Sunday, December 21, 2008

free DTV


So, I bought a digital converter box ($5.00 with government coupon) to receive over-the-air digital TV broadcasts. Now, my 'rabbit ears' connect to the converter box which connects via coaxial to my old antiquated TV, and it looks good, and it's free...

radio

pre iPod...
radio

consoles

all you need is is a sharpie...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

head tilts

I don't know why - but, this just cracks me up...

me 2...

Sunday, December 14, 2008

so tired...

I just finished 18 hours in the columbus convention center...
-it did not look like this-

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008

have podium mic...will travel to Naples, Florida

have podium mic... will travel to Naples, Florida and I was thinking...
  • what do they mean when they say "the worlds most perfectly cut diamond" ? Are there varying degrees of perfection ?
  • "oh... C.K. Dexter Haven" - great scene from a great movie... video clip here
  • to fix a feline aural hematoma costs 393.00$ - just sayin'
  • I like banana bread, but I hate bananas...
  • I like apple juice, but I don't eat apples
  • I eat ketchup, yet I despise tomatoes....
oh, and that picture on the right is here

Sunday, November 23, 2008

guitarron


We provided Sound and Lights for the 'Latino Explosion Concert'...Featuring banda and mariachi bands that spoke very little english
"Banda (often referred to as banda sinaloense in Spanish in order to distinguish it from other types of bands, since banda simply means "band" in Spanish) is a brass-based form of traditional Mexican music. Bandas play a wide variety of songs, including rancheras, corridos, cumbias, baladas, and boleros. Bandas are most widely known for their rancheras..." more from Wikipedia
with all kinds of instruments like the guitarron, tubas, clarinets, and some things I can't pronounce, it was another interesting event....

how tall do you weigh ?


The Patriots defeated the Dolphins, 48-28

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Photos


LIFE magazine has posted millions of pictures online.... LIFE Photo Archive





The Library of Congress 
has millions of pictures on Flickr.... 





We provided audio and video for a presentation 
by National Geographic underwater photographer David Doubilet

Sunday, November 16, 2008

JBL EON

We recently had a demo of the new EON by JBL.

Stats :
  • 450 watt Crown® Class-D Amp
  • weighs 32.5 lb
  • 15" Differential Drive® low-frequency driver
  • 1" throat diameter JBL neodymium compression driver
  • Built-in 3 Channel Mixer
  • 100° H x 60° V asymmetrical 
  • Line level and direct microphone input capability
Conclusion : It sounds good, light weight, can be flown, 
can be used as a monitor wedge... and did i mention....
it only weighs 32 pounds ?

more info here

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Traveling Wilburys

Otis Wilbury (Jeff Lynne)

Lefty Wilbury (Roy Orbison)

Charlie T. Jr (Tom Petty)

Lucky Wilbury (Bob Dylan)

Nelson Wilbury (George Harrison)





"she wrote a long letter on a short piece of paper.."



Sound FX


If you are looking for sound effects, loops, foley, check out soundsnap.com. They have free Sound FX created by sound designers, sound artists, web game developers, filmmakers and music producers. Soundsnap

Bugs says, "...what are lookin' at ?!?"


ugly buidlings...



Web site VirtualTourist released a list of The World’s Top 10 Ugliest Buildings. This giant horseshoe that sits over a mall in Tuuri, Finland was number 3.

And the Number 1 ugliest building in the world is....Boston City Hall, Boston Massachusetts.....

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Were you at the Daily Grind...



Were you at the Daily Grind in the Grand Hyatt
reading 'Days of Cain' on September 14, 1998 ?

If so, I have your receipt for a large cup of coffee...

Sonoluminescence, Quasars, and the Prandtl-Glauert Singularity

just because i was thinking about sound, light, sonoluminescence, quasars, throat singing, and the Prandtl-Glauert Singularity :

Sound and Light
:
"snaps a specialized claw to create a cavitation wave that generates pressure levels of 218dB, the pressure wave is strong enough to kill small fish, and can also produce Sonoluminescence (the emission of short bursts of light from imploding bubbles in a liquid when excited by sound....)" ... from Wikipedia

Deadly pistol shrimp that stuns prey with sound as loud as Concorde found in UK waters .... from Mail Online

Light :
"The brightest object yet observed in the universe has been discovered by a University of Washington astronomer and his colleagues.
The quasar (or quasi-stellar object) is 4 million-billion to 5 million-billion times brighter than the Sun. It is estimated to be more than 10 times brighter than any other quasar, and outshines the brightest galaxy by more than 100 times." ... from EurekAlert!













Sound
:
"It took Dalhousie University professor Jason Brown six months and some advanced mathematical analytical techniques to crack the code behind one of the most mysterious sounds in music: the "prraaaaaangg" sound at the beginning of the Beatles' "Hard Day's Night." Guitarists have puzzled over how this chord is played for decades because it contains a note that would be impossible for the Beatles' two guitarists and bassist to play in one take, and experts have concluded that no multitracking was involved in this part of the song. The secret sauce, as it turns out, includes five piano notes apparently played by producer George Martin. Brown made the discovery by disassembling the sampled amplitudes into the original frequencies using Fourier transforms." ... from wired


Sound :

...interesting condensation clouds that form around jets as they fly at or near the speed of sound, (often called "going through the sound barrier" or "accelerating past the speed of sound"). Under the right conditions, and even at lower speeds, they sometimes cause a vapor cone effect. Understand that these Prandtl-Glauert condensation clouds can also occur at lower speeds, and are not really a visible manifestation of some kind of a sound barrier being broken... from Wilk4


Friday, November 7, 2008

Gas $1.74

via GasBuddy.com: regular at $1.74/gallon...

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

ahh..brown bread


I finally found a place in Ohio
(Weiland's Gourmet Market)
to buy Brown Bread...
there is nothing better than
toasted brown bread with butter....
now, if I could only find someplace that sells
coffee ice cream....




(the cat has to inspect everything)

Chairlift at the Wexner Center

Last night I did monitors for the band 'Chairlift'. They have a song called 'Bruises' which is used in this iPod commercial...

Kick drum with an AC cable....

just because i had never seen a light inside a kick drum...

Sunday, November 2, 2008

seasons

Three seasons at Glen Echo Park in Columbus, Ohio



Glen Echo Park

My next purchase


I just need another $146,533,000....
MALTESE FALCON represents a true break through in yachting with her unstayed carbon fiber rotating “Falcon Rig” and unique fully retractable sails on custom Perini built carbon fiber yards with the sails coming out of and disappearing into the carbon masts.
more from Yachtworld.com

from the summer...

Alive Festival
this was part of a bands opening number...
guy runs on stage and breathes fire...

Alive Fest

Thursday, October 30, 2008

my George Harrison dream

Recently, I had a dream that George Harrison was at my house...
I have no idea where this came from... but, he was walking around my house, and all I could think of was "I can't let him see all my Beatles stuff.. he'll think I'm crazy"..
In my dream I was worried about hiding my Beatles collection, and I was remarkably calm about the fact that he was back from the dead....So...what does it mean ?

After a couple of days somebody sent me a link to MTVMusic (which has thousands of videos from the days when MTV played music) as I was looking around at the videos I found this video of the Traveling Wilburys , a great band featuring Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Roy Orbinson, Bob Dylan, and George Harrison...I remember when this video came out... Roy Orbinson had passed away,... and the scene with his guitar in the rocking chair (at 1:45)  just floored me...
and now when I watch it, and see George...

more Traveling Wilburys

"Handle with Care"

Monday, October 27, 2008

McCain

We brought in PA, video , and lights for a McCain event in Zanesville, Ohio...

Load-in was Saturday at noon, and we went till midnight...

We were back in at 9:00 am on Sunday to finish setting up, and making a million changes...
at 1:00 we had to go outside while the Secret Service did a sweep then at 2:00 we were back inside.
 
Doors opened at 2:30...music... lights...
Senator McCain spoke at 6:oo....
and we left at 11:00 PM....

Friday, October 24, 2008

"To make an apple pie from scratch, 
you must first invent the universe." 
Carl Sagan


Spiral Galaxy NGC 7331

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

please, please, please...


please, keep it going....

Sara Evans

We brought in PA for Sara Evans at the McCoy Center...

EV XLC's - 8 cabinets per side:
view from the cat walk

view from the follow spot
from FOH - pre show

more pictures are at Picasa
 



Tuesday, October 14, 2008

thirsty....

Stats

"90% of all statistics can be made to say anything 50% of the time."

Podiums in the news...


Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi accidentally bumped the podium during a toast to President Bush at Monday night's White House state dinner -- and the podium fell apart.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Endeavor to persevere


"I wore this frock coat to Washington, before the war. We wore them because we belonged to the five civilized tribes.
We dressed ourselves up like Abraham Lincoln.

You know we got to see the Secretary of the Interior.
He said "Boy you sure look civilized." He congratulated us and he gave us medals for looking so civilized.

We told him about how our land had been stolen and our people were dying.

When we finished he shook our hand and said "Endeavor to persevere"...

They took our pictures and the newspapers said "Indians vow to endeavor to persevere."

We thought about it for a long time.
"Endeavor to persevere."

And when we had thought about it long enough,
we declared war on the Union."


Lone Waite, Indian chief - from "The Outlaw Jose Wales"

"les Indiens jurent de s'efforcer de perseverer"

Things I never wanted to know

From Wikipedia :

"Churn rate, as applied to a customer base, refers to the proportion of contractual customers or subscribers who leave a supplier during a given time period. It is a possible indicator of customer dissatisfaction, cheaper and/or better offers from the competition, more successful sales and/or marketing by the competition, or reasons.... "   more...

back from Las Vegas, off to Chicago...

it felt like a month...
 but it was only a week in Las Vegas...




Friday, September 26, 2008

Comedy of Errors

...so there I was, running audio for the Aquila Theater Companys' reinterpretation of the Comedy of Errors....an hour into it, everything was going good, the audience (aprox 400 Middle School students) were enjoying the performance, I was enjoying it, and then...people started leaving...within minutes the place was empty...what the....? Apparentley, some parents/teachers? in the audience felt that the material was inapproriate for middle school students, so they walked out...show over...

Thankfully, the evening show went off without a hitch, and it was fantastic...

Saturday, September 20, 2008

it's a small world

it's a small world...I wouldn't want to paint it....

According to
Sitemeter recent visitors to "have podium mic"
have been from the following places ;


Melbourne, Australia
Manchester, England
Enniskerry, Ireland
Bothel, WA
Oxford Park, Australia
Buffalo, NY
Sevenoaks, England
Liverpool, England
Hamburg, Germany
Newark, DE
Cranbury, NJ
Gray, ME
Sydney, Australia
Altrincham, England
Brooklyn, NY
Edinburgh, England
Gold Coast, Australia
Ipswich, England