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Monday, July 04, 2005

Degree or not degree , that be the question !

Feel all better now ...

Been shopping sooo have food and milk and fags and bread and supplies ..

Wrote a tune , then went for a walk with the old ipod and listened to Wish You Were Here ( always helps ) ..

Got a call from the band , they have just finished their last gig with their previous sound engineer ( the one i've replaced , he was pre booked for this show though ) , he fucked it right up , so i'm golden boy at the moment ...

Talking about fuking things up , did you hear the 8k feedback from the mics on the stage at the Live8 gig .. That was totally unexceptable ( whoever you were , i'll find out .. ) , on a job of that size and at that level that was pure amateur night at the Apollo mate , move over laddy , make way for the next genaration of feedback free engineers ... Some of the earlier bands sounded crap as well ( not the bands fault either !! ) , Travis sounded rubbish , and I know for a fact that it wasn't the band , they kept looking to the side of the stage , which means , " I can't hear anything turn me up !!! " + Snoops Dj could'nt hear cos he kept pointing skyward , which also means " I can't hear myself turn me the fuck up please " ... Amateur ...

Note to the people : Sometimes if you see a band and they sound shit , it isn't always the bands fault . You see , a really good band will sound terrible if the bloke at the back of the room or at the side of the stage ( there's 2 engineers at a big gig ) isn't doing his job properly ...

Special note to all sound engineer's with newly gained degrees : A degree means fuck all in the music industry , it especially dosen't mean you can do the job ... If you lot have degrees , I have a fukin PHD twice over ... As was made clear last week by some spotty faced Audio degree kid trying to tell me my job , " there's not enough 4k on the vocals" , he said . His band went on last , and he totally , totally fuked it up , that's why there's not enough 4k on the vocals mate , cos it feed's back like a mother you twat .. You were nearly crying by the time I bailed you out Plank boy !!! .. Sound engineers who teach degree students , do so because " they can't do the fukin job !! " ...

Rant over ...

Ooof that felt sooo good !!

6 Comments:

Blogger LeeLoreya said...

talk about breathing fresh air...you sound like a turbo engine compared to the morning's grumpy depressed tone.

7:52 pm  
Blogger london cokehead said...

Guess I got out of the wrong side of bed mate !

8:55 pm  
Blogger your father said...

I reckon you're spot on mate. Sound engineering seems to be a jod that some people reckon any cunt can do. Not the case mate. Good to here you've got a full pantry. Eat more, think of your mother.

3:30 am  
Blogger kyknoord said...

Who are these people who think that degrees instill knowledge? That makes no sense whatsoever, if you think about it logically. After all, what do most students do at university? Study? Ahahahahaha!

7:05 am  
Blogger london cokehead said...

No they get pissed , then pick up stupid facts from text books like " never put bass eq on a snare drum " , hahaha ! ... I actually once saw some degee guy try to tell this to Trevor Horn at his Sarm West Studio ..

Trevors reply " If I want fucking bass on my fucking snaredrum , I will have fucking bass on my fucking snare drum , get the fuck out of my fuking studio you fuking twat " .... His actual words , not mine ..

I mean Trevor's only sold say 100,000,000 albums in his time , what the fuck would he know about anything !

10:06 am  
Blogger stressqueen said...

Travis did indeed sound terrible - couldn't hear Fran's vocals at all. Very surprising considering the scale of the gig, like you say.

1:42 pm  

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