Here is a collection of laminates and some stickers for events I have been involved in some way with.
This is a work in progress. I need to fill out descriptions and stories for a number of these laminates. Please check back for updates.
[Comment about the art and security devices for these things here.]
One of my first photo IDs for a company. My eyes are shut, my name is mis-spelled, and I had a bad hair day.
BTW. the numbers on the upper right hand corner represent all of the original TV channel numbers and FM frequencies.
Kevin Mostyn who was the Chief Engineer of KYA/KSFO then help us get the the Oakland A's broadcast booth in the luxtuary box level just behind home plate. Perfect for doing the mix and the "play-by-play" of the event. The show was feed to all of the Pacifica stations, KPFA/KPFB (Berkeley), KPFT (Houston), KPFK (Los Angeles), WBAI (New York) and WPFW (Washington D.C) and may others that were connected to the NPR network.
The Oakland A's pass was needed to investigate the site before the event and the second and third passes were needed for the event. The one from the State was needed gained by giving them some basic background information to make sure I wasn't someone to cause problems at the event .
KPFA has this loose relationship with The Grateful Dead through David Gans and some members of the band that have had shows on the station through the years. I got hooked into helping with the Rex Foundation and the Quake Relief benefit concerts that were at the Greek as one of the producers of the show was Bari Scott who was the Executive Producer for The Telecommuncations Radio Project shows that were orginated out of KPFA that I was Technical Producer on. [Of Course I have been doing work in on form or another with KPFA since the early seventies but that is another story...]
These shows only aired on KPFA and a small FM transmitter that the Dead's engineer, Dan Healy, set up in a tennis court next to the event so folks that couldn't get in could listen to the show.
After doing the NYE Dead shows live for KPFA a couple of times in 1990 Dan Healy, David Gans, Bari Scott and I wanted to see if we could do a syndicated version of the show. Can we get enough stations to cover our nut of production costs? I put together a budget that outlined expenses at 36.6K$ and income about 37.6K$. It was a bit tight but we went ahead with it.
A little later on we ended up with some additional expenses as we figured we wanted a "voice" for the show that would work for live radio and brought in Ken Nordine. This started with us all sitting around in the GD's board room brainstorming who to get. Stan Freeburg was first tossed out but we felt that his material was best done with more production behind it that we just didn't have the time to do with this format. Ken Nordine was the second person we came up with. It worked out well. The next year Ken and Jerry Garcia went ahead and cut a number of albums together and Ken had a bit of a resurgence for his past and new albums.
We had to have passes to the production area that we were using for the broadcast as the standard laminate would let folks go anywhere backstage except the dressing rooms. As we had a number of folks staffing the broadcast, we created numbered laminates. We internally called the room "KGDP" (K-Grateful Dead Productions) for the passes.
I did a quick stint doing a remote for WTEA for a Giants game. Seems they couldn't get anyone else and I thought it would be a kick. It was. :-)
The short lived FidoCon... I think there were three years or so of it. This one was interesting as it was scheduled the exact same time and in the same town as BBScon (later ISPcon). We thought the organizer Jack Rickard was a bit of a ass to schedule it then. Fidocon stopped soon after and BBScon eventally made Jack a lot of money when he sold it.
I do have to say, that my dealings were Jack were very nice. He was always supportive of the BBS community and the Internet. He gave me a chance to evangalize the Internet at a number of the Cons he put on.
I have been attending the Hackers conference off and on since the thrird one in 1987. Good sessions but it can get a bit old as they have a problem getting new "blood" in.
#5 - 1989
#6 - 1990
#14 - 1998
#16 - 2000
#17 - 2001
He was a critical piece of history of early progressive radio being the program directors of KSAN (San Francisco) and KMET (Los Angles). His obituary can be found here.
This laminate was passed out to all that attended Thom's funeral.
...and it was a bitch to get.
Opening night for the SF Opera where KDFC did a remote broadcast. I was the chief engineer for KDFC-AM/FM and KKSF at the time.
My Brightmail employee badge. We thought when AT&T visited they would be impressed. :-)
A sad story about AboveNet. The founders wanted to do the right things and the biz folks screwed it up.
SRL is a performance art show where you need hearing protection for and they can't guarentee your saftey. Lot's of fun!
I was on the board of directors for a non-profit called 23five that supports the sound sculpture scene.
This is a someone that knows someone... A friend that works for a company that is funded by the same guy that funds Battlebots gave me this pass.
What you get when you are on the Motorola Research Visionary Board. Plus a nice dinner. :-)