Ok maybe I should explain why. That’s a hell of a statement for you to handle, I’m sure.
This homeless man was discovered!
The Columbus Discovery posted a video interview with this man, Ted Williams, whom despite being homeless has a remarkable voice.
The man with the “golden voice” gave us a side story of his life at the time of the interview:
When I was 14 I kind of listened to one of our area radio announcers, and I went as a field trip to go meet the guy, and he looked nothing like what he sounded like. So I asked him about that, and he said to me, “listen, radio is defined — theater of mind.” And so when he said “theater of mind,” I just said, well, hey. I can’t be an actor, I can’t be an on-air personality, but the voice just became something of a development over the years and I went to school for it.
And then alcohol and drugs and a few other things became a part of my life. I’ve got two years clean, and I’m trying hard to get it back. And hopefully somebody from one of these television or radio stations will say, ‘hey, I need a voice-over,’ or ‘ I need something.’
Oh well, right? We all have dreams. I wanted to be the next Janet/Britney/Ani Defranco. I also wanted to be Katie Couric or that Asian reporter. Her name escapes my mind at the moment. We can’t have it all right? This is real life! Not a fairy tale!
Thanks to his little interview that was posted on You-tube obviously making it top rated (pfft!), he is no longer homeless or jobless.
Now, the “radio man” has gotten lots of offers and tons of goodwill: Before the Cavs, made their bid, the station said a group of credit unions offered Williams a contract worth up to $10,000; a caller claiming to rep MTV expressed interest in having him guest-announce a show; and callers who said they were the voiceover actors behind plugs for “The Simpsons” and “Entertainment Tonight” said they wanted him to compete on their upcoming “America’s Next Voice” — where the prize includes a home studio.
Well whoopee dee doo.
I am happy for the guy. Homeless is not better off then what I have. I am certainly not ungrateful …. for that. But damnit, I am ungrateful that my talents have not been discovered. Hello Spurs? Hello Kings? Anybody? I can roll my tongue. I talk so fast sometimes you can’t understand me sometimes. Hell, sometimes you can’t understand what I write.
That’s something right?
I need a hug. And some of the 350 million from last nights lotto.