Another fork in the road… and I stand here contemplating…

Posted in Life stuff on August 16th, 2011 by Minetree

If someone had told me over 15 years ago that I would still be sitting here surrounded by recording equipment, wondering what the future would bring in the production business – I would have told them they were crazy. I also seriously doubt I would have taken the first steps down this long and dusty road.

I was anything but patient when I began my quest for voice over success. I really did believe that I would be rolling in riches and all things material after a few years in the craft. I didn’t know at the time how foolish those assumptions were and I certainly had no way of telling who and what I would be when time began to tick by. I didn’t know that years later I’d be sitting here counting my blessings and basking in the glory of riches made not of paper and coin, but surrounded by scant material items which reach just outside the lines of necessity . I certainly never envisioned myself as being happy with so little.

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A rare chance to revisit and capture the past – in audio…

Posted in Life stuff on August 1st, 2011 by Minetree

Early this evening my father handed me a plastic grocery store bag about 1/3 of the way full of old cassette tapes from our family’s past. My grandmother (on my father’s side) used to tape record everything, certainly around the holidays. Upon a brief inspection of the contents I came across tapes labeled “Christmas 1968” “Mom playing guitar and singing” and “Moon landing”.

I can’t wait to dig in and digitize them to preserve them. There is so much history in them, and the voices of those who are no longer with us. It will be a way to take a time machine back and visit for a while. I’m anxious to see what lies within…