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What's Your Top 10

Probably since the advent of Billboard magazine, or even before, the music industry has had an obsession with “Top” lists. First it was the “Top 10”, followed by the “Top 13” which was...

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How Soundmen Can Keep Me Happy

What is the deal with soundmen?  I wish my job was as simple as twisting a couple of knobs…I have the responsibility of entertaining all the fans: so what’s up with the snide remarks, the heavy sighs, and passive-aggressive...

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How Soundmen Can Keep Me Happy

(continued from here) 9. Bring Me Something to Drink. Maybe this is not “officially” in your job description (hence the “I’m not your effin’ waitress” comment I often hear), and I get it…but it’s just a nice thing to...

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How Soundmen Can Keep Me Happy

(continued from here) 8. Round Up Some Hot Girls for the Post Show Party. Quite obviously, I’m a little busy performing a show, and if I go out in the audience after I play it looks tacky. But, you, my friend, are...

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How Soundmen Can Keep Me Happy

(cpntinued from here) 7. Dress Nice. You are a reflection of me, so come on…step it up. Not that I’m unsympathetic to your job, crawling under, over and around the stage in 100 degree heat on a dirt field in a...

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How Soundmen Can Keep Me Happy

(continued from here) 6. Don’t Do What I Ask You To Do; Do What I Want. Well, of course, I want you to do what I want you to do…it’s just that I might ask for something that I don’t want and I want you to know that and...

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How Soundmen Can Keep Me Happy

(continued from here)  5. Watch the Attitude. Oh, you know the one:  The…I’m a soundman, and I know sound, and I’m holier than thou… Okay, Let’s do a list: The eye roll.The pretending to turn knobs as if...

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How Soundmen Can Keep Me Happy

(continued from here) 4. Make Me Louder Okay, this is easy…and it is the single most important element of your job: make me louder! And, of course, I want that without feedback. And, of course, that’s just...

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How Soundmen Can Keep Me Happy

(continued from here)  3. Stop Ringing Out the P.A. with Steely Dan. Surely, there has been another great record that has been made in the past 40 years that you can use to do whatever the hell it is you do when...

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How Soundmen Can Keep Me Happy

(continued from here) 2. Man Up and Take the Blame… Because it’s your fault anyway. A man wiser than myself (ha! what a funny saying), said that an artist never has a bad show, it’s always someone else’s...

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How Soundmen Can Keep Me Happy

(continued from here) 1. Get Your Priorities In Order.  I don’t know why, but this seems to be the most difficult for the dozens and dozens (if not hundreds) of soundmen I have worked with. Okay, here is how you...

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