yesterday the hollow trees played the Chandler Auditorium

here at the Times

it was my first time ever seeing them even though theyve been around for five years.

thats what sort of friend i am.

yesterdays broadcast / live stream was really a dress rehearsal slash test to see if we could bring a band to the building, film them with three cameras, get the audio mix right, be able to switch between the cameras in a semi professional way, get the lighting right, get the load in and load out right, and stream it through our music blog.

working with a band as easy going and professionally prepared as the Hollow Trees made it a lot easier than working with strangers, so my hats off to Gregory Hollow Tree and the band because it could have been an afternoon of drama but instead it was a walk in the park.

everything worked out well except for yrs truly who had a brain fart while holding the mic for the interview section (something i didnt do very well) but, you know, it was practice!

not sure who the next band is, but the original idea is to have a gameplan so that if bands want to pop into the Times, they can get interviewed and play for us for about an hour and we can stream it through the music blog. the goal is to have these lil concerts at lunch time so that people who eat in front of their computers at work can have something cool to watch / listen to, for the low low price of free.

loving my job is nothing new, but yesterday was a complete joy because this was all pulled off beautifully. much thanks to the Trees and Michael McGehee who organized all the small details.