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Umphrey’s McGee at House of Blues Dallas – Crappy Cell Phone Pic Tease

So, while I’m writing this article about my experience hanging out with outstanding lighting artist Jeff Waful of Umphrey’s McGee last night at House of Blues in Dallas, I want to tease your vision with some crappy iPhone pics I tweeted frequently throughout the show last night.  Lots, lots more images, video, and other stuff on the show last night to come, but while I’m sorting 1943 images and compiling 14 video clips, here’s a sample of what went down all day yesterday.

For those who care – the setlist:

Set One
Sociable Jimmy, 2nd Self, Example 1 > Passing, Prowler > Can’t Find My Way Home, Utopian Fir

Set Two
Miss Tinkle’s Overture, Cold Gold^, Graceland^, Dump City, Spires > End of the Road > Thin Air*

Encore:
The Bottom Half

Brock Butler opened
^ with Brock Butler on dobro and vocals
* with Pink Panther theme teases

Enjoy!  More to come, so stay tuned!

Jim’s On the Way Home from NAB 2010

I am sitting in the Vegas airport waiting for my flight to board, thinking of all the absolutely awesome times I had over the last 72 hours.  The NAB Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center was a HIT for me – lots of people, lots of interviews, and tons of fun.  A word to the wise though – Phil’s Steakhouse at Treasure Island gave me food poisoning, so I spent Monday afternoon and night holed up in my room puking my guts out.

<start Google Sarcasm tracking>Thanks a lot for the day of vomit, Phil’s Steakhouse.</sarcasm>

Tuesday was an unbelievable day – not only did I get to interview two of my favorite lighting designers (Jefferson Waful from Umphrey’s McGee and TJ Gerckens from – well, everywhere), but I also got to talk to Jeff Ravitz, John Gates, Jon Griffin from Saddleback Church, and many other great pros.  A major thanks to Tom Stanziano and Phil Buchsbaum from SeaChanger/Ocean Thin Films for flying me out and allowing me to have outstanding conversations with outstanding people on film.  What an amazing few days.  Amazing.

Videos coming soon – stay tuned!

Jefferson Waful Interviews Chris Kuroda

I got an email from Jefferson Waful from Jambands a few days ago – Jefferson interviewed Chris Kuroda (lighting director for Phish) this summer at Verizon Amphitheater in Noblesville, Indiana during the famed “delay show,” where fans were treated to a huge downpour, causing the show to be delayed for quite a while.  This was one heck of a storm, apparently – I am resisting making some joke about how Phish is so excellent that they bring about storms and…  yeah, bad joke, I’ll leave it.

Jefferson’s interview is here – thanks for letting me know about this, Jefferson!

Also see:

JimOnLight.com – An Interview with Chris Kuroda at Hampton 2009 (part 1)
JimOnLight.com – An Interview with Chris Kuroda at Hampton 2009 (part 2)
JimOnLight.com – An Interview with Chris Kuroda at Hampton 2009 (part 3)
JimOnLight.com – An Interview with Chris Kuroda at Hampton 2009 (part 4)