audio’connell in boston

voiceovers in Boston

While on business for the past week in Boston, I had the opportunity to visit with my voice over colleagues Deirdre Cooper and Mary McKitrick who live in the area. “Area” is a vague term because both were at least 90 minutes away from my location near Boston Harbor.

But bless them both, they took the time to travel and have dinner with me in the city and boy did we have a grand time. I’ve known them both “virtually” for some time on the VO-BB and through some voice projects that we’ve collaborated on.

It is said you can’t really know someone until you’ve spent some time with them and these two voice actors are great ladies in addition to being amazing voice talents. While one might imagine conversation coming easily to people who talk for a living, our conversations were the very definition of effortless, full of both professional insight and shared challenges. Social networking at its finest.

There is no 12-step program for voice over talents because we can call our shared addiction a profession, but it’s nice to be able to discuss similar trials and tribulations with people with whom you can both commiserate with and learn from. And I’m not sure who was the first to pull out the pictures of the family first (usually I’m guilty on that count) it was very funny to learn again how parenting challenges are universal.

My sincere thanks to them for taking the time to become my friends in addition to my colleagues and making Boston an even more hospitable place.

10 Responses to “audio’connell in boston”

  1. I love Boston. One of my favorite cities. I love Sam Adams. A LOT! There are only five reasons why I’ll never move there:
    1) October
    2) November
    3) December
    4) January
    5) Febuary

    You guys look like you had a great time.

  2. Thanks Chris.

    We did indeed have a swell time.

    Funny, I think you could count June as a month that could be problematic as well. When I left there today at 11 AM it was 95 degrees.

    But it’s still a lovely spot. As my driver pointed out on the way to the airport, however, if they could only bring the city/state’s cost of living down…life would be much better there.

    Best always,


  3. Looks like a cozy group there Peter!

    We should make plans to join the New England potluck gang in July…

  4. Hey Elaine! 🙂

    Those two were a hoot! And wicked smart too!

    I’ll have to check with my CES (chief executive spouse) to see how the month is shaping up.

    Best always,


  5. I wish Chris Drury would have gone to the Boston Bruins. He played University hockey there…but NOoooh…he picks the Big Apple and the Rangers over the Sabres? Drury is a
    DOOFUS! The Sabres will survive his loss and Brieres…just a little hard to swallow right now, eh Peter?

  6. Hi Ralph:

    I thought we’d only lose one. Drury I thought would stay.

    Management is going to get kicked around for these two player losses for a long time.

    Penny wise, pound foolish. Check back with me in a year when the season ticket holders, who were conveniently locked in to their ticket contracts by the time this was announced, speak!

    If the Sabres have a lousy season, you’ll have a harder time getting roller derby tickets in this town than Sabres tickets.

    Oh well! 🙂

    Best always,

  7. Peter,

    Voiceover business aside, it looks like you were lucky enough to have two classy women as company. Getting to talk shop, well, that’s just gravy. 😉 Deebs is coming to Austin for the GDC soon, hopefully I’ll get to chat up her and Pat Fraley as well.


  8. Dave:

    It was a seafood restaurant…there was no gravy! 🙂

    Great VO stories were shared…its always cool to find out that radio and voice over experiences that one thought were unique were in fact not!

    We all put up with the same crap…just on different days. :))

    Thanks for visiting, you’re always welcome here.

    Best always,
    – Peter

  9. Peter, I see I’m late to this party too!!! (somehow I thought I had subscribed to your blog but I was wrong. Just took care of that egregious omission!)

    It was great to see you – what an incredibly pleasant but all too short evening. If you pass within a few hundred miles of me again you can bet I’ll make the trip to catch up with you.


  10. Mary:

    You HAVE to let me know when your near by so I can find out how my marketing plans for your special bird project is coming along!

    BTW, unlike the old Time-Life operators, when you subscribe to this blog, you won’t get a logoed beach towel or wall phone…sorry 🙁

    Thrilled to have you as a subscriber…tell all your pals…free subscriptions….this month only haha 🙂

    Best always,
    – Peter