another 20000 lights or so for this year.
I plan on rebuilding
all the porch spindle frames using 4 colors (Blue, Red, Green,
Blue C9's will
probably be replaced again.
Adding another color
to the front trees (Green).
Spindle Frames using coro-plast.
front trees don't like the extra weight of the lights and the ice
storm this year
with the lights didn't help. To alleviate this problem I will
probably build my own
cone shaped trees.
Resequence 16 songs to work with
new channels and new light colors.
As I've resequenced
some songs I've noticed that some of my earlier work seemed to
be lacking or some of the songs I sequenced had lengthy repetitive
I will be overhauling these songs. Instead of taking a few
hours to resequence it's
taking me a few days to overhaul the song.
Songs to be changed include
Siberian Sleigh Ride
- This had some lengthy repetitive spots. I've shorted the
quite a bit and and have resequenced the song.
Deck The Halls -
This was my first song I ever sequenced (and it shows). I plan
rewriting the sequence for about 75% of the song.
I ended up rewriting the entire thing.
Wizards In Winter - I
was lucky enough to find the original sequencing for this song
and had made some small changes to it. The original sequencer has a
and I will be rewriting 100% of the song, but keeping the same
It will be
sequenced to have much tighter tolerances. The original
could be off
as much as 1/10
of a second. I'll be off no more than 3/100 of a second.
have noticed, the song had a small skip in it and there were some
towards the end. I was able to rip a new copy of the song from
my CD and fixed
all the problems with the music.
As it turns out I
resequenced all the songs, some more than others, but when I
them one last time I noticed even more places for improvement.
All the songs from 2006
and 2007 have been changed. Most are just lighting changes,
but some have had their
music adjusted also.
My goal is add four
new songs to the show this year. I'll try to get to the other
TSO songs if I have time.
Barbara Streisand -
Jingle Bells (100% complete)
Orchestra - A Mad Russian's Christmas (100% complete)
Choir - Carol of the Bells (100% complete)
Orchestra - Reflections of Earth (100% complete)
Orchestra - Appalachian Snowfall (100% complete)
I was finally
convinced to sequence Seymour Swine and Squealers
version of Blue Christmas. It's a rendition ala Porky Pig.
We'll see how
the audience likes it. (100% complete)
Orchestra - First Snow (???)
Bruce Broughton - Overture
David Foster - Carol
of the Bells (Probably not)
I have to layout the
new lights and determine if I will need more controllers.
Fortunately, one of
the contests I won last year the prize was a new controller and
I've outlined all the new lights and colors and it looks like the 9
controllers I have will do nicely.
There will be a total of 144 channels this year.