I agree with Rick, if I can get some notice for the next one, I'll even consider flying out, as I'm looking at CA and LA in particular, as a possible move, so not only would it be a total blast and a half, a little vaca, but also a little info gathering excursion. Jeezz that was a looooong sentence! lol! Anyway, you get the jist! Oh, btw, I have purple line cables! lol!, and Rick, I also like alot of colors. -and their contrasts with BLACK. Anyway, have a great day, All... Smiles, The Damsel Deity At 08:36 AM 6/20/01 -0700, you wrote: >Max Valentino wrote: >"But, when the 2nd LA LoopFest comes around please count me in!!!" > >I, too, would like to throw my hat in for >the 2nd Los Angeles LoopFest* : any chance to join you guys down south >and >any chance to get to see my good buddy, Max!!! > >I wanted to commend all of you So Cal loopers for how quickly this has all >come together and with such communal spirit. > > >Here are a couple of quick thoughts of things that I've stumbled on >producing similar events. They are gratuitously proferred and >should be accordingly ignored if they don't fit: > >I have discovered that if everybody sets up their gear at the start of the >show the time between sets can be nullified which makes it a much more >effective listening experience. >Limiting the performances to more festival oriented sets (between 15 >minutes >and 30 minutes) with a 'headliner' act at the end playing a long set seems >to add to the flow of the show and keeps things moving, stylistically. > >Also, for what it's worth, we've set up a merchandise table and gotten the >artists who are not playing to >man (or rather, to person) the table while not playing in a rotating >fashion >(It may seem silly but remember to bring $50 in $5 dollar bills and get >the >artists to charge in $5 increments ($10,$15,$20, whatever). > More CDs get sold because there is someone to talk to or get autographs >from). > >Add an official M.C. to the proceedings with a little cued up Loop music >from auslanders (people who couldn't make the gig but want to participate >and remind them to mark which >cut(s) they want played on the outside of the CD so that it is a no >brainer >and you have a pretty professional festival oriented listening experience. >Dead time (space with nothing happening sonically) is one of the great >killers of vibe at concerts so the more the 'show' flows, the better the >listening experience for the audience. I say all of this because we want >this thing to grow as a phenomena. > >I'm just pulling things off of the top of my head after a night with >insomnia so please >forgive the wierd order: > >Oh, yeah. Remind all the artists to have >two really long line cables that can patch into the main board (if there >is >one). With a lot of solo acts on stage there is always a good chance that >you might end up further away from the mixing board (I always set it up on >stage for ease of access because I tend to be the M.C., the mixing >engineer >and a performer and , in the last Festival of Voice + Electronics, I had >to >run all the way to the back of the Rio Theatre-which is a long ways-to >change the lighting on stage for the modern dance troupe that was on stage >at the time and then run back and continue MCing out of breath just >because >there was nobody else to do it---free shows are frequently like this. >The controversial Musicians Friends catalogue sells these obnoxious dayglo >line cables in long lengths. They are very good to own when there is a >tremendous amount of spaghetti on stage (all the other black cables from >all >the loopers). Because I play a lot of instruments I use several colors >(also, I'm a >dayglo fetishist but that is topic for a different e-mail chain ;-) so it >is >really easy to see my routing in low light situations. > >I've rambled enough. I'm jealous that I can't be there is all. good >luck, >Rick > > > > > > > > >* or you could call it "2001: A Loop Odyssey"---ouch that's corny, but I >swear that I'll use it before the year's up) > > --- "The only things I really think are important, are love, and eachother. -Then, anything is possible..."