Thursday, February 24, 2011

Princeton's team out! Princeton's music lives on

It was a very exciting game 7 win for the Kelowna Chiefs on Tuesday night against the Princeton Posse, 6-4! We were down three games to one in the series BUT battled back! Kelowna now plays the Osoyoos Coyotes in Round 2. Our first home games are Sunday, February 27 and Tuesday, March 1 at Rutland Arena. I am the PA announcer.

There is a band called Princeton and my friend, Sean Barrett, directed their new video:

On the map, Princeton, British Columbia is not quite as close to Kelowna as Hedley, BC.

You have probably heard of the band Hedley. Yes, they named themselves after the community of Hedley when the town made news for putting itself up for sale for $346, 000 dollars. No, they didn't buy it...

Don't buy the following as real news. It's the series I voiced the news openings for Sean Barrett and his creative friends:

More W4 News openings from yours truly can be found here:
Elvis – and the Sabres - have left the building!
CNN: Caveman Neanderthal Network? 

Monday, February 21, 2011

Scoops: Voiceover, Hoops and Ice Cream!

Voice talent George Washington III is "scooping" up all kinds of "interesting, entertaining and informative voiceover articles from
around the web for voice seeker and voice actor alike."
Lots of great articles available here!

One on the front page today is James Earl Jones reading "Baby, Baby, Baby" by Justin Bieber:

Can you believe Justin Bieber was the MVP at the East vs. West Celebrity game on All Star Weekend?

Finally, David Letterman (and yours truly) made the Dairy Queen blog! Of course, he is the headliner and I only made a quick appearance in the comments

Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Facebook FUN! Justin Bieber edition

Friday's feature photo offers some food for thought from the front of the Kelowna Daily Courier:
Canada's top 8 chefs are battling in a cook-off to win the title of Canadian Culinary Champion!

When I posted this on Facebook I said: The headline could also be "Chiefs chase crown" as we are going for the KIJHL title after, ironically, relocating from Chase! (Game 4 tonight in Princeton with game 5 Saturday at Rutland Arena at 7:00...The Chiefs are currently trailing the best-of-seven two games to one).
Justin Bieber is up there giving Canadian health care thumbs-up!  

What Voice Over Artists Can Learn From Justin Bieber

This Facebook link yesterday was from one of my clients, Francesca, at Legal Media, Inc.:
It’s OK To Care About What You Do

My Thursday morning status:
"Where amazing happens" is the NBA slogan. It happened in Cleveland last night as they beat the Lakers, 104-99!
Wednesday morning's status: The 12th Commandment:
Thou shalt not laugh at the Toronto Maple Leafs...
Tuesday morning's status: The 11th Commandment:
Thou shalt not Facebook...
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sports Voiceover in Cleveland/NO VO for Canucks

Here I am doing a voiceover in Cleveland. Are YOU up to the sports challenge?

Love the feel to this Vancouver Canucks video! NO VO needed...

Monday, February 14, 2011

Creative Canuck Cake!

On Friday, I ended my post by saying: 2011 Super Bowl champs: Green Bay Packers...2011 NHL Stanley Cup winners in June: Vancouver Canucks!

Who should be penalized two minutes for icing this cake? Sweet On You - Designer Cups and Cakes in Kelowna. My brother-in-law, Dave, was the lucky recipient! He is 40 today! Happy Birthday!

Good luck to the Canucks in St. Louis tonight...

Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Facebook FUN! Hockey Potpourri on the eve of Hockey Day In Canada

Friday mornings status:
Our two oldest teenagers landed great new jobs this week!
Volunteering can open up doors folks:)

Late Thursday afternoon's Facebook status: 
Looking forward to playing basketball tonight! Will wear a Kevin Garnett Boston jersey in honor of Ray Allen, who passed Reggie Miller tonight for first all-time in 3 pointers made in the NBA with 2, 561!

Wednesday afternoon status:
Thank you for the free buttermilk biscuit (and coffee!) today McDonald's...but call it a scone...

Tuesday afternoon Facebook status: Two Florida teams at home Tuesday in the NHL - but NO Canadian teams? What the H-E-double hockey sticks!!
Monday night (Feb. 7) status:
Monday saw Canadian NHL teams win in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver...Call it a preview to Hockey Day In Canada coming this Saturday, Feb. 12th!
Monday afternoon Facebook status: 2011 Super Bowl champs: Green Bay Packers...2011 NHL Stanley Cup winners in June: Vancouver Canucks!

Monday, February 07, 2011

Super Bowl - I told you so...Cue the music!

On Friday, I ended my post by saying: I believe Mr. Aaron Rodgers of Green Bay will be the MVP and lead the Packers past Pittsburgh. 27-20 is my prediction. Enjoy the game - and the Super Bowl ads...

Last Tuesday (on my previous post) I finished with these words: pick the Packers to beat Pittsburgh! They are the greatest thing since sliced cheese...

I was right Sunday- and close on the score! 31-25 for the Green Bay Packers! And Aaron Rodgers was indeed the MVP! Brett Favre never did that...


This is my 16th post of 2011 and I haven't linked to any music videos yet this year. My last music video link was December 29th on Great hockey contest! Great music video!

The following Super Bowl ads feature some classic songs. First up, a reworked version of Ram Jam's "Black Betty." It's by Jon Spencer and the Blues Explosion. It is also for Volkswagen - like the cute Darth Vader one in my last post.

Another classic comes into play here by Elton John - thanks to Budweiser:

Which Super Bowl ads did Canadian musician Greg Sczebel like the most? The answer is on his blog.

That was a great Smash Mouth Super Bowl football game!
"Hey now, you're an All Star, get your game on, go play!" Here is a classic music video first of the New Year!

Friday, February 04, 2011

Friday Facebook FUN! Super Bowl edition

Friday afternoon link:
How can you NOT root for Green Bay in the Super Bowl after seeing this?

My Facebook status today:
I have been parenting with TOO much "Snap, Crackle, and Pop!" lately...
Apologies to my 3 amazing teenagers and my wife...

My Facebook status last night:
Please, do NOT blog and drive...

Wednesday's furry Facebook photo:

Ben Roethlisberger is keeping a low profile at the Super Bowl - under Brett Keisel's beard...
Photo credit: Jim Lang of Sportsnet.
His latest blog post is about Woodson:
The Wisdom of Woodson. That's Charles of Green Bay - not the retired Steelers Hall of Famer, Rod.

Tuesday morning's Facebook status (Feb. 1):
Top of the Morning (and Month) to You!

Looking ahead to the Super Bowl on Sunday, Pittsburgh was the birthplace of the late “Mister Rogers” – Fred. Despite this, I believe Mr. Aaron Rodgers of Green Bay will be the MVP and lead the Packers past Pittsburgh. 27-20 is my prediction. Enjoy the game - and the Super Bowl ads...

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

New Month! Mouth Issues...Lap 'n Snack

February 1st means I can say spring is next month!
My Dad's photo accompanied this article yesterday on the web:
Kelowna facing economic predicament
It was taken mid-September '09. Cool!
Kat Keesling wrote yesterday about mouth noise and how voice talents can deal with the issue:
Pasties and Doughmouth : 25 Facts About Sticky Audio

From lip smacks to the Lap 'n Snack...
I saw this commercial last night while working out at the gym:

I guess they are hoping for more sales leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl...pick the Packers to beat Pittsburgh!
They are the greatest thing since sliced cheese...