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When other hobbies get in the way of your hobbies

Postby tezza on Sat May 26, 2012 9:43 am

Vintage computer projects have been put on hold for me just at the moment. I'm singing in the local production of CHESS. Unbelievably complex harmonies that I have to practice virtually every night! Argg!
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Re: When other hobbies get in the way of your hobbies

Postby Gibsaw on Sat May 26, 2012 10:58 am

Arghhh... yeah.. too many hobbies. My Apple II's haven't come out of their boxes in many months. The list of commitments getting in the way is long.

Chess is a great show though. I've had my eye on singing Freddie for years but I didn't even audition for the (currently running) Auckland AMT production. (I have War of the Worlds due to start preparation soon.)

What are you singing?
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Re: When other hobbies get in the way of your hobbies

Postby tezza on Sat May 26, 2012 11:42 am

Freddie is a top role. Haven't got the voice for that one unfortunately.

Gibsaw wrote:What are you singing?

I'm just in the ensemble/choir so backing, and singing in the songs where people are en mass (Merano, Endgame(s), Merchandisers, One night in bangkok etc. etc.). I'm a russian in a few of them. I do have two solo lines as the Mayor of Merano ("Speaking as one of the partiarchs, I don't mind taking your lira or marks")..lol

The harmonies are pretty complex....blame those ex-ABBA Swedes! Great sound though.

We are doing the Phantom of the Opera in 2014. I'd love to be one of those two theatre owners. I'll have to work towards that. :)

Yea, great fun and very social of course.
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Re: When other hobbies get in the way of your hobbies

Postby Gibsaw on Sat May 26, 2012 3:56 pm

tezza wrote:The harmonies are pretty complex....blame those ex-ABBA Swedes! Great sound though.

Oh yeah, but it's worth it. Love the sound.
tezza wrote:We are doing the Phantom of the Opera in 2014. I'd love to be one of those two theatre owners. I'll have to work towards that. :)

REALLY?!!!!

I didn't realise that they'd finally made the rights available. Might even make the trip to audition for that. (The Phantom is top of my list I'm slowly working through.)
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Re: When other hobbies get in the way of your hobbies

Postby tezza on Sat May 26, 2012 10:50 pm

Gibsaw wrote:REALLY?!!!!
I didn't realise that they'd finally made the rights available.

Yes, only very recently. From what I understand it will be a consortium job, like some of the other shows we've done. That means a number of theatres in NZ share costumes and set. If the consortium's a similar makeup to previous years, North Shore may be involved.
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Re: When other hobbies get in the way of your hobbies

Postby WelshWizard on Sat May 26, 2012 11:27 pm

tezza wrote:Vintage computer projects have been put on hold for me just at the moment. I'm singing in the local production of CHESS. Unbelievably complex harmonies that I have to practice virtually every night! Argg!


Two hobbies not good, its always a constant either the Old Motorcycles or the 8 Bit computers, summer ride the bikes, winter play with the 8 bits, but even then you get the crossover in seasons,
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Re: When other hobbies get in the way of your hobbies

Postby Carcenomy on Sun May 27, 2012 1:40 pm

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tezza wrote:Vintage computer projects have been put on hold for me just at the moment. I'm singing in the local production of CHESS. Unbelievably complex harmonies that I have to practice virtually every night! Argg!


Two hobbies not good, its always a constant either the Old Motorcycles or the 8 Bit computers, summer ride the bikes, winter play with the 8 bits, but even then you get the crossover in seasons,


Yeah while the sun's shining I'm working on electricals and some welding projects on my Fiero, so the old computers are somewhat sidelined.
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Re: When other hobbies get in the way of your hobbies

Postby Radar on Mon May 28, 2012 9:35 am

I've also had a break from trying fix old computers (my %^%$%^$ Apple III is still not happy) and have been doing a ground up strip / repair / clean / restore on a Data East "The Who's Tommy Pinball Wizard" Pinball machine. Fixing Pinball machines is a really nice mix of electronics and mechanical work.

In some sort of odd coincidence with earlier comments in this thread, the theme / songs are actually based on the Broadway Muscial version of Tommy.
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Re: When other hobbies get in the way of your hobbies

Postby matsondawson on Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:07 pm

Does buying a house count as a hobby?
Cause I'm dirt poor now, don't expect to see me on trademe :)
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Re: When other hobbies get in the way of your hobbies

Postby tezza on Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:48 pm

matsondawson wrote:Does buying a house count as a hobby?
Cause I'm dirt poor now, don't expect to see me on trademe :)

Not a hobby but they certainly are a money sink. First house or an upgrade?
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Re: When other hobbies get in the way of your hobbies

Postby Carcenomy on Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:07 pm

Radar wrote:My %^%$%^$ Apple III is still not happy


Dude, weren't they not happy from day one? :)

A related hobby has been getting in the way mind you.

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Re: When other hobbies get in the way of your hobbies

Postby Gibsaw on Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:14 am

The related hobby being a torty with with a white chest, wanting attention?
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Re: When other hobbies get in the way of your hobbies

Postby SpidersWeb on Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:35 am

I've put my other hobbies to the side while I do vintage, all except one, the live-in girlfriend who I have to carefully divide time with :P Working on physical gear is ok, because she can hang out, but when I'm knee deep in Borland C / C# .NET it's usually best if I plan and tell her in advance.

No cats or megadrives, but I did buy her an Xbox Kinect on the weekend which has distracted me a fair bit from my little projects (the Bowling on Kinect Sports is quite addictive).

Next year I'm hoping to have finally sorted out a house to buy, so I suspect any vintage work may be put to one side while I earn some DIY man points.
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Re: When other hobbies get in the way of your hobbies

Postby Gibsaw on Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:10 pm

Hah.. planning is a waste of time for me. There is no such thing as "according to plan" when you have a toddler. :D

Everything is late. Everything takes four times as long as it should... and EVERYTHING is at the mercy of how rested her mum is. If her mum reaches that "too tired" point, then even my own funeral would be potentially cancelled.
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Re: When other hobbies get in the way of your hobbies

Postby Carcenomy on Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:03 pm

Gibsaw wrote:The related hobby being a torty with with a white chest, wanting attention?

She's a temperamental kitty, she was sitting there all upset after she'd been banished from the couch for gnawing on the wife. :)
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