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Archive for December, 2007

December 2007 News

Posted by delta on 31st December 2007

12-02-07 CNN – Numbers Drop For Civilian Deaths, Foreign Fighters In Iraq
12-02-07 OC Register – GLOBAL WARBLING
12-02-07 SF Gate – Oil Prices Rise In Asian Trading
12-02-07 USA Today – Most Recalled Meat Is Never Recovered
12-03-07 CNN – Jubilant Chavez Opponents Revel In Referendum Defeat
12-03-07 National Geographic – Climate Change Pushing Tropics Farther, Faster
12-04-07 Technology Review – The Feel Of Cancer Cells
12-07-07 National Geographic – Amazon Could Lose More Than Half Its Forest
12-07-07 NY Times – Tanker Spills Oil Off South Korea
12-07-07 SF Gate – Dollar Drifts Lower To Pound, Euro
12-07-07 Wired – Cybercrime Stormed The Net In 2007
12-08-07 LA Times – New Virus Extends Geographic Reach
12-10-07 CNN – Ecuador Threat To Drill Jungle Oil
12-10-07 NY Times – Flying Humans, Hoping To Land With No Chute
12-11-07 LA Times – Study Finds Humans Still Evolving, And Quickly
12-11-07 National Geographic – Human Evolution Speeding Up
12-11-07 Technology Review – The Guts Of A Cell, Frozen In Time
12-12-07 National Geographic – Arctic Sea Ice Gone In Summer Within Five Years
12-12-07 Technology Review – Higher-Density Data Storage
12-13-07 NY Times – Countrywide Subpoenaed By Illinois
12-14-07 National Geographic – Warming Oceans Contributed To Record Arctic Melt
12-14-07 SF Gate – Palo Alto Firm To Build Solar Thermal Equipment Factory In Nevada
12-17-07 Technology Review – Turning Carbon Dioxide Into Fuel
12-19-07 National Geographic – Ancient Warming Caused Huge Spike In Temps
12-25-07 Epoch Times – 8,000 Chinese Farmers Demand Reclamation Of Stolen Land
12-26-07 Honolulu Star-Bulletin – Kona Lab Is Aquaculture Central

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Mercedes @ Kapalua

Posted by delta on 30th December 2007

We just finished setting this one up (21st-30th). Going back for the strike in a few days – hopefully get a couple of good workouts in before then…

It’s been tough working out the last 10 days because Kapalua is on the opposite side of the other mountain from where I live. On a good day, it’s a 1.5 hr drive – when you have to be there that early in the morning there’s really no time to workout (of course, we workout while working so it doesn’t really matter in this case)…

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Maui Film Festival @ MACC

Posted by delta on 19th December 2007

Basically picked up a few days that the inhouse crew didn’t want between the 12th-19th…

Got to get some work done while the movies were happening, so that’s good – I won’t have time to do anything till March at this point…

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Ziggy Marley @ The MACC

Posted by delta on 10th December 2007

I actually started out the day dealing with the inside show (Maui Pops Orchestra) and a few other odds and ends. The actual Ziggy show was pretty much self-contained, which is not the norm – usually you’re really running around for these things. Don’t get me wrong, I was running around, but nothing compared to the norm…

Anyway, after Maui Pops ended I went inside to help them strike and get rid of the shell. From that point on, I was dealing with the Ziggy gig (which was good timing cause they showed up at that moment). The doors opened just as I was walking out…

I really don’t have anything to say about the show. Last time I actually was able to pay attention during a Ziggy gig was at the Milwakee Summerfest in 1990 – the crowd was totally different, the band was totally different, and I was totally different – the contrasts between now and then keep me from saying anything other than “Damn, that was loud!”

I had the Db meter in my hand at FOH for three songs – it wasn’t just me being old and crochety, it was loud…

And, “No” I’m not gonna tell you how loud it was…

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Barefoot Natives @ The MACC

Posted by delta on 9th December 2007

This one happened yesterday. Very long day…

I started the day setting up the A&B stage and sound wings for todays show (Ziggy Marley); then I had to setup, run, and strike the preshow audio for the Barefoot Natives; then I had to run upstairs and run spot for the actual show; THEN we struck the stage and setup the orchestra shell for the Maui Pops Orchestra. I actually got booted at 24:00 cause I had to be back here at 08:00 this morning, but after I left the crew also setup a few risers, chairs, and music stands…

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