church gig. So we all know how we love our soundmen on gigs.... I had an Easter gig this mornin' at the church I work for. It's a big church and we rented out the USA (United Spirit Arena, bball court) to hold services. There were about 8 or 9 thousand in attendance, not counting TV. Anyways, so we are there for our soundcheck and goin' through the motions ya know. First thing my second player says to me is: "Tim, look at the mics dude." Shure enough (pun intended), they were using percussive mics for the whole ensemble (jazz band meets orchestra). So without further ado, here is my transcription on the soundman: SM: "Uh, tubas... you sound really low. Can you sound higher?" Tuba: "Sound higher? what do you mean... this is a bass instrument. It's posed to sound low." SM: "oh...." SM: "Trumpets, you are awefully loud, can you play quieter?" Grady looks at me "How quite does he want a dubba g?" Me: "Dunno, why don't you ask?" Grady: "Uh, Mr. Soundman, we have some high parts here. Can't you just turn down our output on the mics?" SM: "Turn down.... oh... yeah, yeah, I'll do that." Don't even let me get started about the mix in the headphones!! lolol And it keeps going.. No lie. This dude is supposedly a PROFESSIONAL soundman!! I garuntee he didn't know a single thing about music. It was such a blast. Overall though, things ran smoothly and we had a GREAT show complete with lights and smoke and mirrors! lol. And you know what's even better? They paid directly after the show, don't have to wait a week for a check to come in the mail. Goodtimes.