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In celebration of the woman who went out for a quiet drink with friends after work, and ended up half naked, kicking a copper in the nads and threatening to smear her own shit over hospital staff, how have your best-laid plans ended in woe?

(, Thu 24 Mar 2011, 16:02)
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I have some music gear in my flat
And while wandering back from the local we somehow ended up singing "p-p-p-p-pick up a Pen-Guin!" roughly to the tune of La Cucaracha.

We decided to record this when we got home, so we set up a couple of mics, wired them through into the laptop, and belted out the tune for a good 6 minutes, saved it and buggered off to watch a film.

~~~~~~the morning after~~~~~~~~

When I got up the next day, and looked around my room, I vaguely remembered the recording session. My laptop was still on, so I pressed play to see what we'd done.

Imagine my horror when I realised what we'd done...

...we'd used a Shure Beta 52A and an AKG C430 instead of the SM58s, with no pop-shields.
(, Fri 25 Mar 2011, 11:44, 9 replies)
This sort of thing may seem funny in your head.
rest assured, it is not.
(, Fri 25 Mar 2011, 12:28, closed)

Pah. I would've gone for a U87, not an SM58. *click*
(, Fri 25 Mar 2011, 15:43, closed)
Yes it is.

(, Fri 25 Mar 2011, 16:42, closed)
One day
my flatmate Nick and I were talking about 2001 and the pivotal scene where HAL sings "Daisy Bell", and we decided to sing it ourselves.

Only we didn't sing it.

We roared it.

The name of the game was to produce as much volume as humanly possible. Any questions of music or rhythm went straight out the window, as did our 'singing'. It was not unlike a tribe of rutting wookies. The entire block of 20 flats heard us, as we found out later.

The weirdest bit? It was three in the afternoon and we were both stone-cold sober.
(, Fri 25 Mar 2011, 12:38, closed)
I'm grinning at that last line :)

(, Fri 25 Mar 2011, 12:59, closed)
(, Fri 25 Mar 2011, 12:52, closed)
Sound engineer geekism, a totally different approach to an unfortunate night out that does'nt involve massive drugs, midgets, or prostitutes, but funny none-the-less..
(, Fri 25 Mar 2011, 14:01, closed)
Those good old SM58s
Bloody indestructible pieces of technology.
(, Fri 25 Mar 2011, 16:43, closed)
Logged in just so I could click this
I serioulsy hope you used balanced cables at least.
(, Sun 27 Mar 2011, 17:36, closed)

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