isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?

voicey-awards

This marble has been in my brain for most of the day and I feel I need to get it out.

The Voicey Award winners were announced this week by their producers Voices.com.

My congratulations to the winners.

I also renew my objection here to the award’s title which I find silly…and I expressed this sentiment some years ago to Stephanie Ciccarelli so I am not speaking out of school. It’s OK, she thinks I’m silly.

Don’t ask my what my great idea to name the awards was because I’ve forgotten it but I know it was a helluva lot better than Voicey! 😉

And speaking of silly, he said in his professional segue kind of way, I was visiting a message board today and came across two things on the board.

1. A recent and long thread complaining about Voices.com
2. Kudos and shout outs (from a couple of the complainers, I believe) to the winners of the Voicey Awards

This led me to imagine the face-palm moments taking place at Voices.com where they have voice talents complaining about their service (in some form or another) on one page of a forum while these talents merrily praise the Voicey Awards and their winners on another page.

Yes, the kudos were offered in support of those honored and that’s as it should be but considering this juxtaposition I was chuckling all day with this thought:

Voice Talents….you can’t live with ‘em but you’re not supposed to shoot ’em.

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2 Responses to “isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?”

  1. Do I sense the makings of another audio’connell “Unofficial” contest? A new name for the Voicey awards? (With the understanding, of course that an actual name change for the annual event is HIGHLY unlikely.)

    And Peter, if “The Voiceys” strikes you as a silly name for a contest centered on Voice Over talent, how about “The Overies?” (Yeah, it’s ultra-silly, but i just figured I’d get that one out of the way early, that’s all.)

  2. The Overies.

    Some many responses, so many pending lawsuits 🙂

    I’m sure Stephanie at Voices.com long ago erased my idea (and I lost that email 2-3 computer crashes ago) but I think it was an acronym of some sort.

    I think now I’d probably rechristen the Voiceys The Dons – as in LaFontaine.

    There really was no star in VO of national and international prominence who also wasn’t famous as an actor etc., that I can think of before Don. It certainly would be a better tribute to Don than the Oscars offered him…sheesh!

    And your podcast is coming soon!

    Best always,
    – Peter

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