As one gets older, they realize they have played so many venues in their life that you feel like you have been to them all. Up until this year I felt that way because I had been to every arena, shed and hell hole that could hold up a truss. Or so I thought. I had never played all the little gigs. While I have probably been in every House of Blues in America I am far from having played every club. For instance, For years I have heard of a place called Cain's Ballroom that is somewhere…Continue
----On the Texas Rodeo Concert Circuit----
(Yes, it really exists.)
1. When you grab a bite at the local diner, don’t try to fix the wobbly table by stuffing a bunch of sugar packets under the leg.
First off, according to most nutrition experts, processed sugar contains a whole bunch of stuff that’s bad for you, including nuclear waste and raw sewage. And second off, the paper packets will…Continue
I think the coolest thing about traveling on a tour using just local production, is that you get to use all sorts of fixtures. My GrandMA console imports fixtures daily as I need them. Within 1 month I have used 60 different fixtures. From moving heads to star drops to every blinking LED - I have used a lot of stuff. Some of it is good, some garbage. But if it emits light, it has some value right?
Well maybe not. I played a theater last night that had a dozen Clay Paky super scan…Continue
It was nice to roll through the lovely town of Telluride, Colorado this weekend. They have an annual Blues and Brews festival in this hidden little valley town and I was fortunate to play it. The stage was small, the catering a little different than normal, but the niceness of everyone involved in this venue just made for a nice day.
TMS out of Omaha supplied a couple trusses of movers and some lekos, I hooked my GrandMA up and cloned and focused in an hour. My band was playing during…Continue
I have finally made my cross country move from Orlando, FL to Anaheim, CA. I'm sorry it's been so long, but life has been hectic. I did get the transfer from Disney World to DisneyLand, but not from full time to full time ( they don't automatically give that to you ) I moved to California for better job opportunities and THE WEATHER! I know this makes me sound like an old person, but I…Continue