I can’t tell you how many times when I’m out in the community someone says…” I know your voice”. Seems after 38 years I made an impression on many folks. Soo too did Charlie Matkin, except his voice was “golden”. I met Charlie back in the 80s when I added radio to my TV schedule. He was a radio announcer with “the pipes”. It was only many years later I discovered Charlie was way more than an announcer, he was a gifted singer. Whether it was Opera or show tunes, Charlie could carry his own. He even gave me a CD of his recordings which I treasure to this day, maybe even more so since last week Charlie died. Charlie & Jean lived in a great house filled with memorabilia from his broadcasting & theater years. I feel so lucky to have known them. I may have a distinctive voice, but I can’t sing. Oh, could Charlie sing and his voice will live on every time I play his CD.
It was a terrific weekend to be outdoors as the humidity stayed low making the warm sun feel good. We all know that won’t last much longer but I hope we can squeeze another weekend of mostly dry weather for the 2nd weekend of Jazz Fest plus the Zurich Golf Classic. These are 2 great events that showcase our city’s hospitality & food. I’ll be out watching the golfers with my golf partner Marvin. I’ll see some of you there.