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And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way
Sonore microRendu/MCRU PS, AQ J-bug, Wirewold Ultraviolet, Chord Mscaler-Qutest/MCRU PS, Geitnote Apogee, NVA BMU, P90SA, A80sMk2, Phono 1, SSP Mk 2, TSCS, TIS mk2, Cube 1s, Atacama stands, Rega Planar 3, Denon DL-110, Grado SR 325e, headphones.
Chord Mojo (also HP amp), NVA P20, A20, Cubettes, SSC, LS3.
Out and about
Oppo PM3, Audioquest Dragonfly Red.
A couple of bands i know have been banned from certain venue's where sound levels are controlled. They just don't know how or want to turn it down. They just happen to be the bands comprising members with the biggest ego's. Never mind, more gigs for us . The wedding band scene (if it is a scene) is packed with too many bands because that is where the best money is. Playing pubs is not very lucrative. Weddings are often more fun where you can watch people get more and more drunk and occasionally something very interesting happens.
Had to learn a few more songs.
Dusty Springfield - i only want to be with stu
Steelers Wheels - stuck in the middle with stu
First dance is Jack Johnson - better together. Had to learn that as well although the drum part is super easy.
Speakers - Monitor Audio Silver RX2
Cables - NVA LS1+LS3, SSC, Gotham S/PDIF, IBRA Optical
Digital - NAD C516BEE, SONY ST-SDB900 DAB TUNER, TEAC UD-H01 DAC
Analogue - Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB, Graham Slee Gram Amp 2 Phono
Cans - Grado SR80, ATH-M50X
Pi: Allo DigiOne Sig/Tomanek LPSU/AQ Jitterbug
DAC: TeraDak V4.5 Chameleon CD: Cambridge CXC
Cans: AQ NightHawk + Schiit Magni3 + Metrum Musette
System2: Allo DigiOne/Weiliang LPSU + TeraDak V2.7
Sansui AU217 + NVA Cube3 + MIT MI-330 Terminator
Office: Topping D30 + Kenwood KA660D + Mission 760
All digital i/c's: Profigold Oxypure OCC
Even after doing nearly 1000 gigs in my life so far, i still get nervous. Weddings are a special day for the happy couple. Don't want their memories spoiled by a crap band. I am going to run through the songs on my own this afternoon.
The hardest parts to remember are the endings where the originals have a fade out.
One lady near the end of the night fell over whilst dancing and tried to make it look like break dancing. Hilarious, it nearly made me make a mistake. We got fed - well it was small bowl of fish n chips that barely filled a corner.
Bride and groom where in their 50's. They loved most of the songs we played especially Dusty Springfield - i only want to be with Stu. Wig wam bam went down like a shit sandwhich and it was the same at the last wedding. Might have to drop that one. Got asked if we could play Black lace agadoo. Had to politely decline that one