Sometimes I look at my itinerary and think, "wow. I haven't been to this town in some time." I then imagine the ghastly venue of old and wonder why it hasn't been torn down yet. Kind of like The Joe Louis arena in Detroit. Sure it's historic. Sure its an old sports cathedral. But it takes up valuable space in a downtown area that needs a new venus so more acts will come play there. And 70 odd years of hockey pads have left a permanent distinctive aroma to this fine venue. Relieving my youth…Continue
This school year, around September 2013, I began working as an LD, programmer, and board op for the biggest and longest running night club in San Francisco; City Nights. The way this door was opened was miraculous. Literally the day before I met my clients, the previous LD had said he needed to tend to a burned down house that belonged to his parents. They were in dire need and I just happened across them with a business card. Funny thing is, I wanted this kind of job before coming up to SF.…Continue
At first glance one may think this blog is about dressing nice for a corporate event. Or stepping up your attire with yer "Sunday go to meeting" clothes that the Beverly Hills Clampetts spoke of. But no, I'm talking about the problems many of us face by not packing appropriately for say, a month at a time. When you know you are going to multiple gigs before you will arrive back home.
This month has found me on both coasts of Canada as well as Miami and San Diego. It's a…Continue
So it's been a weird last 2 weeks. I work with bands who listen to themselves via a monitor mix in their ear phones constantly. And I don't. Well as it turns out the band plays there music approximately 200 milliseconds before the audio makes it out of the PA and to my ears. That's 1/5th of a second. Doesn't sound like much, but it is. When I consider I sometimes have cues that I execute down to the 100th of a second.
Shouldn't be a big deal as no other band has ever…Continue