The past several weeks have been incredibly eventful. I have, unfortunately, been remiss with my blog-posting and interview-publishing; however, rest assured, I am still in business and I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth. Quite frankly, I have been busy preparing for a major life development which I will share about publicly in the coming days.
Shortly after New Year’s, I had the distinct pleasure of chatting with a delightful lady whom I have wished to talk with for quite some time. That lady is Louise Gold. Ever since I was in elementary school, I have admired her work even though I may not have been familiar with who she was specifically. One of her biggest achievements, I feel, was her participation in Jim Henson’s televised masterpiece called The Muppet Show. The program ran for five seasons from 1976 until 1981. Sadly, Mr. Henson passed away in 1990; but many of his colleagues, who generously contributed their time and talent to his labor-of-love, remain and have invested themselves in other interesting, non-Muppet projects.
Ms. Gold—who is commonly recognized as the voice of Annie Sue, the coyly innocent pig who served as the foil to the plotting and obnoxiously assertive Miss Piggy—went on to appear in the 1983 film version of Joseph Papp’s adaptation of The Pirates of Penzance. I reached out to her on Twitter a few months back, and she happily responded with interest. After navigating an incredibly busy holiday season, we managed to sit down and chat via Skype for about an hour, conversing about her memories from Penzance.
I must say, Skype is an incredible tool for those who are employed in my profession. Louise was in London at the time. I was relaxing at home in Florida for a few days before returning to my regular day job. (Yes, I have one of those, too!) I cannot imagine a more convenient method than Skype to freely communicate with those half way across the globe.
Adrian D. Holmes: Good afternoon, Ms. Gold. Thank you for joining me today. May I begin by asking how you first became involved in music?
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