Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My surprise!

I mentioned a while back that I had a little something up my sleeve for the 4th. Well I got bored today and finished my surprise, so here it is.

 The music you hear is me playing my trumpet. I added the pictures to make it more...interesting.(All pics were taken and edited by me. )
There are seven Odyssey characters hiding through out the clip. Can you spot them?
(Note: The picture quality on some is worse than others.sorry..... Also some characters are harder to spot than others. Will give answers in comments after a couple comments.)

On the Odyssey Way Original Joe has done an interview with Harlow err..David Harl....well you'll get the picture once you give it a listen.

Well that's about all for now. Let me know what you thought of the clip in the comments. This is Freddy Jay saying "See ya next time."

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Flat Tire...

The Odyssey Scoop now has a new feature called time line. This is a time line of events in Odyssey, and has some very interesting pictures/audio clips. You can check it out here.

Also the OBC has taken a step towards setting up the web ring. This will link all the OBC blogs into a ring of sorts. If you are part of the OBC and would like to learn how to set it up on your blog click here. 
(Scroll down for a preview of what it'll look like)

Odyssey Connection: Well today we were on our way back from a family reunion...and we began to hear this strange thunky sound. My dad pulled over and looked at the tires and sure enough one was flat. I helped him change it (It was really hot, so that made me sweat a lot.....) and once again we were back on the road . My sister said something like "Well now we can say we've had a flat tire." And I said "Well it wasn't completely flat, just the bottom."(A reference to a quote from For Better or For Worse ). Ah it's so much fun to use quotes from Odyssey in everyday situations.

Well I think that's all for now. This is Freddy Jay saying "I'm glad we have air conditioning."

Friday, June 18, 2010

OBC Fan page

The OBC (Odyssey Blogger Committee) now has it's own facebook page. Swing by and start a discussion, or see what's happening in the different blogs. This page will bring updates of new things in the blogs, as well as Odyssey news. "Like it" today please.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Cover of Album 52!!!!!

The Cover is finally available to see. Here it is. You can get a closer look by clicking on it.

So the characters appear to be Whit and Eugene (of course,) and to me...it still looks like Connie is the third person. But what is that object that Eugene is reaching for? Is it a bomb? Or some other techno gizmo? What do you think?

Also the 97th Official podcast is up. Listen to the results for the Avery awards here.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Scoopcast episode 5

The latest edition of the scoopcast is by far the best one. It is a "album 52 edition" and you definitely won't want to miss hearing it. In this episode you'll hear of a new episode title, and also a special treat is contained within as well. Subscribe and listen today.

OBC news:  Audry mentioned that she has another blog that she helps with, (Not related to Odyssey), called Words On a Page, It's a blog about writing and stuff.
Also The Heart of Odyssey has their 5th heartcast out and the Ceiling fan crew continues to try to find Odyssey.

I think I have decided that my surprise will be released hopefully on or around July 4th. If all goes well and I hopefully will be home to get it up.

Odyssey Connection: Last week I was on a week long scouting camp out. Thinking about it now, we did just about everything Wooton said in his quote from Tuesdays with Wooton. "Some of my best memories are from being a boy scout and doing all; those fun "ing" things. Boat-ing, camp-ing, raft-ing, hik-ing, fall-ing, hurt-ing, bleed-ing and yell-ing for help. It was the most fun I ever had." Although we didn't raft, or call for help...We did go on a 5 mile hike, go on a 4 hr boating trip, camped and had our tents flooded, went to a swimming pool, and we had some minor injuries through the course of the week. It was a blast. Too bad this is my last official year in boyscouts...

I think that's all for now. This is Freddy Jay saying "So long."

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Tired...Longer post coming tomorrow...

I am back from a week long scouting trip. I hope to post more than this tomorrow. But I did want to say that I have some interesting ideas in store for CC Connection. I won't say any more unless I can't figure out how to do it...but let's just say, when completed this/these thing(s) will be on the about me page. That's all for now. This is Freddy Jay saying ...*head hits keyboard*    "zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz".

Friday, June 4, 2010

Album 52 rough cover

I don't have much time...(Because I have to pack for a week long camp out for boy scouts...) But I was on the podcast page of the Official website and came across this pic.

If you click on the pic and look closer, you can see a rough draft of the album 52 cover. And from what I can tell it looks like Whit, Eugene, and Connie. I can't wait to hear the episode that goes with the cover. With everything we have heard about album 52, I can't wait.

Slow..but here's some news

Not a whole lot happening in the AIO news section, but there is an interesting interview with Nathan Hoobler that you can check out at the Odyssey Scoop. Also The podcast having to do with the "Whitty"...I mean the now called "Avery Awards" is now up. Be sure to check out the finalists and vote for your favorite.

In the Odyssey blog department we have several news items actually. After a short break from the blogging world Squirrel Original Joe is back to business with more Odyssey Squirrel. There are also some contests going on. The Odyssey Times has a survey you can fill out and then receive a ToO dollar. The AIO Blog is having a Guess that Album contest. The ceiling fan has their 26 Podcast up and it's an interesting one at that. On The AIO Fan's Life you can comment question's for Marvin to answer in an upcoming audio clip/podcast. (Also Happy 13th Birthday Marvin) The ceiling fan has their 26th podcast up. This is the beginnings of an adventure with Ethan you won't want to miss.

Odyssey Connection: I was randomly surfing the internet, and happened to come across something called "Emotiv Epoc". The really strange thing is that I came across it in an image search for mind control. Apparently, this device is a headband type thing that somewhat makes me think of novacom. Here are some of it's key features.
  • Artistic and creative expression - Use your thoughts, feeling, and emotion to dynamically create color, music, and art.
  • Games & Virtual Worlds - Experience the fantasy of controlling and influencing the virtual environment with your mind. Play games developed specifically for the EPOC, or use the EmoKey to connect to current PC games and experience them in a completely new way.
  • Life changing applications for disabled patients, such as controlling an electric wheelchair, mind-keyboard, or playing a hands-free game.

  • Market Research & Advertising - get true insight about how people respond and feel about material presented to them. Get real-time feedback on user enjoyment and engagement.   
Also another connection is with the episode "My Girl Halie " where a kid in the Twilife Zone learns the importance of time management after getting a new computer that came with a headband. This kid could control the computer just by telling it commands. The Emotiv Epoc sounds and looks cool, but it kinda freaks me out that it knows the users thoughts....I don't think I'd ever get one, especially after hearing the Nova Com saga...

 I think that about wraps things up. This is Freddy Jay saying "Beware Emotiv..ha ha.".