Date: Mon 23 Sep, 2002 at 00:00
Headline: The Calm Before
Greetings and Salutations!
"They say it's always calmest before the storm. That's not
a serious salior. It is not calm before the
storm, stuff happens...."
-Dan Rydell, SportsNight: Eli's Coming
Just got back from rehearsal.
Litovsky was ribbing me tonight about these "rantings", as he calls
them. He read my last post aloud to the band in a dry, comic
monotone -- at least I think it was meant to be comic ;) -- which gave us all a chuckle and reminded me of
First of all, that other people out there actually read this stuff.
I know, of course, that this page is open to the public, but I usually
don't get a lot of feedback about it and sometimes I tend to forget
that I'm not just talking to myself here! It's always interesting, and
not a little embarrassing, to receive that shock of perspective.
And secondly, that I haven't posted a new update for a while, so
I've spent nearly every night for the past two weeks getting all of
the technical details hammered out for the next FloydShow, which will be upon us in
less than 72 hours. With everything from arranging for the building of
set pieces to compiling and overseeing the visuals to sequencing and
burning the audio FX to setting up all of the staging and cues to
co-ordinating everyone's schedules so that we can all do our jobs as
efficiently and effectively as possible and the
seeming infinity of little tasks in between, I've had a lot of irons in
the fire....and that's just the non-musical stuff. Hey, they
don't call me the "designated driver" of the band just cause I'm the
only one who won't touch the hooch. :-) It's
rewarding work and I love it when a plan comes together, but I am
seriously ready for a break right about now.
Tonight was our last night to work the kinks out musically, and at
from that perspective I think we're ready to go. The fine folks at
Harry O's have been kind enough to let us go in and
get all of the gear set up on Wednesday night, so we can get a
jump-start on the technical end of the show. Apparently we've built up
quite a buzz about this gig, so with expectations running high we want
to be extra certain that everything will run smoothly when the lights
So, it's one day off to relax with friends & family and enjoy the
supposed "calm", then back into the storm with all guns blazing.
Thanks for being there, folks...and thanks for reading, even those
of you who find my "rantings" to be a bit silly. Enjoy the Autumnal Equinox, and
we'll see you Thursday night!
your humble correspondent