I’d like to send out some serious congratulations to one of my most favoritest peeps in the whole world, Rebecca Ross, who has apparently just been made the regular music columnist for the Pensacola News Journal. The previous columnist, Troy Moon, had the gig for just about for-frickin’-ever; honestly, I can’t solidly remember a time when he wasn’t “the music guy” at the PNJ. But I guess he decided to move on to doing some other stuff–I haven’t actually checked with Rebecca on the details yet–and whammo! The Divine Miss R is now The Divine Miss R, Weekly Music Columnist.
This news makes me happy beyond all reason, because not only is Rebecca one of my favorite people, she’s also one of my favorite writers. She has an amazingly easy, conversational style that draws the reader in and makes them feel like they’re just hangin’ out with her, sippin’ on their leisure drink of choice, but even better than that: she’s funny. I mean really, really funny. And I don’t get the impression that she has to try to be funny (in the same way that some other people do, for example, cough me)–I get excited every time a see an email in my inbox from her because I know that even her off-the-cuff correspondence is going to make me laugh. Luckily for readers of the PNJ, she’s brought that style with her to her new gig.
I only hope now that she’s not writing that column anywhere near as long as her predecessor did. I hope this job is nothing but a stepping stone to bigger and more wondrous opportunities for her. She deserves to share her funny with the world, and the world deserves to get her funny. ‘Gratz, Rebecca!