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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:25 am 
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8) It is end of the month and I have one more host to check out. I already am pretty sure he isn't going to make the cut, he is still disc based with no computer and really no modern equipment at all he is using same old speakers for the last 10 years, and his mics should have been replaced a long time ago. Well see what happens, I did say I would give everyone a fair shot.



8) I'm writing this review of last night's show, and I must say I wasn't impressed at all. This particular host and me have had a long standing feud, but I tried to not let this color my judgement about him. For years when I was hosting full time this host would try and poach my singers and my gigs, to little avail. He has always been selfish, greedy, lazy, and not really had any original ideas of his own, in fact he stole as many of my ideas as he could. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, if that is the case he is very sincere. Lucky for him I'm not calling the shot as far as hiring is concerned, I'm leaving it up to the members. I gave him his shot and the members gave the thumbs down, so he can't say it was because of bad blood between us. He's the one that started this whole thing, and he wants everyone to feel he is the victim. He did have a computer at the show, but didn't really know how to use it, it was all for show, I need someone that knows what they are doing, not a hack. The post is not running a training program for hosts, especially one who says I'm the novice, really!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:05 am 
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8) I went to the E board meeting last night at our Legion Post, so many officers have resigned that we just had enough for a sit down. It was decided that the karaoke contest is at an end and two new hosts have been selected Cowboy Monty, and KJ Jim, long may they play. I had to after the meeting let the loser know that his services would no longer be needed, that was the tough part of this, but then again you can't have winners without the losers. On a lighter note the merger seems more likely to happen each day since the financial health of our post in particular continues to decline despite all of our efforts. It is good to have a plan B especially when plan A is not working. Now that it is December I will be quite busy with private parties, the annual children's Christmas party, and New Year's Eve. Happy Holidays to all. :beermates: :beermates: :beermates:


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8) It is coming up on the private parties and Children's Christmas parties I hope I'm ready. I have been playing with my new Bose L1 S1 with B-2 Bass Module that Santa brought me early. I will be trying it out for the first time this Saturday and I will let you know how it goes. It won't be a full karaoke test since I'm just DJ'ing this particular show. Mostly Christmas music so I won't be using that much base, just as well I don't want to rattle the glasses at the post. The room there is always a challenge during holidays what with the Christmas Tree usually set up where I would put one of my two regular speakers. I'll have to see if the Bose technology really fills the room, what with it's various ceiling heights and all it has always been a task to get the sound right. I will let you know how it goes, I'm also going to have at 2 day gig at the Legion in the same room, that will be karaoke DEC 30th and DEC 31st. :party: :party: :party:


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Whew! Just read through this entire thread, and found it to be very interesting. I wish I had the time back when I was still running Stellar to read more threads like this, but back then 12 to 16 hour days at 7 days per week were the norm so there wasn't much time left over for these things. I'm curios to learn if VFW markets have any resemblance to the bar scene. Depending on who you listen to it appears that in some areas karaoke is on a huge decline, while in other areas there seems to be a measurable increase in the size of the market. From the sounds of things "country" seems to be the dominant genre. From Stellar's perspective Pop and Country were pretty much equal at approximately 40% each with Rock and/or Urban at 20%. Adult Contemporary never did all that well. I dreaded the Urban line not so much because of the music itself, but because the lack of music in the genre, as an awful lot of it was more production stuff and ear candy. It's pretty weird to see the music director charting out sound effects and loops, etc. instead of musical charts for the session players.

The other thing that I wasn't aware of is how challenging this "rotation" thing is. Personally, I don't understand the need for a "rotation" to begin with but I'm not in the trenches so my opinion is irrelevant anyway. The only thing I can relate to is open mic nights where the performers usually only get one turn of 2 or 3 songs each. Of course the circumstances are quite different in that often times the musicians would bring their own rigs and not be inclined to want to use the house set up. Even in those cases however I seem to remember hearing mumblings of "unfairness".

So what has roused my curiosity is if there's a general consensus in the differences or lack of differences between karaoke at a VFW versus karaoke at the local bar open to the general public. I'm also curious to learn as to what kind of music millennials tend to favor. i never could quite understand the attraction of performing hip-hop in karaoke format.


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8) Welcome to the crazy world of hosting, but then that is what this forum is supposed to be about right? :) :) :)


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8) Last night I had a real shock the commander of our post resigned, I think he was having some personal problems. There is supposed to be a meeting on Monday to deal with the problem of no chief executive to run the day to day function of the post. I'm more than a little miffed at the fact that I was not informed of the meeting Monday but had to find out from a different source. Because of a rash of resignations I'm the only officer left that was elected at the time of our last general election. Naturally it has been presented to me that I should be a temporary commander, until a new one can be elected by the general membership. It is a big responsibility, what with the pending merger and all. I'm the only officer left that has attended any of the merger joint committee meetings.


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What's that saying? .... sometimes you're the bug, sometimes you're the windshield!


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