Friday, July 19, 2013

Link: Dodgy Technicians

July continues to be what it typically is, busy. We're still trying to keep up some semblance of bringing you audio goodness to think about on a regular basis. Which for the next couple weeks at least means you get links when I find something interesting. So for those of you not out fighting heat stroke at festival stages and in fair tents, here's a little something to keep you going.

It's a Facebook page called "Dodgy Technicians" which chronicles any and all stupid rigging, mixing, electrical and any other safety botches that people have documented. At 35,000 members strong there's not shortage of snap shots coming in and it's a good education in what not to do. 
 
The comments under each photo are worth their weight in gold. If a picture is worth a thousand words then the words underneath each picture are worth at least a thousand bucks. Every post is a fountain of information on how each situation should have been done properly.  So check it out Brethren of the Knob and Fader. It's worth a look.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, thanks. I didn't know about that page. Love that kind of stuff. It's somehow unreal and boggles the mind how some of these things still get done the way they get done. 2013, in the "civilized world".

    If you wanna see more pictures, Germany has a similar (probably ripped off) page:

    https://www.facebook.com/Kuriositaeten.der.Veranstaltungstechnik/photos_stream

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