In blogging, the written word becomes a substitute for our audible voice. We read each other's bloggy voices, supply intonation and diction according to our own imaginations.
How particularly special it is when you get to hear the sound of a friend's voice, someone who's voice you've only heard in your head until now.
When Adam at I Don't Give 2 Cents, I Throw Quarters first started reading my blog last year, I was really struck by his honesty and willingness to put his opinions and feelings out in passionate and well-reasoned ways. I found his viewpoint to be refreshing and I liked that he challenged me.
When Adam invited me to be a guest on his podcast for his blog, I was flattered but I also didn't know what to expect. We ended up having an hour-long conversation that felt like we've always been hanging out and chatting.
It was great to hear the sound of a blogger's voice, as Adam put it: "some one who exists as 9-point type is now a real person." I'm really grateful and super thrilled that Adam so generously wanted to make my recent posts and goings on such a big part of his blog.
I hope you'll take some time to listen to our conversation. There's some cool music before and after our interview, provided by his sponsor Papyrus Records, and I've really enjoying listening to our talk. We talked a lot about K and the kids, and about Prop. 8.
So now, for the curious, you can hear what some bloggers' voices sound like if you've already been reading our posts.
I, for one, did not end up sounding like Kathleen Turner. Apparently, Moon Unit Zappa's influence on my manner of speaking has never really faded (I guess you can take the girl out of the valley but not the Valley out of the Girl, so that's unfortunate) although I did not utter the word tubular. (To my credit, I did not swear.)
Adam, on the other hand, sounds very professional, has a lovely, smooth speaking voice and certainly has a talent for radio. Ohio radio stations, you should hire this guy as a DJ.
I hope you enjoy the podcast, too. Let us know what you think.
And thanks again, Adam. I hope this chat is the first of many.