Winters here (it's official! )
Actually the equipment cost was not as much as I'd origionally thought. It all comes in at around £95,000 for the main sound system, lighting, mixing desks, etc. etc. etc.
For anyone who's interested, the full equipment spec ( first draught provisional guestimate) can be found here in .doc MS Word format and the architects intial venue drawings can be found here.
Note the provision of a rear screen and overhead digital projector, this will give us the option of having one of the best sounding private cinemas anywhere, to be used when everybody fucks off home after a gig. Top...private cinema, huge sound, a few staff, couple of drinks....
Anyone got a copy of Blade Runner handy?
Venue build Stage two: Get the architects plans and start to figure out where all of the extra RSJ's (steel beams) are gonna be fitted for hanging speakers, lighting rigs, access points etc. etc. etc. And also finding a company who can make the heavyweight fireproof drapes needed to stop the whole venue sounding like a fukin biscuit (cookie) tin?? Also, I'll try and meet with S to discuss the overall look of the venue. I really like the idea of it all looking like a big chintzy living room, the festival he runs kinda has this theme already.
S and V met with the council the other day and the licences are all going ahead.
Stage three: Get together a proper venue spec estimate.
Stage four: Start ordering all of the gear.
Stage five: Build the fukin thing.
Just like that... yeah right!
Hell of a lot to take on building a venue like this, the logistics are fukin huge, but I luv a good challenge so I'm getting kinda excited about it all really....
Ok, British winter time kicked in this morning, clocks went back and everything... Great, don't ya just love the fukin winter?
I'm back in the studio this week with a few label clients finishing some tunes and then next weekend I'm off to Germany ( Saarbrucken ) to do a gig with one of the bands I engineer.
I have a new passport now!! Won't make that fukin mistake again after missing out on a Hong Kong gig a few weeks ago!
Busy busy busy... Wot to do!!!
Right, It's Sunday, it's cold outside, did all my food shopping yesterday, no need to leave the house, huge pan of Ham, chicken and leek winter stew simmering away in the kitchen ( ETA 2 and a bit hours) couple of DVD's , bottle of wine, nothing to do, all day to do it!
The real Borat. See below.
Tonight on [blatant] Theft or [total fukin] Coincidence: Mahir became an internet superstar between 1999 and 2002, not difficult to see why, but also right about the time Sacha Baron Cohen invented Borat for the Ali G show...go figure!
Also, why global warming will [can] never be stopped! (Try exploding some of the maps, scary??) Thanks: Thom Yorke for the link.