Thursday, November 27, 2008

"Goin' Faster Than A Roller Coaster"

Finished the dates with NIN today, in Council Bluffs , Iowa. I'm going to miss some of the luxuries of an arena tour, like, good food, good PA, good lights, good crew. Boris sounded great in the hockey arenas and I enjoyed mixing them. We have some club shows now, heading back east. Here's some pictures

In a hotel window, near where Buddy Holly's plane crashed

NIN lights and video

Catering klitchen

Line array

Brian, NIN audio and backline, he does it all!

Jaime from Firehouse Audi0 (l) and Pete, FOH for NIN

Monday, November 24, 2008

Cuban Slide

Some pictures

Friday, November 21, 2008

Cold, Cold, Cold

Still out with Boris, more NIN shows. Tonight was Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Kinda weird place, but I found a nice mic for cheap. Shows have been good, easy compared to most Boris tours. We finish early and loads are not too bad, no stairs. I like using the same console every night. It's a Digidesign Profile and it's pretty nice. As per the whole tour, NIN crew have been great to work with. So cold here though, wind is killer. Heading a bit south now for a couple of shows which will be nice.

Takeshi and Tomas


The Profile

Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy Trails

Boris at Grog Shop in Cleveland last night, Columbus Ohio with NIN tonight. Both shows good. Ran into some friends at the Grog Shop. Chris who used to live in NYC and Jason who works at the Triple Rock in Minneapolis as sound man. Nice to see friends. Cold out here and we've gotten snow. Winter, whatever.

Chris, drums for Colisseum

Jason, sound man for Baroness

NIN/Boris poster for Columbus show

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Gamblin' Man

In Grand Rapids Michigan today, Boris opening for NIN. It's cold here. 

A few pictures:

Our hotel in Port Huron


NIN drums

Friday, November 14, 2008

Out On the Mainline

So, it's Thursday and just finished show with Boris at Lee's Palace in Toronto, good night all around. Boris did two shows this week opening for Nine Inch Nails. Gotta say I really like mixing in these hockey arenas, probably because NIN has an amazingly good PA. It's an L'Acoustic V-Dos  system that's brand new. It's sorta being tested on the tour and it's really good.

The NIN crew have been very helpful. NIN FOH guy is named Pete and he has been so great I can't really describe it. Just one of those people you meet every 10 years or so. We have 9 more shows with them and I'm looking forward to every one of them.

Here are a few pictures.

NIN stage from FOH

Boris gear on arena stage!

NIN load out

Monday, November 10, 2008


Started Boris tour yesterday, played at Maxwells in Hoboken. Good show. We're in Canada now. Boris opening for Nine Inch Nails for a couple of weeks, first one tomorrow in Ottowa. It's pretty cold already.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Whole World's Watching

A picture of the street party in Williamsburg after Obama victory (courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan blog). Seems there was some aggro with the cops. Check out the comments, seems like at least half consist of stuff like: Damn Hipsters deserve to get their asses kicked by the cops, Go back to the Midwest,  Call mommy and daddy for more money. Good grief, such rage. I mean really, what's the point? Would these people rather that the hipsters vote Republican? I kinda doubt it but who knows.

We've come a long ways since the '60's, only problem is we've moved backwards.

Monday, November 3, 2008

"And The Gods Made Love"

Mixed two Hercules and Love Affair shows this weekend. First was at Hammerstein Ballroom where they opened for the B-52's. Really fun show! I mixed two bands at Hammerstein last week, never really thought I'd get to mix anybody there. Nice.

Second show was at the 9:30 club in D.C. and it was really great. The 9:30 is one my favorite venues. The PA is awesome as is the crew. Hercules was smokin' and the crowd was dancing like crazy for their whole set. A good night. Below is a picture of Andy Butler, Hercules main man and Kimanne, one of the two fabulous singers in the band. Nomi is the other and you should go to Pitchfork for some great pictures of her and the rest of the band at Hammerstein.

Friday I worked this crazy show at Supreme Trading in Brooklyn. It was part of a 20 year anniversary celebration of the Tompkins Square Riots and that whole punky squat scene. It was a bit chaotic, one of the bands had people shooting sparks with grinding wheels, suspension and smashing of tv's and other stuff. I was around for the first wave of this stuff so I wasn't particularly impressed with all the action but the kids were  digging it. Got a Missing Foundation DVD from Peter Missing which is kinda cool.

Supreme Madness