Everyone is more than meets the eye.
This past weekend I was back in Chicago to check out TFCON which is the largest fan run Transformers conference. Normally it is housed in Toronto but this was the first year it had landed in the Windy City. While I am not the biggest Transformers fan I have a friend name Ryan who runs Sibertron.com which is a website dedicated to the toys and culture around the Transformers. He worked with me at Clear Channel a number of years ago and now does this for a living, which I think is awesome. The Internet does a number of amazing things, this is one of them. The ability to create a living doing what you love for a tribe of people who love what you do.
While there I stumbled into a room where some of the voice actors from the cartoons were signing autographs and at the time, Alan Oppenheimer was hosting his own table. Alan is a legend in that part of the universe doing voices for He-Man, Duck Tales, The Smurfs, as well as, many of the Transformers you loved as a kid. In the voice acting world his work as Skeletor from He-Man is the one that seems to get him the most adoration and for as much fun as it was to see my friend doing this amazing thing he loves and making a go at it - as someone who worked in radio seeing this was just as cool:
While we are talking about a DYI universe the other thing that came in the mail this week was the Mike Doughty record "Stellar Motel"