34, Audio Engineer/Theatrical Technical Director/Husband/Motoryclist/Nudist/Liberal. Passion for my wife, Art, theater, Music and Vespas. Too many degrees, not enough time
Final song of the night from The Scorpion Decides… definitely not your daddy’s dead-old-white-guy Jazz
(Sorry for all of the lens flair: My phone was HELLA dirty from my fingerprints. I had some frybread between sets and I wasn’t as diligent cleaning the phone)
Earlier this week: Masters Viola solos at the University venue. This was supposed to be a Harp Studio concert, but it seems no one told our venue that the professor in charge of that studio left the university in AUGUST!!! Luckily we were able to figure out what the hell was going on in the music department and still had a great show.
And, even with it being a free ticketed event, people STILL complained that the billing had changed…
The “final push” week continued tonight with an AWESOME showing by local electro-jazz hotshots, “The Scorpion Decides” for First Fridays at the Jazz venue. These guys are seriously awesome hardcore Jazz musicians who will kick any preconceived notions of Jazz you have in the nuts. Breakbeat rhythms, synth samples mixed with organ riffs and hard jams on a Bass Clarinet that sounds like something out of a Cowboy Bebop soundtrack. Special guests such as the frontman from another local hip-hop/Jazz group “The Stakes” and trumpet player Noah Simpson made this an especially kickass show to work.
Got to use the new 16.0.2, and it was a perfect fit for this gig. Ran a wireless RF feed to a set of monitors outside to draw the crowd in. This board is perfect for small venue work and had everything I needed at my fingertips. Was quite impressed honestly on how easy it was to move around the board. I know some other pros dislike the Presonus StudioLive series, but when used in it’s proper capacity, it does what it does well
Had to get the Vespa towed to the shop, woke up 2 hours late, spent two hours dragging fake tree out of storage to setup in studio upon director demands, half hour looking for decorations underneath crawl space of the same theater, then spent another hour removing beforementioned tree and decorations because of a Hindu community event here tomorrow.
And the admin assistant is playing non-stop Christmas carols but I get bitched out for playing Daft Punk too loud in my earphones.
And I still have an 8 hour gig after this and another taxi to pay for to get my bike… hoping that repairs are under $300
Pro tip: So…You don’t have a lot of space, but you have a lot of cable. Perhaps you only have a small wagon or hatchback to carry your gear, or perhaps your venue is the size of a closet (common in most large cities). How do you store cable safely and easily without taking up huge amounts of space with road boxes, cabinets and the like?
Grab a few 5 gallon buckets!
When cable is properly wrapped, the coil will be just the right diameter to fit into one of these bins! Then, either use cable ties or the proper “studio tie” on the cable and stack them neatly in the bucket. If done right, each 5 gallon bucket should hold about 15 to 20 20’ coils of XLR. This also makes loading in and out easy for smaller bands and house crews, since the bucket has it’s own convenient handle and can stack once you put the lid on
You may get some funny looks from some of the “veterans”, but watch: The next gig you will see THEM using the bucket technique
Pitching this idea to my boss next time I see her.
Love it. Although cable ties? Velcro or tape is the way forward.
Cable ties are a universal term. Much like counting “tickets sold” is used in events where there is no charge for tickets but attendance counts are required. Some terms will be around forever…. Much like “setting the patch” technically makes no sense in ProTools since you aren’t plugging any cables in to route anything in the signal chain within your computer
Nelson Mandela dies at 95
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has died, President Jacob Zuma announced Thursday.
See more at Breaking News.
Photo: Mandela takes the oath on May 10, 1994, during his inauguration in Pretoria as the country’s first black president. “The time for the healing of the wounds has come,” Mandela said. “The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come. The time to build is upon us.” (Walter Dhladhla / AFP - Getty Images)
The end of an era, and a potential destabilizing force. THIS is a very important day for everyone on Earth.
perpetuallight asked: The Sims actually came out 13 – almost 14 years ago. ;)
Ok… so I was just finishing up my first degree in college. Makes me feel even more old :P
It brings a smile to my face everytime I see these. All it took was this commercial and I’ve been hooked ever since.
I can literally feel the nostalgia, my childhood is rushing back
Oh the memories….!
CHILDHOOD?!?!?! This is only, what, 6 year old? I was 30 when this damn game came out! I think…
All I know is that I already owned a REAL house by the time this was a thing