Looking for some inspiration and laughter?  Check out the long and growing list of all Josh's blogs below!  They're a fine mix of Dave Barry, Demetri Martin, Brian Regan, Steven Wright, and plain ol' voiceover information, wisdom, tips and tricks.

Pandemics and Wars and Droughts Oh My!

Read, or enjoy the audio version below... It's The End Of The World As We Know It…And I Feel Fine. Stay On Target…Stay On Target… Gary Jules had it right: It is truly a mad, mad world out there.  I also think people had it right when they labeled this not 2022, but "2020-Too."  Jesus should be returning at any moment.  Either that or we will be rained down upon from the heavens with either: ...
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Top 10 Clues That It’s Time To Tap Out

Read, or enjoy the audio version below... Repeated Attempts Got You Up Against The Ropes? Used by permission from Fort George G. Meade via Creative Commons No Fan Am I Used by permission and modified from tixonov_valentin via Pixabay An avowed wrestling or boxing fan I am not.  I do not profess to know any wrestling or boxing terms.  I have watched perhaps only two wrestling matches, though I have written an extensive blog on ...
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Where The Lilacs Grow

Read, or enjoy the audio version below... No, This is Not A Blog By Wilson Rawls.  Yes, Wilson Rawls Is A Poet And Not A Sporting Goods Company Three Freaking Weeks I had been looking forward to them all year.  I am not talking about political attack ads. I am talking about our lilacs.  Last year, I finally discovered what these tiny lavender-colored flowers were that were putting out all the good smells around our ...
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You Have No Power Here, GanJosh The Grey…

Read, or enjoy the audio version below... The Threenager Cometh! Hi, I'm a Powerless Voiceover Artist With No Voice. And No Power. Many of my readers know that I have two sons.  I have written extensively about the unequivocally vexing will-numbing soul-sucking life-depriving fresh hell absolute joy of parenting before, concerning my now 6-year-old.  Such blogs as: Whaddaya Know? I'm Omniscient. Please…For Your Own Good, Get a Voiceover Toddler Are you a Voiceover Dinkleboo? I ...
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Lowering Our Voices In Silence & Grief

Read, or listen to the audio version... Endless Questions What Have We Become? I had hoped not to have to write about this. Far be it from me to turn my blog into a political podium.  That is not my intent, and I think you'll see that is not where I ultimately went.  I was struggling anyway this past week with what fresh content to put out there in cyberspace to hopefully inspire… encourage… motivate… ...
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Life Lessons From An Almost Old Guy

Read, or enjoy the audio version... One Year Older and Just BRIMMING with Wisdom One Final Year of Youth I just turned 49 years old this past Wednesday.  Turning 49 is a big thing in one's life.  You see, forty-nine is a large number that, once obtained, signifies that you are nine years older than over the hill, 1 year shy of geriatric.  This is the age where things inexplicably stop working on you, and ...
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These Are A Few Of My Favorite Lies

Read, or enjoy the audio version below... When The Dog Bites, When The Bee Stings… Did Mariah Carey Have it Right After All? "Baby it's all in your mind, yeah-ee-eah-eh-eh-eh-ee-yeah-ee-yeah-eh-eh…" I believe those last few notes reached cats on Pluto, but that might be beside the point.  Though Mariah Carey's song is admittedly about concern over love slipping away - like when you reach the end of a sleeve of Fig Newtons - it contains ...
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When Losing Actually Equals Winning

Read, or enjoy the audio version... You've Got Your Bath Mackward Used by permission from Shad0wfall via Pixabay Glass Half-Full or Glass Half-Empty?  Answer?  It's a Cup. Used by permission from Clker-Free-Vector-Images via Pixabay We are all in for a happy time of confidence-building, because this week's blog is all about losing, and being so incredibly losery. Conversely, this week's blog could be all about winning.  Perspective, folks.  Frankly, that is really what life is ...
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Full Buyout in Perpetuity for $200? Sure thing, Pal….

Read, or enjoy the audio version: I Now Have Proof People Smoke Crack They're Goin' Off The Rails on a Crazy Train It never ceases to amaze me how nearly every moment I begin to believe once again in the fundamental goodness of humanity, someone goes and offers up a Heaping Spoonful Of Crazy.  I suppose it is good for this planet to have balance: you cannot have righteous, upstanding, ethical people full of integrity ...
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Stop the Press! Drop Everything And Read These.

Read, or enjoy the audio version... The Unsung Heroes Who, Uh, Don't Sing... With fellow VO Bloggers Jon Gardner and Michael Apollo Lira at VO Atlanta 2022. They Are Among Us L-R: VO Bloggers Michael Apollo Lira, Joshua Alexander, Craig Williams, Paul Schmidt and Jon Gardner at VO Atlanta 2022. I am a voiceover artist.  I am a blogger.  I am a voiceover artist blogger.  I blog about voiceovers.  There will be a quiz later ...
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Voiceovers: All Foam, No Beer?

Read, or enjoy the audio version below... Smoke and Mirrors Used by permission from creatifrankenstein via Creative Commons The Worldwide Wrestling Federation Used by permission from nWoSyxx via Creative Commons Triple H. Kurt Angle. Brock Lesnar. Edge. Undertaker. Kane. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. Rey Mysterio. John Cena. Randy Orton. Chris Jericho. And of course, The Rock. Events like Smackdown. Raw. Wrestlemania. Back in the early 2000's, the cheese-schtick that Vince McMahon served up every week ...
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Keeping Up With The Voiceover Joneses

Read, or enjoy the audio version below... We Wantsss It. We Needsss it. Must Have The Preciousss. Note: headphones are not actual size. A Pair Of New Shiny Cans I am not often one to buy things on impulse. Let me start over. I am often one to buy things on impulse. I am not talking about things like Lamborghinis (add to cart), vacation homes in Vail (just signed) or premier trips to outer space ...
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For I know VOA will go on… *cue Celine Dion music*

One Story Ends, Another Begins… It's All Over...? Welp, that's it then.  Another fantastic voiceover conference comes to a close.  400-ish in attendance, fantastic reunions, and more training than you could shake a stick at, and even a bonus appearance of Gerald's alter-ego, Jerome.  VO Atlanta 2022 packed the usual punch.  And then…it was all over. But…was it? With the news that Gerald's ship would be sailing away with Galadriel, Elrond, Bilbo and Frodo to ...
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VO Atlanta, Baby!

Read, or listen to the audio version below... A Conference To End All Conferences "VO Atlanta, Baby!" Exactly like "Vegas, Baby!" It's the same!  Just no gambling. And cleaner.  And without the porn peddlers on the street. And about Voiceovers.  And in Atlanta.  THE SAME! Gerald Griffith, Founder I have written about my fondness for VO Atlanta before: I have shared how VO Atlanta 2019 was a game changer and an incredibly positive experience, unless ...
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We have your Toilet Paper. And if you ever want to see it again… (revisited)

Read, or enjoy the audio version below... It's Two Years Later.  Did You Survive? Used by permission from cromaconceptovisual via Pixabay Controversial Topic: ENGAGED Used by permission from Joelstuff V4 via Creative Commons It was a mad world, just like Gary Jules said. Nearly two years ago today, toilet paper was flying off the shelves.  It was a hot mess of steaming crap. Hysteria abounded.  Fear and panic were widespread.  Isolation and loneliness were rampant.  Dogs ...
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How To Get A Proper Night’s Sleep For Voiceovers

Read, or enjoy the audio version below... Sleep is Underrated   My Nocturnal Hellscape If you're anything like me…then you are nothing like me. So that was dumb what I said.  Scratch that. But if you are anything like yourself, you know you need a good night's sleep. For myself and my wife, we have two small humans living with us that seem to think that their bed is not their bed and that our ...
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Too Much Voiceover Work?

Read, or enjoy the audio version: The Best Problem To Have!! Blog?  WHAT blog??? Used by permission from pixelcreatures via Pixabay It is always my aim to write a creative, positive and inspiring blog.  This week was no different. However, this week was very different.  Like the week previous to this one, I was completely unable to find time to develop a new creative blog.  The reason? There was a Vanilla Ice marathon on MTV, ...
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My Own Personal Voiceover Spaceship

Read, or enjoy the audio version: "Houston, We Are Go For Launch." From Days Of Old... When I was a little boy, on Saturdays, I would accompany my dad to the local dump.  There was no rolling of eyes or exasperated, loud sighs.  No. There was pure glee, and I am about to rock your world with the exciting tale. I looked forward to these delightfully unsanitary trips, because it meant that: I, in all ...
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Just Adapt Already, Will Ya?

Read, or enjoy the audio version of my 250th Voiceover Blog! Adapt or Die. Adapt and Overcome. Be Adaptable. ADAPT ALREADY, DANGIT! Burn The Books Used by permission from Om_Om_Om via Pixabay I never took a Business Guidance Course. They were always advised for people at my various schools who sought to become freelancers or entrepreneurs. "You must learn this" and "you must learn that". And truly, there was a veritable cornucopia of knowledge to ...
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Get Ready…Get Set…SLOW!

Read, or enjoy the audio version below... Used by permission from Pexels via Pixabay A Buildup to a Letdown Hard Liquor at 9am I was so excited. I mean it! Not like "This Is Us" excited…but more like "I am pretty sure Jesus is returning today" excited. (My apologies to all those for whom this would actually be bad news. #sorrynotsorry) Apprehension had been building. I had been posting videos, sharing the progress, and envisioning ...
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Voiceovers: A Career full of Belly-Laughs

Read, or enjoy the audio version below... Laugh It Up, Fuzzball. It's Just Funny, OK? "Laugh it up, Fuzzball." Han Solo voiced that to Chewbacca in The Empire Strikes Back, and moviegoers howled. Chewie was having a good laugh, and it was well-deserved. He was laughing it up. I myself am a fuzzball, and I confess to truly laughing it up frequently. Why? My career. Voiceovers: it is one of only two careers that you ...
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A Studio Is Born

Read, or enjoy the audio version below... I Humbly Present: BubbyTown Studios! Downgrades, Upgrades, Sidegrades and Othergrades It isn't that I did not utterly love my StudioBricks. I did. And it isn't that I did not utterly love my corner booth before that. I did. And it isn't that I did not utterly love my acoustically treated sliding door closet booth before that. I did! OK I actually did NOT like that last one. The ...
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Be a Brent – The World Needs More Brents

Read, or enjoy the audio version... The Gift Of Giving He Ain't Heavy, He's My Ex-Former-Step-Brother-In-Law With my Ex-Former-Step-Brother-In-Law Brent It was 2003. I was having a rough go of it. By "rough go" I mean destitute, frustrated, and that was the year they irritatingly kept playing "Calling All Angels" by Train. As no angels had yet come to my rescue, I suppose I was feeling a bit miffed. I was unsatisfied in my job ...
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The iPhone: Smoke & Mirrors and The Golden Path To Success

Read, or enjoy the audio version below... The Smartphone That Almost Wasn't Used by permission from OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay 15 Years Ago, History Was Made "Steve Jobs" by acaben is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 The Apple iPhone. You know it and love it. Unless you are an Android-lover, in which case you probably also like doing laundry, licking boots, voting Kermit The Frog for President, and are secretly praying for an Mmmbop reunion tour ...
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My Life as a Bird

Read, or enjoy the audio version below... Fly, Fly Little Wings… Used by permission from jggrz via Pixabay Yet Another Riveting Blog about Death Welcome to Death Blogs, Part 2. Before we proceed, this blog is not particularly weighty as in the death of Paul Strikwerda's precious friend & VO colleague Bliss Michelson. Nor like Billie Jo Konze's Grandpa. Nor like our previous cat Simon. Not even like Michael Apollo Lira's adorable hedgehog Reginald. No ...
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Here’s The Truth: I Am Dying

An Almost Hope-Filled Message For The New Normal Death Is But A Heartbeat Away Used by permission from Katzenfee50 via Pixabay I am dying. I mean it: about 8 different colds seem to have joined forces and ceaselessly attacked me, gleefully laying waste to my health since end of November. Please do not worry though: I have taken my at-home Covid-19 nasal swabs and have maintained the single-line-negative status each time, assuring me that I ...
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When A Voice Talent Is Rendered Speechless

Words Escaped Me Sometimes you just have nothing to say. "Cat got your tongue" by wakefielddavid is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Like when a cat has your tongue. Or your tongue has a cat and so it's busy with that. Or when your tongue for some reason gets caught in the gears of a combine and you are chopped into little bits. Or when a cat whose tongue you have chopped into little bits ...
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If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix it

Read, or enjoy the audio version! Put The Fix Down...And Back Away Slowly Used by permission from stevepb via Pixabay It takes a Big Man to admit when he is wrong. I am not a big man. "Fractal wrongness" by the mad LOLscientist is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Ever meet those people who just have to tinker? They have to continually test and change things. You visit their house one day and the couch ...
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The Day I Almost Died

Read, or enjoy the audio version: Almost Did; Grateful That I Didn't. Thanksgiving: A Reason to Voice Thanks It was the spring of my senior year in high school, 1991. I was 17. My parents were divorcing, and it was a difficult time. Not that High School is a difficult enough time already; sure, let us add parents divorcing to the mix. At some point I happened to mention to my High School friend Jon ...
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The Voiceover Armageddon

Read, or enjoy the audio version: Welcome to the new domain for all things Joshua Alexander: www.supervoiceover.com! Now back to our regularly-scheduled program already in progress.... What to do when it all turns to crap Stormy Weather Used by permission from WikiImages via Pixabay I am one who prefers to sculpt my blogs from life experiences, and then neatly tie it all together with the voiceover spectrum, through the prism of satire. That is my ...
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So You Wanna Be A Voice Actor, eh? (Part 2)

Read, or enjoy the audio version: More Resources for the Growing Voiceover Artist! If you missed part 1, it can be found here. When Zach Hendrix recently asked me for a list of some of my most helpful blogs to be featured in upcoming supporting articles for voice talent, it served three purposes: Flatter me Inflate my ego Make me blush and giggle like a teenage girl Additionally, it inspired me to post yet another ...
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Why I Completely Switched from an iPhone 13…to an iPhone 13

Read, or enjoy the audio version: And something in between... Corn on the Jobs Used by permission from GDJ via Pixabay I already know this is a longer read. So you better get started. 🙂 I like technology. Call me a geek, and I will not take offense. I am an early adopter, a shut-up-and-take-my-money sellout, and a diehard tech enthusiast. I do have my preferences though; I do not accept everything carte blanche. Just ...
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Indiana Phones and the Readers of the Lost Art

Read, or enjoy the audio version below: Voiceovers, Fedoras & Whips A sense of Daring. A hunger for Adventure. Snakes! Tarantulas! Guns! Pits! Rolling boulders the size of Tina Turner's hair! Voiceovers are an ongoing and fulfilling adventure. Every day we are faced with incredible experiences, victories, defeats, challenges, successes, failures, opportunities both seized and missed, and confusing scripts that appear to have been written by some variant of primate. Those voice talent that are ...
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Voiceoversss, Yesss My Preciousss

Read the blog, or enjoy the audio version below: Slave to The Precious Used by permission from E1St0rm via Pixabay. Voiceovers have the ring of truth Used by permission from paxillop via Pixabay. We all know and love The Lord of the Rings. It is one of the most hallowed series of all time, up there with Star Wars, The Police Academy movies, and the 3-page menu of Chung's Chinese Take-Out. It is tremendously vast ...
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A Little Shel Silverstein Voiceover Magic

Read the blog, or enjoy the audio version below: Powerful Storytelling "You've got to give it to Shel Silverstein for putting this mug on the back of a children's book." by ultramega is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 Where The Sidewalk Ends, there's A Light In the Attic that has a Giving Tree, Falling Up with Every Thing On It "Shel Silverstein name droppin' Twitter in 1981 (@jack)" by dpstyles™ is licensed under CC BY ...
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What do Ted Lasso and Pinballs have in common?

Adapt or Die Bounced Around Used by permission from Vladvictoria via Pixabay. My wife and I have been watching Ted Lasso. This is a recent show on Apple TV+, which is a service that provides you endless entertainment in exchange for all your money until the end of the age. The titular character is played by Jason Sudeikis, and I would like to add that I very much enjoy saying "titular." Lasso is a hillbilly ...
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My Secrets To Voiceover Success

They Are Eight-Fold You Want My Secrets Here is what I wish to know: I wish to know what sorcery they are putting into Red Robin seasoning to make me so addicted. I desire to know what they are putting into the BBQ Chicken Pizza at Claim Jumper that makes me feel with every bite as though the power of a thousand unicorns is coming to rest on me. I must know how to complete ...
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Stu-Stu-Studio… Whoa-oh-oh…

All it takes is Taste, Panache, and a Sweetwater Budget Scruffy. No Style At All. General Zod mentioned those four words as a hostile intruder in the Man of Steel's home-slash-giant-deformed-igloo. "Scruffy. How morbid! A sentimental replica of a planet long-since vanished." That's what he said, and it was somewhat deserved, because Supe-Baby had earlier trashed his control panel after he was superjonesing to sleep with his reporter lady-friend in an ahem, Fortress of Solitude ...
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It’s My Way Or The Highway

Dealing With Control Freaks You Are Not The Boss Of Me I'll take "Things To Say To My Wife That Will Not Improve Our Marriage" for $500, Alex. No one likes to be bossed around. Humans have an inherent need for control. Not many of us are delegators, because that means relinquishing control, and if we do, that means someone else will inevitably crash and burn, which will only: Serve to reinforce our belief that ...
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There Is Nothing New Under The Sun

Same Ol' Same Ol' It's A Whole Different Batch Of Same What does it take to be different in this world today? I am going to go with "being a one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest," Because whenever I think of different, I think of one-legged men. But I am sure you do the same. For me, the line in the sand came the moment they remade Beaches. I just knew it was all over ...
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Should I Change My Domain Name? Ehhhh….No.

Switching Voiceover Websites? Just watch me propagate! The only constant is change They say "the only constant is change." I used to feel differently, but now I agree. I think you see what I did there. Change is persistent in my life: My first-born is suddenly 5 years old. My second-born is now 2 years old. I used to be unmarried; now I am required to watch movies where the main protagonist must go through ...
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Whaddaya Know? I’m Omniscient.

I know everything! (Because, uh, that is what omniscient means...) "Why?" I have a 5-year-old. His favorite question is "Why?" to absolutely everything these days, which A) requires that I give an answer, and B) means that I should do well on a witness stand because by now I am accustomed to being assaulted by a barrage of questions. "Why can't I have this?" "Why does that work that way?" "Why do I have to ...
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With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

REAL HEROES DO NOT WEAR CAPES HINDSIGHT AND FORESIGHT It is time to get real for a moment. When I was a little boy, I wanted to be a policeman. And then I wanted to be a fireman. And then I wanted to be Batman. And finally I decided on Superman. But then I wanted to be a singer. And I think I also wanted to be a doctor. In short, I wanted to be ...
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Voiceovers, Mobile Kits and Mai Tai’s Oh My!

Inebriation & Preparedness Are Good Bedfellows A Much-Needed Getaway We recently went to Kauai. We are back now, which is why I am finally able to publish a new blog, since being on a trip with a 5-year-old and 2-year-old requires that I forfeit my laptop for: Moshi's SleepyPaws for Brennan Superman II for Asher Peppa Pig for both of them (because we are apparently suddenly British) Miraculous LadyBug and Cat Noir for Brennan Willy ...
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Voiceovers: A Career To Kill For. A Career To Die For.

Either way, it's in the blood. Fourteen Jobs In fact, the only good part of my jobs was the fact that my chairs swiveled. So I kept quitting in order to fulfill my dream of not working there. If I died and went to the fires of hell, it would probably take me a month to realize I was not at my job anymore. You see, at that time of my life, I was going ...
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The $1000 I Will Never See Again

The Copyright Trolls are Alive And Well Some People Exist Only to Make Others Miserable The Voices In My Head is a satirical blog. It is intended to be amusing and encouraging edutainment. However, on occasion an issue comes to light that necessitates that I stow the satirical and the funny, and address something somberly, because it has bearings on us as voice talent, and you need to be protected, especially if you are a ...
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Why can’t I lose weight? Oh, right.

A Heavy Topic My Whale of a Tale The truth? We have all struggled with weight at one time or another (or in my case, every day since conception), and most of us would not even consider trying to fit into one of those swimsuits that look like they are apparently made of dental floss. I once ruminated about becoming a swimsuit model, but for the good of humanity, I will not do so. Ever ...
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I Lost My Cool And Things Got Heated

This is not a cooked-up story Thank God for A/C "A/C." Two letters paired together that are about as satisfying to hear as "Never-ending lobster." "Sleeping in." "All Michael Bolton music now outlawed." Ahhhhh, A/C, my dear friend. God bless the maker of cold. God bless the maker of air. God bless God. We are able to enjoy this wonderful concoction of 60 degree temperature to rival all of our summer heat. When air conditioning ...
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Complete Voiceover Shopping List: Rocket Packs and Magnetic Boots

Add To Cart Credit: https://pixabay.com/users/alexas_fotos-686414/ Contradictory Complimentary Commentary Photo credit: https://pixabay.com/users/qimono-1962238/ "Fly high and proud." "Keep your feet on the ground." "What are you waiting for?  Spread your wings and soar!" "Get your head out of the clouds." Thanks for the mixed messages, everyone.  Not ambiguous in the slightest.  I will now enter the nearest Twister competition teamed up with a bowl of spaghetti. Apparently, I need to be up in the sky and yet ...
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How To Survive Voiceover Directed Sessions. Hint: Crows, Fire Ants & Ice Cream.

Ever feel like detonating? Dear Jon Gardner: Love You With My Life. Perhaps you know Jon Gardner. Surely you have heard of him. If not, this is the man singing Love You With My Life on his way home, while you stare, point fingers, and scrunch up your face while you cry from laughter and pee yourself in your car. But Jon Gardner needs to perform: unmonitored, undirected, freely, and with abandon. We all do ...
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