Monthly Archives: January 2015

Lighting Effects

Years back I was in a band with no budget. For lights we went to a wholesaler and bought 24 reclaimed recessed ceiling cans for a few bucks a piece. We used conduit clamps on the front of them for gel holders and ladder hangers put together to hang them from a truss made of old TV tower. We used lamp cord and cheap plugs to wire them to a homemade box full of stomp switches. It was done very cheaply and when all said and done, didn’t look that bad with the lights out in a dirty bar. When we made a little money we bought a small light board and dimmer packs and then eventually bought a bunch of chrome PAR 56’s on aluminum tripods.

The first thing to realize when you step into the world of lighting effects is that traditionally, light are going to be your absolute largest power draw- way bigger than your PA, your stage amps, and anything else you can throw up there. In fact, stage lights will draw so much current that most bars won’t be able to support much lighting (if at all). Expect to flip a few breakers.

That said, technology is finally starting to catch up. High efficiency, low wattage bulbs are finally starting to infiltrate (albeit slowly), and LED cans are slowly starting to come up to spec with PAR cans, and with far less power consumption. Unfortunately, the price is often prohibitive.

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ZARA TRENDY SPRING 2015 MEN’S STYLES

ZARA TRENDY SPRING 2015 MEN’S STYLES

Zara taps a series of models that include Alexander Beck, Charlie Timms, Lars Burmeister, Jacob Coupe, Ben Allen, Rutger Schoone, Robbie Wadge, Karl Morrall, Guy Robinson and Matvey Lykov for a look at its latest spring arrivals. Offering a variety of men’s separates, everything from graphic t-shirts and striped knitwear to textured jackets come together with a modern attitude. Laid-back in nature, the pieces serve up a comfortable factor while also maintaining a contemporary style standard.

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Edwin Jagger Razors

I have been using my EJ DE89 for a month now and I cannot say enough good things about it. I am getting better than a DFS with 3 passes; if I want BBS all I need to do is a little touch up. No nicks, no irritation, just great shaves. I have been using Derbys and Feathers. I now have two of these razors, one for travel and one for home. As has been said by others, this is a RAD killer. I have stopped rotating through my other razors and have to decide whether I am going to keep them or sell them. Certainly none of my other razors shave as well as this EJ DE89.

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