Both are iconic brands that exude love and romance. Can you sum up your voice-over brand in a few short words?
- Don’t take your critics’ words to heart; what do they know, anyway?
- Forget about pleasing everybody; concentrate on playing to the people who like what you do.
- Do what you love (in my case, voice-over) not for the money but because you can’t NOT do it. Barry has said: “You shouldn’t do it for the applause, the money or the ego satisfaction because it doesn’t work. You’ve got to do it because you’ve got to do it.”
- Your job is just what you do, but it doesn’t change who you are.
- You can give in, you can give out, but you don’t give up.
- The better produced demo you make, the better chance you have.
One of my dearest dreams is to meet Barry and have a private, meaningful conversation with him. I want to tell him how much I have learned from him and enjoyed his music. According to this article, he’s planning to create an audio autobiography. I would certainly love to work with him in any capacity on that project, if only to be the narrator who introduces the book for him. I’m also open to singing or playing my harp with him during one of his shows!
At the end of his concerts, Barry often urges his audiences:
DO WHAT YOU LOVE!
He closed his autobiography with this passage, and I want to share it with you.
and nobody will be as sorry as you if you don’t get it.