Monday, October 09, 2006

Technologically challenged

Yesterday, I was on Front Line Vocals in church. We started using headsets, so think Brittney Spears in church. Singing church songs, of course. And in choir robes. And no slutty dancing. Ok. Don't think Brittney Spears.

Anyway, there are three of us who are miked, and Wednesday night was the first time we used them. It was a go for yesterday morning.

Imagine my surprise when the sound man came to me in the lobby at the end of the first service, telling me that I needed to turn my mike on. I told him that I thought I had. He said "no, you turned yourself off."

Ok. Cool.

Then I started thinking.

I had that mike on the WHOLE time I was up there, except for when I should have had it on.

Including the rehearsal time when I was complaining about not feeling too "spiritual" that morning to a friend of mine.

Including the time when I was back in the back of the church talking to our senior pastor about how I looked like a diva with the headset on.

Including the time when I was bi*&#ing to the same said friend about the fact that I didn't get a solo part, and that he gave it to someone else. And there were some snarky comments made.

Including the time that I went into the choir room, took off my robe, and started walking down the hallway, complaining that my feet hurt.

However, I do believe that the sound man was smart enough and picked up the fact that I was having some technical difficulties.

But really... how hard can up for on and down for off be.

Obviously I was more worried about gossiping in church than learning the curve.

Lesson learned.


Anonymous K said...

That could have been disasterous! Good thing it's also funny and makes for a good post. ;)

Thanks for having me as your renter. I'll try not to be too much trouble.


10:49 AM  
Anonymous Pass the Torch said...


I remember a soundman once giving me very careful instructions about a clip-on mic. He said a previous speaker had forgotten to turn it off while he was in the bathroom.


Needless to say, I'm now very careful with microphones;)


11:55 AM  
Blogger Tracey said...

That made me giggle, sometimes sound equipment in church can be highly entertaining!

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do believe I have just wet myself laughing at this post. Sounds like you and I both had nice, embarrassing moments this weekend.

2:05 PM  
Anonymous kailani said...

That's why I hate cordless microphones! LOL! The sound guy must have had a hilarious time listening to you!

4:54 PM  
Blogger Knitting Maniac said...

What I am nervous about is if he picked up on my snarky conversation, and then reported me to my choir director! But oh well... it isn't anything I wouldn't tell him to his face.

4:59 PM  
Blogger Crayonsetc said...

Oh, that so sounds like something that would happen to me!!

Well, as your new landlord for the week, I thought I would stop by and let you know your intro is up!!!

5:40 PM  
Blogger Bellezza said...

There's a joke in picture form that goes something like this:

Man's switch: on/off
Woman's switch: looks like an airplane control panel

See, we just have a lot more switches to take care of (like my mouth, my mood, my outfit, my self-confidence, my attitude...)

I think you did well, to even get in front of every one and sing.

10:01 PM  
Blogger Knitting Maniac said...

Oh Bellezza... that is perfect! Thank you for making me feel 100 percent better about it. I mean, I do pride myself in being a smart individual, and I HATE to be made an example of what NOT to do.

10:57 PM  
Blogger Tracie said...

I have to admit that you have me laughing.

I work in the sound booth at my church, so I have been around for more than a few microphone the time someone forgot to turn the choir mikes off during "welcome and hankshake time"...yeah, that was bad.

11:16 PM  
Blogger Knitting Maniac said...

Oh Tracie... I could only imagine!

6:31 AM  

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