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Re: Logic amatuer

I'm buying a macbook pro tomorrow, with full intention of building
some serious performance facilitating apendages so that I can deep fat
fry sound live via this awesome device.  Open Source, if you guys like
'em, you can have 'em!   If it crashes, i'll still be the crazy fool
with the tuba on stage, and if I play reallly loud, you can hear me
for miles :)  Given tools like Automator, wireless midi triggers and
the dark swaddling love of usb, given the appropriate attention to
dorkery, I'm hoping that i won't bore audiences..

On 6/14/07, Richard Sales <richard@glasswing.com> wrote:
> It's really simple.  If the music sucks, it sucks.  If it's really
> great, we will sit through it.
> I've heard that BT uses a laptop live and pulls it off with great
> panache.  For me personally, it's all a huge nuisance pushing pedals
> and all that.  I think we need some plug ins in the back of our heads
> so we don't even have to think about it.
> I saw Hendrix live.  I don't think he would have had a laptop on stage
> with him any more than Keith Richards has all his gear onstage with
> him.  It's the man behind the curtain who runs all that kind of stuff.
> They don't wanna have to deal with buttons and knobs.  When I saw
> Prince live he had someone backstage loading samples and running them.
> OR so it looked.  So in a way the debate about whether he would have
> had a laptop onstage isn't too relevant.  If it distracted him from
> communicating with the audience, he would have lit it on fire and left
> it there to burn.  Or, more likely, he would have relegated the
> operation of it to a stage hand.
> Would Hendrix have used the technology?  Probably.  The good news is,
> he didn't need it to get the job done.
> richard sales
> glassWing farm and studio
> vancouver island, b.c.
> 800.545.6846
> 250.752.4816
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> www.richardsales.com
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> On 14-Jun-07, at 3:06 PM, samba - wrote:
> >
> >  You're right. I didn't qualify my statement as opinion,'particularly
> > interesting' is not a state of being,but a description of my responses
> > to certain experiences,which I then exatrapolated to a generalized
> > category . I hate it whe people do that.
> >
> > So, when you said "One clear advantage to not using a laptop is that
> > people
> > working at
> > laptops are not particularly interesting to watch"....were you
> > generalizing
> > (clearly), stating
> > your personal opinion of only the sit-down laptop users you've seen, or
> > making a specific
> > claim about only a sub-set of sit-down laptop users?  That statement
> > was not
> > clear enough
> > to discern your intent.
> >
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---Miles Ward