Well, not really. In fact, I am always surprised at how I sound. Anyway, the first in an expected series of ''American Idol'' podcasts is available via www.ohio.com. This one features myself with Beacon Journal pop music writer Malcolm Abram. We plan for more once the show is on the air. I'm also hoping at some point to get my old podcast buddy Amy Carlson Gustafson back on the block, perhaps after Malcolm, not an ''Idol'' fan, is sent screaming from the room. Special guests may also appear.
I'll also have a look at ''American Idol'' past and present in Sunday's Beacon Journal. Today, you can also find my rumination on ''High School Musical,'' both movie and concert tour.