My latest for Schwilly Family Musicians.
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“Now, why in blue-blazes would a live-sound engineer talk about auditioning people for your band?
I deal with the fallout if you louse it up.
There have been many instances in my time where I’ve had to struggle with a band containing at least one member who was a terrible fit for actually playing shows. It usually makes for a frustrating and bad-sounding gig, in which a large amount (maybe all) of the available electro-acoustical headroom for the show is DEVOURED in trying to fix the problems. Nothing is left over to otherwise translate the show to the audience in a cool way. It’s all been spent on mere survival.”
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