Voice 43 – hushlittleladyyy

I’m not really sure what’s going on here, as everyone in the comments on youtube, and indeed Laurene Bennett, who emailed me this link, all seem convinced that this girl has some kind of exotic accent vastly contributing to her soothingly dulcet tones.

Well, I hate to burst your bubble, but I think the exact accent you’re looking for is “mumbling British teenager” (in fact, and I’m possibly stretching my accent recognition skills here, but I’d say she’s from somewhere around Bristol). This breed isn’t known for its soothing qualities, but this one, username hushlittleladyyy, incredibly does get away with it.

Voice 43 – Guy talking about Hertz

I don’t think I could put this any more eloquently than Giles Hardisty, who emailed me this video:

“I had to watch it for homework and I was like woooah.”

Voice 42 – Carrie Underwood

Yes, the advert is completely and utterly ludicrous. For example, did you know that “you see more and more that people are having problems with sun damage”? It’s so true. Don’t you just miss those pre-dystopian days of the year long rolling eclipses? Man, I was so mad when it suddenly started being day all the time. I just thought to myself “God, now what am I going to do? All that sun damage will play havoc with my skincare routine.” So thank God for Carrie Underwood and Olay.

Also, Carrie reveals to us that “when my skin is clear and moisturised, and my make-up’s on”, she feels like she can do and achieve anything. Yeah, you tell it like it is Carrie! Fuck those years of education in journalism. That shit did squat for your self esteem. It’s all about the cherry blossom lipstick in your purse. It’s unfortunate, when you think about it. Because you’re essentially one mugging away from being that miserable, over-educated and un-preened young woman you must have been before Olay quashed all those silly myths about skincare not being the be all and end all of a woman’s worth.

Still, nice voice.

Voice 41 – Isabelle Adjani

Obvo, she’s French innit?

Check her out in La Reine Margot and Camille Claudel if you haven’t already. Clips from both if you read on.  More

Voice 40 – Oliver Postgate mark 2: Bagpuss

Yep, I told you there’d be more Oliver Postgate. Granted that was like, 2 years ago but still, promise met.

There were many occasions during my teenage years that I fell asleep while babysitting in front of this show. Don’t tell the parents. It is absolutely hypnotic and just lovely, lovely, lovely. Especially Professor Yaffle. It has a stillness and calm completely missing from most, possibly all, children’s TV these days. Toy Story eat your heart out. Well, no, I love Toy Story. So, we’ll…just ignore that awkward and irrelevant comparison altogether, shall we?

 

Read on for the second part of the video.  More

Voice 39 – Alyson Hannigan (as Willow Rosenberg)

What the hell am I saying, of course there’s a soothing voice presence on Buffy, in the form of shy retiring witch Willow.

Though I tell you this, it is extremely bloody hard to find a video of Willow actually talking (rather than lots of cuts of her mooning into the middle distance – not that kind of mooning – while sad music plays) and where she isn’t either saying “So’s your face” or stripping someone’s skin off. So thank me for my hard work here.

Voice 38 – David Heyman, and I’m a dickhead

Oh dear, having just checked my inbox I am super sorry to the people who’ve sent me email suggestions that I’ve ignored and my general lack of updatonage. I really never expect people to be as interested in my bizarre soothe habit as they are. And for some strange reason this only makes me more concerned for the sanity of me.

However, I’ve now cycled through my biannual foodie and videogame phase (I categorise life themes different from other people) and I’m back on soothy. Also Joss Whedon as other cracked fans (I see us as the victims) may have gleaned from the -age and the -y. Just watched all seven seasons of Buffy in a row in just over a week. Which was great, even if its fatal flaw is that I found no evidence of true soothe. Though Anthony Stewart Head has potential. Bear with me, I am hitting his back catalogue. I’ll find something with the sincere promise that it will not involve creepy instant coffee. Geeaaauuurggghh (that’s my shudder noise).

Meanwhile, here’s David Heyman discussing Harry Potter, as suggested by Maria. Thanks Maria.

 

Oh and also, on a Buffy related note I just remembered WHY THE HELL ISN’T NICHOLAS BRENDON STARRING IN SOMETHING ABSOLUTELY RIGHT NOW?

I’m calm. It’s fine.