Sunday, April 17, 2011

Check out Dr. Drew's high school graduation speech from 1975

My mom was dusting off some old boxes and stumbled over my own high school graduation speech.  I gave this on the 50 yard line of the football field at Hart High school in Newhall, Calfornia. 

There are a lot of similarities between this piece and my speaking style today including my use of memorized phrases, massive changes in style and voice, and a mixture of practicality and sweet sentimental elements.  I was, for better or worse, self-taught, inspired perhaps by my role model Patrick McGowan.