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Bruce
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:19 pm    Post subject: I am unique - ish Reply with quote

So I get this email from a voice talent congratulating me on being a finalist in the "Gravy for the Brain" Speed Reading contest. Huh? Shocked

Turns out there's a British online training mill by that name that had a contest over the past several months to read a paragraph as fast as you could... not necessarily with accuracy or with any attempt at clarity.... something that is very low on the priority list for professional voiceoverists. Well, it turns out some fellow with my appellation made the final 25. Definitely not me in age, experience, or studio quality, but there he was.

It's odd sometimes knowing there are other Bruce Miles out there (thanks Internet). A sports writer in Chicago, a church organ expert in England, a race car driver and Toyota dealership owner in New Zealand, a former forestry official in Texas. Oh, and probably a few dozen blokes in Australia if Month Python is to be believed.

Of course I could be named Philip Banks and have people wanting me to connect them with "Fresh Prince" Will Smith all the time.

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todd ellis
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've got a former SC gamecocks quarterback/lawyer, a geology professor at western michigan & a CFO at FSG!

never been confused for any of them though.
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Kristin Lennox
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw a post of his on the GVAA Community FB page, and did a double-take -- he was talking about transitioning from the corporate world into just doing VO, and I thought, "wait -- Bruce is already full-time... what devilish sorcery is THIS??"...

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's worse than you think.



By the way, I can relate.
http://www.leegordonproductions.com/other-lee-gordons.htm
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Bish
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pfft...consider yourself lucky. I'm up against a fictional character from "Fringe", a gay porn star, and a professional futurist (whatever that is).
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only other Connie Terwilliger I know of is a lawyer who wants to change her name.
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Bruce
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one of those Internet alert services that tells me when a new post comes up with my name. Dang, if that retired head of the Texas Forestry department just passed away earlier this month. He had an impressive biography.

I was thinking I could send a note of condolence, but that might be just a bit confusing.


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Mike Harrison
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bruce wrote:
I was thinking I could send a note of condolence, but that might be just a bit confusing.

Not to the Shirley MacLaines of the world, it wouldn't.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ConnieTerwilliger wrote:
The only other Connie Terwilliger I know of is a lawyer who wants to change her name.

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