Yes, in celebration of my first private voice acting class that I had this past Friday with Jim Conlan, I will be going back (as part of practice) and recording my previous blogs as time allows. The main thing that came out of the class was while I had a very strong voice (no surprise), but I do have a very untrained voice which needs practice (and lots of it). So my microphone should be in on Tuesday (An AudioTechnica 2020 Plus / USB), and we will start with the newer blogs and work backwards. Maybe we will even get to some of my older & newer creative stuff. We shall see :).
Ready for a snappy intro? How about this, I have not written one of these in six months and really regret it. The problem is, I ran into a little issue, somewhere between the fact I was quickly approaching 40, I gained an amazing wife and we had a perfect little son. Before you ask, this is not going to be some dad blog where I prate on for pages and pages about how wonderful it is to be a father. It’s great, it’s wonderful, there is not a better person I could have done it with, but its not my style. Let’s dip into life and what’s going in my little corner of the world. Sure there will be dad bits, but it won’t be a dad bit.
Just a few days here from that day known as Christmas to many, Happy Holidays to others, and a few some four letter words that we try and refrain from using because we forgot to get that somebody special a Christmas gift. And it’s always that person that has not gotten you a gift in years but somehow decided to give you something this year. So therefore, you are scrambling around for something that makes sense but that’s not going to cripple your bank account. Anyway, moving onward and upward, let’s talk about other things. Read more
So this should be a much shorter blog and I really am using this as a vehicle to get a couple of things off my chest. Also, it is one day before Thanksgiving and we are going to go quick hits on all of my thoughts before that faithful day. This will be a bit different from my usual blogs, so let’s go shall we?
It be the month of November, a mere few days from where people ingest massive helpings of turkey and then fall asleep watching football and bad parades before engulfing a piece of pumpkin pie. Wait, this would be the part where I insert something about family, togetherness and love. Clearly you have not been paying attention. Cynicism is probably my middle name for the next month or so but hopefully my wife can break me out of them. More inside. Read more
It is the day before Halloween, arguably one of my favorite Holidays as long as I am inside, watching scary movies or playing a frightening video game. Oh, and enjoying a few pieces of candy. Okay, so maybe occasionally I can be encouraged to move away from my box, put on a costume and go to a local function. It is not asking too much for me to go out, just my social ineptitude does not usually allow me to act any differently. Let’s dip inside for a spell though and see what we have to talk about this week. Read more
A great goal for this website would be writing a blog once a week. A slightly less but still good goal might one blog every two weeks. Now, before this blog I was working on once a year which let’s face facts is pretty bad. So, perhaps the reasonable and decent goal is a blog every 2 to 3 weeks. Now who is taking bets on that actually happening? *crickets* *tumbleweeds in the distance* *eerie Silent Hill music* Hrmm, well let’s take a look inside and discuss everything from The Calling to Peggle 2 to this guy actually attending a voice acting class in the near future. Want more? Well, click inside anyway, will ya? Read more
It is really a funny thing. I love my website, but the last ten months have been absolutely nuts. I would have loved to chronicle the whole thing month by month and that way we could see the progression. Instead, I have to hope that this is the start of something that I indeed to keep up about once a month (that seems right) and then keep with it. The good news is that I have no desire to get rid of this site, the even better news is that the Michael I left you with in 2013 is a better one, and it is all thanks to one solitary person. More inside.
If the pattern you are sensing is that it is longer between my blog posts, then you are absolutely, unequivocally…right. Even though once I get going, I can go for pages and pages, sometimes the actual going part takes some doing. But those who are awesome enough to read my ramblings aren’t looking for excuses now are ya? They are looking for material to captivate their Christmas morning, something to tide over that hot chocolate before that feast comes with either enough turkey or enough ham to feed your family and possibly your neighbor’s too. Then step inside, and we will see what rises to the surface.
Well I am sitting here on a Friday night listening to a little Pet Shop Boys (*deep voice* “West End Girls”). This has been a very long week full of ups and downs. It started out on some of the most unappealing of notes but somewhere along the way it actually became good again and that is where I am bound and determined to keep it as long as humanly possible. Yeah, there is something for those who follow this blog on at least a semi-continuing manner haven’t heard…positivity. Quick, go inside while you still can.