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Cry havoc and let slip the junkyard dogs

October 12, 2019

DUNK’S WORLD Cry havoc and let slip the junkyard dogs by Duncan Fry. According to Jim Croce, Bad Bad Leroy Brown was meaner than a junkyard dog. That’s a bit harsh on junkyard dogs – we had one next door to us at ARX for quite a few years, so draw close you youngsters, and…

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Mind Health – How Tech is Consuming our Crew Brains

August 20, 2019

OPINION Mind Health – How Tech is Consuming our Crew Brains by Julius Grafton. I love smart. I hire smart – witness Jason Allen (editor of this publication), Jimmy Den Ouden (our former tech editor), and Simon Byrne who writes here, and works with me in and outside on various ventures. Plenty more of these…

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Integration Control – Don’t Make Me Think

July 18, 2019

CX JULY THEME: CONTROL Integration Control – Don’t Make Me Think by Simon Byrne.   Some of you would have read my piece about the incomprehensible state of house light controls in last month’s edition of CX. I see a lot of the same problems in the installed control systems as part of installations. That…

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Moving the Wall of Vinyl

May 31, 2019

DUNK’S WORLD   Moving the Wall of Vinyl by Duncan Fry.   They say that vinyl (as in records, not wet-look trousers) is making a comeback. As I look at my wall of 12” LPs I realise that for a lot of us it never went away!   The reason I was looking at the…

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A Traveller’s Tale: Flying High on the A380

April 29, 2019

DUNK”S WORLD A Traveller’s Tale: Flying High on the A380 by Duncan Fry.   I see on the news that Airbus is ceasing production of its jumbo-riffic giant of the skies – the A380, citing changing tastes in passenger’s plane requirements. It turns out it’s a bit thirsty, and needs to be full of passengers…

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Blowing Up (It Wasn’t Just Pyro)

March 5, 2019

TOURING Blowing Up (It Wasn’t Just Pyro) by Julius Grafton.   The things that went wrong resonate same as the golden moments. Gold when everyone is happy, the show is sold out, sounds and looks great, and money flows where intended. But the sticky brown moments are our great test and they could come hard…

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A Christmas AV Fable – Cruella under the spotlight

December 11, 2018

By Anonymous* Cruella de AV steered her Roller into the car park and ascended the unswept stairs to the regional office. Sue the receptionist quaked in fear at her desk, the six incoming phone lines unlit and five staff upstairs unaware of what was to happen. ‘Who are YOU?’ Cruella spat. Without waiting for an…

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Snow Job – The Projector from the Smithsonian

October 21, 2018

DUNKS WORLD Snow Job – The Projector from the Smithsonian by Duncan Fry. It’s been a great season for the snowfields this year, so my gf said “Let’s go to the snow for a long weekend. We can stay in the town, and catch the shuttle bus up the mountain. What do you think?” Ah,…

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Fast food on the road; fast, hot or good?

July 31, 2018

Dunk’s World Fast food on the road; fast, hot or good? If you’re lucky it’s any one of those three! By Duncan Fry. Considering how much fast food I’ve sampled over the years, the bad experiences have been very few and far between. A steak ordered rare from a beachside diner in Venice, California that…

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Fear and Loathing at Overseas Exhibitions

July 5, 2018

Duncan Fry / Dunk’s World Fear and Loathing at Overseas exhibitions Where the Hell’s our stand gone? When you tell people you’re off to Amsterdam, or Los Angeles, or Frankfurt, or Nashville to work at an exhibition, they nearly always say, “Enjoy the holiday!” Hah. Dream on baby! It’s as far from a holiday as…

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Honey I Shrunk It- I really Did

March 29, 2018

REGULARS Honey I Shrunk It – I really Did We reprise a piece from CX Magazine, February 2013 where Duncan Fry ponders a smaller PA system… Since it’s the start of a new year, I’ve made a new year’s resolution to shrink the size of my current system to still keep the same output level…

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Adelaide soundguy lives up to tired stereotype, regrets it immediately, apologises.

March 6, 2018

As reported at themusic.com.au and on social media, a sound tech at Adelaide’s The Gov managed to insult a female band member with a sexist comment last Friday, moments before she was to take the stage. Reportedly asking ‘How’s the glass ceiling going for you?’ of said band member, the sound tech was consequently flayed…

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