You can quote me on that…

…in fact, someone already has.

The folks at have the article I was interviewed for up on their site. For those few people who still occasionally write in to ask me what I sound like, well, now you can find out because the article includes a podcast of the interview with me and a couple of other people.

You’ll find it here: Nurses Wanted – Autoworkers Could Do.

Now I can knock another 30 seconds off my 15 minutes of fame.

13 thoughts on “You can quote me on that…

  1. For those wondering, Les shows up around 4:39 into the interview, and again at 7:08.

    Les’ voice is deeper than I’d expected, and he speaks a bit more quickly than I’d visualized (audioized?).  Interesting (and an interesting article).

  2. I tend to speak quickly when I’m nervous or when I’m thinking hard about what I’m trying to say. A bit of a stupid thing to do, but we all have our quirks.

    I’m surprised this didn’t generate more comments. I still can’t seem to anticipate which entries will and which won’t.

  3. I might explain a little, I didn’t notice this thread until looking around a bit, because it’s smaller than the standard and wasn’t at the top, and if I do notice a smaller entry I get this immediate feeling that I’m not going to have something to talk about. There’s the question of what can be said on certain topics, things with more than one possible opinion attract debate whereas medical issues (DoF’s kidney beans, your feet…) attract advice and sympathy. Moderate sized quote boxes give the feeling that there is someone to talk about and quote from, as well as drawing attention visiably.

    Thanks ***Dave for the times of the voice, saved me some time

    I didn’t expect les’s accent, it’s not one i’m used to because most of the americans on tv come from other areas like new york, etc, and some I can’t really tell apart from the accent of my own area. My accent (southeastern) is quite similar to the people who present UK tv, similar but slightly different from londoner, I can sometimes tell a londoner apart from a southeasterner but most people up north and abroad don’t seem to.

  4. It’s weird to think of myself having an accent. I’ll have to listen to it again and see if I can spot it.

  5. You’ve a pretty “neutral” midwestern accent, Les—not much “there” for noticing by most Yanks, but doubtless discernable to all those funny-speaking types across the Pond. grin

  6. Bah. Most people here and in the U.K. think I’m Irish and I have no idea where I picked up this accent. Well, it’s sort of fun when few people can figure out that some version of English isn’t your native language.

  7. Hmmm- you sound like a yank to me. Am I close? Seriously you sound a little older (in the good sense- avuncular) than I expected- You’re a little older than me I believe- (I am 29 and 110 months). It is, however, the sort of voice I could have a drink with.  You don’t sound like your rushing to me.

    In Britain the accents are less distant from each other 100-200 miles can make all the difference. US accents always seem more homogonised (though southern accents are always recognisable.  If someone said “Who does he sound like” for a snap judgement, I’d put you in with the Great Clint Eastwood.

  8. Most people here and in the U.K. think I’m Irish

    How do they mistake the rigidity?

  9. In Britain the accents are less distant from each other 100-200 miles can make all the difference

    eh, by gum laddie, I’ll go along with that. Some seem unique to certain cities like birrmingham, manchester and liverpewll. Western country aaaxcent is a little like pirate; “oooh Arrh!”. Also whilst I would have a barf in the south I would have a baff up north.

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