Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Harold Shutzman;

Bob Miller, one of your fellow audio engineers told me about another FAUX New Years live feed. Bobby set up his equipment in the hotel ballroom amongst the revelers with careful attention to the public address levels. The band leader was notorious for giving orders to the audio person. He told Bobby to increase the P.A. level but he was told they had been set just short of feed back conditions. Not one to suffer fools gladly, the band leader asked which pot controlled P.A. and when told he reached across Bobby and increased the level. Bedlam ensued as massive feedback joined in with the sound of horns and inebriated HAPPY NEW YEARS greetings among the assembled patrons welcoming the new year. HAPPY NEW YEAR+FEEDBACK + HORNS+OLD LANG SYNE=BRAND NEW YEAR!
Unfortunately this occurred five minutes before midnight. At midnight the patrons had no more to give. The network cut to a deathly hushed live feed.
A word to the wise " ALWAYS TRUST YOUR TECHNICIANS!"
For the good times,

Frank Novack