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Saturday, August 31 2013

Here's an internet commercial I voiced for Sunsweet Prunes. Yes I'm the voice of the talking prune

This sort of reminds me of that scene in the movie Tootsie when Dustin Hoffman rambles on about how he played a tomato 



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Friday, August 30 2013

For over 20 years 103.7 The Mountain (KMTT in Seattle) was at the forefront of the "Triple A" (Adult Album Alterative) music format. Rolling Stone Magazine named The Mountain one of the best radio stations in the country in 2006. Those days are long gone and after years of  poor management (firing most of the airstaff and playing substandard music) The station will now broadcast under a "Hot A/C" format (i.e shitty dance music).  Read more here


Rolling Stone Magazine's article from 2006

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Friday, August 30 2013

In the summer of 1978 I had the opportunity to see "The Motor City madman" Ted Nugent, Cheap Trick and a little known band from Australia (making their first appearance in Seattle) call AC/DC at The Seattle Center Coliseum.

As I recall this show did not go well for AC/DC. The band was not that well known in the U.S at the time and the drunken Ted Nugent fans (not known to be a very open minded bunch to begin with) didn't quite know what to think of the guy jumping around in a schoolboy uniform.

After about the 3rd song the crowed started throwing bottles at the stage, but the band pressed on. At one point Angus got on Bon Scott's shoulders and walked into the audience, an incredibly gutsy move considering the crowed was not on their side. After the show my friends all grumbled about how "That first band sucked".

Less than a year later "Highway To Hell" was released in the U.S and AC/DC became EVERYBODY'S FAVORITE BAND and all us old farts have a great story about how we saw AC/DC get boo'ed off the stage 35 years ago.

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John Nelson is a Seattle area voice actor and broadcaster with extensive experience voicing commercials, video games and corporate videos