So now I am an opening act LD. This is the first time in my whole career I have ever toured as the opener. John Legend is down under, supporting Alicia Keyes for a few shows as well as headlining some theater dates too. And it's not as easy as it looks. Kathy Beer is lighting the headliner and has been a gracious host with giving me time on the console.
We played Perth last night. It went OK I guess, but I am my own worse critic. My biggest mistake was using too many…Continue
I took a 3 week break from running John Legend to catch up on some home life and other work that is backing up.
Couple of weeks with my wife and kids followed by a week with Mike Mahoney,my old buddy. Mahoney Designs looks after many booths at convention centers these days. The RSNA medical equipment show takes place every November and if at all possible I try and get to work with Mike. It takes about a week to load in and focus some very large booths.
Mike has me roaming…Continue
You can’t make this stuff up I swear.
In September I did some tour rehearsals with a gospel show I light every year. For 4 days we load into a nice theater outside of Dallas. The Nokia Theater is a grand place run by Verizon that is normally a great gig. I like the stagehands there. They are the go-getter type. The ones that are happy to ask you “what’s next?” as soon as they finish whatever project they were previously designated to. But sometimes they can get a little…Continue
Delayed at the airport with yet another broken plane, I find myself wandering the local bookshop at the airport. Actually I am looking at the magazine rack and newspaper stand, which is predominantly showcasing all of todays’ leading female vocalists. And I am amused. Front and center is Miley Cyrus on USA today. Apparently she won the best video award at the European VMAs this week. Not sure if it was for the wrecking ball shoot she did, but I saw that video and was rather unimpressed.…Continue
Hello readers, roadies, skeptics and crew,
I wanted to write my first blog post as a sort of introductory letter to explain my purpose here, what my intentions are and what you can expect from this particular blog. I feel as if many blogs out on the world wide web consist of people documenting their individual lives, recapping in the monotony of a 9-5 office job. Other blogs consist of tiny political campaigns, aimed at attempting to get people to see their perspective. You will get…