Saturday, 3 February 2007

Total Production Awards...

This weekend, I'm off to London for a spot of sight seeing, boozing, restauranting* and theatregoing, but the main reason for the trip, is to attend the Total Production International Awards.

The TPI awards are like the reverse of the Brit Awards, as it's for the live production industries who make the shows and tours happen. E.G. The PA Hire companies, who provide the sound for the artists - the catering companies, who feed the crew and artists on tour - the trucking companies, who drive the equipment from venue to venue - the security companies, who... You get the idea... Sound engineers, Lighting show designers etc, etc...

Categorised awards, based on public votes, are given out to these companies and people, for one reason or another.

It's a fun, glamorous night, and this year it is being hosted by Suggs!
If you don't know who he is, he fronted a very successful band called Madness.

[* I know this isn't a word, but it is now]

Today, I'm Most Angry About: Spending all day at work, reinstalling Windows XP Pro on the accountant's poorly PC, but having to install it not once, not twice, but THREE times before it would work!!! Grrr, I love you Bill Gates :[] P.S. It's now fixed Helen :0)
Grrr-O-Meter Rating: 3/10

Today's Top Tip:
An elastic band, carefully stretched over work's accountant's LCD monitor, makes an excellent launching device. Flick one end and off it goes across the room and out the door! A rather impressive range, I'm sure you will agree :0)


Dakota said...

Have a brilliant weekend :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds cool, you ligger!
The elastic band trick: Does it have to be one of those extra thick ones (aka "Death Band")? I am a top shot with those.

mellowlee said...

I hope you have a fantastic weekend. I expect a post about it ;O) Have fun!

Kayla said...

Happy Boozing DoGGa!
Is that the 80s band Madness?
Who sang "Our House"?
I love that band!

Hope your company is appreciated and receives some awards this weekend.

b o o said...

glamourous Phil :) have a great weekend :-X

b o o said...

tried that elastic band trick i did, thanks P :-]

Anonymous said...

I'm a mac guy myself but I still love bill and melinda gates for their foundation.

geeks make a difference.

Anonymous said...

Fron the poorly accountant's computer: a big thank you for fixing me! PS thanks for the little blu tac cat!

Me Myself and I said...

Are you wearing some fancy clothes to this thing?

Toccata said...

Hope your weekend was awesome. Hope you left your red dress at home!! :)

Anonymous said...

I'd love to be in a position to get a mention at those awards one day :)

Phil said...

Cheers and I did thanks! Post coming soon... :]

Hahaha, Death-band, LOL.
No, I use those really thin ones stretched to the max :[]

A fantastic weekend was had thanks. Detox and post coming soon :]

Cheers, much boozing was done and I now feel rough :[
Yes, that's the band and he made a good host too.
No catagory for actual audio products unfortunatly, only for people who use them x

Cheers, an ace weekend was had Boo!
Laggy band launchers are a fine art. :] X

Mac, how very dare you mutter that word in this blog :0)
I like to think of myself as a nerd :]

Helen's PC:
Glad it's all fixed now :]
The Blu Tac cat was meant to be a Blu Tak dog, of course, but it went wrong :x

Just a suit... and no, not my birthday suit :0)

Hehehe, yes, red little number left well at home :]

Yeah, it is good... You'll have to create some uber lighting show design for a band :]

mellowlee said...

YAY!! *hand claps*