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Title: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Tony "T" Tissot on February 16, 2008, 09:39:29 pm
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Derek Shawver on February 16, 2008, 09:52:28 pm
i only have to shave once a week....I couldn't grow a beard if my life depended on it Confused  i save a lot of money on razors though Rolling Eyes
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Mike Butler (media) on February 16, 2008, 09:53:35 pm
Presumably Kim Watson is exempt from this requirement?  Shocked
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: GregMorrison on February 16, 2008, 09:55:26 pm
I think Kim, and all the other ladies on this forum can choose option 4

( aside from that we don't want to know)
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: John Roberts {JR} on February 16, 2008, 11:24:45 pm
http://www.johnhroberts.com/johnjello.gif
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Nick Aghababian on February 16, 2008, 11:38:29 pm
The only facial hair I will tolerate other than some burns is something gnarly. I look forward to the day I can sport a Franz-Josef.
http://www.ur-ban.com/galleryv2/d/13942-1/beards.png
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Geri O'Neil on February 17, 2008, 12:10:56 am
Cool. I can hardly wait to show up at the local Indian Fair with a French Fork.

Geri O
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Bennett Prescott on February 17, 2008, 02:16:03 am
Only if you want to be a good engineer.
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Nick Aghababian on February 17, 2008, 03:52:53 am
haha!
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Paul E Fenelon on February 17, 2008, 04:17:19 am
My Father today asked if I was growing a beard. I have had one for two years and told him so. He said it was neither here nor there.

Evderyone knows that pro sound engineers (As Bennett says, the good ones) have facial hair. A little bit of grey means that you must be really good.
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Adam Whetham on February 17, 2008, 04:41:40 am
You need the facial hair to compete... its a fact.

Sideburns improve your hearing.... how I don't know but when my sideburns are gone it just doesn't sound the same  Laughing
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Milt Hathaway on February 17, 2008, 09:37:14 pm
My pony-tail makes me exempt from the facial hair requirements.
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Jason Dermer on February 17, 2008, 10:15:44 pm
My beard changes with the weather due to the fact that, through some genetic freakery, it grows 1" plus per week. There is pretty much always something. Hair length? I've never had a haircut with scissors, EVER. Including my time with Uncle Sam's Misguided Children when it was high and tight with 1/4" on top at best, my hair has always been either just shaved, or growing. Even as a young kid, I had it buzzed in the summer, and then it grew from September to June. Last buzzer to touch my skull was in August of 2000 when I wound up with Marley sized dreads after a summer off that I hiked the entire Appalachian Trail solo. My hair's about to my ass at this point, at close to 41 it is graying though. Smile


Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Geri O'Neil on February 17, 2008, 10:59:50 pm
Paul E Fenelon wrote on Sun, 17 February 2008 03:17

My Father today asked if I was growing a beard. I have had one for two years and told him so. He said it was neither here nor there.

Evderyone knows that pro sound engineers (As Bennett says, the good ones) have facial hair. A little bit of grey means that you must be really good.


Well, I feel better now...

index.php/fa/14305/0/

I know somebody around here's gonna ask. I'm in the black shirt.

And I was that grey when I was 30. Just like my Dad.

Geri O


Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: John Roberts {JR} on February 17, 2008, 11:10:17 pm
I saw my first gray hairs when I was 21YO but I blamed that on being in the army at the time..

JR
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Dick Rees on February 18, 2008, 01:36:59 pm
The more hair you got, the more chicks you get.....apparently. Laughing  Laughing  Laughing index.php/fa/14316/0/
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Mike Butler (media) on February 18, 2008, 06:31:23 pm
Jason Dermer wrote on Sun, 17 February 2008 22:15

My beard changes with the weather due to the fact that, through some genetic freakery, it grows 1" plus per week. There is pretty much always something. Hair length? I've never had a haircut with scissors, EVER. Including my time with Uncle Sam's Misguided Children when it was high and tight with 1/4" on top at best, my hair has always been either just shaved, or growing. Even as a young kid, I had it buzzed in the summer, and then it grew from September to June. Last buzzer to touch my skull was in August of 2000 when I wound up with Marley sized dreads after a summer off that I hiked the entire Appalachian Trail solo. My hair's about to my ass at this point, at close to 41 it is graying though. Smile


Got a copy of that USMC photo to share with us, Jay?
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Tom Reid on February 22, 2008, 10:29:29 am
Gawd I hope so.
Otherwise I need to use the weed whacker every two days.
...now if I could get it to grow on top.

index.php/fa/14402/0/
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Mike Butler (media) on February 22, 2008, 11:48:40 am
GregMorrison wrote on Sat, 16 February 2008 21:55

I think Kim, and all the other ladies on this forum can choose option 4

( aside from that we don't want to know)

Well, other than the fact that I composed that reply whilst waiting for that table to load, thanks to my lovely prehistoric-speed internet connection courtesy of SoVerNet (in Vermont, home of hand-cranked phones), I suspect that the reply "I'm Just A Girl" may not be the most optimal statement for women in a male-skewed profession.  Shocked

But thanks.
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Matt Collins on February 22, 2008, 11:14:01 pm
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x93/sonicspikesalbum/Theodoseau%20Wedding/suit.jpg




I can't get any hair to grow to connect a mustache and a goatee.
It looks dumb unconnected so I only do one or the other.
(and yes that's a ponytail back there)
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Geri O'Neil on February 22, 2008, 11:51:24 pm
Gee, why does Miffe come to mind when I see this.... Laughing  Laughing

Sorry, Matt, just some inside humor.

Geri O
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Andy Peters on February 23, 2008, 01:50:32 am
What's with the suit?

-a
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Matt Collins on February 23, 2008, 01:55:49 am
Andy Peters wrote on Sat, 23 February 2008 00:50

What's with the suit?
Best friend's wedding. Most recent pic I have (take on 2/16/08) that shows me with my nominal facial hair.
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Dick Rees on February 23, 2008, 09:58:50 pm
Action shot from my former occupation.....playing the wedding of my best monitor guy.

index.php/fa/14434/0/

and a link to an "action" shot outdoors on the Mississippi in St Paul

http://www.eddiesontheriver.com/7thAnnualRees.htm
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Tim McCulloch on February 24, 2008, 03:02:46 pm
There it is, folks... proof that Rees is a dangerous subversive... holding THE weapon of musical destruction, the accordion!  In terms of fear and loathing, the banjo comes close, and only the highland pipes exceed the accordion.

{insert favorite banjo/accordion/bagpipe jokes here}

Don't let the genial, grandfather look fool you... this guy is dangerous. He answers only to the ghost of Myron Floren Shocked

http://www.rankinblog.com/rankinblog/2006/09/my_dark_accordi .html

Have fun, good luck.

Tim Mc
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Dick Rees on February 24, 2008, 04:02:35 pm
Tim McCulloch wrote on Sun, 24 February 2008 14:02

There it is, folks... proof that Rees is a dangerous subversive... holding THE weapon of musical destruction, the accordion!  In terms of fear and loathing, the banjo comes close, and only the highland pipes exceed the accordion.

{insert favorite banjo/accordion/bagpipe jokes here}





Tim Mc


What do you call it when you throw a banjo in the dumpster and it lands on the accordion?

Perfect pitch.

BA-DUM!!!!

Edit:

And, by the way, that skweezbox bought me a nice PA so I could spend my senior years carting around tons of stuff to make even more noise!!!!!!
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Chris Davis on February 24, 2008, 04:52:01 pm
Tim McCulloch wrote on Sun, 24 February 2008 15:02

There it is, folks... proof that Rees is a dangerous subversive... holding THE weapon of musical destruction, the accordion!  In terms of fear and loathing, the banjo comes close, and only the highland pipes exceed the accordion.

{insert favorite banjo/accordion/bagpipe jokes here}

Don't let the genial, grandfather look fool you... this guy is dangerous. He answers only to the ghost of Myron Floren Shocked

 http://www.rankinblog.com/rankinblog/2006/09/my_dark_accordi .html

Have fun, good luck.

Tim Mc



Musical weapons of mass destruction meet Rube Goldberg:


Automatic accodian band demo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8bO_1wZdYk

Automatic banjo band demo
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Sfu98AuB-Gw

Midi player piano band demo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmNHupGBY4w

Automatic Piano/accordian band demo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=makeSSoVjgw

Not sure if if there is a point to all this or not...   Twisted Evil


Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Tom Reid on February 24, 2008, 05:54:21 pm
Tim McCulloch wrote on Sun, 24 February 2008 14:02

There it is, folks... proof that Rees is a dangerous subversive... holding THE weapon of musical destruction, the accordion!  In terms of fear and loathing, the banjo comes close, and only the highland pipes exceed the accordion.

{insert favorite banjo/accordion/bagpipe jokes here}

Don't let the genial, grandfather look fool you... this guy is dangerous. He answers only to the ghost of Myron Floren Shocked

 http://www.rankinblog.com/rankinblog/2006/09/my_dark_accordi .html

Have fun, good luck.

Tim Mc


Note ...facial hair is NOT a requirement to play instuments of musical destruction.

...now large ears and banjos sort of go together like "squeal" and "pig".
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: John Halliburton on February 24, 2008, 06:49:50 pm
Dick Rees wrote on Sun, 24 February 2008 15:02

Tim McCulloch wrote on Sun, 24 February 2008 14:02

There it is, folks... proof that Rees is a dangerous subversive... holding THE weapon of musical destruction, the accordion!  In terms of fear and loathing, the banjo comes close, and only the highland pipes exceed the accordion.

{insert favorite banjo/accordion/bagpipe jokes here}





Tim Mc


What do you call it when you throw a banjo in the dumpster and it lands on the accordion?

Perfect pitch.

BA-DUM!!!!

Edit:

And, by the way, that skweezbox bought me a nice PA so I could spend my senior years carting around tons of stuff to make even more noise!!!!!!


Scary, one of the first times I've heard that an accordian done good. ;>)

One of my favs:

What's the difference between an accordian and a banjo?

The Accordian burns longer.


My short list:  Sharon Shannon, John Williams, and Jimmy Thibodeaux.

Just to keep this on topic, I haven't seen my chin since '76-at least the first one.  The second one shows up for short while, usually after a visit to my barber. ;>)

Best regards,

John
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Dick Rees on February 24, 2008, 07:03:23 pm
I actually play both the piano (chromatic) accordion and the diatonic button accordion.  Here's one great TexMex singer/player....Mingo Saldivar.  And for Zydeco don't ever, EVER forget Queen Ida.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI_jzuN7ac8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP1SU9VW_yo&feature=relat ed

Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Vladimir Angelovski on February 29, 2008, 04:37:55 pm
Paul E Fenelon wrote on Sun, 17 February 2008 10:17



....

Evderyone knows that pro sound engineers (As Bennett says, the good ones) have facial hair. A little bit of grey means that you must be really good.



So, that's the Big Mick's secret!
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Travis Watson on February 29, 2008, 09:59:00 pm
It seems the accordion is best left to other launguages, only they can understand the noise. And it should be a felony what the supposed great tex-mex guy did to Cash's the burning ring of fire, or that is where he will end up at for killing that song. And where were the stacks of Cerwin Vegas the Tejano bands like so much?

Hello folks I'm kinda smashed uhh I mean petty cash uhh Johnny trashed aww f*#k it I need a drink.
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Phil LaDue on March 03, 2008, 05:36:03 pm
Bennett Prescott wrote on Sun, 17 February 2008 02:16

Only if you want to be a good engineer.
Alright, I give...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v489/avkid/MyPicture-1-2.jpg
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Karl Bader on March 08, 2008, 09:00:40 pm
I hope facial hair and not head hair is a requirement.... I've pulled all mine out working with incompetents. Smile

Karl
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Jordan Wolf on April 18, 2008, 11:14:44 pm
No recent pics, but I've got a goatee.  Not long, trimmed close.  The rest of the crew I work with are at least trying to grow facial hair...boss gets a nasty neck beard. Rolling Eyes
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Ken Barlow on April 20, 2008, 10:01:36 pm
I was just told yesterday that if I want to keep my casino A/V Lead gig I had to shave my goatee of 20 years by Monday. My face feels so cold. A few of the Entertainment crew quit over this unnecessary draconian rule. Evil or Very Mad  Evil or Very Mad  Evil or Very Mad  Evil or Very Mad
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Jerry Turnbow on April 22, 2008, 05:03:30 pm
Tim McCulloch wrote on Sun, 24 February 2008 20:02

There it is, folks... proof that Rees is a dangerous subversive... holding THE weapon of musical destruction, the accordion!  In terms of fear and loathing, the banjo comes close, and only the highland pipes exceed the accordion.

{insert favorite banjo/accordion/bagpipe jokes here}

Don't let the genial, grandfather look fool you... this guy is dangerous. He answers only to the ghost of Myron Floren Shocked

 http://www.rankinblog.com/rankinblog/2006/09/my_dark_accordi .html

Have fun, good luck.

Tim Mc


Here in Missouri, we have a law - "Use an accordion - go to jail"  Twisted Evil
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Steve Hurt on April 22, 2008, 06:49:28 pm
Dick Rees wrote on Sun, 24 February 2008 19:03

I actually play both the piano (chromatic) accordion and the diatonic button accordion.



Please..... don't take up the bag pipes!

If you do, someone will be dispatched to have you "sized for concrete"   Laughing
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Jerry Turnbow on April 23, 2008, 02:35:07 am
Paul E Fenelon wrote on Sun, 17 February 2008 09:17

My Father today asked if I was growing a beard. I have had one for two years and told him so. He said it was neither here nor there.

Evderyone knows that pro sound engineers (As Bennett says, the good ones) have facial hair. A little bit of grey means that you must be really good.


Cool, Paul!  Then I must be a friggin' genius!

(Or maybe, just a gray-haired idiot sound-vant.)  Twisted Evil

BTW, this picture is from a gig we did in Key West, FL in 2005; most of the brown hair is now gray or white, same as the sideburns. (Except for the part obscured by the captain's hat, which is mostly pink! Confused

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Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Iain_Macdonald on April 23, 2008, 03:38:26 pm
index.php/fa/15452/0/
Clockwise from top left.

John Meyer, Mark Terry(Harman), Hartley Peavey, Bruce Howze(Community), Ken DeLoria(Apogee etc), Ken Berger, Mick Hughes.

Hmmm. Must be a coincidence.

Iain.
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Jeff Babcock on April 24, 2008, 10:25:20 am
Hartley is sporting a nice chuck norris beard there.... a fine tribute.
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Phil LaDue on January 23, 2011, 05:54:37 pm
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Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Rob Ottaviano on January 23, 2011, 08:40:41 pm
I like Lanny's beard Very Happy index.php/fa/34847/0/
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Mac Kerr on January 23, 2011, 08:43:53 pm
Rob Ottaviano wrote on Sun, 23 January 2011 20:40

I like Lanny's beard Very Happy index.php/fa/34847/0/



Beard, hell, what about that mustache?

Mac
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Charlie Zureki on January 24, 2011, 03:00:07 pm
Mac Kerr wrote on Sun, 23 January 2011 19:43

Rob Ottaviano wrote on Sun, 23 January 2011 20:40

I like Lanny's beard Very Happy index.php/fa/34847/0/



Beard, hell, what about that mustache?

Mac



He looks like a Roadie from the early 1970's... Teeth missin' and No show-blacks....  Razz

 Cheers,
 Hammer
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Guy Johnson on January 24, 2011, 05:53:17 pm
Alternatively:

Is a ponytail, jeans (with a low waist-band) a low waist, and a big jangly bunch of keys a requirement fro pro audio?

/coat
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Silas Pradetto on January 24, 2011, 06:22:29 pm
Guy Johnson wrote on Mon, 24 January 2011 17:53

Alternatively:

Is a ponytail, jeans (with a low waist-band) a low waist, and a big jangly bunch of keys a requirement fro pro audio?

/coat


Sounds like a rebel teenage janitor.
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Tim McCulloch on January 25, 2011, 09:55:25 pm
Silas Pradetto wrote on Mon, 24 January 2011 17:22

Guy Johnson wrote on Mon, 24 January 2011 17:53

Alternatively:

Is a ponytail, jeans (with a low waist-band) a low waist, and a big jangly bunch of keys a requirement fro pro audio?

/coat


Sounds like a rebel teenage janitor.


Rebel Teenage Janitor...  That also sounds like a band name... Wink  Or an entry level position at the local SoundCo.

Have fun, etc.

Tim Mc
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Phil Ouellette on February 06, 2011, 01:50:42 pm
If I want to have a discernible chin, then facial hair is mandatory.

Funny story.  About 20 years ago I had a trimmer accident and ended up having to shave off my beard.  My wife and I went out to a dinner that night.  There was a huge mirror behind the bar and I was idly scanning the crowd in the mirror.  I got as far as my wife and noticed this guy standing awfully close to her.  I started to get hot and then realized that guy was me.

I haven't shaved since.  Now I just do a goat.

index.php/fa/34921/0/

This pic was taken as we were getting ready to attend an SCA event (Society for Creative Anachronism).

http://www.sca.org/
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Guy Johnson on February 06, 2011, 05:11:30 pm
We do sheep in Wales.
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Dick Rees on February 06, 2011, 05:16:00 pm
Guy Johnson wrote on Sun, 06 February 2011 16:11

We do sheep in Wales.


Why do Scotsmen wear kilts?

Sheep can hear a zipper a mile away........
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Guy Johnson on February 06, 2011, 05:19:38 pm
And we've yet to mention NZ!
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Dick Rees on February 06, 2011, 06:32:39 pm
Guy Johnson wrote on Sun, 06 February 2011 16:19

And we've yet to mention NZ!


Why did the Kiwi run off the cliff?

He didn't see the ewe turn.
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Charlie Zureki on February 09, 2011, 11:50:28 am
Guy Johnson wrote on Mon, 24 January 2011 16:53

Alternatively:

Is a ponytail, jeans (with a low waist-band) a low waist, and a big jangly bunch of keys a requirement fro pro audio?

/coat


 No, but, it sounds like a prerequisite for "gig butt". Laughing

 Cheers,
 Hammer
Title: Re: Is Facial Hair a Requirement for Pro-Audio? Poll
Post by: Guy Johnson on February 09, 2011, 03:22:46 pm
sure does!