Saturday, February 28, 2009

Bliss & Drive At Hooligan's

Another great double-bill at Hooligan's!
This time Bliss willingly gave up our usual spot on the main stage because Drive's lightshow consumes more electricity than the other side of the building can deliver.

We're more about delivering great performances using our talent and experience, so finishing early in the room with better acoustics suited me right down to my toes.

This reminds me of how it looked when The BeWires played at an ATT corporate party in Jackson Miss. circa 1999.
After country superstar Lorrie Morgan's short sit-down-audience set we played the "party" part of the event with rock and dance music.
LM's road crew got so excited by how loud and fun and professional we were that they fired-up their huge lasers and gave me back the rest of the amps and speakers that are normally denied other acts on the bill.
My counterpart (front of house engineer) was a little pissed-off that we managed to sound as good as they did using a little Mackie mixer that cost less than 1/20th as much as their huge imported Midas console.
Fuck that guy.
Size and price don't mean shit if you know what you're doing.
I delight in proving this fact whenever possible using audio, lights and cameras.

Steve's new snare drum killed!
And the new kick-drum heads brought him back to the way things were back 10-20 years.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Make No Mistake...

...The Sea Monkeys is a completely different band from BLISS.
The same musicians and crew for sure, but with each lead vocalist comes a unique set of songs along with plenty of fans that have no interest in "the other group".
The vibe just isn't the same, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

A bad economy never hurts those who deliver total satisfaction every time.
You can quote me on that, but better yet just apply it to your own job situation.
High performance matters most of all, but never being a douchebag helps.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

A Reminder

You can check out our calendar and other stuff at
Bliss's MySpace.

And don't forget The Sea Monkeys, who are playing at Retox tonight!

The View Makes Money

In the midst of this recent economic downturn some clubs are surprised when people don't leave early and actually spend more money than at any other time in a given month.

I'm not surprised at all.

The blue light special--Scream for an encore!

Bliss delivers!

Combine the best band with the most experienced crew and before long people will learn to save their monthly entertainment budget for the shows located close to home that are guaranteed to be special.