Guiding Light Through the Darkness 

Guiding Light Through the Darkness

By Chris Lose

What can we do as lighting professionals to save lives? 

It is with the heaviest of hearts that I write the hardest article I have ever written. I would much rather write an opinion piece on my feelings about rainbow chases and load-in puppy play days. However, I feel it necessary to state my opinion about the state of the tragic affairs surrounding unnecessary violence in the entertainment arena. More importantly, I feel the need to state my opinion on…

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The Fixture That Has Been Haunting My Dreams! 

Finally a fixture that is truly for EVERY one. 
By Chris Lose 

As a contributing writer for PLSN, I have been asked to review a few of the newest fixtures being released. Most of them are, politely stated, very nice. They have all of the same attributes and features that all of the other major manufacturers have but they do them faster or better. The fixture that I just finished testing is, without a doubt, the absolute best fixture that I have ever had the pleasure of witnessing. The Quicumque was sent to…

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THCnk you for not smoking. 

Can roadies still smoke two joints in the morning? 

  

Recently, the production manager came onto our bus before load in to tell the entire crew that smoking pot is not allowed on this tour during working hours. Yesterday, he came on to deliver some fine gifts of cheese and wine from the venue and the whole bus reeked of marijuana cigarettes..... reefers. He did not mention any names nor single any one person. He did make it very clear that pot smoking would not be tolerated while working. This is the way…

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Interview With a Dirtball Roadie 

 By Chris Lose 
  
Las Vegas based Doug Eder has been a dirtball roadie (his own term) for over thirty years. He has worked as a lighting designer on several shows but prefers the knuckle busting positions of master electrician, lighting crew chief and dimmer tech. He is a pleasure to work with and an artisan in his own time. He is also an Ordained Dudeist Priest in the Church of the Latter Day Dude. He enjoys cooking, eating and sharing his experiences with others. He has started a website dedicated to…

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