This is the earliest known recording of me. It is from a record made in 1950 when I was two years old. I say one word – “Hi”. The rest of the recording is of Santa Claus talking to my older brother, Bob, age 8. He sings “Jingle Bells”.
Gary Roelofs invited me to join him and Terry Rohse at a reading of e.e. cummings poems in the Art Gallery at Chemeketa Community College. This audio was pulled from a video recording that was made from the side of the room. I boosted the volume in Audacity.
We didn’t have time to rehearse. So, this is pretty much a cold reading for us (although Gary knows most of these by heart).