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by Mike Stranks
Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: More Music
Topic: BERT WEEDON RIP.
Replies: 12
Views: 9937

Re: BERT WEEDON RIP.

Gordon, I remember that as a young boy I used to rush home from junior school to watch a programme on ATV. I can't remember what it was called, but it featured Ayshea Brough, a puppet character called Ollie Beak and Bert Weedon! Bert always looked very smart in a suit and didn't really look like th...
by Mike Stranks
Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: He pops up everywhere...!
Replies: 1
Views: 3379

He pops up everywhere...!

So there I was reading the Absolutemusic Magazine (other retailer mags are available) when I came across an article about buying an acoustic guitar... Now not being a player myself I was only skimming it when I spotted a photo of Gordon in a sidebar piece. This was the author's assessment of the &qu...
by Mike Stranks
Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY GORDON!
Replies: 9
Views: 8405

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GORDON!

Greetings your excellency!

A VERY Happy Birthday to you - hope you have a great day!

Very best wishes. Margaret and Mike
by Mike Stranks
Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Amazon Reccommendation...
Replies: 0
Views: 3198

Amazon Reccommendation...

Got an email from Amazon today recommending an album called 'Shining Morn' by some bloke called Gordon Giltrap. Anyone heard of him? Is he any good? Seriously.. :mrgreen: some great reviews there... I'm working on a radio and live drama at the moment and am using A Tapestry of Tears for incidental m...
by Mike Stranks
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Gordon's Concerts
Topic: Bishops Itchington - 17/03/2012
Replies: 2
Views: 3804

Re: Bishops Itchington - 17/03/2012

Indeed! Leaving aside references to myself, another excellent review from Keith. I felt Mr G was on the very peak of his form in the repartee department and was getting into some comedy riffs worthy of 'stand-up' at times. :lol: ... and as Gordon has said... thanks a million for your (and Fiona's) h...
by Mike Stranks
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WEBSITE PROBLEMS.
Replies: 7
Views: 6289

Re: WEBSITE PROBLEMS.

Yippeee! :lol:
by Mike Stranks
Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Problems with the Sound Equipment
Replies: 10
Views: 6892

Re: Problems with the Sound Equipment

Hey Mike This picture prompts me to ask a couple of questions that as a sound engineer you may be able to answer? When did miming turn into lip synching and is it a modern phenomena? Cheers Scott Hi Scott! I've had a go at answering your question in a new topic in "More Music". Cheers. Mike
by Mike Stranks
Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: More Music
Topic: Miming Vocalists
Replies: 10
Views: 7836

Miming Vocalists

In another forum thread I was asked: "When did miming turn into lip synching and is it a modern phenomena?" So here goes with a shot at an answer... Maybe I'm not up with the current music-speak, but the terms 'miming' and 'lip-synching' mean very different things to me - 'Miming' in our c...
by Mike Stranks
Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Problems with the Sound Equipment
Replies: 10
Views: 6892

Re: Problems with the Sound Equipment

Mike, that's brilliant! I recall watching a gig in a very small student venue many moons ago when a support-band duo were trying to start their set but couldn't get the bass to work. The sound guy's assistant was all over the stage checking everything - the bass amp, the DI boxes, the cables, the p...
by Mike Stranks
Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Problems with the Sound Equipment
Replies: 10
Views: 6892

Re: Problems with the Sound Equipment

Hey Mike This picture prompts me to ask a couple of questions that as a sound engineer you may be able to answer? When did miming turn into lip synching and is it a modern phenomena? Cheers Scott Hi Scott I will answer this when I have a little more time, but I'll probably shift it across to anothe...
by Mike Stranks
Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Problems with the Sound Equipment
Replies: 10
Views: 6892

Problems with the Sound Equipment

Sometimes we sound-techs have an important role in helping musos get the very best from the gear they're using...

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by Mike Stranks
Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: "The Producer's Manual" by Paul White
Replies: 1
Views: 3117

"The Producer's Manual" by Paul White

Just picking-up on Gordon's endorsement of Paul's book in the December news... Santa kindly obliged with a copy on The Day and, although the festivities have only permitted a few quick flick-throughs this book really does look like The Biz. The book is both comprehensive and simple. It's well-laid o...
by Mike Stranks
Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: SUE HOLTON IN HOSPITAL
Replies: 8
Views: 7314

Re: SUE HOLTON IN HOSPITAL

All the best Sue!

Take it easy and pace yourself...

Get well soon. Mike
by Mike Stranks
Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:28 am
Forum: Gordon's Concerts
Topic: Bulkington Village Centre
Replies: 3
Views: 4659

Re: Bulkington Village Centre

I have fond memories of Bulkington... one of the very first venues at which I provided sound for Gordon. I was hoping to be there on Saturday, but a busy diary made that inpossible. Great to hear that the maestro is still firing on all cylinders! :lol: I really must try and get to a concert soon...
by Mike Stranks
Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Gordon's Concerts
Topic: Huntingdon Hall - 18th November 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 3975

Re: Huntingdon Hall - 18th November 2011

Sir Keith... Ever thought of pitching as a review writer for one of the "Qualities"? As ever, a superb review which made me chuckle more than once. :lol: I've been privileged to hear a sneak preview of a track from the forthcoming album you mention - beautiful! [Sorry I'll miss you at the ...

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