Tuesday 12 February 2013

Spot the Ball

This week I was intending to tell you all about a damaged lighting stand and the expanding mandrel that I bought to fix it.

However the job was done in my front room, and things you can find in the photograph seem more interesting:

Diagonally from top left to bottom right
Two dining chairs being used as temporary props.
Every 1/2"  extension bar and handle that I own, including the very low quality ones that I bought as a student for some long forgotten bit of bicycle maintenance, the ones from my everyday socket set, and everything from the A/F and Whitworth set that I bought at a jumble sale. In the middle of the string you can see a low quality expanding mandrel. Also resting between the two chairs is the deformed aluminium tube which forms part of the lighting stand that I was repairing. On the floor behind the chairs is the rest of the broken lighting stand.

  • My legs
  • Bags for speaker stands and mic stands
  • Some of one of my acoustic guitars
  • Amplifiers
  • Wedge monitors
  • Flight case full of microphones
  • A 70 year old dining chair which I'm slowly refurbishing
  • Band posters (behind the chair)
  • The empty hard-case for an almost priceless electric guitar
  • The Teardrop Explodes "Kilimanjaro" on vinyl  (I have no way to play this)
  • A large square flightcase which an engineer at the Dennis bus company gave to me after they got bored of it (full of lights).
  • Various screwdrivers, spanners, ratchet handles, and extension bars
  • A crumpled paper bag containing a stale sandwich
  • Headphones case
  • Various diaries and books
  • A nest of tables
  • Litter bin
  • Knife
  • Chisel
  • Small ziplock bag of, um, lets say oragano.
  • Steel rule
  • The end of my vernier guage.
  • Yesterday's newspaper
  • Permanent pen.
  • Empty branded mug.
E1,E2 Show what I'm least proud of in this picture: An armchair, a wooly blanket, and the tv remote control.

Richard "I bet you're glad you don't live with me" B

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