Thursday, February 22, 2007

Radio Frequency Sell Off

The government is planning to sell off all of the radio frequencies
('spectrum') that we currently use for radio mics & communications, when
they switch off the present analogue TV channels. The process to due to
be completed by 2012, but will be starting much sooner than that.

There is at present NO sensible allowance planned for radio microphone
use within the UK, and this will affect all broadcast and recorded TV,
theatre, schools, other live entertainment & corporate events - indeed
anywhere that currently uses a radio microphone.

The government's action is, of course, motivated entirely by raising
money, and the result will be a damage to people's livelihoods as well
as their enjoyment of pretty well all forms of entertainment.

Please take a moment to contribute by clicking on the following link,
and please pass this on to as many people as you can. It's maybe true
that two millions signatures won't sway the government on road pricing,
but don't let that dissuade you - we must try!

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Tim's Barcelona pictures

Click the link to check out Tim Speight's pictures from our antics in Barcelona

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Barcelona 3GSM

It's the final day of the show today so here are some of the pictures I have taken over the last few days. My Flickr Today I am waiting for all the seminars to finish so we can begin pulling it all apart.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Pictures from Barcelona

hi all here are some pictures of us here at the Pallace in Fira Barcelona 3GSM awards.

Monday, February 12, 2007

3GSM Barcelona Summit

Session one down ok now mid Session two talking about putting a credit card chip in the back of your mobile so you simply hold it next to a Electronic point of Sale and enter your pin number in. Quite clever really seen as it can also be your Oyster card too. So you will now be absolutely stuffed with out your mobile.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Day to 3GSM Barcelona

Best part of today was spent finishing of Lecture rooms A, B & C in Hall 2 and 5, quite hot work but I think all is well and they are good to begin rehearsals tomorrow. This afternoon the rest of the Summit and Awwards team arrived to begin work up at the Palace. The picture is what all the trusses look like. We spent a few hours running in the Socaplex for all the speaker hangs and also flew 6 hangs of d&b Q-series on the centre round truss. Tommorow we'll be hanging the J-Series main PA and pluging the rest of it together.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Barcelona 3GSM World Congress Sound Build Day 1

I know it's not really exciting really but this is were we got to in track B one of the main lecture theaters. The rest of the team also made good headway in track C which is another conference space in Hall 2 a Fira Barcelona. More pictures and witty comments to follow, it's been a long day.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

A Week in Brew's Life, Chiago, d&b J-series prep Barcelona and the Science Museum pt2

On Sunday morning I was on my way down to Dobsons, some where I'd not been before, to help Chubby & Wills finish of prepping the kit for Barcelona, 2 Digico D1's one D5 and a Heratage 1000 loads of d&b Q and J series the whole gig is decidedly bigger than last year and the kit list has gone up a notch. The plans for the Summit and Awards look really special. Hopefully I should get some good pictures. Well after loading the truck the sun was out and so Chubbs in his Missus hair dressers car decided to take the top of and enjoy it.

Wednesday night was another little quick gig at the Science Museum with White Light, a nice easy gig so easy it was me back in the mixing position which was quite nice. It was nice and relaxed so much so we had a mini e-Pong championship Ali won with 180 something.

A Week in Brew's Life, Chiago, d&b J-series prep Barcelona and the Science Museum pt1

As I have been a bit lax and not maintained my blog over the last week as I have been a bit busy I'm going to try and explain the events of the last week with some pictures. Beginning with The Launch of One Piccadilly. This is the site of a old Madam Tussauds exhibit, now it is been converted to a event space and this was the launch party. in the 20 minute show case there were Tap Dogs, Hula Girl, Opera Singers and Songs from Chiago. Looks like it is going to become a nice space. I was running radio's for all the performers.