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Tonight - Eric's House Of Ego
February 14th, 2010
12:44 am


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Zombie Mama
Mary O'Meara Blues

It sure felt like a train wreck. There is a recording. I'd like to hear it just to see if it sounded better out front. Between the stuff with the station and everything else, it's been a pretty bad con.


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Date:February 14th, 2010 01:18 pm (UTC)

When I've seen you, you have always been entertaining. I wasn't at the performance in question, but I expect that your contagious enthusiasm made up for any minor bobbles in the performance.
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Date:February 14th, 2010 07:43 pm (UTC)
It wasn't a train wreck. Openings for a number of songs seemed tentative, but once y'all locked together, it sounded fine. (One thing that might help w/ that, which we discovered the hard way in Wild Mercy, is to set up tight instead of spreading out to use the whole stage. It's nice to have all that space, but it can lead to everybody feeling disconnected. We found that it was much easier to lock timing together if we were physically in closer proximity.)

We're unsure whether the recording was actually recording FOH or one of the monitor mixes or something in between. It seemed extremely guitar/drum heavy and vocal light when we listened to a bit, which makes it seem more like a monitor mix to me or possibly pre-fader front-of-house. Given all the equipment problems we were having, and the last-minute rewiring we had to do, I'm not surprised. (I don't know if you heard... the main bus on the Mackie decided to die right before things got started, so I ran the show on Aux 3. So the recording could be one of the monitor mixes, or Aux 3 pre-fader, or Aux 3 post-fader (which is what actually went to FOH). My point being... don't assume that the recording is what FOH sounded like 'cause from what I listened to of it, it's not.) The mix out front sounded good to me, and people seemed to be having fun.
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Date:February 15th, 2010 03:28 am (UTC)
And the Mackie is now sitting in my living room, soon to be dis-assembled so the gremlin can be evicted from it. While it's apart, I'll probably give it a good cleaning and install the rotapod. Hopefully, it'll be good as new in a couple of weeks....
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Date:February 15th, 2010 04:08 am (UTC)
And thanks. I appreciate it!
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Date:February 15th, 2010 04:07 am (UTC)
And I concur. You guys were in no way a train wreck. I've been in train wrecks. Train wrecks are close personal friends of mine...

We'll see what the recording sounds like once we decompress from the con a bit. Given the way I was hotplugging wires to try to get sound to go anywhere that we needed it, God knows what I actually plugged into the recorder. (As Debbie observes...)
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Date:February 15th, 2010 04:34 am (UTC)
I thought you sounded great, honestly. I didn't get to see the whole show, but I could hear bits of it in the art auction (I was sitting against the shared wall), and ducked in for a few songs. The audience was definitely engaged. You were probably a lot better than you think. Now, since I haven't seen you before, I have no basis for comparison to know if this was a "good show" or a "bad show" vs. others, but having seen you once, I would now make a point to see you again. And you thought I wouldn't like it.
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Date:February 15th, 2010 05:17 am (UTC)
Absolutely not a train wreck. You acted like a band and you went smoothly through the whole show.
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Date:February 16th, 2010 04:37 am (UTC)
It sure felt like a train wreck
Of course it did - we tend to be harsh on ourselves. From my (admittedly skewed, non-musicjudgeable) viewpoint it was a fine show. You had people bouncing and singing, and made several new fans. Not generally things that happen all that often at train wrecks.

Just my thoughts....
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