I thought my radio debut went pretty well.Â The host laughed a couple of times.Â But my Lethal Schlepin’Â joke, so popular on line, fell flat because of my bad timing.Â I was a little nervous, mostly because I had no idea what I wasÂ supposed to talk about.Â Afterwards, my biggest criticism came from Sophia and it was less about the content, then it was about my speech.Â She absolutely HATES when I go “ummm…like…,” thinking it’s just one notch above ape-language in the world of communication.Â Combined with my fast-talking, Noo Yawk accent, I’m probably not going to get a career in radio anytime soon.
But I probably should work on that “ummm…like…” speech.Â Any suggestions?Â Maybe there’s some sort of “My Fair Lady”-type elocution class at UCLA?Â
“The rain in spain falls mainly on Erica Kane.”
I woke up early to listen to the beginning of the online broadcast to get a sense of David Burd’s Washington Post Radio show.Â 4 AM in LA!Â I broke out in a sweat when I heard him say, “Later we’re going to speak to Neil Kramer in LA about why he chose Mel Gibson as his Citizen of the Month.”
Huh?Â I never said that!Â Is he calling me thinking I am a supporter of Mel Gibson?Â Of course, I immediately woke Sophia up, who was not very happy (we were at a wedding last night until late).Â
“I need to come up with some line to explain why Mel Gibson is my Citizen of the Month!” I spouted.
Sophia threw the alarm clock at me, but, as always, came through at the last moment with a great opening line.
I tried to download the online broadcast, but I screwed up.Â I only captured the first minute.Â I wrote to the show to see if they can send me a copy of my spot.Â Let’s see if they actually will…
You can hear that little piece of my interview about Mel Gibson here. (link)
All and all, I did pretty good, but I think I should stick to ummm… like… writing.
A Year Ago on Citizen of the Month:Â And the Winner is… Boules!