OboeCrazy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Freelancer

39 years old
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from Close to Canada, WA

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    • Beethoven in 360

      1 week ago

      OboeCrazy Freelancer

      A few weeks ago I performed with the Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra a very special concert.  We created a performance specifically for children on the autism spectrum.  The lights were half illuminated, audience members were free to get up and walk around or make noise if they needed or wanted to, and there were designated areas where children could go dance.  Anyone was welcome, but it was geared as a chance for those who would have a difficult time attending a regular performance.  We performed at 10am on a Saturday, and while the audience was sparse they were extremely excited and appreciative, and we felt like this was an awesome thing to do.


      There wasn't a lot of time to rehearse, and we had a guest conductor, because we were trying to put a full regular concert together at the same time.  So while it's not our most polished performance it was great fun, because the concert featured a lot of well known classical pieces that we often don't get to play.  One of those was a bucket list item of mine...the 1st movement of Beethoven's 5th Symphony.  Y'all know the piece, and will recognize it in the first  4 notes.  But it holds a very special place in an oboist heart as right smack dab in the middle of one of his most famous works Beethoven wrote a cadenza for the oboe.  


      That's right, everyone in the orchestra pauses and the oboe PLAYS A CADENZA LIKE IT'S SUDDENLY AN OBOE CONCERTO.


      Since I was playing principal for this concert, that was me.


      The other fun thing that happened at that concert was that we had a company there trying out recording the concert for VR.  They had a sphere of cameras placed right in front of the conductorthat recorded everything in 360 degrees, both audio and video, and afterwards turned the Beethoven into a VR experience as if you were sitting right in the middle of the orchestra. 


      They just posted the video on YouTube, so now you can listen to my bucket list concert for children with autism in VR!  Sadly you can't see me as most of the woodwind section are behind a forest of strings.  But you want to watch the conductor anyway, as that's the best view.





      If you happen to be in the Seattle area this week or next week you can actually hear me playing live.  Tomorrow I have a concert with the Federal Way Symphony, mostly Christmas music but we are playing the Ravel Piano Concerto so you get to hear me play a MASSIVE English Horn solo in the second movement.  And if you need more Christmas music then I'm playing principal oboe again with the Lake Washington Symphony next weekend.  And if you come please let me know so I can say hello!

    • Need to shake up my Twitter

      3 weeks ago

      OboeCrazy Freelancer

      Who do you follow on Twitter, and why?


      Suggest me people. I feel the need to add and cull.

    • Patreons and D&Ds...

      1 month ago

      OboeCrazy Freelancer

      Do you like supporting creators making entertainment? Want to win some free stuff? Well this is the week for you!


      If you have been following me on Twitter you might have seen I have a brand new copy of the D&D pop up book Dungeonology. It's huge, it's gorgeous, it's full of all kinds of D&D goodness, and I'm gonna give it away.  Or, Dungeons & Dragons & Drunks is going to give it away!  Make sure you follow D&D&D on Twitter, as this Sunday we'll be announcing how you can enter to win Dungeonology.  I promise it'll be SUPER easy to enter, and you are going to want a shot at getting this book.  It's beautiful.


      If you're more interested in actually spending some money and getting loads of stuff, then you should go check out Luke McKay's Patreon. When Luke moved to America so we could get married, we figured it would be easier for him to get art work here then for me to get oboe gigs in Canada.  After a year of being poor, getting a Green card, and working a day job, it's time he can get back to making comics and art full time.  But we need to be able to afford food, rent, and the one thing Canada provided that the US does not...HEALTH CARE.  Thus this Patreon is a fabulous chance to get Luke doing full time art again, and we all want that!


      So there are your tasks for this weekend. Go follow D&D&D and get a chance to win an awesome prize, and go support Luke's Patreon and show that RT fans support their own.


      And then come play Halo 4 or Gears 4 or or something else with a 4 with me.  

    • Waiting for Gears...

      1 month ago

      OboeCrazy Freelancer

      The new digital download era is awesome. I'm absolutely on board with just downloading my game and never having to worry about disks, or stores, or anything.  


      EXCEPT download times still kinda suck.  Take Gears 4, which is currently downloading onto my Xbox as I type.  It's been going for an hour and might take a few more.  And I DO NOT trust that "Ready to start!" prompt.  It's only 26% downloaded, it's not ready yet!! Stop lying!!


      So I'm gonna go play some oboe.  Maybe record some stuff.  I usually do #TwitterOboe but I don't feel up to trying to keep up with a stream of tweets.  If you have a suggestion for something for me to play let me know.  I promise to do it...sometime....eventually...


      If you're free this evening join us for Glib Shark!  Ask me then if Gears is done downloading.


      Finally I wish my Jewish friends G'mar Hatimah Tovah. May you have an easy fast this Yom Kippur.  

    • Happy Anniversary

      2 months ago

      OboeCrazy Freelancer

      One year ago today @lukemckay and I got married.  It's been awesome.


      I love you, Luke.  You've made my life better every day.  Let's go party.

    • D&D&D going on a new adventure!

      2 months ago

      OboeCrazy Freelancer

      This week marks the release of the first episode of Chapter 2 of Dungeons & Dragons & Drunks. It also marks the beginning of a new era for the podcast itself as we are moving off the Glib Shark podcast feed and getting our own separate podcast!

      Check out our Talkshoe page for direct downloads, links to the RSS feed, or a variety of podcast services you can subscribe through! And leave a comment on whatever platform you can! This is a big step into a wider D&D world, you wonderful fans deserve a podcast feed that is focused on just D&D&D, and we want to make you happy!


      And stay tuned, because more adventures await!

    • Oboe and RvB in the middle of PAX...

      3 months ago

      OboeCrazy Freelancer

      The last few days was filled with a lot of good things. I've been at PAX West for the last few days, surrounded by friends, playing games, eating and drinking and in general having a lot of fantastic time with amazing people. PAX info and excitement is all over my Twitter, and images will filter over here as quickly as I can.


      In the middle of it all Episode 18 of the latest season of RvB dropped, and for the second time this season I was super excited to participate in a small musical way to the creation of this episode!


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      My oboe appears for a small part of Church's Lament, and there are few words to describe how much joy it brings me to hear my professional contribution to my favorite show ever of all time. It was, as always, a joy to work with Nico, and after hearing him gush about the other musician on the roster I was super excited to hear the whole things come together.


      Miles, Nico, and the whole crew behind them have created a fantastic episode. I'm honored to be a tiny part of it.

    • PAX PRI....uh, I mean WEST

      3 months ago

      OboeCrazy Freelancer

      Are you going to PAX WEST in a few weeks? I live in Seattle so the answer for me is "kinda".


      I currently have a Saturday pass, and I'm hoping to get a Friday (if anyone knows someone giving/selling a Friday pass let me know) but otherwise I'm just hanging out in Seattle during the weekend. Luke has crazy hours at work, and I don't have the money to spend all weekend shopping. BUT I will have all 4 days off and plenty of time.


      SO...are you going to be in Seattle for PAX West? Let me know so we can hang out!!

    • The End Of Day 5

      3 months ago

      OboeCrazy Freelancer

      Luke and I just finished Day 5. A little later then I wanted to but better late then never.


      Up until the very end I thought it was quite good. Vague spoilers below.


      I am annoyed with the end. Not because there are no answers, because I don't need answers. Like The Walking Dead this isn't a show about the apocalypse, it is a show about these people and how they respond. I didn't need answers, but I needed closer for them. And I got none.


      The idea that we get a Season 2 does not diminish my annoyance at the end of Season 1. Because if Season 2 never happens then I am VERY unhappy with Season 1.


      Otherwise the writing was excellent, the acting was really good, the production value was outstanding, and the characters were varied and interesting and memorable.

    • gi_goku asked OboeCrazy a question

      If you could go back in time and meet one person from history (without screwing up the current timeline) who would you meet?

      Answered: Aug 11, 2016

      My great great great grandfather. I heard stories about him from my grandmother when I was a child but they were colored by time and a rather strange historic hatred. SUPPOSEDLY he was a horse thief in Russia who fell in love with the daughter of the Rabbi in town. So he "kidnapped" her, rode across Europe, got on a boat, and brought her to America. Because she was stuck with this guy in a land she didn't know she pretty much was forced to marry him and that's where my Mom's side of the family comes from.


      I believe that history is probably a little less spectatular, but still I wana meet that guy!!

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    • Fly FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Blades

      1 month ago

      I just started D&D&D and I'm glad I did. Thanks!

      • OboeCrazy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Freelancer

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        Awesome!! Super glad you are enjoying it!

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      2 months ago

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        Awww thanks!!

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      2 months ago

      Happy FU day bud

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        Thanks Handsome!

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      2 months ago

      Happy FU day!!! I live literally five minutes from Canada, also in WA :D

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        Us close to Canada peeps gotta stick together.

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      Hey, Happy FU Day!

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        2 months ago

        Thank you!!

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        Thanks!!

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      2 months ago

      Happy FU, you cool person, you! :D

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        2 months ago

        Thanks you awesome person back!

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      2 months ago

      Hey, I guess you are aware by now that you are FU. Apparently I was FU a couple days ago but I missed it. Smile, dance and be jolly!

      • OboeCrazy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Freelancer

        2 months ago

        Yeah I missed the big day by a few hours. But the memories of missing those times will last a lifetime.

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      2 months ago

      FUUUUUUUU Oboe! :D

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        FUUUUUUUU thanks! :D

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      2 months ago

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        Who ho Achievement unlocked!!

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        I have a hard time following your class act!

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      • OboeCrazy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Freelancer

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        Why thanks!!

    • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

      6 months ago

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      Happy even more belated birthday!

      • OboeCrazy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Freelancer

        6 months ago

        This gif is my spirit animal.

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      7 months ago

      Happy Belated Birthday butthole!

      • OboeCrazy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Freelancer

        7 months ago

        Thanks Dongman!

    • Sephiroth0

      8 months ago

      Happy Birthday, Lauren! Hope you have a fantastic day!

      • OboeCrazy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Freelancer

        8 months ago

        Thank you! I hope your day is fantastic as well!

    • Sephiroth0

      9 months ago

      • OboeCrazy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Freelancer

        9 months ago

        The mystery...the suspense....

      • Sephiroth0

        9 months ago

        Huh. Well that's weird.


        What my post was suppose to say was this:


        I just finished listening to the last Glib Shark, and from what you are saying is that renegade Sheppard sounds like the D&D equivalent to a Lawful Chaotic character to me. (I have never played any of the Mass Effect games but I have wanted to). And that I agree with you that Cinebarre is an amazing theatre. No kids + drinks = a great movie experience.

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      1 year ago

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      I found you a new car.

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    • MaddyMonster FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hawkeye

      1 year ago

      Happy (belated) Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day and got to hang out with cool people smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

      • OboeCrazy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Freelancer

        1 year ago

        I did and it was and thank you!

    • JMOB5

      1 year ago

      Happy Birthday !!!!
      And many happy returns :D
      (Sorry if this came late/early, different country time code)

    • Sephiroth0

      1 year ago

      Happy belated birthday Oboe smiley12.gifsmiley9.gifsmiley12.gif

    • dix

      1 year ago

      Totally missed it on time ( smiley4.gif ) but happy belated birthday!

    • Erkan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Take It Easy.... bitches

      1 year ago

      Happppppy Burfdayyyyy!!! smiley4.gif I totally remembered...

    • swadZ Head Hunter

      1 year ago

      HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAY ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE I WISH IT WAS MY BIRTHDAY SO I COULD PARTY TO smiley13.gifsmiley0.gif

    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      1 year ago

      The lukemckay says to wish you a happy birthday.

      Happy Birthday!

    • ayapa

      1 year ago

      happy happy birthday ^_^ <3!!!

    • Tuuli

      1 year ago

      Happy Birthday!

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      1 year ago

      Happy Tuesday! Oh, I hear it's your Birthday too. Congrats with that! smiley8.gif

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      1 year ago

      Happy birthday! I hope you have/had a fantastic day!

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      1 year ago

      Happiest of Birthdays lady!!

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      • OboeCrazy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Freelancer

        1 year ago

        Hawkeye goodness for my Birthday! YEAH!!

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      1 year ago

      Happy Birthday, Lauren! YAAAAAAAAAAAAY! smiley12.gif

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      1 year ago

      Here's wishing you a happy birthday from Kuwait and Iraq!

    • Keanu SirKVonDee

      1 year ago

      Happy Birthday :D smiley13.gifsmiley13.gifsmiley13.gifsmiley13.gifsmiley13.gifsmiley13.gif

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      1 year ago

      LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

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      1 year ago

      Happy birthday! smiley13.gif

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      1 year ago

      The Happiest of Birthdays!!! :D smiley9.gif

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      1 year ago

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    • LanAnh

      1 year ago

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      It was a pleasure getting to know you last RTX/SideQuest! Hope it's a great one. :)

      • OboeCrazy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Freelancer

        1 year ago

        You know what's better then cake? Cat cake. smiley8.gif

    • bi_pagan

      1 year ago

      Wish I had the energy to drive up there to buy you a drink! I'll just have to make sure I get you at least two next time I'm in the area! Happy Birthday :)

      • OboeCrazy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Freelancer

        1 year ago

        I wish I had the energy to drive down and accept a drink! smiley12.gif

    • shector

      1 year ago

      Happy Birthday smiley11.gif

    • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

      1 year ago

      Happy Birthday!

    • amber

      1 year ago

      happy birthday oboe! <3 australia xxx

      • amber

        1 year ago

        that's right you did. i represent the continent and country. i'm pretty special like that. hope it's a brilliant one! <3

      • OboeCrazy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Freelancer

        1 year ago

        I JUST GOT WISHED HAPPY BIRTHDAY BY AN ENTIRE CONTINENT!!!

        I win at birthdays. smiley0.gif

    • Starburst

      1 year ago

      Happy birthday! Load up the gang and come see a movie at my place sometime!

      • Starburst

        1 year ago

        Ha! Only open Fri-Sat-Sun until Memorial Day. But seriously! You're welcome any time!

      • OboeCrazy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Freelancer

        1 year ago

        Gassing up the Mystery Machine as we speak!

    • Alexis__ Wild Card

      1 year ago

      Happy birthday!! smiley13.gif

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      1 year ago

      Happy Birthday!

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      1 year ago

      Happy name day!

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      1 year ago

      Happy birthday!

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      1 year ago

      aww happy birthday! smiley7.gif

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      1 year ago

      Happy birthday!!! <3

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      1 year ago

      Happy buttday!

  • Questions answered by OboeCrazy

    My great great great grandfather. I heard stories about him from my grandmother when I was a child but they were colored by time and a rather strange historic hatred. SUPPOSEDLY he was a horse thief in Russia who fell in love with the daughter of the Rabbi in town. So he "kidnapped" her, rode across Europe, got on a boat, and brought her to America. Because she was stuck with this guy in a land she didn't know she pretty much was forced to marry him and that's where my Mom's side of the family comes from.


    I believe that history is probably a little less spectatular, but still I wana meet that guy!!

    A shirt that fits any occasion! I don't need pockets to often, I rarely carry more then three items. I don't need to stay hidden. The shoes that make my feet never hurt could be REALLY nice....but CLOTHING THAT WORKS ANYWHERE YES GIVE ME PLEASE!!!

    I want the Sydney Opera House. It's gorgeous, but desperately needs renovating. I would clean up the interior so it's as amazing acoustically wonderful inside as it is beautiful outside. Then I would let any classical group play in the space for free.

    In 4th edition D&D I played a Hengeyokai Ranger. The Hengeyokai were shapechangers, except they could only switch between human and one animal form. It gave you some fun stat boosts and RP stuff, so I picked a dog. It helped me figure out his personality, as I pretty much played him like a golden retriever...friendly, loyal to a fault, observant but not always smart, and HATES cats. He was also a min-maxed archer, and would do just a CRAZY amount of damage in combat. It had been a while since I'd played a Striker who could one shot a lot of creatures, and it was crazy fun.


    My favorite moment was when we were in this tower in a pocket dimension. We were warned that nothing could be removed from the tower or else the dimension would collapse and we'd all die. One of the other players in the group who loved causing trouble was holding a piece of parchment, and as soon as he heard that he crumpled it up into a ball and threw it out the window. My character turned into a dog to run and grab the paper before it could get out the window, and since the dog form gives extra movement and speed I was able to catch the paper in time.


    Basically he saved the world by playing fetch.

    What is your favorite wine?

    | Asked by: Metaldragon5 6 months ago

    Not a huge wine drinker, but Luke and I have grown fond of the Waterbrook Malbec.