Thursday, November 17, 2016

Lady Podcasts and Smooth Jazz

One of the real pleasures of blogging is meeting folks on the internet. This may seem like a one-way highway, a masturbatory, navel-gazing activity, but it's not. It's actually quite social. You see, we don't just blog to shout into the black emptiness of the universe only to have it echo back our own words at us. We actually engage in dialogue. Nice folks like you sometimes comment.

*Clears throat*

*Looks meaningfully at the comments section*

Sometimes those comments turn into conversations, which evolve into online friendships. Those online friendships can become real-life, live-and-in-person friendships. And so the blogosphere permeates our lives and becomes so much more than these silly words in cyberspace.

That's a rather lofty way of saying, I make friends on the internet. And sometimes I meet those friends and do stuff with them that might interest you. 

Two such friends are two hilarious women from Ohio. If you don't know, I'm from Michigan and our states border one another. Sometimes we fight over our football teams, but mostly we have a lot in common. Particularly the Rustbelt cities of Detroit and Toledo. You could call them sister cities. Brittany Gibbons and Meredith Soleau are two of my sister bloggers from my sister city. They were kind enough to invite me down to Ohio this week to step in as a guest on their weekly podcast, Girl's Girls. 

I love the concept of Girl's Girls. Both women feel strongly that we as women need to lift each other up rather than tear each other down. We also need to day drink and talk about a lifetime commitment to therapy. 

I spent a few hours in the lovely Ms Gibbons' home with a pair of headphones on and my lips pressed against an enormous fluffy "mic." That's what you say in the biz. "Mic." Because now I'm in the 'biz. The ladies also noticed what a "low voice" I have on air. My husband also noticed this the first time he spoke to me on the phone after we'd met on an online dating site. He used the exact same phrase. 

"Wow, you have such a low voice."

Which I always thought meant I sound like a man. It was especially disconcerting coming from a man who could give Barry White a run for his money.

But Brittany and Meredith dubbed me "Smooth Jazz" so now that's my Radio Personality Name. I want to start my own podcast and call it "Smooth Jazz with Mandy Fish" and play absolutely no jazz whatsoever because I don't really like jazz, to be honest. I do like the blues, if that counts. And Ella Fitzgerald. Hey, I'm trying to save myself here from the wrath of the jazz lovers.

I want everyone to like me.

Which may be the cause of many of my mental health issues.

If you'd like to hear three Midwestern women discuss therapy and mental health, check out this week's edition of Girl's Girls on iTunes. I'll be back with the girls next week too to talk about sex gone wrong. 
And let me know how you like my low voice in the comments! You can also feel free to ask any questions of me, Brittany and Meredith. I'll make them come over here and talk to you. Because that's what girl's girls do.

What’s a girl’s girl? Click here and Brittany will tell you. 

1 comment:

  1. A "low voice" is also common with Amazons
    (Amazons as in a tall, smart, beautiful woman.)
    Sincerely, Richard O.usa