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Forum: TOOLS OF THE TRADE 04-04-11, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,088
Posted By Kenny Ahern
Great idea Gav! Will try.

Great idea Gav! Will try.
Forum: TOOLS OF THE TRADE 04-01-11, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,088
Posted By Kenny Ahern
Sweat is my enemy when I juggle soccer balls. The...

Sweat is my enemy when I juggle soccer balls. The combination of the gloss finish and sweat, makes the soccer balls unmanageable. I have tried talc on the soccer balls, my hands & arms... it is...
Forum: TOOLS OF THE TRADE 03-31-11, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,088
Posted By Kenny Ahern
De-gloss Soccer balls

I would like to do a bit of a de-glossing with a new juggling set of soccer balls. I have used sandpaper in the past and the soccer balls attracted dirt like a magnet and discolored quickly....
Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 01-17-11, 01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,097
Posted By Kenny Ahern
Listen to Alison (Isabella)

This is one of the best threads I have read on Pnet in a long time. Honest, practical advice from all.

Kenny
Forum: TOOLS OF THE TRADE 03-26-10, 03:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,389
Posted By Kenny Ahern
iJet

I wish you better luck than I had with the iJet. Music is a huge part of my show and the iJet let me down one too many times. It starting crapping out on me, right out of the box.

Kenny
Forum: PROMO STUFF (MARKETING, MEDIA, ETC.) 02-24-10, 12:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,141
Posted By Kenny Ahern
What you need to do now, is send the video link...

What you need to do now, is send the video link to an established client (not an agent or event planner) and ask them for some honest input. If they are local, offer to buy them lunch or coffee ......
Forum: TOOLS OF THE TRADE 02-09-10, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,965
Posted By Kenny Ahern
Rola Tube

Sorry, I should have mentioned... it was aluminum tube for industrial application, so it has some blemish. But, the shop buffed it out real nice.

Does that make you feel better Evan?

Kenny
Forum: TOOLS OF THE TRADE 02-09-10, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,965
Posted By Kenny Ahern
Rola tubes

Marcus is right. Find a metal company in town.

A 1/4 in./6.35-7 mm wall should be fine.

I recently had a local machine shop turn and weld aluminum at 10 in. o.d. x 8 in. length with a 1/4 in...
Forum: RESOURCES/EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL 12-04-09, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,189
Posted By Kenny Ahern
Alexander Technique training

Anyone here been trained in the Alexander Technique (alexandertechnique.com)? If yes, I would be curious to know your thoughts about the training. A post or p.m. would be appreciated.

Thank you,...
Forum: CLIENT/AGENT/AGENCY ISSUES 11-27-09, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,335
Posted By Kenny Ahern
Event Planners

If I had a strong, honest working relationship with an event planner that booked me a lot of work, I would work with them ... to a point ... on price and trade.

However ... my experience has been...
Forum: PROMO STUFF (MARKETING, MEDIA, ETC.) 09-21-09, 01:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,707
Posted By Kenny Ahern
I tried sand in my globe, and it was okay....

I tried sand in my globe, and it was okay. However, I found working on commercial quality indoor/outdoor carpet, with backed padding, works very well to heighten your control of the globe ......
Forum: TOOLS OF THE TRADE 06-27-09, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,232
Posted By Kenny Ahern
Well, against everyone's advice, I made the...

Well, against everyone's advice, I made the plunge ... Blackberry Curve and I used pocketMac. All synced really well; contacts and iCal. I have 30 days to opt out of the phone (Sprint). We shall see...
Forum: TOOLS OF THE TRADE 06-23-09, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,232
Posted By Kenny Ahern
Blackberry 8330 Curve and Mac

iPhone is not an option and I do not want to get in on the 1st gen Pre. The Centro does not have the options I need. The Blackberry 8330 Curve(Sprint) specs meet my needs and is supposed to sync...
Forum: PROMO STUFF (MARKETING, MEDIA, ETC.) 05-17-09, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,457
Posted By Kenny Ahern
Create a DVD with two strong demo reels ... a 3...

Create a DVD with two strong demo reels ... a 3 minute demo reel (length most clients prefer) AND a longer demo reel with extended clips, for clients who want to see more of your act.
Forum: TOOLS OF THE TRADE 04-08-09, 02:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,207
Posted By Kenny Ahern
Moneyworks Cashbook (Mac)

Does anyone use this software? It appears to be perfect for managing receipts and a keeping a simple ledger.

http://tinyurl.com/cbumcz

This summer, Intuit is releasing a Quicken Home/Office PC...
Forum: RESOURCES/EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL 04-08-09, 02:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,203
Posted By Kenny Ahern
Always travel with a few wooden wedges for door...

Always travel with a few wooden wedges for door stops. It is a huge time saver for load-in and out.
Forum: RESOURCES/EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL 03-23-09, 03:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,203
Posted By Kenny Ahern
When you ask for volunteers, never pick the kid...

When you ask for volunteers, never pick the kid who holds their hand the highest.

I kinda snapped once with a "repeat show" kid. I duct taped him to a pole that supported the outdoor stage roof. I...
Forum: RESOURCES/EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL 02-20-09, 09:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,203
Posted By Kenny Ahern
Advance an engagement, no later than, a week...

Advance an engagement, no later than, a week prior to the gig. Tactfully review the engagement agreement/tech rider points.

Find out if the person you are dealing with before the gig is actually...
Forum: PROMO STUFF (MARKETING, MEDIA, ETC.) 01-05-09, 06:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,376
Posted By Kenny Ahern
Web site designer

If you are looking at having a web site designed and hosted or your current web site reworked, check out www.couleecreative.com.

Jared and crew at Coulee Creative do a great job! They are...
Forum: TOOLS OF THE TRADE 01-04-09, 01:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,389
Posted By Kenny Ahern
MP3 Wireless remote

It might have been the mp3 Tech available at www.wirelesswizardry.com

Kenny
Forum: RESOURCES/EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL 12-04-08, 04:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,642
Posted By Kenny Ahern
Clowning and Magic training

www.clowncamp.org in La Crosse, WI
Forum: PROMO STUFF (MARKETING, MEDIA, ETC.) 11-10-08, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,964
Posted By Kenny Ahern
MySpace as a marketing tool

I appreciate the input from all.

Thanks,
Kenny
Forum: PROMO STUFF (MARKETING, MEDIA, ETC.) 11-09-08, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,964
Posted By Kenny Ahern
MySpace for marketing

I am curious to know folks opinion on using a MySpace page as a marketing tool for booking gigs?

I can see where a MySpace page would be good for folks starting out in the biz, who can not produce...
Forum: ITEMS WANTED 06-17-08, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,383
Posted By Kenny Ahern
Separate a rolling globe idea

My globe is made out of fiberglass, approximately 3/8 " thick, weighs 52 pounds and is 28" in diameter. I was told that it was built with a threaded rod through the poles. The ends of the rod...
Forum: TOOLS OF THE TRADE 06-15-08, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,110
Posted By Kenny Ahern
Virtual Soundman iCue2

Anyone using the Virtual Soundman iCue2 for sound management with their shows?

I had the old 7.5, it died, so I switched to an ijet wireless remote/nano ipod. This is just not working great for...
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