(26 NOV 2012 - updated 29 NOV at end) Parramatta Road in Sydney's inner west suburb of Camperdown was a guitar hub - until last week home to a large Billy Hyde store (closed); a busy Gallins Pro Shop (very open), and a double frontage mecca for guitar collectors - Jacksons Rare Guitars. Now just...Read more ?
(Sunday 25 Novemberm 2012. St Kilda) Ian 'Piggy' Peel fronted the new Australian Road Crew Collective at its debut in St. Kilda late November. Around 200 crew who worked prior to 1982 gathered at St. Kilda Bowling Club for an emotional and laughter filled reunion, which defied the dreams of many,...Read more ?
(22 Nov 2012)David W. Jones writes:I have a question about the production quality at the Dwight Yoakam concerts.I attended the Canberra show and found the sound for Lee Kernagan was good but the follow spot guy could not get his act together to spot the lead guitarist during solos. All in all the lighting...Read more ?
(Nov 21, 2012)This from November CX:Ohm I GodHow much tech do you need to know? It’s a frequently visited (and dismissed) topic at the bunker. There are those who think that theory of anything is a quick trip to boredom. OK, here’s a test: “Ohm’s law”. Have you stopped reading...Read more ?
Not being very technical, my lessons about electrics have been of the experimental kind. With a whole arena PA failing due to a breaker at a recent arena gig, I got to thinking again about the delicate balance of power provisioning. Which is why I've hired Richard Cadena from the comforts of his Austin...Read more ?
As CX read of airliner and jet engine prices falling in real terms because the spare parts are now very expensive, a reader called to report the new power supply for his powered mixer would exceed the retail price of the mixer.In aviation, the engine makers require new airliner buyers sign to agree not to sell...Read more ?
Suzie Howie and Mandy RussoPublicist Suzie Howie was at the top of the theatre PR game. CX enormously respected her, and the industry is the poorer for her passing.Mandy Russo left Tony (TAG) and his daughter Alice, also well before time, and also from cancer. We wish everyone peace and calmness, for as long...Read more ?
OCT 26 2012: Most training places are taken by school leavers, many who have already done a VET (vocational education training) qualification as part of their senior schooling. The other cohort who enrol are people looking for a career change. So which courses at which colleges have the best job outcomes? There’s...Read more ?
25 OCT 2012Last month a CX subscriber who operates a business called to say he had a remarkable experience relating to his tax account with the Australian Tax Office.He says he was behind to the tune of around $150,000, and knew this. Over the past year he had several family disasters, the likes of which...Read more ?
23 October 2012The CUA Live Performance Training Package has been approved by industry, and will now go to Government for formal endorsement by mid 2013.Ten years since the current package CUE03 replaced CUE98, the new training package has been designed for better industry acceptance, with qualifications...Read more ?