Monthly Archives: June 2007

Dr. Damron you were so cool.

i am spinning: nothing…but there’s a preacher on.
i am reading: the same book…who has time to read?
i am feeling: you know, I have no idea.

my college adviser died last night.
he was also my favorite professor.
i lost my grandfather last week
and now Dr. Damron.
he was so good at what he did.

I just realized…

i am spinning: nothing
i am reading: the same book.
i am feeling: tired.

No two sentences in that last blog made any sense…there was no coherence in the blog as a whole.
I suppose I was just tired.

I got to sit at home for about an hour and do my laundry and then it was back to work.
I did take time last night–my only day off–to watch movies and sit with my sister (she’s 16).

I thought back to the blog…I don’t usually revisit them after I post and kind of laughed to myself. My dad, who is a producer, and I were standing out by his truck friday night. He had just come off tour and we were talking a little bit while I was on my break. The security guard where I work came up to talk to us and he said we were talking for 15 minutes and nothing we said made any lick of sense at all. I kind of laughed. I guess we were both exhausted.

I think there’s a language that production workers speak that no one else can understand…I think we just move along. we trudge forward.

Tonight I have Family Force Five…they’re interesting. I didn’t know anything about them before I came in to work today…now I know they’re a band and they’re powerful loud. The production crew isn’t really excited about tonight but it’s hard to trudge back in to work after time off…in any industry.

So I’m sitting here in the auditorium blogging, I have a blue shirt on with a porta potty on it that says “its go time,” the bands stage manager calls me the porta lady, it’s cold enough to hang meat in the auditorium, and my worship band isn’t coming in until 4:45. Welcome to Sunday.

This is what this week looks like.
today: the object is to survive the concert and then set up the main session.
tomorrow: the concert is a comedian. shouldn’t be too hard.
wednesday: a drama group.
thursday: the last full day of the SITS conference.
friday: half day. we do our work and go home.
saturday: 5:00 AM I jump in a van and ride to Kansas City for the North American Christian Convention where I am not only production manager but media director. I don’t quite understand how those jobs can be combined in to one but oh well.

Next week is my vacation week and I will be spending all but saturday and sunday of it in Kansas City. Sounds good to me.

I’m going to work now.

work is me.

iamspinning: Damien Rice: 9
iamreading: The Secrets of a Fire King: Kim Edwards
iamfeeling: Irritated. I blame work and those nachos.

Friday is a half day where I work.
so I am doing my laundry and decided to create a blog.

I work for a summer conference for high school and junior high students. We’re called Summer in the Son and based in Kentucky. We are a religious conference…so I deal entirely with Christian music artists. I’m the production manager and basically rule the auditorium where the music happens. I am kind of wishy washy about it now…I used to love it, now I’m just doing my job.That’s encouraging isn’t it? Show me a person who loves their job? anyone? My dad…he’s a producer, up at the top of the stage heirarchy. My mother is a stage manager–and a good one at that. I guess I took the best of both..production manager.

This has been a week from hell at work. I started off the week on Sunday with the knowledge my grandfather had died and there were things that had to be done before the production manager (me) took a bow and went quietly to be with her family for a few short hours on Tuesday to bury her grandfather. Monday I got in a fight with the lighting director–mind you the first full day of the conference. Oh, I am smart!
Tuesday I went to the funeral. That was hard. I hate them. I went back for the main session…missed the concert, it was rap.
Wednesday I stayed at work all day and didn’t fight with anyone. The director pretty much leaves me alone which is good so I can get my work done.
I can’t remember Wednesday at all.
Thursday I didn’t do much. No load ins on Thursday.

Today…we worked.
The director of this conference–the one who originally hired me decided to leave us for CIY (the Christ in Youth confernce) which is a bigger version of us. It’s absolute candy for all christian audio technicians. Well, today was his last day so he took all of his workers to lunch.
lunch makes me useless afterward. I should really stop doing that.

The new director is a pretty cool guy.
I can definitely work for him.

My father has just returned from a week on the road with delusions of owning his own sound and lighting company. We’ll see about that.

I long in my dreams for the state of texas, an odd fact. I have just returned from Texas. I really love Texas…and I will probably move there after I graduate from college. I scanned the newspapers in Houston (fourth largest city in the US) for production jobs and there were so many. We’ll see.

Right now I’ve had a long week and just want to go to bed.
that’s all.
it’s been nice to meet you blog. We might just have something here.