Thursday, August 07, 2008

Edgar Oliver

Neil Gaiman has been on a bit of a roll on his blog lately, what with the Who Killed Amanda Palmer photo/story project, and so forth. On one of his endless trips he participated in the Moth live storytelling event, where he told a funny story about being left at the train station like Paddington Bear.

Also speaking that night was Edgar Oliver, who told remarkable stories about a visit to Savannah to bury his mother: "I am glad that my mother raised us to be proud that we were strange." Both stories can be accessed here. Oliver has what Gaiman refers to as a "magical and strange" voice and accent. Here's Oliver telling another story about his family:

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