Have you ever been on the road, stopped for a bite to eat, ordered some fries, some onion rings, or pretty much anything that is a receptacle for your favorite condiment only to discover that you don't have Tabasco sauce? Worst day EVER! It's gotten so ridiculous that I've decided to travel with my own… Continue reading Touring with Condiments – Stage Hand Condiment Carriers
Work the LDI tradeshow like a PRO!
Hopefully this will be a series of short snippets of chats that I've had backstage with other stage hands and people in the live entertainment industry. These are real topics with real people. Seldom is there much time to chat for more than a few minutes during calls. It happens mostly during breaks or when… Continue reading Backstage Chat #1 – Diversify Your Income
The sad fact is, many of us - myself included - can't seem to be able to handle the truth. The good news is, we can change.
The original question: “I’m wondering what you folks generally recommend for footcandles at any given target area? Over the many years I’ve sold spots, I’ve found 150-200fc to be adequate, but I’ve come to the realization that I never asked you who make the spots what your thoughts are.” Intention: Followspots are great add-on items… Continue reading Followspot Footcandes and Lumens
How many of you have ever looked up into the sky and asked are we alone? Well maybe you didn't do it that way, but we have all asked ourselves whether we think aliens are real or not. The only issue is how do we know if they exist and why have we not met… Continue reading Aliens Beneath the Ice
LDI - or Live Design International - is one of the biggest trade shows in the live entertainment and broadcast industries. To say that LDI is a big deal would be an understatement. There are hundreds of manufacturers, thousands of participants from 80 different countries and over 100 training sessions all showcasing the latest in entertainment… Continue reading 8 Tips for Trade Show Health – Live Design International
At the end of the 2017 year towards early December the digital assets known as cryptocurrency blew up. Their value grew from a total of 200 billion in November to over 850 billion by the end of the year. That means in about 2 months you could have turned 100 dollars into 300 which is… Continue reading Fear of Missing Out – FOMO
Whether you are a student, lawyer, doctor, business person, or whoever you will have to study at some point in your life. The only issue is that it is very hard to be successful. You can study and study for hours and still not get the A or result you are looking for. You are… Continue reading The Secret Behind Studying
This is not a pro-gun or an anti-gun rant. Simply a question that I pose to society at large trying to understand whether the technology or the people are to blame for gun violence in America. People do kill. That's nothing new. We've killed other animals and each other for hundreds of thousands of years.… Continue reading Guns and America