It seems fairly uncomfortable but these pipe of ropes make a fairly nice bed. Yep when I told to stand by in the grid I make sure to get comfortable.
There was a play that mentioned the Third and Virginia stop.
At first it amused me and I commented the 19 doesn’t stop there.
Had metro not done some reroutes I would have been right.
But, alas, I was not.
Also why Third and Virgina when Third and Pine by the sketchy ass McDonalds is far worse.
Been almost two years since I started this and I suddenly had the urge to return.
Thing is I’m not really bouncing anymore and that’s one reason I stopped updating. This blog began to feel like I was bragging about all my work instead of documenting my time on the bounce.
Noone I know complained about me working so much but when I’d talk to people senior, and even a few junior, to me about work I’d discover they weren’t working while I was.
Kind of put a damper on things.
Since I didn’t want to offend anyone, or look like I was bragging, I stopped updating this blog.
That was two years ago and what an interesting two years it’s been as I got two house jobs, continue to do a lot of work at other theatres and also began to move up politically in my union.
About a week ago I got to rereading this blog.
Looked at the sort of wit I had when I wrote these posts and figured it was time to return.
Time to update but not get so worried about documenting every bounce gig I do but snaps some pictures and write some blurbs about what I was doing and that’s what I’m going to try.
I like the name so it stays, at least of the moment.
Unless I can think of a better one.
I’m no builder.
I can fudge my way around a scene shop and possibly figure out how to build something but I’m not a builder.
Tonight I had a stage carpentry class that was about building filler decks. That is decks that fill in gaps in a show floor.
Now I tried, really did but I just couldn’t wrap my mind around it. I took tons of measurements but couldn’t make it work.
Like a late 90s animated show on the WB I crashed and burned. Gave it my all, learned a few things but ultimately failed at the task given me.
There was a time, close to a decade now, when I could have gotten closer. Could have made it almost work. Back when Rich Watson and I had to ‘plug the Stephie hole’ or Luna and I were given an odd set of geometry to make a plug. But now after years of lighting, video and audio I just failed.
Failed gloriously, mind you, and perhaps pushed the patience of the instructors but they told me to come back and put in some hours to learn it. Odd thing is I will. I feel like I should learn this. Should get some kind of grip of being a building and make a better effort.
But for right now I’m reminded of a wall of failures and that’s pretty much where I stand in this class. Great experience but I did terrible.
Currently I’m teching I’m a show.
Instead of giving day by day updates of my tech experience I’m going to condense it into one big update.
Teching sound and I have a cue where a man yells, “Shut up down there! There are children up here!”
This evening a group watched and after a hold was called, they applauded, that cue’s level was adjusted and played.
Laughter and amusement had by all.