WestOfScenic

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About me

Industry Arts
Location Seattle, WA
Introduction I was raised on a working cattle ranch on the edge of The Badlands, and went on to live in Bogota, Barcelona, and Basque Country, later to motorcycle through over half a dozen contiguous nations along the Pan-American Highway. I spend my days talking into a microphone with cans on my head, doing anything from Sarah Palin impersonations, to Latinas narrating eco-documentaries, to kooky kids' voices. At night, I teach Spanish, Accent Reduction, and Voice-Over.
Favorite Movies Heavenly Creatures, Stuff by William Whitney, Katyn-even though it made my skin crawl, High Fidelity, Rabbit-Proof Fence, What Women Want (I know, I know, it's a "guilty pleasure" flick), Streetcar (play), Venus, Cinema Paradiso, The Godfather Part II, Monty Python and the Holy Grail...
Favorite Music I'm catchy tune girl. Any English Garage Rock sounding band, Afro-Cuban, French Techno-Pop, stuff that Nic Harcourt, BBC 6, and KEXP find. Neko Case, Johnny Cash, stuff that Kris Kristopherson and Willy Nelson write, but please god, don't sing. Ella, Aretha, Patsy, Ray Charles...
Favorite Books Minette Walters' mysteries Malcolm Gladwell's observations, Mapping the Mind, The Architecture of Man and Woman...I get impatient with fiction, and turn quickly to non-fiction, probably resultant from my fear of writing. Enjoy reading Kaufman pilots and screenplays, various monologues from various plays