Sotto Voce.

"Qui plume a, guerre a." — Voltaire

Casablanca and iPhone Jokes

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  1. Alex Rushmer says:

    Lovely post. I’ve never had that ‘is this a new bit of the movie’ feeling but I get it a lot with albums. ‘Discovering’ a new song on an album you’ve listened to many times is great

  2. sottovoce says:

    So true! I recently rediscovered Duran Duran’s Wedding Album, which I was addicted to years ago. It was like hearing it again for the first time.

    “Love Voodoo” is one of two songs that make me sing out loud whenever someone plays them (which, thankfully for Mrs. Sotto Voce and the cats, is almost never). The other is “Miss Gradenko” by The Police. Go figure.

  3. vesuvio says:

    To answer your (rhetorical) question: oh yeah, I’m jealous! I had every intention of striking out as a feelancer once I left university, so how did I end up working FOR the university for the 14 years since? Maybe it’s not too late. Your post is encouraging. I love that slack-tide transitional feeling too.

  4. sottovoce says:

    Oh, it’s definitely not too late! I’m going to share with you the secret of getting and keeping a successful freelancing career:

    1. Be lucky.
    2. Be good.

    That’s it. Everything else that they talk about on sites like Copyblogger and Freelance Switch — pimping your blog’s SEO, focus-grouping your slogan, arranging your desk just so, and (lord) Getting Things Done — is just frosting.

    If you believe you are both lucky and good, then position yourself for a lucky break (fortune does indeed favor the prepared mind) and then when the break happens, prove it to ’em how good you are. Then be lucky and be good again the next day. And the next. And the next…

    The good news is that if I, of all people, can pull it off, then for darn sure you probably can too. 😀

    There’s a blog post in here… thanks for the inspiration! And I’m looking forward to seeing your blog develop… the title sounds like you might have typecasting in mind?

  5. vesuvio says:

    Thanks for the encouragement. I feel like a fool, though– I typed in the WRONG address to my blog! As a matter of fact, it is a typecasting blog, ableit a recently hatched one (so recent that I forgot the name of it for a moment this morning!). Corrected now.