This Sunday, as my family pulled into the church parking lot, my wife asked me the question "do you have to do anything at church today?" My response was "I'll find out when I walk in the door."
I had no official responsibilities that day. Yet, after being there for less than five minutes, I heard someone calling my name. The sound booth computer was acting up. I put on my superman cape and jumped into action! Ok, maybe without a cape…
Last week, I wrote about sound booth spam and how we, as sound tech's, are the target for all sorts of comments and questions. Another target that is painted on us is that of "super-geek."
Super Geeks are assumed to;
1. Have keys for every door in the building – or get copies of keys when needed.
2. Know where every tv, video player, and spare extension cord is located.
3. Have the ability to fix all computers.
4. Be in communication with everyone (yet another reason to reference the Borg.)
5. Know how to fix a scratched DVD that's supposed to be playing RIGHT NOW.
It's written in stone somewhere that after announcing that you (or your wife) is pregnant, you must be
bequeathed gifted with the book "What to Expect When You're Expecting." I'd like to write my own book for rookie sound tech's called "What to Expect When You Are Expected." The minute any sound tech walks in the door, they have to expect that someone will desire their expertise, even if they have that weekend off.
I'd break down the book into these chapters;
1. The Stuff Everyone Assumes You Know
2. How to Google with Maximum Results Using Your iPod While Carrying a Fresh Cup of Coffee
3. Lord of the Keyrings
4. Chariots of Fire: Running From the Stage to the Booth Without Getting Caught.
5. Master of Disguise: How to Attend Church Without Getting Roped into Anything.
What Chapters Would You Write?