RUSH: Man, oh, man. I just finished in the nick of time here, folks. I had to do some — well, they call ’em pickups. That wasn’t good. I popped that P. Professional broadcasters do not pop their P’s like I did. Yeah, folks, it was nip and tuck here. I had to do some of what are called pickups for the audio version of Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims. Ah, these nitpickers up there, any time they heard just a tiny little noise… If I’m reading the book and there’s a little click, it’s, “Did you hear that?”
Well, they did. If they hear anything… You know, sometimes I gesticulate and tap the desk here. “Oh, no, no. You’ve gotta do that again. There was a noise in there.” Oh, jeez, okay. There were about four pages of these things, and they gotta get done immediately. I didn’t have time to do ’em after the program today because super-secret meeting I have to go to after the program, so I just barely finished this stuff in the nick of time so start today’s program.
Audio version, Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans. It’s the audio version; I am extremely proud of it. (clicking) Did you hear that? Well, I didn’t ever do it that loud. Oh, and then they said I mispronounced “starboard.” I don’t know if this is a Northeast accent or what. (interruption) No, they just said, “You mispronounced it. Get it right.” So, anyway, I just barely finished this.
I’ve never done anything like this before, this interpretative reading. I was really proud of it. I’m putting pressure on myself, ’cause you people may disagree, but I think it’s some of the best work I’ve done. It took four nights to do it plus these pickups today, and there will probably be more next week. But that’s okay because these people are pursuing perfection, and they know that I can achieve it. So, that makes sense.