News From Joe

Navy QB Ricky Dobbs for Heisman

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

NAVY QB Ricky Dobbs for Heisman! 

SB Nation says he can do it!   Sooner Nation  is all for it.  Let’s get on the Bandwagon!

Marrakesh Evening Call to Prayer

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Just got back from Marrakesh.  What a place!  Evening call to prayer each night, what a voice!  However, I don’t think he is using a Nuemann or Sennheiser microphone.

Two Friends Making Nashville Go Hollywood

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Folks,  Eric “Mutt” Burton and “Greezy Joe”  Seeburger are both singer/songwriter friends of mine.  Mutt plays at Ponte Winery  in Temecula and has several albums, while Greezy Joe makes his home in Nashville and has produced three albums of his own.  Check out their respective sites!

Greezy Joe

      Mutt Burton

The A-TEAM Theme

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

One of the greatest Voice Overs ever!  The A-Team intro was narrated by John Ashley, who was also one of the producers of the show.  Such great theme music along with a terrific “Commando” voice.  Take a listen to the way it was…

National Comedy Theater

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

I’ve been taking an improv class through the National Comedy Theater here locally in San Diego.  It’s a six week course (we meet every Tuesday night) that covers the basics of improv.  Our instructor, Dave, has been with the improv troupe since the beginning and is a true professional.  Some of the best drills include role playing and interacting with a fellow student on whatever random topic is thrown out!  It is more difficult than it looks, but it’s fun and will hopefully improve my acting and voice over skills.

Accidentally On Purpose

Monday, January 18th, 2010

I was extremely lucky to be able to watch the final taping of several scenes for the Jenna Elfman comedy “Accidentally On Purpose”. One of my friends is a costumer in L.A. and she was kind enough to invite me up for their final taping (Thanks Rachel!) . It was an awesome experience, especially getting to know part of the cast and crew. I spoke with both Nicolas Wright who plays Davis and Jon Foster who plays Zack on the show and they were awesome guys.  Here’s a quick intro to the show and its characters.

Grand Marnier Marketing

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Great new commercial from Grand Marnier that combines VO, lounge music with the trombone, and a James Bond or even Shag like feel. Inspired from renowned designer Jordi Labanda’s tribute to vintage French posters.  Saw it while flying back from Ottawa, Ontario (Yes, Canada) yesterday. Cocktail anyone?!

Get Some!

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

We had one of the most recognizable voices on base last weekend to sign autographs.  The great R. Lee Ermey, most well known as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman from the Stanley Kubrick Film Full Metal Jacket was there for the USMC’s Toys for Tots program.  Legend has it that Mr. Ermey was originally not a cast member, but only there as an advisor to the movie and was put into the spot after the original person cast was not “cuttin the mustard” as my grandpa would say.  I asked him if this was true and he stated it was always his intention to land a part in the movie.  Well, it looks like it worked!