The big show is coming to Kingston on Saturday. I’m fortunate to be watching the show live at the K-Rock Centre.

Looks like we will have some company.

Christmas Photos

Our photographer for the Celebrate Christmas concert in December forwarded several hundred photos my way. Lots of great images from the event. I’ll only share a few here.

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Tony Visconti

A friend passed me this link to Tony Visconti’s interview on how David Bowie’s Heroes track was made. A fascinating look into music production. Wonderful to see great older tunes that had been recorded on tape being brought forward into the digital age. From the BBC site:

Producer Tony Visconti uses the original master tapes from sessions at Hansa Studio in Berlin to get to the heart of the title track from ‘Heroes’, one of David Bowie”™s best-loved songs.

We hear the song built up by individual contributions, including those from guitarist Robert Fripp, Brian Eno’s ‘synthesiser in a briefcase’ and of course David Bowie’s powerful, harshly emotional vocal.

Sound On Sound also covered the technical details on the background of this recording back in 2004. You can read the article here.

This video also provides some additional perspective into that recording:

Two Hours In Twenty Eight Seconds

This was a time lapse of our load in for the Celebrate Christmas concert in December. Really cool to see how quickly the team pulled everything together. The actual load in and setup took about 2 hours once we had the stage.

This Is Amazing Grace

This was our finale from the Celebrate Christmas VII concert presented live at the Bader Centre for the Performing Arts in Kingston, Ontario on December 13, 2015. I thoroughly enjoyed editing the video and audio from the concert. I think I have dramatically improved my Final Cut Pro chops as part of this process. Last one from the show until next Christmas.

Go Tell It On The Mountain

A fun tune from our Celebrate Christmas concert.

The First Noel

This one is for Doug and Jeff. “The First Noel” from the Celebrate Christmas VII concert performed live at the Bader Centre for the Performing Arts in Kingston, Ontario on December 13, 2015.

Little Drummer Boy

What’s this? Another Christmas video? Yes, indeed. So many videos to create and so little time!