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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2007-06-12T12:46:11+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=8&t=6098 2007-06-12T12:46:11+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6098&p=59237#p59237 <![CDATA[Just need to vent (soundmen)]]> there's no reason for 'em to believe that I might have a decent ear

I've run into that more than once. Several years ago I saw a couple of acoustic musicians playing in a pub through a small PA. Their talent was marginal, strickly strummers, not much picking going on. The sound was terrible, so much reverb it sounded like they were both in a garbage can.

I went up at the break to try and help 'em out and introduced myself as a professional musician. The lead guy replies, "Yeah so what, so am I."

I then told him I was going to help him with their sound but if he was going to be an ass, he deserved to sound like crap. Then I left.

Takes all kinds.

Bosco

Statistics: Posted by bosco — Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:46 pm


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2007-06-11T14:11:14+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6098&p=59165#p59165 <![CDATA[Just need to vent (soundmen)]]>
As a band member though, you are at the mercy of the soundman who can make or break your gig. The solution: if you play a lot of gigs and can afford it, hire your own soundman.

Statistics: Posted by songdog — Mon Jun 11, 2007 2:11 pm


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2007-06-10T18:30:32+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6098&p=59110#p59110 <![CDATA[Just need to vent (soundmen)]]>
I've had the pleasure of being a soundman, don't get it that often cos i'm not 18 so can get kicked out of pubs! I dunno how good the job I did was but it didn't take long to go to the frontman with a notepad and say "how do you want it all sorting? Are there any times you'll want it any different?"

I guess I may be an exception... Maybe it's because I'm poor and know if I do a decent job i could get tipped.

Statistics: Posted by Bournio — Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:30 pm


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2007-06-10T08:50:56+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6098&p=59086#p59086 <![CDATA[Just need to vent (soundmen)]]>
stumblin wrote:
Mostly, they don't seem to care very much, often apparently being overly satisfied with their own "coolness" at having been given the job.


So, in essence, the job of "sound man" goes to unsound men? I think there is a god and he's got a warped sense of humour.

Statistics: Posted by maxx england — Sun Jun 10, 2007 8:50 am


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2007-06-10T07:43:45+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6098&p=59082#p59082 <![CDATA[Just need to vent (soundmen)]]> And the monitors worked!
Mostly, they don't seem to care very much, often apparently being overly satisfied with their own "coolness" at having been given the job.

Statistics: Posted by stumblin — Sun Jun 10, 2007 7:43 am


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2007-06-09T17:32:08+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6098&p=59056#p59056 <![CDATA[Just need to vent (soundmen)]]>
I knew someone went into a studio, paid for the time etc, the studio was used to this awful boom boom boom bass & drums stuff, and supplied him with a final mix that hid a blazing harp & Jazzmaster in a cupboard somewhere.

Statistics: Posted by maxx england — Sat Jun 09, 2007 5:32 pm


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2007-06-09T14:52:29+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6098&p=59047#p59047 <![CDATA[Just need to vent (soundmen)]]>
We just played a Saturday at Grandmas; top of the line equipment and you would think knowledgeable sound guys.

We have played in joints where owners kid was the sound man and he did a much better job than the yahoos at Grandmas.

What gets me is that a lot of sound men have an air of arrogance and their
decisions stays no matter what, even if the sound is a muddy mess.

Statistics: Posted by oleman — Sat Jun 09, 2007 2:52 pm


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2007-06-09T14:19:09+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6098&p=59046#p59046 <![CDATA[Just need to vent (soundmen)]]> Statistics: Posted by jeffl — Sat Jun 09, 2007 2:19 pm


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2007-06-09T12:48:34+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6098&p=59040#p59040 <![CDATA[Just need to vent (soundmen)]]> Thanks for letting me vent
fat paul

Statistics: Posted by fat paul — Sat Jun 09, 2007 12:48 pm


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