that is unusual…
he could start out by saying that he loves me *haha*. I have two suggestions: One of my oldest wishes is to have Richard record for a sat nav system. I would love to have his voice direct me to my destination – and preferably with a few little surprises thrown in. Like a cheery greeting when I switch on the sat nav (“Hello luv, where are we going today?”), a growling scolding tone when I have missed a turn that was suggested (“You were meant to turn right here! Turn back!”), or a throaty, suggestive “We have come to your destination. It was a pleasure guiding you…”) Even without surprises, I bet that sat nav system would be a bestseller!
The other option would be a sound compilation, along the lines of those sound bits that are used when mixing the sound for a movie – except these would be the human sounds. I.e. a cough, a giggle, some hearty laughter. a sigh, a snort, a kiss…? Now, *that* would be unusual – at least in terms of committing that to a commercially available digital file.
Otherwise I guess Richard is quite used to employing his voice in that manner…
However, I suppose he meant something different. A project where he gets to use his voice, yet not just normal singing or narrating or voice acting. What could that be? Do you have any ideas?
And now to the actual reason of this blog post. It has come to my attention again that the e-mail notifications of this blog seem to be faulty. One of my readers has told me that she is both a subscriber to the blog as such, and has also subscribed to e-mail notifications. Yet she has not received the latter for months. Do you have similar issues with WordPress? If so, let me know. I can try to manually unsubscribe and then resubscribe you to see if that makes a difference. I have no idea whether it will work – this post is the actual test. But we can try.
Other than that: Wishing you all a happy new year!