Melbourne Central Promo Gig (Friday Lunchtime)

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Melbourne Central Promo Gig (Friday Lunchtime)

Post by lucas » Thu Jan 13, 2005 3:29 pm

Thread to track status of promo gig on Friday, lunchtime @ Melbourne Central. Potentially I'll be taking a bag of records to Melbourne Central and doing a gig during the lunch hour to promote Beat Aid.

This thread is mainly for BRB and great_magnet, but if it goes ahead we'll want some volunteers to helps us hand out flyers.

BRB & GM, any word on weather we can get some decks down there?

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Post by great_magnet » Thu Jan 13, 2005 3:41 pm

Hey Lucas,

At this stage all is confirmed for 1pm outside the Shot Tower in the LaTrobe St building.

I have spoken to Glenn and we need to confirm the following:

Decks
Mixer
Sound (speakers)
Power cable
Promo people to hand out flyers

A table will be supplied on the day. I have extremely limited net access so msg me if you need to talk.

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Post by mkultra » Thu Jan 13, 2005 3:59 pm

I work just around the corner lucas, I will be there to help distribute flyers....
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Post by Fents » Thu Jan 13, 2005 4:03 pm

HAHAHAHA this will be classic!

Lunchtime means loads of ppl and loads of exposure...

Lynt get that CAMERA ready ;)

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Post by witty_pseudonym » Thu Jan 13, 2005 4:30 pm

can come down after 1:30 for about an hour to help with flyers.

awesome idea. 8)
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Post by breaksRbest » Thu Jan 13, 2005 4:31 pm

Nik (panNik) has kindly lent us his decks for the day (he trusts Lucas will look after them) but we will need a mixer, speakers etc

I have the decks at my house, might have to see if Lynt will be kind enough to lend us his mixer :D

GM, do they have speakers etc at Melb Central??
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Post by great_magnet » Thu Jan 13, 2005 4:45 pm

Unfortunately not brb, we're gonna have to source them elsewhere - sorry for the late notice, to be honest I didn't even consider it until this afternoon...
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Post by breaksRbest » Thu Jan 13, 2005 4:48 pm

I don't actually know anyone with a PA


can anyone help out with this??
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Post by ukime » Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:01 pm

I'm sure if you do a quick ring around to mobile PA places, they should be able to help you out (they usually operate until a little later in the day too ... like, early evening) - you may have to pay, or you may get it discounted ... or even free (crosses fingers).
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Post by lucas » Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:18 pm

ukime wrote:I'm sure if you do a quick ring around to mobile PA places, they should be able to help you out (they usually operate until a little later in the day too ... like, early evening)

If you'd care to do the honors? I'm really running out of time today.

Otherwise I we might have to ditch this idea. As wicked as it is.

FYI. We are basically trying to do this whole thing with next to no expenses, so free (or very close to it) would be the only option in my opinion.

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Post by breaksRbest » Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:20 pm

I'll see what I can do and will give you a call tonight Chan Man
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Post by lynt » Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:32 pm

i'm so there. go lucas!

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Post by shepherd » Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:32 pm

i can supply a vestax 06 battle mixer if someone can pick it up from queens road.

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Post by breaksRbest » Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:40 pm

looks like it could be DJ Marcel Marceua playing this gig

dex, mixer, but no sound


anyone know the names of a PA hire company? I think I've exhausted my "can I have this for free" speel over the last week, but I'll give it a go
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Post by Rachie » Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:43 pm

making a call....

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Post by breaksRbest » Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:46 pm

GO Rachie GO
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Post by lucas » Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:47 pm

OK.

Just confirmed with my boss. I'm only able to take enough time off work to basically drive to Melb Central, play records, and drive back. Can't really be doing missions to the other side of town.

I know this is not very useful, but it's the best that I could do. =(

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Post by Rachie » Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:57 pm

Dad said we can use some of his...

Before you ask I dunno what they are I just know the make noise!

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Post by breaksRbest » Thu Jan 13, 2005 6:06 pm

if it's the same stuff he used at Lake Hume it'd be PERFECT!

how can we arrange collection?

actually, I'm outta here. I'll call ya
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Post by lucas » Fri Jan 14, 2005 8:08 am

OK.

Lynty said he could supply the mixer, and he'll even bring some records as well.

So, last issue seems to be actually getting all the gear to Melb Central. If anyone is able to do a bit of running around (seems like we need the decks and speakers to be picked up) now's the time to speak up. I'm not sure where the speakers are located, trying to find out now.

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Post by eskay » Fri Jan 14, 2005 8:10 am

let me know where and I may be able to do some running around :)

(did we find out how big the speakers are? will they fit in a commodore or are we talking h00ge?)
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Post by lucas » Fri Jan 14, 2005 8:39 am

Just got a message back from Rach.

Apparently Nick is picking up the speakers/decks from BRB and bringing them in. Lynty is bringing his mixer. So it sounds like it's all sorted.

Now we just need some volunteers for handing out flyers.

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Post by eskay » Fri Jan 14, 2005 8:44 am

ahhh sweet!

I'll be there flyer-bombing like a pro :lol:
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Post by witty_pseudonym » Fri Jan 14, 2005 9:20 am

will try and make it down for sure. :)
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Post by Fents » Fri Jan 14, 2005 9:32 am

lucas_chan wrote:Just got a message back from Rach.

Apparently Nick is picking up the speakers/decks from BRB and bringing them in. Lynty is bringing his mixer. So it sounds like it's all sorted.

Now we just need some volunteers for handing out flyers.


dont u need an amp of some sort?

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Post by mkultra » Fri Jan 14, 2005 9:47 am

I'll be down at 1 to hand out flyers too... :P
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Post by lucas » Fri Jan 14, 2005 9:47 am

Fents wrote:dont u need an amp of some sort?

Yep. It's arriving with the speakers. Thanks Fents.

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Post by witty_pseudonym » Fri Jan 14, 2005 9:57 am

what are the rough times for this?

given my current state i've conceded to the fact that i'm not going to be able to survive the whole day. thus i can't really take a lunch break...will try and make it down after about 3 if things are still going?
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Post by shepherd » Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:13 am

where abouts in melbourne central?

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Post by valuetime » Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:14 am

and where hexactly is it? opposite hungry jacks or something?

i gotta go to port melbourne after lunch, so might drop in.

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Post by lucas » Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:18 am

OK guys.

BRB said we should kick off around 1pm. But, I might see if we can start a little earlier than that. =)

It's in front of the Shot Tower in the main bit of the Melb Central complex.

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Post by breaksRbest » Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:20 am

we're gonna set up the decks in that hot air balloon and rain flyers down on people from above.

We'll also have the finished CD's there so hopefully we'll sell some today
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Post by witty_pseudonym » Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:24 am

any idea what time you'll be finishing up?
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Post by lucas » Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:26 am

I'm assuming around 2:30-3pm. Unless the Melb Central crew tell us otherwise?

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Post by Smismid » Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:28 am

breaksRbest wrote:if it's the same stuff he used at Lake Hume it'd be PERFECT!


Not sure if it'll be those (JBL EONs).

If not, it'll be a pair of 15 and horn boxes with an amp. Not sure of the power rating but I assume you don't need it to be too loud anyways. They sound fine.

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Post by valuetime » Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:31 am

you gonna start off with 'the nine' and clear some space for us, lucas? ;)

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Post by lucas » Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:42 am

I was thinking of opening with The Pulse by Bad Company.

(Joke).

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Post by witty_pseudonym » Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:46 am

lucas_chan wrote:I'm assuming around 2:30-3pm. Unless the Melb Central crew tell us otherwise?

:(
maybe i'll have to try and wangle a break. really want to check it out and lend a hand.
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Post by shepherd » Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:47 am

come to daddy by aphex twin as opening tune or stfu

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Post by mkultra » Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:53 am

lucas_chan wrote:I was thinking of opening with The Pulse by Bad Company.

(Joke).


How about grimy????
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Post by valuetime » Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:55 am

seeing as it's in melb central, how about 'we want your soul'?

and drop the bass out of it so it sounds like it's coming from the clock radio speakers in the ceilings.

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Post by quick » Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:56 am

Open with Tsunami by Teebee :P
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Post by mkultra » Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:57 am

if you have cdj'sd I have some squarepusher or venetian snares....

would go down a treat at Melb Central luch time rush....
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Post by DBoy » Fri Jan 14, 2005 11:02 am

was going to try to nick home a grab my dcj rig but no time. Will be there for shizle though- need anything else brought? i got a iceice baby 7" :wink:
or an extra long extension cord???
or just the dboy flav?

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Post by shepherd » Fri Jan 14, 2005 11:20 am

grimey lol! :lol:

could do a dillinja valve tear out session - would definitely appease the traders.

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Post by Ag3nT[]0raNg3 » Fri Jan 14, 2005 11:26 am

im comin down to this for a bit!

then i can get some don dons for lunch on the way back to the office!

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Post by JAMESSSS » Fri Jan 14, 2005 11:30 am

i can bring the ghostbusters theme song 12"

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Post by lucas » Fri Jan 14, 2005 11:31 am

I don't drive to the city very often.

Does anyone have any good parking tips for me? Would like avoid paying $17 per hour.

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Post by DBoy » Fri Jan 14, 2005 11:33 am

fed[] is cheap, but a bit far to central.
probably up around rmit- to top of swanston there are some cheaper spots.

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Post by mkultra » Fri Jan 14, 2005 11:40 am

if you have a look around the Russel and Latrobe st corners you should find some cheaper parking, there are usually a few vacant spots....
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