Noel Johnson @ Cameron House

Noel Johnson
Noel Johnson @ Cameron House

. : : July 4th, 2012 : : .

I recorded Noel Johnson‘s mid-lineup set, book-ended by Colleen Brown and the Autumn Portrait, at the Cameron House backroom on a 4th of July evening back in 2012.

My memories of the night have faded with age, but I have lingering impressions of a solid night of music performed to an almost-entirely empty room.

I also remember being impressed with the sound and wondering why I hadn’t been to the well-known Cameron House before. Well, I haven’t been since either, but listening back to the recording while doing this write-up provides a compelling reason why I should (y’know, once going to live concerts is a thing that people can do again)!

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Colleen Brown @ Burdock

Colleen Brown
Colleen Brown @ The Burdock

. : : March 20th, 2015 : : .

I’d really been enjoying the quality of my most recent Sound Professionals microphones but I’ve found that even powered off and unplugged it seems to drain the batteries. It’s happened more than once that I’ve picked up the mics after weeks (or months) of disuse to discover that they were prematurely emptied. Others mics lasted years with heavier usage on a single battery, while this one seems to need to be changed every 8-10 months. Knowing this hasn’t helped me in remembering to change the batteries, and I’m often the victim of what really  shouldn’t be an unpleasant surprise.

Colleen Brown‘s record release show at The Burdock was once of those nights.

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