The Night Job that Doesn’t Pay

If you have five minutes to spare, which I’m quite certain most bloggers do, then you can listen to a character I created several weeks ago.  Five minutes, now you can’t say I didn’t warn you about the length of the audio clip.

I’d like y’all to meet the one and only Havret.  Please give him a warm welcome by lending an ear his way.   I spent the better part of my Wednesday night fooling around with all the different audio formats.  If this doesn’t work, maybe I need my next "why I’m not" post to be "why I’m not a computer programmer".   My first take was about seven minutes long, but I’m totally guessing about the duration since since I foolishly forgot to hit the red record button before I started rambling.

Here’s a sample audio clip of Havret. (the full version resides in cyberspace somewhere)

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People ask what my dream job would be and I’d have to say to do some sort of voiceover work.  I guess you will all be the judge whether or not I’m fit for that line of work.  It’s hard to get into character with a baby monitor echoeing in the background.
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Oh, this wicked blogger is on the verge of having her first child.  Wish her luck as Chase is about to make his grand arrival, if he hasn’t already. 
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EDIT: seems I really need to do the "Why I’m not a Computer Programmer" post since none of this audio is working as I’d like.  I’m going to leave this post up anyways because I need something to show for three hours of computer time.

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About lessinges

Seattle native, discovering life! I like ice cream, cold cereal, and The Amazing Race.
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46 Responses to The Night Job that Doesn’t Pay

  1. Diane Mandy says:

    Very entertaining! Have you ever been to North Carolina? You’d find more than a few characters who sound like that!

  2. Airam says:

    Havret is hot.

  3. Airam says:

    He sounds familiar.

  4. nessa says:

    It’s not the destination it’s the trip. (Oh, I don’t know.)

  5. brookem says:

    out of everyone who reads this, i will probably be the one to least likely figure out how to listen to it. look at the huge issues i have with posting a simple picture.
    i think you’d be fantastic at voiceover work. mmmhmm.

  6. Chris says:

    I was able to download the .aif format then play it through quicktime.
    54 seconds wan’t enough the give a real critique – I need to see some character development first because sound is just a part of the total voice of a character.
    I love youur ambition and look forward to more Havret.
    Best,
    Professor C. Daniele

  7. mez says:

    I love it when you let your freak flag fly 😀 Very inventive. I’m craaaap at voices though bro and I used to have our own ‘radio show’ back in the day where we’d do voices (all of them crap).

  8. sprizee says:

    Why not give Odeo another try?

  9. armalicious says:

    Or…use podcast.com. You can upload .mov files to it.
    I got the aif file to work too. Ah…havret. Havret makes me giggle.

  10. armalicious says:

    webtv? hahaha

  11. Chris says:

    I think you would be great at doing commercial voiceovers hacking products – infomercials as well.

  12. furiousball says:

    Chase is a great name for a little boy, especially when he starts walking

  13. churlita says:

    I have a friend who does voice overs for King of the Hill and did for Beavis and Butthead. He seems to make decent money. A career change might be in order for you.

  14. brookem says:

    is havret from harry potter??

  15. armalicious says:

    Hagrid is from Harry Potter. Not Havret. Havret is a southerner in need of some life insurance. And a dog killer.

  16. armalicious says:

    Supposedly.

  17. liv says:

    I’m still resting from the long journey to fruition that was la bebe Singe. I don’t know if I can get wrapped up in another pregnancy yet. 🙂

  18. justrun says:

    Well imagine my surprise when the file downloaded as 4:52 and stopped playing after twenty some seconds…

  19. egan says:

    Diane Mandy – North Carolina is one of about ten or so states I haven’t been in.
    Airam – what’s not to love about the guy, that’s what I’m saying.
    Airam – has Havret dunk drialed you in the past?
    Nessa – wrong blog? You got me with that one.
    Brookem – voiceover work on my blog is the way to go. Now if I can just post audio files, we got it made. Then we need someone to “discover” me.
    Chris – crap, that’s way too short. The story got better as time progresses. I can email you the full version when I get back home. Thanks boss.
    Mez – I love that you love how I’m not afraid to wave my “freak flag” as you phrase it.
    Sprizee – I had all sorts of issues with Odeo. My problem is privacy and that’s why I don’t link directly to the audio podcasts I’ve made on the MacBook.
    Furiousball – yeah, they will hear that many many times I bet. Rumor has it they aren’t huge Chase Utley fans either. Maybe they like Garry Templeton instead.
    Churlita – you sound like a fortune cookie in your last sentence.
    Brookem – hells no, he’s running from the law.. not muggles.
    Armalicious – Havret killed a dog? In the short sample audio clip, the folks didn’t get to hear that part of the story. I will check on podcast.com and see how that site works. Do you remember WebTV? It was supposed to rock the house.
    Liv – why are we talking about babies on this post? I know it’s hard not to chat about kids and all so have at it. Were you responding to a comment of mine from the other post?
    Justrun – I know, it really sucks ass. I have several more of them ready to go once I iron all the kinks out.

  20. Lynn says:

    Interesting character. Please be careful that you don’t strain your voice…just sayin’

  21. TayRez says:

    I can’t hear nofin.
    I’ll try again later. Maybe I’m computer listeny stupid. Possible.

  22. armalicious says:

    I used to work with a guy who had WebTV…he thought it was the shiznit. Poor dude.

  23. armalicious says:

    Havret needs his own blog, me thinks.

  24. armalicious says:

    I bet he would blog more often than you do…since he has WebTV and all.

  25. armalicious says:

    He could entertain us with tales of running from the law

  26. armalicious says:

    Multiples rule! Donde esta Candace? Où est le Candace?
    Did my Mac translator do the French one right?

  27. Pants says:

    I thought your dream job was Speedo modeling. Egan, it’s like I don’t even know you anymore!

  28. egan says:

    Lynn – actually, what do you mean by that? Like don’t sound like I’m too old?
    TayRez – nah, it’s not your fault. It’s me and not having a mastery of my audio skills on my computer. I will get it all figured out.
    Armalicious – WebTV really never did make it. I can surf the net on my tv via the Wii. It’s just like WebTV.
    Armalicious – he probably could use a blog, but then the authorities might track him down. Havret has a price on his head for scamming insurance companies.
    Armalicious – the translation was quite good. I think you’d phrase it “Où est Candace?”.
    Pants – you got me there. I should start wearing my Speedo more often in public.

  29. Tall Chick says:

    I don’t know if I can listen to this with my kids around. What’s it about?

  30. Tall Chick says:

    Does this guy figure into your Dreams?

  31. Tall Chick says:

    Dream Big and in French.

  32. Tall Chick says:

    What have you done to further your dreams today?

  33. Tall Chick says:

    Am I annoying you yet?

  34. Tall Chick says:

    I hope to make up in quantity what I lack in quality here.

  35. Tall Chick says:

    Would you say I’m making any headway?
    My dream is to annoy you today and make you fill my comments box with strange things.

  36. Tall Chick says:

    I don’t believe you actually own a Speedo™. Have we ever seen phptgraphic evidence? Oh you mean the bike shorts looking things? What about a bikini? No? Humph.

  37. Tall Chick says:

    I’m running out of things to say.

  38. Tall Chick says:

    But this post looked lonely with less than 4,000 comments.

  39. Tall Chick says:

    I’m keeping up on BOTH ends here. (TWSS)

  40. Tall Chick says:

    i need photographic evidence.

  41. Tall Chick says:

    I think she meant “ou est le freak qui s’appelle Candace?” but I could be wrong. La pomme de terre est sous le lit.

  42. Tall Chick says:

    So, like, sound is supposed to come out? Cuz it’s not.

  43. egan says:

    Pants – I should consider a career change.
    Tall Chick – alright, you’re too good at this game. I’m going to let you win this time around. I gave you a good run for your money on your blog.
    Tall Chick – yes, I do own a couple Speedos. I didn’t have that many comments until your flurry, thanks. I added a podcast link in the left margin of my blog, MB Podcast. Go there and try to view/listen to them. You and that damn box.

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