OboeCrazy Freelancer

38 years old
Female
from Close to Canada, WA

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      Critical Role as Music

      1 day ago

      Turning names or phrases into music has been a tool of composers for centuries, most famously by Johann Sebastian Bach to put his name in his own works. There are a variety of ways that letters can be turned into music notes, and once complete a name can be transformed into a phrase with unique and surprising musicality.


      I've mention before here but I'm a HUGE fan of Critical Role, the show where professional voice actors play D&D on Geek and Sundry. Because all the people involved are professional actors, specifically voice actors, it's some of the best role playing I've ever seen. I've called it Professional D&D Playing before, and if that sounds cool then go check them out.


      So I thought it'd be fun to take the names of the members of Vox Machina and turn them into music. Then I performed and recorded the resulting phrase on oboe. For fun I also did this for the cast member names, as well as turned the team name "Vox Machina" into a three part series of variations. There were some challenges along the way; Percy's full name is a half a page of music by itself, and a few phrases are missing the musical equivalent of an apostrophe! I took some liberties with phrasing, key, and style, to offer a personalized musical name.


      You can listen to and download the mp3s on my site here. And if you're interested in having the same treatment done to your name let me know! For RT fans I'll do it for free, though if you'd like to donate to my poor musician fun I always have my case out!

    • OboeCrazy Freelancer

      Halo TONIGHT 6pm Pacific

      1 week ago

      I have a Friday night off. Yes, really! A Friday night?! It's a minor miracle. And I want to spend it playing Halo with my Rooster Teeth peeps!


      So tonight, Feb 5th at 6pm Pacific join me for SEMI-DRUNK HALO!! Bring food, drinks, and your BTB game for antics and matchmaking joy!


      Sponsored by @Newbs and the awesome Rooster Speak community.

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      Lazer Team Was Awesome!

      2 weeks ago

      I was fortunate enough to attend the Seattle Lazer Team showing,surrounded by friends, having a blast, enjoying an amazing movie! It was pretty much the perfect movie going experience I could have hoped for, and was FREAKING AMAZING!!



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      Drunk Halo Tonight!!

      1 month ago

      @Newbs is awesome and the Rooster Speak peeps are gonna play Halo tonight with me. 8pm Pacific. BTB or Warzone, drinks, laughs, and ALL OF THE GUN GOOSE!!!


      Join us?

    • OboeCrazy Freelancer

      Things I want to do in the next week or two

      1 month ago

      Forget New Years resolutions, here's a few things I want to do THIS WEEK:


      - Drunk RT Halo night. It's been forever since we've done this. I want to roll into BTB or Warzone with a group of Rooster Teeth people at my back, laughing the whole time. Maybe Friday the 8th? Maybe get @GlibShark involved? I have a gigantic bag of vodka gummy bears in my fridge and they need to be consumed somehow, right?


      - An afternoon of #OboeTwitter. Usually I do requests for snippets of oboe music on Twitter as last minute, "hey I have an hour with my recording stuff set up let's do this" kind of thing. If I blocked out a chunk of time and announced in advance would you prep your requests? Would you HAVE any requests?


      I'd add 'Win the Lottery' to this week but I need to make the money to buy the ticket. Anyone want to commission me to play music for them? To quote George Takei, "I'm very reasonably priced."



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      Star Wars (no spoilers) but no Holiday Special

      1 month ago

      Luke and I saw Star Wars The Force Awakens on Thursday night, and it was a ton of fun. If you're interested in being spoiled, or have already seen the show and want to hear what I think, tune in to Glib Shark on Tuesday December 22nd. We're going to do a special Spoilercast for Star Wars at 6pm Pacific, right before the normal show at 7pm.


      I have thoughts. And I like to share them in an audio format.


      In holiday news it looks like our Christmas and New Years plans involve a lot of hunkering down at home and playing video games. Money is tight, I have a Christmas Eve gig, and no one wants to drive on New Years Eve. But I'm looking forward to being lazy both those days. Lazy is fun, and not something I can often afford.


      What's your holiday plans?

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      Anyone in town for the Childs Play Charity Dinner?

      2 months ago

      Are you going to be in the Seattle Area for the Child's Play Charity Dinner? Yes? Good.

      I will not be there because I have a rehearsal. But I would LOVE to hang out with you afterwards! Let me know if you're in town!

      Also if you plan on being in town over that weekend you should come hear me play Rigoletto. There are performances Saturday and Sunday, the venue is gorgeous and right in the heart of Seattle, and it's a fantastic opera. Also let me know so I can hang out with you before or afterwards.

      Was this mostly a journal about shameless self promotion and the desire to hang out with my friends? Yes.

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      HOW MUCH TIME do I have off?!

      2 months ago

      For a random variety of reasons that are too boring to go into here, I have 4 days off next week.

      Sunday I have a concert (hey everyone come hear me Messiah again!) and then starting Monday the 23rd I have 4 straight days with no work. No gigs. No students. No vacation plans. No conventions. Just an appointment on Tuesday and then Glib Shark recording.

      I can't begin to think of the last time I had this much time off in a row.

      The wrinkle is my lack of money to do anything during that time. Luke and I are dirt poor, so STAY-CATION TIME!

      Not that it's a bad thing. I'm perfectly happy just playing video games all day. And there are several shows I have yet to catch up on. Plus I can make ALL OF THE OBOE REEDS. Anyone want an oboe reed for Christmas or Hanukkah? I'll even give you a choice of colors.

      What plans do you have for Turkey Day?

  • Comments (2696)

    • SailorTweek RTX Head Guardian

      9 months ago

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      I found you a new car.

      Post edited 5/08/15 1:38PM

    • SailorTweek RTX Head Guardian

      9 months ago

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    • MaddyMonster Hawkeye

      10 months ago

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

      • OboeCrazy Freelancer

        10 months ago

        I did and it was and thank you!

    • JMOB5

      10 months ago

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

    • Sephiroth0

      10 months ago

      Happy belated birthday Oboe smiley12.gifsmiley9.gifsmiley12.gif

    • dix

      10 months ago

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

    • Erkan Take It Easy.... bitches

      10 months ago

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

    • swadZ Head Hunter

      10 months 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 The Bladesmith

      10 months ago

      The lukemckay says to wish you a happy birthday.

      Happy Birthday!

    • ayapa

      10 months ago

      happy happy birthday ^_^ <3!!!

    • Tuuli

      10 months ago

      Happy Birthday!

    • kaosblack21 RTX Guardian v2.0

      10 months ago

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

    • IVPHeather

      10 months ago

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

    • Cheshire_Cat

      10 months ago

      Happiest of Birthdays lady!!

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      Enjoy some cookies..
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      click this link for a top secret picture of Hawkeye..... NAKED

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      Post edited 4/07/15 8:49PM

      • OboeCrazy Freelancer

        10 months ago

        Hawkeye goodness for my Birthday! YEAH!!

    • ragingterror

      10 months ago

      Happy Birthday, Lauren! YAAAAAAAAAAAAY! smiley12.gif

    • Wikia

      10 months ago

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

    • Keanu

      10 months ago

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

    • Shadowsflame Mmmmm cake.

      10 months ago

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

    • sneedse

      10 months ago

      Happy birthday! smiley13.gif

    • Schraver Party Hard

      10 months ago

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

    • Nat

      10 months ago

      Happy Birthday! smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

    • LanAnh

      10 months ago

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

      • OboeCrazy Freelancer

        10 months ago

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

    • bi_pagan

      10 months 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 Freelancer

        10 months ago

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

    • shector

      10 months ago

      Happy Birthday smiley11.gif

    • SailorGirl81 Starving Artist

      10 months ago

      Happy Birthday!

    • amber

      10 months ago

      happy birthday oboe! <3 australia xxx

      • amber

        10 months 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 Freelancer

        10 months ago

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

        I win at birthdays. smiley0.gif

    • Starburst

      10 months ago

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

      • Starburst

        10 months ago

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

      • OboeCrazy Freelancer

        10 months ago

        Gassing up the Mystery Machine as we speak!

    • Alexis__ Wild Card

      10 months ago

      Happy birthday!! smiley13.gif

    • PeteZahut47

      10 months ago

      Happy Birthday!

    • CaptainQWO

      10 months ago

      Happy name day!

    • Yawnski

      10 months ago

      Happy birthday!

    • EliteIzzy Sass Master

      10 months ago

      aww happy birthday! smiley7.gif

    • nico

      10 months ago

      Happy birthday!!! <3

    • otter_be Butts Forum Moderator

      10 months ago

      Happy buttday!

    • priest81 OCC Non Sequitur

      10 months ago

      Happy Birthday!

    • LittleJaeger

      10 months ago

      Happy Birthday!

    • BostonPoke Zelda engagement ring

      10 months ago

      Happy birthday!

    • Dopp ROLL TIDE

      10 months ago

      BIRTHDAY LAUREN HAPPY YAY

    • Bellzebob

      10 months ago

      Happy Birthday!

    • craZboy87 Guardian Hat

      10 months ago

      Happy birthday! May you have plenty of Hawkeye and cake!

      • craZboy87 Guardian Hat

        10 months ago

        I'm sure that could be arranged smiley8.gif

      • OboeCrazy Freelancer

        10 months ago

        Can I have a Hawkeye cake?!?!?!

    • oloeopia

      10 months ago

      Happy Birthday! Have a good freaking day!

    • gi_goku Anime Fan

      10 months ago

      Happy Birthday

    • FierySprite TR-8R

      10 months ago

      Happy Birthday!

    • IndiaRT28

      10 months ago

      Happy Birthday!

    • tomii

      10 months ago

      Happy Freaking Birfday!

    • RoadBlock DONGS

      11 months ago

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      • OboeCrazy Freelancer

        11 months ago

        Screw the dog boy, I want SPACE DRAGONS!!!!!

    • Fungster

      11 months ago

      Got an idea for a new oboe tune you could do www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPHbP-kpxxY

      • Fungster

        11 months ago

        Great!

      • OboeCrazy Freelancer

        11 months ago

        I'm kinda in love with this. I don't know if it'll sound half as good on oboe as clarinet, but now I need to find sheet music....maybe Martha will play the accordion for me.

    • Metaldragon5

      11 months ago

      Hey just wanted to wish you a happy valentines day and to say congrats about getting engaged. I love talking about music with you and can't wait to see you at RTX this year.

      • OboeCrazy Freelancer

        11 months ago

        Thanks! Hope your VDay was awesome and looking forward to seeing you at RTX!! smiley13.gif

    • Tillyisfat

      11 months ago

      Happy Valentine's Day Lauren! Hope you're having a great day and I hope to see you again sometime soon! smiley12.gif

      • OboeCrazy Freelancer

        11 months ago

        Thank you! Enjoy VDay as well!!

    • JDunlap The Dude

      11 months ago

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      • OboeCrazy Freelancer

        11 months ago

        I'M CRAZY!!!!

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