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Race Track gigs

Posted by Nook Schoenfeld on November 10, 2014 at 9:31am 0 Comments

In my career I have done concerts in all kinds of places. Minor league ball parks with stages towed behind tractors. State fairs where the stage was set on railroad tracks and moved into place. And then there's the circuit of race car events they seem to have every year. As I understand it, plenty of good old boy country acts play the Nascar circuit. Nascar is big time stock car racing I believe. Makes me think of the Dukes of Hazard. These races attract humongous crowds and I'm sure there…


Via Negativa II

Posted by Craig Rutherford on November 7, 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Via The Creators Project on YouTube comes a fascinating piece of art reflecting (ha, ha) on themes of self and self-awareness.

From the description:

Experience Lee Bul's Via Negativa II, a maze of fragmented reflections that…

Some Misty Thoughts On Color Theory

Posted by Craig Rutherford on November 6, 2014 at 11:28pm 0 Comments

Other than position and intensity, possibly the most striking quality of any sort of light that can be emitted in a concert context is its color. One of the questions that designers get asked, at least during those rare occasions that someone is actually wondering, is "How do you decide what color a song should be?" There are many different facets involved in the design of any particular scene - matching the energy of the lights to the energy level on stage, gobo selection, the angle we…



Posted by Nook Schoenfeld on October 30, 2014 at 10:57am 2 Comments

     It’s not that often that I get to play some club gigs. Usually it’s because one of my acts is playing a benefit show for a worthy cause, or they just want an occasional break from an arena to do an intimate show. Seems to be the trend now with bands doing residency stays in Vegas or other hot spots. The exception is when a group has some backing and is willing to pay my fee. I long ago accepted the fact that money talks, and when it does, I listen.

    So for a quick…


Gear Review - Streamlight ProTac HL

Posted by Craig Rutherford on October 20, 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

I bought my first Streamlight back in 2013, after many years of being a die-hard SureFire fan. I still have several G2s scattered around my various bags and Pelican cases that I use when traveling, and they're still great. For a long time I carried a 6P LED, and was very happy with its performance over the years. But I wanted something that would do dual-brightness, and had significant output for those times when I really, really needed to set something on fire light up a large…


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