Raymond Scott | Tobacco Auctioneer
another fantastic Scott piece…
Raymond Scott | Tobacco Auctioneer
another fantastic Scott piece…
Tune In Tuesday at The Red Cat. Celebrate The Giants Superbowl victory with a free glass of wine. Your password: ‘New York Groove.’
Rooster and Gonzo the duo who make up the hAloha Brothers play live in a tiny concert performance.
It would appear that the editor of Daily DOOH has taken umbrage at rAVe [Publications] methodology of show coverage. I posted this to my Google Plus account but after looking around on the DOOH site I found even more sniping on the part of Mr. Adrian J Cotterill, this time about the apparent age and gender of rAVe’s journalists. Really AC?
While this will not endear me to Mr. Cotterill I posted the below on the rAVe blog post:
An interesting bit of vitriol Mr. Cotterill spits out. I say interesting in that midway through reading his screed I kept thinking his real message is ‘Get Off My Lawn You Whippersnappers!”
In my view, this is a classic example of new media vs old. Industry professionals like myself gravitate to news sources such as Rave because of the timing and format it is presented in.
Balanced is a funny word, what exactly do you mean by it sir? Balanced in that you decide which exhibitors I get to hear about or is there some preordained hierarchy of who gets coverage or what I should be interested in if I were but a learned AV professional such as yourself?
I have had the opportunity to work professionally with the American rAVe staff as a manufacturers marketing person and as associates (rAVe publishes my blog and hosts the AV Nation podcasts I am producer for). I have found the individuals Gary hires to be professional, accurate and remarkably interested in the AV industry from all angles no matter how small or large. The intensity they show translates into interest from the readers - What could possibly be wrong with that?!
I do not write for rAVe nor agreed as one of AV Nations advisory board members to partner with them just for business reason, I admire the sense of community and engagement they foster. The online community of AV folks gather around them for the same reasons.
As I read through the article and comments I was reminded of the infamous Bill Gundy episode on Thames Television circa 1976. Whatever happened to good times Bill anyway?
If you are unfamiliar with Bill Gundy you can see the moment he killed his own career ( and the staff at the Thames Television technical staff) on YouTube. *Warning the content is not for those who find expletives disturbing *
Bill Gundy typhooned his career because he engaged in Character Assassination with a group who were more fearless and smarter -(on the whole and despite appearances) then the learned and esteemed journalist. The video shows an interview with the group ‘The Sex Pistols’ where the right honorable Bill Gundy proceeds to goad the band with devastating results. Love him or hate him John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, is a horribly intelligent person who channels the prolific anger of the situationist into an artful confrontation. Even in this interview you can see his eyes alight with the ghost of Guy Debord.
Mr. Gundy did not know what hit him - presumptions are dangerous boomerangs
I came across this video -Thanks to Stagehand World’s Google Plus page - of the lighting tech for Korn really feeling his job. Some have made fun of just how involved his is in the performance, but are we not just a little jealous at how much he loves his job and that the passion is so evident?
If you are unfamiliar with Korn they are a rock band who are part of the nu metal genre which blends influences from 80’ metal, Hardcore punk, classic rock and New Yorks No Wave movement.
The influence extends beyond cord structure and double bass drums to the inclusion of the crew,and often the fans, as part of the band. The lines delineating between the three is thin and often fluctuates. In many ways they whole operation is similar to the Grateful Dead where the band is seemingly on tour without end complete with fans who travel to multiple shows across the globe. The band keeps a constant contact with fans through direct response via social media and appearances in smaller of the beaten track events.
In short they have a community not just a business relationship.
Which do you see in your own work?
Marconi, the fantastical genius (second in renowned and sheer infamy only to Tesla, despite Yahoo Serious’s portrayal ) who brought us the ability to transmit information from one location to another without the need for miles of wire would be amazed but quite comfortable with our wireless world. After all the first wireless phone/media delivery system was in use by 1922. The tools and interfaces would no doubt astound him, yet the process and application would be as natural as reading the newspaper. The modern ‘Golden Age of Wireless’ is mother’s milk to most of us - we are as afraid of its presence, with a few odd exceptions, as we are of indoor running water. So why does it so often befoul and frustrate us?
Read the full blog post here
When does a bad movie become a monumental message? If you are like me you may have spent many a Saturday morning watching MST3K on comedy central ripping bad movies with Tom Servo, Crow T. Robot and the gang. While most films deserve these royal send ups we do tend to forget that someone put their heart and soul into a vision, perhaps emptying themselves into a gasp of creativity. In the past these films may have been relegated to the trash heap only to be viewed by an archivist or lone affectionado. Ah but the ‘New’ Media revolution has forever changed this.
The value of these individual voices was recently reinforced by a kids movie we found one rainy day on Netflix when our house was feeling low ebb’d and feverish throughout. Little did I know that a shared movie would break me into pieces.
Full post is on my T6 blog
A Special Request:
The Family Handyman magazine is holding a contest to redo the kitchen of a deserving firehouse. I ask you to consider voting for the Yonkers Engine Co. 306.
These folks are among those who helped save my kid when he experienced an anaflaxis reaction to peanut butter. Helping them get better digs is the least I can do. I am forever in their debt.
Golden Wonder Crisps’ a maker of obesity inducing snack foods evidently have some overly hyper security.
The video show the guards (note these are building security people NOT law enforcement) pressuring a local photographer to stop taking photographs of their factory. The two guards start spouting fictitious laws in a rude and obnoxious manner as possible.
You KNOW that this was a mandate from corporate - why else would the two rent-a-cops be so adamant? NICE work there Golden Crisps! I will no longer have to wonder if your products are available in the US - from this I will not buy them.
Golden Wonders CEO and board best get their butts out of the dark space they currently have them or this could get ugly.
Episode One of our newest show AV Social is now posted “Join The Conversation”
This Show includes +Matt Scott +Scott Moody +George Tucker +Dawn Mead and +Cindy Gallop of ‘Ifwerantheworld.com
My AV Nation Podcast “The DIY show” is up- Episode 2 ‘I’m a Lumberjock & that’s Okay!”
Anthony Zotti, Jonathan Danforth,Michael Francis, andRJ of DIY Light Animation. Episode 2 of the DIY show: Jonathan takes over the helm as host and we discuss Michael’s first Christmas light show, RJ’s great forum, 3D printing, what makes a DIYer and our favorite resources for information and inspiration.
Do you like it? Hate it ? let us know (hey, wanna be on? just contact me and we will make room at the table!”
Question for supporters of Newt - an honest one. Why are his repeated acts of adultery excusable?
Dare I start to believe that this could be for Real?! #NYR Rangers atop the NHL after beating the Bruins in Boston!
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The Night The Sky Crashed
On a foggy night in Odessa, Ukraine, an electronic billboard ERROR’d, resulting in what appeared to be a floating malfunction window in the sky. Later that night, God rebooted his XP machine and the billboard returned to normal.