Monday, August 23, 2010
The Voice of Shaggy and a Foul Mouthed DJ
The Internet is an amazing thing. The other day I was half listening to the Scooby-Doo movie that my daughter was watching and I thought to myself, you know Shaggy sounds an awful lot like Kamal Amin Kasum. Actually, I thought Shaggy sounded an awful lot like Casey Kasum but when I Googled it, I found out that Casey was just short for Kamal Amin. But that is the whole point. Prior to the Internet, I would have left it at the thought that Shaggy sounded like Casey Kasum but with the Internet, I was able to confirm that he indeed was in a matter of minutes. But as happens most of the time when I Google an answer, I get an information overload of stuff that never crossed my mind. I didn't know Casey was born to Lebanese Druze parents and was actually named Kamal Amin. I still don't know who the Druze were because I didn't Google that part. I instead got caught up that Casey is quite notorious for several profanity laced tirades on YouTube. One is when he was doing one of his famous song dedications and it was for a dead dog after an up-tempo song and lets say Casey had a hard time making the transition. Up until that moment when I initiated the Google search, I only knew Casey as that wonderful unique voice behind American Top 40 and Casey's Top 40 countdowns. If you had asked me, I would have said he was some older white guy who perhaps smoked in his youth. Now, all I am going to remember him as is some foul mouth son of Lebanese-Druze ancestry who can't stop using the F-bomb during a dedication for a dead dog and the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo. And to bring this short post of nothing important full circle, did you know that Scooby's proposed name was Too Much? Google does.