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


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


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


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 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!

"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 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


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

from the summer...

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

Alive Fest