Henderson and Havner: episode 17!

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Henderson and Havner, episode 17 – “Shoo Shoes!”

Henderson and Havner


In today’s episode:

Season 3 of Henderson and Havner is finally here!!!

But H&H have no time to enjoy their newfound fame, for evil is afoot!

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The Hell of Diets!

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The Hell of Diets!

“The Hell of Diets!”
by Joe J Thomas

(a parody of “The Sound of Silence” by Disturbed and Simon & Garfunkel)

Copyright 2016, Joe J Thomas, Joe’s Dump
All Rights Reserved
Not a Quinn-Martin Production

The Hell of Diets! (title card)
~~~ Lyrics ~~~
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Ban Ki-moon Tune!

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Ban Ki-moon Tune!

Even an incomplete project can be a fertile testing grounds for growing new skills and fostering creativity. Here’s just one recent example from Joe’s Dump…

Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary General of the United Nations, didn’t have a song!
I couldn’t believe nobody had made one. Seemed like a shoe-in for a viral hit 😉

So, I created one for him – a parody of Herman’s Hermits “I’m Into Something Good”:

      Ban Ki-moon Tune! (Joe J Thomas)

Sometimes my initial goal gets expanded and leads to a more complicated project.
This time, I though I’d make a music video featuring a cartoon version of Ban Ki-moon!
Ambitious considering my level as an animator and the limitations of the software.

In the end, the video never came together… but I did learn some very valuable techniques for future projects:
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Henderson and Havner: episode 16!

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Henderson and Havner, episode 16 – “Stars and Garters”

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In today’s episode:
Henderson pleads his case to Captain and Chiefy while Havner gets cozy with the consul! Will Henderson convince Captain and Chiefy? Will Havner entice Sparks? How many questions can we fit in to the season two finale episode blurb??

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Henderson and Havner: episode 15!

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Henderson and Havner, episode 15 – “Second Chances”

Henderson and Havner


In today’s episode:
Henderson pleads his case to Captain and Chiefy while Havner gets cozy with the consul!

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Henderson and Havner: episode 14!

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Henderson and Havner, episode 14 – “Crime and Love”

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In today’s episode:
It’s a chase through Los Angeles, and sometimes it feels like every person in town is a cop or a reporter!

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Henderson and Havner: episode 13!

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Henderson and Havner, episode 13 – “A Second First Date”

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In today’s episode:
H and H regroup, but Captain and Chiefy overhear and the game is afoot!

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Price of Horror

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Price of Horror

Vincent Price

Every fall, auditions for Halloween and Christmas voices are certain to stream in. Although I’ve got solid impersonations of Karloff, Lorre, and Lugosi, Vincent Price’s voice had eluded me. This year, I’ve decided to pay homage to the “Master of the Macabre” by imitating his voice from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”.

I’d had the privilege of seeing Vincent Price in person when I was a teen. He was in the Cleveland area to attend a Sherlock Holmes film festival (featuring Basil Rathbone). After the film, Mr Price did a reading of Poe’s “The Raven”. What an amazing voice and delivery… I was awestruck.

To approach such a unique and memorable voice, I took the time to listen to his original recording of “Thriller” (hear it at the bottom of this post). The audio reveals the many complexities of his voice. Pacing, accent, enunciation, delivery and musicality of the phrases. Add to this his baritone/tenor range, age and the effects of smoking and you’ll begin to hear the many layers involved.

After a few hours of analysis and trial mimicry takes, I felt ready to make my own mix…

Here is my homage to Vincent Price’s voice from “Thriller”:

      JoeActor_VincentPrice_Impression_Thriller

… And here are Vincent Price and Michael Jackson from the original vo recording session, with a bonus verse in the middle:

      Thriller Voice-Over Session (1982) Vincent Price!

Now it’s your turn!

What voices do you do during the holidays? Maybe it’s Santa, elves, or Scrooge. Perhaps some of the Haunted Mansion vo, the Grinch or Charlie Brown.

Let me know in the comments below…

 

All content written and voiced by Joe J Thomas online at: JoeActor.com

 

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Henderson and Havner: episode 12!

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Henderson and Havner, episode 12 – “Pre-Planning the Pre-Plan”

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In today’s episode:
Captain and Chiefy find common ground while H and H scheme to reach the big time!

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Carving Meat Loaf

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Carving Meat Loaf

In honor of Meat Loaf‘s upcoming birthday on Sept. 27th (Happy Birthday Mr. Loaf!!!)…

Today I’d like to dissect his song “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad“.
Meat Loaf: Two Out of Three Ain't Bad
It’s a great rock ballad from 1977. Packed with deep emotions and hidden meaning, it strikes a chord in me every time I hear it.

But what if we look at it from a few different perspectives:

  • His viewpoint (he’s a romantic)
  • Her viewpoint (he’s a jerk)
  • Neutral viewpoint (psycho-logical)

Here’s how the song is seen in each of these cases:

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