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  •  The guy has been sober for three years . . . (0+ / 0-)

    I've never been addicted to cocaine, but somehow I imagine that it's not an insignificant achievement to be clean for even one day once the addiction really takes hold.

    On top of this, by his own account he had some vocal training -- so it's part discipline, part natural gift.

    Hating on the guy for his stroke of good fortune just isn't right.  Even if the guy ultimately squanders the opportunity after twenty years of battling his demons it's good to see him earning a second chance.  

    As a side note, in both the Columbus-Dispatch video and in his voice intro for NBC morning it looks like the guy did his bit in a single take.  The guy makes it look easy, because he's a pro.  Even with a voice like his 999 out of 1,000 probably couldn't consistently nail those voice over bits in one take.  That's the by-product of training and a lot of experience (at least 10 years from what it sounds like before the guy started falling off the wagon).  

    •  That's not hating (0+ / 0-)

      that's being realistic.

      I know it's hard for people to understand but this guy is the exception.  He's so far from the rule that it would blow your mind.

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