Monday, August 18, 2008

power of the internets...

...was watching the Olympics, and I thought I saw the Volleyball Tournament...cheerleaders...seriously ?...quick search on Google, and I found someone who was thinking the same....
"Really? As if the intermittent blast of 80’s rock wasn’t bad enough on the beach volleyball court, cheerleaders at the Olympics? Sure we can appreciate the Chinese trying to honor the origins of beach volleyball played on boardwalks with music and food and drinking. But this is the Olympics."

continue reading at GlamFit

White Spaces

From Shure
"the white spaces proposal creates a potential for interference to wireless microphones from unlicensed devices"....
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From FOH online:
"NILES, Ill. – Prototype White Spaces devices were tested by FCC engineers on Saturday, Aug. 9, at FedExField just outside of Washington, D.C., at a preseason exhibition game between the National Football League’s Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills. Starting at 10:00 a.m. and continuing through 8:00 p.m. ET, the period of observation and analysis assessed the ability of the proposed devices to detect the presence of television signals, wireless microphones and other existing wireless technologies."
continue reading at FOH online

Sunday, August 17, 2008

....what is this ?

One of the strangest and coolest things I've ever seen on stage...

not so deep thoughts

I would like to see a random 'normal' person (IE. not an athlete) participate in each event during the Olympics. Imagine, if in lane 8 of the 100 meter butterfly was John Doe from Anywhere, USA - then you could get some perspective on how fast those people were really going...

boring weather

We have had absolutely beautiful weather : sunny, 80F, low humidity... perfect...but, not if you are a local TV weatherman, then it is 'boring', and 'we need rain' - apparently if there is not a catastrophic weather event then it's not worth talking about....

some of the artists we've worked with...

  • Over The Rhine - great band from Cincinnati
  • Yo Yo Ma
  • The Lettermen
  • Michael Mcdonald
  • Toby Keith - "ain't no doubt my king of the mountain's built Ford tough"
  • Chick Corea
  • Mandy Patinkin - "you killed my father, prepare to die"
  • Danielle Peck
  • Sawyer Brown
  • Caribou

my other photos

Pictures of 'Bugs' the cat (named after Bugs Bunny)

Here are some
pictures of

Glen Echo Park
in Columbus

and some

(some of) the speakers we've provided with Audio, Video, and Lighting

recent posts

Saturday, August 16, 2008

hotel rant

Some Hyatt hotels drive me crazy :

--Why do I need all these stupid #@$%$$ pillows !?
Where do I put them ?!

--How do you charge 250 dollars a night, and then 12 dollars a day for internet access ?

--Do you people realize that I can go to a Super 8,
pay $80.00,
get free internet,
I dont have to wade through a million pillows ??!!

Muskingum County Fair 08

We brought in PA at the Mukingum County Fair with country act Jason Aldean. An interesting event....

(Click on pics to enlarge)

9:00 AM - this is the first thing we saw :

9:00 AM - heated discussion "where do we put the stage... and the mud ?" :

10 AM - measuring (?!?!) the distance to the stage :

3:00 PM - soundcheck

8:00 PM - showtime :

..who knew ?

Muskingum County Fair Part 2

we had a break after soundcheck and went for a walk around the fairgrounds to look at the 'sights'..

--for the first time in my life saw a sheep with no fur(hair?) - I had no idea what it was - then I saw it's eyes - what the?? ...

--swine arena ???

Monday, August 11, 2008

Saturday, August 9, 2008

New Mexico

We were in Santa Ana, New Mexico for five days....Sandia Mountains....Rio Grande...and the 'resort' we stayed at :

coyote in the grass

cottonwood trees by the Rio Grande

Sandia Mountains from the resort

hand out the window - storm over the mountains

More pictures here