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Riley Casey

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Who's the boss ?
« on: June 03, 2021, 08:10:28 PM »

Posted far and wide across the web by now but its an interesting question. In my locale I've handled audio for plenty of people I disagreed with but felt they should have their say. This case is unique.

https://www.stripes.com/Veterans/2021-06-03/Veteran’s-microphone-cut-off-when-he-discusses-Blacks’-role-in-establishing-Memorial-Day-1628829.html

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Re: Who's the boss ?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2021, 09:35:13 PM »

Posted far and wide across the web by now but its an interesting question. In my locale I've handled audio for plenty of people I disagreed with but felt they should have their say. This case is unique.

https://www.stripes.com/Veterans/2021-06-03/Veteran’s-microphone-cut-off-when-he-discusses-Blacks’-role-in-establishing-Memorial-Day-1628829.html


That is right in my back yard, I know who AJ is.  I would not have turned it down and I think the event organizer is in for a world of hurting.


On a fun note here is a pic from the sound guys web site of his "PA system for large crowds" it is interesting.


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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2021, 09:51:29 PM »

That is right in my back yard, I know who AJ is.  I would not have turned it down and I think the event organizer is in for a world of hurting. {...}

These are the sorts of things that make me curious, if only academically, about the thought process that led those event organizers to make that particular decision. Did they really have no idea that there would be backlash?

I'm with you, Scott; I also wouldn't have let the client touch my gear. If the organizers want someone to stop talking they can have the individual removed from the lectern.

{...} On a fun note here is a pic from the sound guys web site of his "PA system for large crowds" it is interesting.





That photo is quite small; do you have any information on the rig?

-Russ
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Re: Who's the boss ?
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2021, 09:55:47 PM »

These are the sorts of things that make me curious, if only academically, about the thought process that led those event organizers to make that particular decision. Did they really have no idea that there would be backlash?

I'm with you, Scott; I also wouldn't have let the client touch my gear. If the organizers want someone to stop talking they can have the individual removed from the lectern.


That photo is quite small; do you have any information on the rig?

-Russ


No sure don't
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Re: Who's the boss ?
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2021, 11:46:52 PM »

On a fun note here is a pic from the sound guys web site of his "PA system for large crowds" it is interesting.

I hear ya Scott!  When choosing pictures for my own website I give each one the PSW Sanity Check - if it would raise eyebrows here I certainly wouldn't share it much less use it for advertising. 

The only head-scratching photo on my site is the one of me - in the sense of "so that's what this guy looks like..." for those who haven't met me in person!
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2021, 06:44:35 AM »

Linked page no longer up.
From what I gather, someone made a bad decision!
I am of the mind that killing the mic is not the correct solution.
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Re: Who's the boss ?
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2021, 08:06:38 AM »

Linked page no longer up.
From what I gather, someone made a bad decision!
I am of the mind that killing the mic is not the correct solution.
Keith, don't click on the link. Copy the whole line and paste it to your browser.

https://www.stripes.com/Veterans/2021-06-03/Veteran’s-microphone-cut-off-when-he-discusses-Blacks’-role-in-establishing-Memorial-Day-1628829.html

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Re: Who's the boss ?
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2021, 12:21:02 PM »

I guess if they can't hear it, it must not be true. :-\
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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2021, 08:43:37 PM »

Keith, don't click on the link. Copy the whole line and paste it to your browser.

https://www.stripes.com/Veterans/2021-06-03/Veteran’s-microphone-cut-off-when-he-discusses-Blacks’-role-in-establishing-Memorial-Day-1628829.html

Chris.
Thanks Chris.
This link works without copy and paste.
https://www.stripes.com/Veterans/2021-06-03/Veteran%E2%80%99s-microphone-cut-off-when-he-discusses-Blacks%E2%80%99-role-in-establishing-Memorial-Day-1628829.html
I too would have stepped away and let the organizers take the heat.
I was once asked to mute a mic at an AGM where the rules allowed unlimited input from shareholders but one particular person went on and on. I suggested it would not be a good idea but my producer insisted so I cut it.
It did not go well  ::)
Will not do that again.
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