Archive for August, 2010

Have the Old Spice guy answer your phone

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

No doubt you've seen the Old Spice guy on TV or YouTube, selling whatever it is that he's selling. Well, it turns out he's got a second job, doing voiceovers as well. Kind of.

If you'd like to have him record the outgoing message for your voicemail or answering machine, just point your web browser at the Old Spice voicemail generator. Choose your gender, enter your phone number, and click on a couple of message choices, and before you can whistle the Old Spice jingle (doo doo doot), you can download an MP3 of his testosterone-laden voice inviting your callers to leave you a message. And if you'd like, you can include the jingle in your message as well.

The Old Spice voicemail generator is a free service. Smelling like your dad's aftershave is optional.

Turn phone messages into art

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

When is a phone call art? When the call is to Tuck and Roll Radio. Call these guys at 1-877-620-0940 (toll-free from anywhere in North America) and leave a message (up to three minutes in length). That's where the magic begins.

They take your messages, make some creative edits, add some sounds, music, or what have you, and otherwise creatively mash it all up to create some interesting sounding works of art. They're all turned into podcasts, so that folks can listen to what has gone on. Needless to say, the more interesting the message you leave–whether it's a story, an apology, or your deepest secret–the more interesting the resulting podcast will be. They're eager to get more messages, so why don't you give 'em a call. Who knows; you could be part of the next big thing.