by Clive Young.
Pro Sound News posts ‘tweets’ on Twitter all the time. Many of them are our weekday headlines from prosoundnews.com (five stories a day, 25 stories a week!), but that’s not all we crow—er, tweet—about. We also pass along links to everything from software updates to mainstream articles about pro audio; re-tweet (RT) insights from readers and info from organizations like AES and InfoComm; and in at least one instance, make cheap jokes about Keith Richards’ upcoming autobiography. In short, if you’re on Twitter, you oughta follow @prosoundnews. Need proof? Here’s most of our May tweets, minus the prosoundnews.com headlines:
Odd new interview with Owsley, the Grateful Dead’s legendary FOH engineer (and LSD proponent): http://bit.ly/chkEAC -Clive
Custom mic stand that’ll accidentally rip your finger off during a moment of abandon onstage? http://bit.ly/90SPbR -Clive #ProAudio
Remembering solo artist, guitarist, producer, engineer and power-pop genius Will Owsley http://bit.ly/9fKjIv #ProAudio -Clive
Hey, @MogamiCables is now on Twitter. -Clive
RT @joshgroban Sending love and prayers to my friends and colleagues in Tennessee. Red Cross is on the scene…text REDCROSS to 90999 to give 10 dollars.
MOTU updates Digital Performer to v7.12 http://bit.ly/9Ggl7a #ProAudio -Clive
Robert Scovill’s blog about prepping for the Tom Petty tour continues… http://bit.ly/9iiMQH #ProAudio -Clive
Heard a bit about AES’ plans to vastly improve the live sound programs at its Nov. convention; could be way cool -Clive #ProAudio
Talked to Clair and Sound Image in Nashville; neither flooded, but SI was THISCLOSE. Both coming thru for their acts. Full story in AM -Clive
Are concert halls the new recording studios? http://bit.ly/csvlfX A classical music fan’s interesting take -Clive
New Mac Pro Audio Update 1.1 fixes audio anomaly some hear inside Mac Pros when using FireWire http://bit.ly/cwbSyX #ProAudio -Clive
Salina, KS paper profiles local sound guy–car parts all day, FOH/studio mixing all night http://bit.ly/aFu8nH #ProAudio -Clive
NYTimes: After Flooding, Nashville Musicians Assess Losses http://nyti.ms/ao5Lyp
RT @InfoComm 4 more weeks until #InfoComm10! Woo hoo!
Pics of what the Nashville flood did to the #guitars and gear in Soundcheck. So sad. http://bit.ly/9Rw6QZ #ProAudio -Clive
RT @ISPTechnologies has pro audio gear in Nashville that’s not damaged. Backline gear too at XL Video. Let me know if anyone needs it
[Video] Stone Sour (Slipknot spinoff) gives a tour of Blackbird Studios; sweet gear! http://bit.ly/bCmFHD #ProAudio -Clive
Crowded House live engineer blog: Backstage at Jools Holland TV Show: http://bit.ly/aMaUmb #ProAudio -Clive
RT @KarlDetkenProDJ I just finally discovered what Glee is, so now I’m at Best Buy replacing my smashed TV.
Balladry and violence ensue in this mockumentary by Simply Red’s backline crew http://bit.ly/aLwwJA #ProAudio -Clive
Interesting look at the live sound scene in Beijing – Global Times – http://bit.ly/cgR6jt #ProAudio -Clive
Baltimore Sun asks if technology ruins the experience of music listening. http://bit.ly/cDM5W7 What do YOU think? -Clive #ProAudio
Live in Nashville, partial to cigars and want to help MusiCares flood relief efforts? http://bit.ly/bkoIM7 #ProAudio -Clive
The ultimate destination for every live sound guy (pic courtesy of Mical “Mikey” Caterina) http://twitpic.com/1om4df
Live sound guys: PSN wants to list you in our next SoundCheck chart–Here’s how to get in: http://bit.ly/4Kvg7j #proaudio -Clive
Video of Nashville flood-destroyed guitars-Hendrix, Townshend, Motown, BB King, and more. Sigh. http://bit.ly/ajhBus -Clive
George Martin will attend #AES London May 25, accepting an Honorary AES Membership and introducing a seminar. #Beatles #ProAudio -Clive
PSN is just 9 followers away from 1500; If you’re #1,500, you win Mr. Bonzai’s excellent Music Smarts book! #ProAudio –Clive
Congratulations to @SDGMasterglass, ProSoundNews’ 1500th follower! DM contact info so I can send your Music Smarts book. -Clive #proaudio
Houston Chronicle reviews book on the Beatles’ musical contributions to other people’s recordings: http://bit.ly/bZ9P8D -Clive
Interesting article on saving the West Beach Music Fest in Santa Barbara after many sound complaints last year: http://bit.ly/bgi43I
RT @SunnySideSound: “Don’t lay your cables near the goat pen at the county fair” – My Brother’s #ProAudio #advice from experience?
In-depth gear/personnel rundown of The Who’s PA, FOH and live recording set ups 1977–2002 http://bit.ly/caFIIH -Clive #ProAudio
Bono Injures Back, Forcing U2 to Cancel Tour Opener – NYTimeshttp://nyti.ms/dCvPte Bad News in Lititz, PA today….
Christina Aguilera cancels tour http://yhoo.it/aE6LKN This, U2’s delays–is the summer tour season evaporating? Share your thoughts -Clive
John Fogerty’s ‘Centerfield’ to be honored by Baseball Hall of Fame: http://yhoo.it/bkzHvr Cool! -Clive #GNT
Firefox tool erases Justin Bieber from Web – CNET Newshttp://bit.ly/bFABc4 #GNT
U2 pulls out of Glastonbury, next US tour leg postponed to 2011 http://yhoo.it/8ZrGgM
Heard Keith Richards’ autobiography due in the fall will have a large-print edition–perfect for reading with a Keef-sized hangover -Clive
So, who’s out there working hard on this Memorial Day weekend, mixing or working shows? #ProAudio -Clive