After thirty-nine years of providing professional live audio services, I've finally decided I've had enough. It's time to "retire" from the business. Yes, I do remember that it was only a couple of months ago that I built new equipment racks and added two more wireless mics to the PA. And that I've been adding mics and new speakers and lights and other gear steadily over the past couple of years. I've built up a really nice PA system. It sounds good. Maybe even great. But at a gig last Tuesday night, I realized that I was just plain done. It has ceased to be fun.
So, that's that. I'm retired. From the business of doing sound.
It's not like getting rained on is the reason for my getting out. If that were it, I'd've gotten out years ago! I've lost track of the number of outdoor gigs I've done where rain has delayed the start of a show, ended it early, or inserted a big, long, comma in the proceedings. The big reason is that I'm not getting any younger, and there are other things I'd rather do. Like enjoy going to concerts, or taking pictures, or "playing with trains", or playing in the band, or just plain doing nothing.
I probably won't get rid of much of my gear, if any, as we'll continue to use it for 7Souls shows. Keep an eye on the band's site for show info (or check the sidebar here). If you're looking for good people to do sound for your band or event, contact me, and I'll put you in touch with some of the area's best.
A quick postscript here; if you've already got a gig booked with me, if I've committed to a job for you, I'll be there. But, I'm not taking on any new work.