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  1. I would put Steve Marriott in the top 10 of all time great male rock vocalist's.
  2. A beautiful song by Pearl Jam
  3. http://www.inovativcarts.com These are intended for camera / video, but so are Magliner carts. They are looking into building them for sound folks, sometime in the future. Kevin Sorensen
  4. This is very interesting on many levels. Take a trip back to the 1950s in this restored film footage of a tour of the Fender factory. The good people at CinePost offer up a nice piece of Americana with this digitally restored 8mm film shot in 1959 by Forrest White. In it, we catch a glimpse of life at the Fender Guitar factory in Fullerton, CA. The father of the electric guitar himself, Leo Fender, makes an appearance in the second shot. You get a nice tour of the factory and see workers hand-cutting guitar bodies and shaping necks. Of course, there was no automation back then - like with today's CNC routers used to cut out the guitar shapes with exacting precision. No, back then each guitar was truly one-of-a-kind. Rather curiously, Leo Fender didn't know how to play guitar himself. "I never had time to do anything but build guitars and listen to 'em," he once told Rolling Stone. "If I could play 'em as good as some people, I'd do it for hours a day." Take a moment as you watch the footage to reflect on the rich heritage Fender has and the many artists that have been touched by the guitars they created. From Jimi Hendrix coaxing his signature blend of otherworldy blues out of his Stratocaster to the transformative sound of bassist Jaco Pastorius grooving on his fretless Jazz Bass, we all can be grateful for the innovations of Leo Fender.
  5. Old Gods Almost Dead, by Stephen Davis 2001. I read this when it first came out. It is very well written, hard to put down, filled with information. According to the writer, Brian Jones was very abusive to the various groupies he would sleep with and at one point, the rest of the boys in the band had him beat up.
  6. Waiting for "Father Murphy" ( Merlin Olsen ) to pull up in his horse drawn wagon, and say a few words. Old Tucson, AZ
  7. If one is good, two will be better...
  8. This one of my favorite band of the " British invasion " era. Ray and Dave Davies, were complete natural talents.
  9. Unbelievably cool " Zipporeel " ! Thank you.
  10. Its completely natural to "stick your hip out " , however I would advise switching from left to right sides often, so as to be "ambidextrous" with your booming. So that you don't affect your normal posture.
  11. From the set of "The Wolf of Wall Street". Martin Scorsese, Dir.
  12. Retired local 695 sound mixer, James LaRue, passed away Sun. 12- 30 -'12 He was a great guy, old timer, fun to work with. Had some amazing "one liners". Always got a smile and a laugh out of the people he was around. I will never forget him.
  13. Alan was a jewel of a man. I had the pleasure of working with him a long time ago. He set a marvelous example.
  14. If you do end up using a Fisher boom (s) please make sure you use only boom operators who are experienced with operating them. Sorry, I had to say it, as I have had one guy tell me he was a "surgeon" on one. And it turned out that he hardly knew how to work with it and it almost went over when he tried to climb on to it from the wrong side. Luckily, I was there to keep it and him from falling over. I was raised on Fishers, and am able to help out newbees. Thankfully, many have taken Laurence's Fisher boom training classes, through Local 695. Some also train at the Fisher shop itself, in the Burbank area.
  15. http://www.pbs.org/w...mericanmasters/ To: Vin, and anyone else, of course. You should be able to see this program and others ( Pearl Jam 20 ! ) At the above website. Enjoyed the first part immensly, going to go back and watch all the earlly W.A. movies from a box collection my wife has.
  16. 9:pm KOCE Los Angeles, Profile of Woody's career. The LA Times article made it sound pretty interresting. Sunday November 20 American Masters Part 1 of 2. Robert Weide's profile of Woody Allen. [HD] [cc] [stereo]
  17. Back the topic, This is a highly informative book on an often overlooked subject.
  18. Here's another really good book for sound people.
  19. At a ranch in Hidden Valley CA. For a movie called " Breaking wind " a spoof of the Twilight films.
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