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All summer I have been bouncing around between musical acts, covering one offs here and there. I get a lot of calls from friends who are overbooked and need someone to punt a show here and there. I’m that guy and happy to be spending time at home EVERY week and gigging a few days. I know the family enjoys it.
I got a few of these calls last week. Kenny Mednick needed someone to cover some Cult shows for a couple weeks. Dave Davidian was looking for someone to take over for Joel Reiff…
I love seeing what other folks are doing structural wise with their trussing these days. Of course the curved track that Tommy Lee's roller coaster drum riser goes on is pretty cool. The actual structure must take a little while to fly into place and get together. I thought that was pretty slick, until I saw these pics of the latest KISS rig. Now this band has always had a big look with a lot of lights and flash power. But now...,
They have a spider. The spider is nothing new as…Continue
If you haven't seen it by now, it's worth a couple minutes of your time to see what Motley Crue is doing. They have a roller coaster of a drum set that looks amazing. The design and lighting are well executed. Kudos to the designers as the concept is undeniably cool. However it must be virtually impossible to play drums upside down. Because Tommy Lee is a good drummer, but to…Continue
We have all seen fireworks shows over the years and everyone enjoys them. It is easy to wow the public with a 15 minute cycle of colorful explosions. But me, I am their worse critic. I love fireworks and I love all pyro effects on stage. But what gets me is when I see a particular fireworks celebration and it is lame. By lame, I mean rinse and repeat. Repeat until even my 5 year old got bored.
For instance, I spent the evening of the 4th of July huddled along the banks of the…Continue
I broke my number one rule in this business. I assumed. When the TD for a small ballroom gig called me and wanted me to light and event that had no points or any way to hang a truss, I believed him. At the same time, I received an email informing me that there will be no cameras at this particular gig so I needn't concern myself with even front light or any rear light at all.
So I have a 12'd x 16' wide stage for a bunch of speakers to walk around. 14' ceiling in the…Continue