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Most deserving

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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!

Written by Allen

August 26th, 2005 at 12:57 pm

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5 Responses to 'Most deserving'

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  1. Blush blush! And, oh p’shaw! I’m not sure that the world deserves me, bless their innocent little hearts, but as I was the one who looked up blankly and said, “Whuh?” when the entertainment column came up for grabs, I guess that means I’ll be inflicting myself upon the general public for the time being. Let the prison mail start rollin’ in, baby! (And Allen, I’ll slip that fitty in the mail to you just as soon as I can. I’m a little low on cash right now, but you know I’ll get it to you, dawg, for reals.)


    26 Aug 05 at 2:44 pm

  2. I think this is as good a time as any to start putting the public pressure on Rebecca to start her own blog. I know she’s all busy and stuff what with having her own weekly column and all, but the woman needs to blog, and we all need to read her. What say you, Do-or-Do-Not-ers? Who’s with me?!


    26 Aug 05 at 2:49 pm

  3. Yeah, Ross, you need to do a blog (just make sure not use those keywords aka NAMES that’ll get you fired – unless that’s been your plan all along!) I look forward to reading it.


    26 Aug 05 at 2:58 pm

  4. Seriously. I’m tired of peeping into Allen’s email to guffaw at your wordsmithy brilliance, Rebecca! Come join us!

    Terry L. Holt

    26 Aug 05 at 3:30 pm

  5. Yeah, Rebecca, I think now’s the perfect to set up a blog of your own that you can ignore and neglect. Jump on that ASAP!

    And keep mentioning the Deadly Fists of Kung Fu.

    timmy b

    29 Aug 05 at 5:32 pm

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