19 years on, what follows? Founding ENTECH in 1994 we followed the best model at the time and mimicked the PLASA show in London. Sure enough our inaugural one hall show at Darling Harbour was heavy on moving light displays and short on pro audio. You could almost see the same thing last month in Sydney,...Read more ?
UPDATED: WATCH CX-TV NEWS HERE. The White Bay Cruise Terminal in Sydney is causing passengers distress due to no public vehicle access. This is on the same long winding two lane road as the mooted Glebe Island Expo, a temporary replacement for the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre which will...Read more ?
Not long after CXtra went to air on CX-TV (HERE) with our editorializing about the forthcoming shift of all Sydney tradeshows to Glebe Island next year, we had a rocket call from Joyce DiMascio, CEO of the Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia (EEAA). (The item in contention is at 14.00...Read more ?
Periodically, some of the editorial team from CX hangs out in a social context. Funny, since you'd think that after a week of hurling mutual abuse around we'd have seen enough of each other. Thing is that we all like good music played by good musicians in a good venue where the sound is good. ...Read more ?
Guitar legend Bob Spencer (Finch, Skyhooks, Angels and more) fired off about Live Sound engineers on Facebook, here. "You go to the gig and put your trust and the safety of your ears (and the audiences) in a sound engineer you don't know, hoping that when the publican says the sound engineer is 'great',...Read more ?
Before the storm almost wiped The Big Easy off the map, it was a gritty place. We felt unsafe there, and didn't plan a return. Until the opportunity arose to share the 61st birthday of Gino Vannelli coincided with our flight home from the Infocomm convention in Orlando. From the air it is impossible...Read more ?
As enticing as a vividly coloured firm and perfectly round Florida orange, the jumbo shrimps hung clustered around the cocktail glass. Both disappoint when required to taste like they look. The Shrimps probably had provenance in some turgid pond of steroids in a nearby third world slaveyard. The...Read more ?
When the twin towers crashed to ground New Yorker’s ran frantically away, and then gathered in Union Square with blank faces. A vigil was maintained, flowers and pictures of the missing. The smell from the fire that burned a month ebbed through the city and many wore masks. ‘A lady who survived...Read more ?
By John Grimshaw Looking at the news out of the world of "vocational training", and its lack of desire to support the live entertainment industry, I wonder if it isn't time for the industry to walk away from the system altogether. Look at just two of the compromises and outcomes that have...Read more ?