LBSW 2012 Chronicle

[edit] Time line

  1. Precursors
    1. The poster
    2. A vague notion
  2. Application
    1. Due 2012 July 01!
  3. Notification of acceptance
    1. Received 2012 July 15!
    2. Panic ensues
  4. Changing the tune
    1. Aurora
  5. The countdown begins....

[edit] Countdown

  • Sep 01 Sat (T-0)
    • SoundWalk 2012 17:00—22:00
      • East Village Arts District
      • Long Beach, CA
  • For the last few days' activities, see LBSW_2012_Punch_List
  • Aug 31 Fri (T-1d)
  • Aug 30 Thu (T-2d)
  • Aug 29 Wed (T-3d)
  • Aug 28Tue (T-4d)
    • Everything fits in the Subaru
      • Bek and Dave can lift the mix rig into the back without further help
      • There's two inches of clearance from the roof on the left; more like an eighth of an inch on the right where the center seat should belt emerges. So weight can be balanced over the axle. Perfect.
    • Dave leaves for SoCal
      • Aside from a spot of traffic near LA, the drive is uneventful
      • Six hours of driving, accomplished in a little under seven
  • Aug 27 Mon (T-5d)
    • Rehearsal 10
      • Start with Looking_Backward
        • Jacob's trimmed and trued test works well
        • We can repeat the "God voice" effect
      • And wrap; we're too bushed to do more
    • Dave tears down and packs
  • Aug 26 Sun (T-6d)
  • Aug 25 Sat (T-7d)
    • Work and research day
    • Bek works on clearing her desk
    • Jacob writes
      • ...and writes...and writes...and writes....
    • Dave resuscitates the Commodore Amigas in the garage
  • Aug 24 Fri (T-8d)
  • Aug 23 Thu (T-9d)
  • Aug 22 Wed (T-10d)
    • Tentative rehearsal plans?
    • Clue:
      • In the Living Room with the New Crate
  • Aug 21 Tue (T-11d)
    • Jacob's muse does not disappoint--although she does leave Jacob with work to do.
    • Gear update
      • The NT1-A's arrive
      • Dave spends the evening and wee hours configuring the crate. Lots of labeling, cabling, and tying to do when there's a patch panel involved but once in place it should be worth it.
  • Aug 20 Mon (T-12d)
    • Jacob travels back to CA
      • Hoping for that inspirational writer's muse to appear in flight attendant garb
    • Gear update
      • Top-load crate arrives by truck mid-afternoon
      • The mixer and everything planned seem to fit
      • The video camera upgrade finally arrives to go with the accessories
  • Aug 19 Sun (T-13d)
    • Planning session with Jacob in Birmingham 09:15 PDT/11:15 CDT
      • Fleshing out the "motivation" behind the Looking_Backward material
      • Election-year Angst contrasts with Utopian dreams
  • Aug 18 Sat (T-14d)
    • Remote rehearsal with Jacob in Birmingham
      • Studio in San Jose, cell phone in Alabama
      • Ellen reacts to spam content
      • Should we excise/disguise uncomfortable spam topics (e.g., graphic disease descriptions)?
      • Is it wise...to Bowdlerize?
      • Audio session captured
  • Aug 17 Fri (T-15d)
    • The top-load case should arrive in time
      • 2012-08-17 01:12: "Your order number 2634564 has shipped."
      • Late afternoon confirmation: contact with the trucking company!
    • Meanwhile camera accessories are here, but no camera yet
      • Estimated delivery August 21—24
    • Dave begins an AS-1 schematic template
      • The patch is good, but it can be improved. Still, it would be a shame to lose it forever, so....
  • Aug 16 Thu (T-16d)
  • Aug 15 Wed (T-17d)
    • The NT1 mics have shipped
      • S/N 1984851984 sounds like the real thing
      • Estimated delivery August 21
  • Aug 14 Tue (T-18d)
    • Planning session with Jacob in Birmingham
  • Aug 13 Mon (T-19d)
    • Rehearsal 05
    • Will the top-load crate come?
    • Will the NT1-A mics turn out to be in stock?
    • Meanwhile, Dave documents the new AS-1 patch for posterity
  • Aug 12 Sun (T-20d)
    • Rehearsal 04
      • Oracle_du_Jour with new AS-1 modulation patch
      • Jacob and Dave attempt to get "angry"
      • A new camera angle is neither flattering nor effective
      • Audio session captured
    • Dave orders another camera since Mini-DV tape is getting scarce
      • Will we get a decent video this year?
      • At least this increases the chance and will help mine the Bradbury building for media images
  • Aug 11 Sat (T-21d)
    • Meet'n'Greet session 17:00
      • ArtExchange
      • 354 East 3rd Street
      • Long Beach, CA 90802
    • Tentative space assignment
      • 346 East 3rd Street
      • Right next door to where we performed our first year
  • Aug 10 Fri (T-22d)
    • Rehearsal 03
  • Aug 09 Thu (T-23d)
  • Aug 08 Wed (T-24 d)
  • Aug 04 Sat (T-28d)
    • Rehearsal 02
      • Oracle_du_Jour
      • Discovery of the "Images of" meme
      • Audio session captured
  • Jul 31 Tue (T-32d)