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    Here's an interesting tidbit that came up on my Google alert today!

    It's about how famous voice-over actor Jess Harnell got his start. It was from imitating Glenn Frey! Here's the excerpt that talks about it:

    "Nancy Cartwright: I want to know how you got started: tell me about your early years -- did you always want to do voice-overs?

    Jess Harnell: That's a very interesting question and it's kind of a neat tale. I got started by being a rock and roll singer. You'd never guess that if you saw me, but those are my beginnings. I always was a mimic and I always loved to parrot voices, from the time when I was a little, little kid. I started by doing impressions of my family and that graduated into people I saw on TV and in movies. So, I was singing in bands and my dad, meanwhile, was a big composer for TV and film. One time he happened to mention to me that he was angry because "The Prince" (he thought Prince, the singer, was "The Prince") wanted a lot of money to use one of his songs on a TV show my dad was doing and he said he was going to have to get a sound-alike. I asked what a sound-alike was. He said, "That's when you get a guy who imitates the guy on the record and you just have to pay them a scale payment and you can use the song." I said, "Dad, I can imitate all these singers." And he said, "This isn't jumping around at the Roxy in your spandex, this is real show business." I asked him to let me try -- let me try to learn it!

    NC:
    And you were in your 20s? Your teens?

    JH:
    Hmm, how old was I? I was 21. Well, it wound up that I didn't do it for Prince, but my dad called me up and he said, "Have you ever heard of Glenn Fryes?" I said, "Do you mean Glenn Frey?" And he said, "Whatever! He's got a song called 'The Heat Song,' do you know 'The Heat Song?'" I was trying desperately to figure out what my father's "code" was and I said, "Do you mean 'The Heat is On?'" and he said, "Yes! Can you sing that exactly like Glenn Frey?" I said yes and he said, "Don't say that -- that's not professional -- you need to go listen to it, make sure you can and let me know and then maybe I'll hire you." That said, he said he'd call me back in a half hour and as I was saying that it wasn't enough time, he hung up on me.

    NC:
    What did you do?

    JH: I ran to the record store, bought the record, took it home, wrote down the lyrics, even all the "woos!" and "yeahs," learned it, called him, and he told me to sing it. I put the record on in the background to sing along and he said, "No, I've heard the record, I want to hear you sing it -- sing it a cappella." Uh... OK. So I sang it to him. I finished and heard, "Hmmm… Hmmm... Alright, this might work. Be at Warner Bros. tomorrow at eight in the morning." Eight in the morning? He said, "That's right, you've got to be up early if you're going to be in show business!" So I went in, sang the thing. It went great and I began to market myself as a session singer. I knew even then how important marketing was in terms of establishing your career."

    - From "Nancy Cartwright Chats with Jess Harnell"

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    That was funny!
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    I hope he also did the raised eyebrows and punching a microphone with his fist....

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    And got that stubble going!

    That was fun to read, Soda!


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    Haha great!
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    Yep - I just love The Heat Song by Glenn Fryes!

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    Latest blog is on Glenn. Thought I would post it now as it's still his birthday in the US.

    http://sshh-sshh.blogspot.co.uk/2014...-casanova.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by secret squirrel View Post
    Latest blog is on Glenn. Thought I would post it now as it's still his birthday in the US.

    http://sshh-sshh.blogspot.co.uk/2014...-casanova.html

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    It's a good read. Used car salesman! When did that happen? For me, you do a good job at capturing what's appealing about the man.

    As for humour, one of my favourites is this from a 1975 interview with Cameron Crowe:
    The Eagles return from a record crowd at the Chicago Stadium to find their Holiday Inn’s front desk covered with phone messages, telegrams and flowers. With One of These Nights in its fifth week at the top of Billboard‘s LP chart, the group has just won in Best Song (“Best of My Love”) and Best Group (over Led Zeppelin, Elton John and the Rolling Stones) categories of the nationally televised Rock Awards. On the phone upstairs with Glenn Frey is Joe Walsh, who accepted the awards for them, and, in the process, kissed presenter Raquel Welch.
    “You really kissed her,” Glenn is demanding, eyes wide. “Did you ask her about the silicone?” He spots the writer going for his notebook. “Naw, naw, naw. Don’t use that. That’s a cruel remark. Besides, we can’t be roguish underdogs anymore.” Frey grins and flips a cigarette into his mouth. “We have to be gracious winners.”

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    Thanks for the pics, VA. Glenn seems to be everywhere in New York these days. Keep on rockin' it, Sugar. I'm curious to find out if he actually did perform at that event. I'd bet he did ... why else would he have been there

    And SS - I enjoyed reading your blog, too. Good job of capturing the essence of the man. And he really does have a great sense of humor. I was able to witness it firsthand at Pebble Beach.

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    OMG! Glenn looking wonderful in those pics. He does NOT look like is is just turned 66. I guess it was a bit of a birthday party for him. I notice 2 different outfits. Does that suggest one pre and one post performance......? Only speculating....
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