Bruce (kor27) wrote,


There was a whole buncha stuff I was supposed to do yesterday. Of which I did precisely none.

Get some more music, wash some clothes, wash my sheets, shop for stuff for raven2000, go visit said Raven, work on advertising...

Nope. At least the visit was cut short because she wasn't feeling up to company, which on the whole was a good thing - neither was I.

We're supposed to try again today.

I'm not totally sure what I actually did, to be honest. Mostly vegged. I dragged myself out of the house around 8:00pm and went to the Cheesecake Factory, where I ate way too much way too expensive food, and surfed.

A lot of time was spent shopping for cabling online. I'm considering "moving in" to the Cat Club, which in this case means running permanent cables under the DJ booth structure, and leaving a length coiled under the cage, where I can quickly uncoil them, do minor taping, and be ready to go.

Well, after I take a bag off the ends. I am talking about leaving cables under the cage. At least two drinks get spilled back there every night.

And apart from reconnecting everything at the other end. Everyone who uses that DJ booth reconfigures everything completely. One of the worries about the idea is that someone would disconnect a cable of mine, then drop it through to the closet below - so it'd actually take longer to hook everything up...

Anyway, doing all that requires 50 foot cables. Well, honestly, 40 foot cables, but I like having some flexibility. And, especially for audio cables with an RCA connector (because that's all their stupid mixer will take), 50 foot cables are hard to come by. I've found some online that look promising - even one that has the ¼" connectors on the other end I need. Unfortunately, that one says nothing about shielding, and since I'll be running both cables next to a power cable...

At least, maybe. I need to talk to Randy. One of the issues is that, to reduce hum, I need to use a star power configuration - which means taking power from the same box that connects to the mixer, up in the booth. Hell, I've had issues plugging in to the opposite side of the booth.

Unfortunately, while this is obvious to me, it's not particularly convincing to most fire marshals, who take a dim view of permanently run extension cords. Them and their silly worries about fires and risks of electrocution.

Speaking of reconfiguration, I'm curious what the sound will be like tonight. I started doing my ritual "turn on the sound, and then fiddle until the feedback is manageable" bit last week, to find that the sound was clean, beautiful, and I couldn't get feedback when I tried. Apparently someone had come in and fiddled with the amplifier settings, which I've been loathe to do.

It sounded great all night. I mean, great. A very nice fill through the whole room.

I need to get in contact with whoever did it, because I'm positive it'll be completely fucked up tonight, and I need to figure out how to get back to that configuration.

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