We’ve apparently got some gigs with the proto-outfit, so need to sort out some mobile voice amplification. The choice seems to be between
- Waistband voice amplifier + headset systems like those used by hoarse teachers, tour guides and aerobics teachers. They look a bit girly and my impression is that to get a decent one (like the WAP-7D) you need to spend at least a hundred quid and that you don’t get very much power (7W in this case).
- Megaphones with line-in from a headset. Megaphones are attention grabbing, noisy and cheap, and you often get a siren thrown in. So they’re cool, whatever happens to Obama‘s ratings. This guy uses one with a home made headset set-up for outside gigs, but (being pig ignorant about audio systems) I’m a bit concerned about whether the sound quality would be sufficient for singing as well as speaking. It’s also quite hard to find ones which don’t use press-to-talk pistol trigger grips.
Anyone know anything about this stuff? How much power would I actually need to cope with an outside crowd of say 100?
- Barrel organ braking
El fanclub del Nokia 100 soy yo, y su radiación es buena para ti.I am the Nokia 100 fanclub, and its radiation is good for you.[:nl]De fanclub van de Nokia 100 ben ik.El fanclub del Nokia 100 sóc jo, i la seva radiació és bona per a tu.
- He would an elegy compose / On maggots squeez’d out of his nose
Samuel Butler on a writer of doggerel.
- The Sultan’s organ
Howard Goodall runs a good organ miscellania page here, of which the Sultan and Elizabeth I organ donation anecdote was one of the few useful pieces of information I learnt as a child. Peter English over at Aramco has more:
The Grand Signor then commanded for silence. All being quiet, the clock struck twenty-two hours followed
- First test
This *preliminary* version of a very old favourite, ET Mensah’s Tea Samba, is for Mr Paul “Tea” Baker (diabolus.org) and for all of you who have followed and supported this project so far:
- Sorry, I couldn’t find a red tie.
- I’m shouting, not because I’m deaf, but because it’s *very* loud. This ditty leaves