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

42 years old
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from Seattle, WA

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    • Busy with PAX...

      8 years ago

      OboeCrazy Freelancer

      ...have fun, I'll be partying at PAX with friends!! Updates will come later.

    • Bumblebees, Money, and PAX...

      8 years ago

      OboeCrazy Freelancer

      The latest Musiter is up a bit early, though it's one I actually did a few weeks ago to put in storage. So you may recognize my old apartment and an outfit I already wore in an older episode. I'd been asked how fast I could play my allotted 140 notes, and while I only blow through 129 I manage to do it in about 12 seconds, so I'm sure another 11 notes wouldn't be an issue.

      This weekend is PAX...my second trip to Prime and my third PAX total. It also marks the first time I'll be living in the area for PAX thus saving on hotel costs by just, you know, going home. The only change in my experience may be a lack of serious drinking as I will be doing the driving, but in the grand scheme of things I don't think that will be an issue. I'm poor as shit anyway so it's not like I'd be ordering rounds for everyone. smiley5.gif

      Anyway the fun of PAX isn't in the beer, because I can enjoy beer anytime! It's in seeing people I almost never see and playing loads of games. If you're going to PAX absolutely drop me a line as I want to hang out and party and enjoy the whole experience!! Also Roadblock and I will be sporting press passes to do interviews for Late Night Jenga Jam, so if you want to see all the cool stuff we get you'll just have to stay tuned. smiley8.gif

      Tonight I had fun watching Luke play Team Fortress 2 for the playdate. I played a bit this afternoon, both for the experience (I'd played the Orange Box but only for Portal) and to have some fun. But there were not enough TVs and 360s for Luke and Logan and I to play all at the same time. So I sat back and watched a handsome man kick ass.

      However if you did happen to see me on TF2 this afternoon, hopefully I did my teacher proud. Though I doubt I could come close to being as cool as this:

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    • Trip vids, Musiter, and poorness...

      9 years ago

      OboeCrazy Freelancer

      Hi everyone!

      Life is starting to get into a semblance of normal. Though I am still dirt poor at least now I am poor in a place I want to be with people I want to be poor with. And I have awesome internet. smiley0.gif

      So with awesome internet in mind...

      smiley9.gif The latest Musiter was posted the other day. For those following my cross country adventure this episode was already teased. I hope you enjoy it's shortness.

      smiley9.gif Speaking of cross country trips I finally finished my video diary and uploaded Day 4 & 5...a single video for the two days as nothing exceptional happened and day 5 was rather short. If you submitted music for my trip go listen and see if it shows up. Also thank you.

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    • Day 3 and WA HOO!!!!

      9 years ago

      OboeCrazy Freelancer

      My internet is AWESOME!!! 10MB up with a 6 ping. WWWOOOOOOTTT!!!

      So I finally have uploaded Day 3, and I hope to get Day 4 and Day 5 done asap. And already I got a chance to play some Halo on my new LED HD TV and WWOOOT!!! I can't wait for Reach!!

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    • I'm here...and poor...

      9 years ago

      OboeCrazy Freelancer

      Hey gang!

      I'm finally here in my new apartment in Seattle, but we don't get full internet access till Friday. So no XBL, no uploading to YouTube, and even this is borrowed WiFi. smiley5.gif

      I have three more episodes of my trip to put up, but they will just have to wait until Friday when I have awesome internet again. And this week I'm taking off of Musiter because I just don't have a stable enough internet to get the damn thing uploaded!

      But soon...very soon not only will I be bugging you all online again but I will have XBL!!!

    • Day...wait what day again...

      9 years ago

      OboeCrazy Freelancer

      I posted Day 2 of my trip but RT was having...issues. Or maybe it was me. Hotel internets are spotty.

      Day three is going up right now and should be ready...soon? It's the longest one yet thanks to lots of random stuff to see as well as a trip to Devil's Tower and more singing. I gotta stop that. The singing, not the Devil's Tower. The Tower was AWESOME.

      Today was Day 4, the longest day of the trip and a vid I will make tomorrow after finally arriving at my new apartment and moving in and seeing Luke for the first time in a long time...yeah...I'm sure that'll get done tomorrow.

      And I promise to catch up on all the stuff I've missed out on...soon. smiley0.gif

    • Day One...

      9 years ago

      OboeCrazy Freelancer

      Day 1 and 2 of the trip are over. Sorry for the delay in updating, but I spent last night with my friend Linnea in Chicago and was too busy enjoying hanging out with her. So you get two days worth of updates!

      The music submissions have been fantastic! Because I don't know what's coming even stuff I don't like is a surprise and makes me laugh. But overall the submissions have been varied and fantastic. Go check out my Twitter Account for my every few hour updates.

      I'm not taking the trip slow, but I am letting myself stop every two hours or so to at least stretch my legs. And often I'm looking for gas even with half a tank left. So it's pretty easy to take 5 minutes every few hours and just send off a quick message about what music struck me that segment of the trip.

      The drive so far has been fantastic...except for a spot of nasty thunderstorms outside of Chicago. And I even managed to set up the video camera and record my ultra-dorky self and some interesting sights. More to come, this is just day one.

      Thanks everyone!!! smiley13.gif

    • On the road again...

      9 years ago

      OboeCrazy Freelancer

      In the next few minutes I will be disconnecting my cable box and modem to deliver them to Time Warner. While my phone and random WiFi along my journey will keep me connected to the internet it will be sporadic and I'm off of XBL for the near future.

      On the bright side I just finished downloading all the submission for my little cross country music experiment and the final total is....571 songs!!!

      Wow. smiley13.gif

      Thank you everyone who participated! This is more than enough to get me across the country!!!

      As I stop for the night I'll send out updates, and as I stop along my route I'll update my Twitter account. Because I don't have anyone in the car with me so I guess I get to bug Twitter as I break from driving.

      Thank you again for everyone who submitted....you are amazing people. smiley12.gif

    • Musiter #13 and More Audio Fun...

      9 years ago

      OboeCrazy Freelancer

      This morning I posted my final Akron based Musiter episode. The next time I upload an episode it will be from the comfort of my new home in Seattle WA. Between now and then I have some final bits of packing, 5 days of driving, and moving in to do. Little things like that.

      Because I'm turning in my cable box and modem tomorrow this is the last day anyone who wants to can participate in the Great Cross Country Music Experiment. So far I've received 225 submissions of varying length, so I think I've got a really nice music buffer to enjoy on my trip. Add the podcasts and music I'm adding to the collection and I think I should be good. But I would love more!

      Thanks to everyone who has participated in either of these endeavors of mine. It's gratifying to know this community is so supportive and giving, and I'm truly humbled by your help. smiley12.gif

    • Gamestop failure, music win...

      9 years ago

      OboeCrazy Freelancer

      My cross-country music experiment continues and is going incredibly well, thanks everyone for your awesome support! As of this morning I have just over 200 submissions in the folder ready to dump into my Zune. While a lot of those I'm sure are longer then your average 3 1/2 minute pop tune a little bit of math says that's at least 12 hours of music tucked away. So a day and a half of listening is now taken care of.

      Still 3 more days to go. smiley7.gif

      In other news last night I went the the Gamestop Halo Reach event. It was a last second decision as I'd spent the day with my parents in town moving furniture and making reeds. The desire to go out wasn't that strong but I was curious, and honestly with my apartment in boxes and my friends in other states I didn't have many options for a Friday night. So I figured why the heck not go?

      It ended up being a flop. The whole point was to watch this video that was supposed to show new maps and Firefight goodies, but when 9pm rolled around the video never began. The poor store manager called everyone he could think of but apparently Gamestop does not run their own TVs, it's some outside company that MS contracted through and everyone he called just shrugged shoulders and said "sucks to be you". So for 45 minutes I stood around in a Gamestop filled with guys watching a blank TV screen.

      Yeah, only chick out of 30+ people. No even a bored girlfriend to bolster the female population.

      They did the drawings, which I did not win, I entered to win the life sized Spartan statue, and left. I'm sure the video will end up on YouTube or Waypoint or both, so I'm not really that concerned. I just wish there was more to the event then a raffle and a video.

      Though if I win the life sized Spartan that'd probably make up for the lame 45 minutes of nothing. smiley8.gif

  • Comments (2674)

    • neogeo0823

      13 years ago

      wow! a church colored car! ive been looking for a nice grif color, or maybe a slightly off-tucker hue, but a church color is even better now that i see it! :p

    • BigNiceJohn

      13 years ago

      Yes, yes, and sure, next time you're in Canada.

    • crichton1a

      13 years ago

      of course - no need to worry about that !

    • Nathan219

      13 years ago

      of coarse.....I'm gonna get drunk!

    • BigNiceJohn

      13 years ago

      I'm not sure how many drugs you have to put in an oboe to make me handsome, but thank you kindly or the compliment.

    • Pixilz

      13 years ago

      Nonsense! You can never have too much of someone! Except Dick Cheney. *shudders*

    • SurferGirl

      13 years ago

      thdancingrosered.gifthdancingrosered.gifthdancingrosered.gifthdancegirl.gifthdancingrosered.gifthdancingrosered.gifthdancingrosered.gif

      Hoping you are having a great day !

    • BigNiceJohn

      13 years ago

      Are you kidding? it was a blast? I love getting lost in new countries and finding my way. I'm also good at picking up languages, so that helps.

    • Flea_girl

      13 years ago

      Ghost church rocka

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

      13 years ago

      OboeCrazy! They already made the ghost Church. You TOTALLY missed it!!!!

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      *tee hee*

    • wigglepie13

      13 years ago

      thanx ^___^

    • crichton1a

      13 years ago

      I forgot about the new car! Congrats!! smiley0.gif

    • BigNiceJohn

      13 years ago

      Wait... your name isn't oboe?

      I'm confused.

    • HavokBlue

      13 years ago

      I saw that you said something about Flogging Molly, Well, I got to see them play the Hour Long intro at the final Green Day Concert in the 2005 American Idiot Tour!!!

    • crichton1a

      13 years ago

      yeah, they're not for everybody. and having some kind of meaning behind them is a big issue, too. that's real important to a lot of people since it's pretty permanent!

    • Pixilz

      13 years ago

      Then again, who doesn't have an issue of some sort in this day and age? Anyway, Happy early Birthday-
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      -Because your videos are just that. smiley0.gif

    • BigNiceJohn

      13 years ago

      Of all the people on that list, I was most worried about who would react if I put that one by their name... looks like I made the right choice.

    • crichton1a

      13 years ago

      not to worry, its just a running joke (although RedFalcon39 DOES have a new crush on a boy in his gym class!)

    • crichton1a

      13 years ago

      i am randomly depsoiting random thoughts of randomness

    • smolesmo

      13 years ago

      Thanks for the welcome!!!

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    • crichton1a

      13 years ago

      so do i....as with Farscape!

      but i'm going to see Serenity in a couple hours with my son - can't wait!!

      (you're wearing your stealth suit, aren't you?)

    • wigglepie13

      14 years ago

      thanx ^___^

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

      14 years ago

      Wow...you guys REALLY don't have to spend all your mod points on me! I'm ALWAYS happy to help a fellow oboist...or any musician really. PLEASE, spread the wealth to others as well...but thank you for the offer!

    • Aperture

      14 years ago

      -1 American N00b!
      Just Kiddin. I was one of the Canadians who Welcomed you, and, 'extended the Olive Branch', so to speak.
      Glad you had a good time, & a safe trip home. How much more Halo did you get a chance to play before Elnea went home?

    • scaperchick

      14 years ago

      Lauren! Welcome to the forums, dear!!!! It's been far too long - how've you been?

      ~Traci
      aka Scaperchick
      aka TracicarT

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    • Pixilz

      14 years ago

      Have a good time in Canadia.

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