Thursday, November 30, 2006

Swing Stage

Got to play Spiderman where the Diamondbacks play. The people in charge of the advertising are changing out one of the big posters. The colors for the team are apparently changing, so the sponsors want to adjust accordingly. Tomorrow I'm going to the Cardinals Stadium, which, until a better name is provided will be referred to only as [Pink Taco]. Please prepare yourselves for tasteless connotations.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Don't mind if I do.

All play and no work makes Charley something something.

Another job canceled. Why? To hang a 100'-tall sign would require shutting down Central Ave. The city doesn't want to do that on Thanksgiving weekend. Ok. So the next big one to look forward to is doing some preparation for the Fiesta Bowl at the new stadium. How long will it take to cease being the new stadium? Once it gets a great name, like arena. I think the bid for 'Pink Taco' has been rejected. Too bad.

I ended up doing the load out for Babs. Kris Kristofferson walked by me. To celebrate, I've been trying my best to live out the lyrics of 'Sunday Morning Coming Down.'

More pics from the rope access course: (click)

In other news I have a bed. The shell is no longer on my truck. I also have a bed in my room. My how things change.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

General Disappointment

So the booking company that wanted me to rappel and fight James Bond while dressed as a ninja fell through. They didn't request the structural engineer with nearly enough time. So I didn't get to up the ante w/r/t random jobs.

Tonight was high rigging for Babs. She's coming to town. She'd better sound/look great with everything that goes up for her stage. Tomorrow is CMT on tour.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The Load Out

"...let the roadies take the stage..."

I've done a couple of load outs for gigs. 2 up until tonight. They were both Christian Rock affiliated - the Jebus Sound. I was getting worried.

We did a load in last night in a ballroom at the Biltmore Resort. It looked like it was going to be for either Dem. or Rep. HQ for the elections. So I showed up this evening expecting sheep drunk in victory or in defeat. As I walked in, Jerry Douglas and Ron Block, banjo case in hand, walked by me. Dan Tyminski (the voice of George Clooney's character in 'O Brother, Where Art Thou') was stuffing his face. Alison Krauss was talking to the sound guy. They were playing a private gig for a Cincinnati Insurance Group. Weird. Jerry Douglas is tall. Alison Krauss is hot. That's all.