Like most of you, last week for me was a long one. In fact, the weeks leading up to Easter have been long and a bit stressful. And like many, I’m taking some time off this week to rest. Probably not as much as I should, but there will be a few days of sitting on the couch in my sweats watching movies and playing video games. Maybe I’ll even go outside and enjoy the beautiful high 70’s and sunshine.

Even though I’m taking some time off going to the office, one thing that I still find life-giving is learning. I spent some time over breakfast today catching up on some of my favorite blogs and learned some things that have me thinking. So I thought I’d share them with you.

First, Dave Stagl has been writing an excellent series of posts on their new PA and line array theory and practice. He puts forth one of the best discussions on the line array vs. point source speakers I’ve heard in a long time. These are definitely worth reading (and if I know Dave, he’ll keep writing them, so keep an eye on his blog for more. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Second, Dave Rat has a few new videos in this post. The second one is about the Rat Sniffer/Sender, which is one of my favorite cable testing tools. The third is a cool way to test speakers. The first one, however, is really interesting. He describes his console setup for mixing rock shows. Very interesting use of groups, comps and VCAs to keep the mix together almost automatically. I’ll be re-working my virtual mixer on my laptop in the next few days to see if this makes sense for us with our new desk (when we actually get it).

Later this week, I’ll be spending some time writing up and posting pictures of our Good Friday and Easter Services. My tech department is down two people at the moment, but thanks to some great contractors and volunteers, the services came together exceptionally well. Nothing but high marks all around, and I believe God will use our efforts in a powerful way to change lives.

Speaking of which, here’s a post I wrote over at the CPM blog on that topic.

That’s enough for now. Back to the couch and a trip to my Netflix Instant Queue to pick out a movie. Enjoy this week!