Friday, August 13, 2010

A catch-22 situation on Friday the 13th!

The situation I am talking about is my wedding anniversary! 22 years ago today, Darlene Joan Bennett became DJ Hass. Actually, I was the radio DJ (I never liked that term) for many years - "retiring" more or less in 1991. As my profile info says on Facebook, I am BLESSED to have a marriage that has thrived (wife's word) for 22 years and father to three AMAZING teenagers!

Darlene is my soulmate and best friend! She is also a great mom and kindhearted support care worker. Darlene has been a big supporter and booster of my voiceover career the last five years.

We would both like to thank Herb Merriweather and his character friends for this unforgettable anniversary greeting.

A voiceover friend who will be celebrating his anniversary in two days is Shawn Maroney. His Facebook profile info says: I am a character with many voices, and a recording studio. Most importantly...I have a wife that understands...all of my voices. Shawn is the main organizer of a voice acting event in Toronto next month.
Voices of Vision takes place September 23-25, 2010 and includes:

  • Keynote speaker Pat Fraley

  • “Creating Kick Ass Characters” with MJ Lallo

  • “Thinking Outside The Box” workshop with Deb Munro


  1. Thank you so much, Ralph!
    I really appreciate the shout out!
    It is going to be an amazing time!
    I hope to see you there!

    Shawn Maroney

  2. Looks like it will be a great event Shawn! But I think I will shoot for travel out west first - like the hockey games in Calgary I mentioned in my "next" post. With Shaw TV being a hockey client, maybe I can a "puck perk"?

    I am also going to be investing in the elearning side of my business and appreciated feedback from five voiceover friends this week confirming the planned route.

    The camaraderie in our industry is great to see, isn't it?

    Great to connect with you "virtually" Shawn!


  3. Anonymous1:56 pm

    I love our industry! I have had the pleasure of meeting many talented people that have been an inspiration for me. You are right about the camaraderie!
    Perhaps next year we can get you to Toronto?