Oh sure, we have a killer PA systemAugust 5 2009 at 4:22 AM
|Ron Crowley |
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Right,a gorgeous board and PA system..run by the church janitor... who only knows how to use one pot and that's for a mike on a stand. The great Florida Magic site deals best with promises from organizers about their "sound".
Sometimes in spite of advance preps and flying a non combat mission you're in over your head and wondering whatthat mountain goat is doing grazing in your cloud bank.
Nope, BLEW that audition for a gig in a big Toronto theatre. My fault and yet I've learned a most valuable lesson.
When you climb to the top of the mountain
Look out over the sea
Think about the places we have
Where a young man could be
Then you jump back down to the rooftops
Look over the town
Then you think about all of the strange things
It ain't easy.
|August 5 2009, 9:09 AM |
The bigger the system the harder they fail. I like simple systems. I've been to places where the sound man changed 3 times before the show. Of course, my cues were passed on from one to the next, but... Try to learn the sound man's first name so you can say during the show, "Fred, I'm having a little trouble up here. Could you turn up the dummy's mic?" That sounds like you're asking a friend rather than getting onto an unknown character.
|August 5 2009, 3:48 PM |
I was watching Ronn Lucas in Vegas when he asked the sound man at the back on the board at the back if the sound was okay. The Hispanic-type voice answered,"It's okay"
Immediately Ronn's vent figure,Billy looked at Lucas; looked at the distance to the back of the theatre and remarked,"not bad"! That is fast!
I don't blame the sound system ball-up for not making the audition yesterday . I made the mistakes. That, my friendlies, is one of the prices for daring to try new things. Hopefully continued performances and better rehearsals reduce the errors. Ron