Category: writing

A few weeks ago I had to opportunity to work with a professional voice actor. “Work” doesn’t feel like the right word because I didn’t have to re-write anything after we met up. I basically just handed over the script that I worked on with the creative director and after a quick powwow with the sound engineer they hit record. I only had to butt in to point out a couple typos and word clarifications. It was awesome. We had a fun scramble trying to figure out how to correctly pronounce some European and Asian brand names that none of us had ever heard of. I even tried to dial Sweden directly, but Verizon wasn’t having it. 

Voice acting is a profession that I’ve always found fascinating. It probably stems from growing up on cartoons, commercials, and a growing appreciation for documentaries and how people use voice over w/ good b-roll shots. Everyone’s got a funny voice or two, but some people are definitely on another level.








Daniel Considine’s accent reel



“I Know That Voice” documentary trailer



Digital One
Daniel Considine (video above)
Kamp Grizzly



Parodies are fun until everyone and their dog starts doing them.







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I finally ordered this book the other day that I’ve been meaning to read. I recall shuffling my order quite a bit at the last moment to add and remove a handful of impulse items that were in the cart. Something tells me that I shuffled them a little too much. I looked at my receipt hoping that the mighty Amazon had somehow screwed up and gave me a second copy for free, but apparently I was asking for it. I rarely read a book a 2nd time, but now I guess if I want to with this one it can be a fresh copy. 








Back in middle school my friends and I would write letters during class and pass them amongst our circle of friends throughout the week. The girls would typically write gossip chain letters that the boys weren’t allowed to see. My guy friends and I would draw cartoons, write jokes, and make lists. We were pretty much the orignal Buzzfeed.

Well, apparently my buddy Cris had saved some of the letters and the other day he sent me one.




“Things Wrong with the Music Industry”

1.) If Blink 182 is so punk, then why do they play at the MTV Music Awards? I guess it’s the punk thing to do.

2.) Papa Roach is so hardcore that they’re musical guests at the Billboard Music Awards.

3.) Metallica loves their fans so much that they make their fans buy their CD’s instead of downloading them. And all of their “fans” that download their stuff are being sued by the band so they can make more $

4.) Korn sold out so much that they’re getting a deal with Kelloggs to be on the cereal box instead of the Rooster.

5.) Limp Bizkit. You can blame those guys for everything. Making rap metal trendy, spreading gay, ruining people’s taste in music. But most of all thinking to themselves that they’re not sell outs. Hey Fred, take a look in the mirror. “Gimp Dipzhit!”

6.) Will the real Slim Shady SHUT THE FUCK UP!

7.) When WHAM broke up it seemed like everything went straight to hell.


I definitely had the music industry figured out at the ripe old age of 13. I actually still agree with most of what I wrote, but you can definitely see the adolescence as a contributing factor. Whatever the case, I hope kids are still doing stuff like this before the inevitable laptops and smart phones creep into their lives.