1. underwatermess:

    Throwback Thursday, Live Sound Edition

    Dire Straits in Birmingham

    Martin Audio Bins and Philishaves

  2. calumet412:

    The outer bulkhead of Northerly Island begins to take shape, 1923, Chicago

  3. underwatermess:





    Sir, your wedges belong behind the mic.


    umm what? why would you… I can’t

    Is this not right? Then how do you get that ear-piercing squeal???

    So this has gotten some notes this week, I figure this could be another good post for Throwback Thursday

    The act was a (washed up) country singer who did some ridiculous kick/dancing shit on the downstage edge, so we had to lay Marley down and wedges had to be BEHIND the singer (ie aimed directly at the fucking microphone) because everyone had to be able to see his sweet cowboy boots.

    The band traveled with a monitor engineer but this show still probably had the most squawks I’ve heard in a long time. At the end of the night the ME didn’t look to happy, I’m sure they go through Mon Engis fairly often because that’s a fucking stupid way to handle monitors.

    I’m a lighting person and even I know that’s not how you do it.


  4. purrprinthom:





    A man just walked past me and said “excuse me, but you look very nice tonight darlin” I said thank you and he said you’re welcome and walked off. And that is how you compliment a woman without harassing them

    No, that is still unsolicited, and thus, harassment. No amount of “darlins” is gonna make me not want to punch your ass for coming on to me without provocation.






    the comic is killing me

    (Source: cremebun, via lisalikewhoa)

  6. retrowar:

    MV-22Bs on USS Wasp

    (via wheretheneedleskips)

  7. nevver:

    Darkness on the edge of town, Patrick Joust

  8. tangledaxon:


    Orbital Mechanics by Tatiana Plakhova 

    This is breathtaking.

    (via wolfpuke)


  9. internetexplwhorer:

    look at the stars, look how they shine for you


    (via each-fallen-robinn)


  10. emmaskies:

    do not get your news and political opinions from tumblr

    do not get your news and political opinions from tumblr

    do not get your news and political opinions from tumblr

    (via cassidysux)


  11. returnofthenickmare:

    I miss boobs so much

  12. perpetuallight:

    I love looking through the Strand Archives :)

    (via carpathia-save-me)


  13. roccondil said: Just curious, do you know of any sort of home PC applications that can be used to self-teach the basics of lighting design, or to hone your skills? Or is really the only place to get familiar with light design to experience doing it in community theaters, schools, and internships/jobs? Thanks! Too bad there isn't a whole lot of ways to show some of the events you do besides actually being there in person... unless you do have some video to share. I'll bet you have done some awesome sequences!

    You can read up on it as much as you can, you can understand the concepts, but honestly the only way to really become good at it is to do it.  Classes help, the reading helps, anything that can explain the methods and why they exist is a great resource to have, but in all honesty, you don’t need them.

    I know plenty of people who never went to school for or studied lighting, and they’re just incredible designers.  And that comes from having a passion to do it, and doing it over and over, honing your skills, finding out what works and what doesn’t.  

    I’m working on compiling more footage of the shows I work.  I find that I have picked and pulled ideas from other people over the years, just small tricks.  It’s never really worth it to try and recreate someone’s work entirely, because it doesn’t make you a good designer, it’s a cop-out.