By Clive Young.
Everyone uses Twitter in their own way, and this time, Pro Sound News’ monthly compendium of tweets reveals that we use it differently from moment to moment. Most of the time, we use it to post links to our daily news stories, but if you scroll through the tweets, there’s breaking news (details of the FCC white spaces announcement); real-time accounts (our unsettling visit to a Stone Temple Pilots show); links to audio-related iPhone apps, thoughtful analysis from other news sources and just plain weird stuff (like Elmo getting into a brawl at Guitar Center). Take a look—it’s all there, minus the daily PSN headlines—and don’t forget to follow us at @ProSoundNews.
Off to talk with Andy Ebert and Eddie Mapp, monitor and FOH engineers for Stone Temple Pilots -Clive
At STP: Big praise to Jones Beach Amphitheater staff who did CPR on the guy behind us who had a seizure or OD'd; they saved his life! -Clive
Despite the 1/3 empty venue, STP put on an old school, let-the-music-do-the-talking Rock Show -Clive http://twitpic.com/2lj3lv
Song stuck in your head? http://unhearit.com replaces it with other catchy tunes. Now Train is on mental auto-repeat -Clive
Not Pro Audio, just cool: Chewbacca and Han Solo meet Calvin and Hobbes. http://bit.ly/dAL679 -Clive
Ping, Apple's music social network, already plagued with spammers - AppleInsiderhttp://bit.ly/ad3PGO -Clive
Die-Hard Fans Follow Iron Maiden Into the Digital Age - NYTimes.comhttp://nyti.ms/abkrJw -Clive
The Complete Road Crew: The late comic by/about/for concert engineers to be released in book form http://howd.ie/9312e9c26 #livesound -Clive
Former ELO cellist killed in car crash with rolling bale of hay - CNN.comhttp://bit.ly/ck73NI -Clive
MIT iPhone app lets you see the sound of your drawing - NYTimes.comhttp://nyti.ms/as4fu9 -Clive
RT @NAMM Registration for the 2011 NAMM Show is now OPEN! http://bit.ly/9hkMTt
The power of music: Benny Hill theme turns freaky video of cruise ship bar in a storm into a laff http://is.gd/f1k69 -Clive
Wow, we hit 2000 followers.
Tentative word from our #SanBruno office is they're pretty sure no Guitar Player, Bass Player, EQ + Keyboard staff live in the fire area.
How to make a PVC microphone shockmount for $1.20 http://bit.ly/dAPopD
RT @Discographies Kiss: 1-6 successful product introduction; 7-10 overexposure kills brand; 11-17 relaunch w/"edgy" imaging; 18-19 "the old package is back!"
RT @Craig_Anderton Having Sarah Jones at EQ mag is very positive. I have a good feeling about this.
FCC Likely to Open Unlicensed Airwaves to Wireless Innovators - NYTimeshttp://nyti.ms/avJZ5X Wireless mics end of page 1 -Clive #ProAudio
Drivin' N Cryin's equipment stolen - Yahoo! Newshttp://yhoo.it/9bcByZ
Stumbling across cool iPhone apps today. Tuneout - Sound Blocker plays white noise; it's free http://bit.ly/d2Ejy0
Octave: An RTA for the iPhone http://bit.ly/aFegGJ Comes in $3 and free versions -Clive #ProAudio #LiveSound
Interesting NY Times piece on Richard Gottehrer and digital distribution company The Orchard http://nyti.ms/9MrzqZ -Clive
We hit a nerve with our "Busted For dBs" post on the club manager arrested for not stopping a show for a dB reading http://bit.ly/9OfOOS
Generation Deaf: Are live gigs putting your hearing at risk? - Sydney Morning Herald http://bit.ly/diNskp -Clive
Fascinating blog post on doing sound for a traveling AIDS education show in Nairobi. http://bit.ly/bws8MW -Clive #ProAudio
The events calendar for this year's AES Convention is now online: http://www.aes.org/events/129/calendar/calendar.cfm -Clive
ABC App Uses Sound to Sync iPad, TV - Wired.comhttp://bit.ly/cS92rv Cool use of Neilsen audio signals embedded in show -Clive
RT @Chemicalpill "We play the same show, whether we're playing for 5 people, or 7" - My hero, Ray Mason
VIDEO: Football Stadium Switcheroo at Warp Speed - http://bit.ly/9aj1Sv
VIDEO: Metallica and Ray Davies re-recording "You Really Got Me." Really. http://bit.ly/ce8Ra3 -Clive
McCartney Picks HP to Build, Operate His Private Archives via Cloud Computing - eWeekhttp://bit.ly/9K3EU9 -Clive
Want to find out breaking news at CEDIA? Follow @resisys - Jeremy Glowacki, editor of our sister mag, Residential Systems.
Inside the audio of new Consol Energy Center - Post-Gazettehttp://bit.ly/9WRN1T Bryan Duffy (Vertical Horizon FOH) oversees audio -Clive
Creative Loafing Atlanta names The Living Room Best local recording studio http://bit.ly/cVX2JS -Clive
BREAKING NEWS: FCC releases White Space rules: 2 TV chs will be reserved for wireless mics in ea. mkt, so 12-16 mics operate w/o interference. -Clive
Need for more wireless mic capacity to be handled on case-by-case basis, where users can request more spectrum--say for Super Bowl, etc. -Clive
Ray Charles Memorial Library opens in LA; features his mics and a 'mixing station' http://yhoo.it/cefnyF -Clive #ProAudio
Off to cover World Maker Faire in New York! -Clive http://makerfaire.com/newyork/2010/
VIDEO: The wild audio art at this past weekend's World Maker Faire in New York: http://www.prosoundnews.com/blog/31690 -Clive #ProAudio
Refurbished Grand Ole Opry ready to greet fans again - USAToday.comhttp://usat.ly/asvynw
Bon Jovi and Beastie Boys make nom list for Rock Hall of Fame - Yahoo! Newshttp://yhoo.it/9JtBA4 -Clive
Study: Audio recordings of US history fading fast - Yahoo! Newshttp://yhoo.it/apZf8b #ProAudio -Clive
Not Pro Audio, Just Awesome: Bookmarklet turns any webpage into Asteroids video game! http://bit.ly/d5V3mB
Dick Griffey, SOLAR Records founder, dies at 71 - Yahoo! Newshttp://yhoo.it/9ucKp0
The 33 1/3 books hold a contest for hobbyist recorders: http://bit.ly/cnl4fz #ProAudio -Clive [And tell 'em Pro Sound News sent you--Really]
Abbey Road engineer to appear at BeatExpo - BeatlesNews.comhttp://bit.ly/cRI5XH
Shawn Camp waits 16 years for new album's release - Yahoo! Newshttp://yhoo.it/baygY7
Jimmy Iovine attacks music file formats at NYTimes.com - but reader comments are even better. http://nyti.ms/ctYkng #ProAudio -Clive