In Concert: CapriCon 2015

by Tom Smith

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An excellently silly outing at CapriCon in February 2015, with a few interesting side notes. First, it's the first time in quite awhile I've really bobbled some lyrics in "Smash the Frickin' Fairies". Fortunately, for this show, darn near EVERYTHING was a sing-along, so it all worked out.

Second, it's the first time I used my Zoom Q2HD Video Recorder to capture one of my concerts. Unfortunately, the video was fairly damn boring (a medium-long shot of me surrounded by microphone stands, run time: over an hour), but the sound was good, especially given that the Q2HD was about twelve feet from me.

Third, it was also basically in the front row of the audience. So the crowd noise is... crowdier here, and I love it -- like I said, darn near everything became a sing-along. I am obviously more in your left speaker, and the audience is more in your right speaker. The overall room ambiance made it a little tricky to mix -- I used more compression on this thing than I ever have any recording before, and there are STILL a few things that jump out as too loud, so please don't listen to it on headphones the first time through.

Fourth, I actually do the Tom Waits version of "Rocket Ride". Well, at least the first verse of it.

All in all, another very fun set with a great crowd, many of whom are my friends. Frankly, as far as I'm concerned that's the best way to make music.And may we never stop.

Tom

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released March 26, 2015

Recorded at CapriCon 2015 (Wheeling, IL)
Special Thanks to the Committee,
Staff, and Attendees of CapriCon 2015
Extra Special Thanks to Liz Huffman, Steven Silver, and Bill Roper

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