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Hey! I've met that guy.
u met Ryan Long? Or have you endured grumpy soundmen he is parodying?
I've met a few sound men like he was mimicking.
"I take smoke breaks as often as possible - I don't really smoke, but it seems like a grumpy things to do"
"In an ideal world, a band is scared sh*tless to ask me anything"
Trying to tune a piano at a concert set-up with a stage manager like this is a real adventure. At one venue the equipment arrived late right when it was supposed to be quiet for my work. It was absolute chaos. I had been paid before-hand. Many of these touring bands "Forget" to pay and are gone the next day, so after a couple of requests for less noise, I took the stage manager's grumpy advice to, "just slick it up", and did the best I could. When I finished, the grumpy guy clapped his hands and yelled for everyone to be quiet. It got pin-drop quiet. He ran a couple of arpeggios and pronounced it "perfect". It really wasn't, but who's going to counter a grumpy stage manager.