Woke up in Pueblo, Co. last week. Went for a walk down historic old main street while the town slept in. Beautiful town and for some reason, I've never gigged here. It has a great facility called Memorial Hall. Built around the turn of the 1900's it had just finished being refurbished to it's grand original state.
She's a beauty, with 4 or 5 electrics loaded with ellipsoidals and a scattering of pars. I mix and matched fixtures with gels until I had a totally unsymetrical look…Continue
For the next two months I will be traveling the back roads of the US. Playing small towns and making a light show out of whatever lighting fixtures I can find. All I'm carrying is a GrandMA2 console and a catalyst media server that feeds our Elation 9' x 14' video wall. Joel Reiff programmed a light show. Production manager and video director David Davidian gave him access to the web site "Video Blocks" to grab footage for the media server. Then they handed it to me.
These are were my primary spot moving lights on Ronnie Dunn, and they’re made by the (lesser known, in the States at least) Czech company Robe. (Pronounced row-bee.) The MMX spot uses the Phillips Platinum 35 lamp, an 800-watt short arc lamp that the company says is close to the output of traditional 1200-watt sources. I think that’s fair if we’re talking about an older light like the MAC 2000, which they are comparable to. However,…Continue
The missus and I were invited down to catch up with some old friends and enjoy an evening of good classic music by Paul McCartney. Last time I saw this act, must have been ten years ago. To this day, the production for that show stands as the best live event I have ever seen. It blew away every large stadium type show I had seen before or since. So as the date approached I wondered what they were doing now a days, to top that production.
The fact is they did something really…Continue