Wednesday, November 29, 2006

pelco booth.

Back to September.

This was where I left off in my Blogging. I was in San Diego for a the ASIS conference. We (eric and I) set-up the Pelco Tradeshow booth again. (Not all of it, just the Endura Experience Theathre.) It was pretty much the same thing as the other tradeshow we did back in April. It was pretty easy this time. Since we had already done this show earlier in the year. We did have a burned up Hubble cable on the last morning of shows. Besides that, it was all good.

(photos taken by WRP)

ME programming the lights for the show and ERIC playing with the moving camera while we wait to play a show.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Anyone here? Anyone still checking out my blog?

I know.... I need to start blogging again. I do have a lot to share now. Hopefully I can get into the grove again real soon. I have some great pictures to share and some good stories to tell.

Let's get it on.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006



I've been gone and back, and gone and came back again, several times since my last post.

And today I'm off to Sac-Town.

(I will post photos of this up-coming gig and the other gigs as soon as I get a chance to.)

Friday, October 13, 2006

been busy.

I'm still alive and well...

Just been extremely busy. (And it won't slow down until December!)

I hope I'll be able to blog more soon. I do have lots of gig pictures to share. WHOA!

Thursday, September 28, 2006

back in fresno.

I'll be back in Fresno tonight.


Can't wait to see my wife and son!

Monday, September 25, 2006

stayin' classy.

I'm still in San Diego for the ASIS security trade-show with PELCO.

The show opens tomorrow and runs though Wednesday night. I can't post pictures of the Load-in or the Gig until I get home, because my old laptop won't recognize Eric's camera. Maybe I can find the drivers are whatever online. He has a "cute and little" Sony Cybershot. I carry it around my neck with a lanyard. I have gotten several comments about it. Anyways.... more to come on this gig later.

Until next time......
I'm Randy Parker... remember to...stay classy Fresno.
(If you haven't seen Anchorman then your probadly clueless.)

FSU bulldogs wk2&3.

Lost to Oregon 31-24.

Lost to Washington 21-20.

Special Teams? There is nothing Special about our special teams! Both of these losses were do to poor special teams play.

Why do we play to the level of our competition? We are a good team. We can hang with any college team in the country. But when we play weaker teams, we play like a weaker team. We let "no namers" have career games againist us.



Next week: Saturday, September 31st @ 200pm

FRESNO STATE (1-2) (1-0 WAC) Vs. Colorado State (2-1) (1-0 MW)

The Rams lost to Nevada last week by 18. The Bulldogs beat Nevada by 9 in week one. The Rams beat Colorado with a good second half defense. This might be a tough one to win for the Bulldogs. Good thing its at home. RedWave baby!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

OAK wk2.

I hate the Ravens!

Remember the 2000 AFC Championship game when Tony "fatman" Siragusa just jacked Rich Gannon? And Ray Lewis, with his stupid dance? Ever since then, I have not liked them at all. So... this loss sucks much more.

OakTown lost 26-6 on sunday. Only two Janikowski FGs. Aaron Brooks got hurt. He will be out for 2-4 weeks. This will be a good thing. Andrew Walter can be our new leader, if the Offensive line can give him some time to throw the ball. Maybe they should run the ball with Lamont more or do some quick slants to Moss?!?! I didn't watch the game cause it was a early one. I have it tivo-ed, but I don't think I can watch it now.

We stink! We are last or next to last in all NFL stats. We have no TDs.



next week: sunday, october 1st @ 115pm

The Raiders (0-2) (0-1 AFC West) Vs. The Browns (0-3) (0-2 AFC North)

The Browns lost to the Ravens today by a FG. Their Offense looked good againist the Ravens defense. The Raiders Offense looked terrible againist the Ravens defense. It doesn't look good. Oakland is coming off a bye-week. Hopefully they can adjust and produce so points this week and play better defense.

my meez.

Here's my Meez person of me.

Make your own dude at

HT: ragamuffinsoul, theology evolved

Thursday, September 21, 2006

road dogg.

I'll be road doggin' it for the next week.

I'll be in Sunny, San Deigo for another Pelco TradeShow.

Check out the last Pelco Tradeshow posts HERE & HERE.

espn radio tailgate.

This FSU Bulldogs season, we (live light) will be doing the tailgate parties for the local ESPN-radio. We gots everything out here, cameras, lights, strobes, sound, big screens, and of course satellite TV.

These pictures are from the first game, Sept 1st verse Nevada.

(photos taken by WRP)

(photos taken by WRP)

hey blondie.

The other night I got to run the Lighting board for the band, BLONDIE at the Table Mountain Casino.

(photo taken by RW)

Anyone remember this band? Did you listen to their music?

I only knew three of their songs during the concert.
1.) call me
2.) hearts of glass
3.) one way

Ryan was there with me. It was a long boring day. We didn't have much gear, so we didn't have much to do. It was a kinda cool day.

(photo taken by RW)

Saturday, September 16, 2006

movie night part deux.

Tonight, My Church (NewCov) had a movie night again for the "Foundations Group", the young couples ministry. I was volunteered to set-up the screen and sound system for the event. Scott told me that he found a screen. Sweet! I didn't want to use the bed sheet from last time again. But the screen was old and the frame was broken. It was a no go.

So... Luckly I brought my bed sheet with me just-in-case. It still had the tie-line on it ready to go. I wrapped the sheet around the gazebo in the middle of the yard to form the "BIG" screen. It turned out okay. We watched the film, "Eight Below." And that was pretty darn close to how cold it felt tonight. I was freezing in shorts and a tee-shirt. Is winter here already?

(photos taken by WRP)

Of Course, I would love to take this whole event up a few notches. Like try using a real big screen and a good surround sound system. Maybe next summer it's a big church wide movie night?!?!?! More to come about that......

Friday, September 15, 2006

video ready.

I beleive I'm ready to start to post videos on my blog. A lot of you do already. How do you do it? What do you use? Do you post home made vidoes, (like ragamuffinsoul?) or do you post others videos and home made videos as well? (like two blonde boys?)

Please let me know!

happy with nextel.

Yesturday I went to the local NEXTEL service dealer with my phone and my wifes cell phone. My phone's antenna was broken and her phone was frozen up. We have the insurance plan, so we were't worried about the getting this taken care of. But I think everyone has had a little bit of nervousness about getting their cell phones replaced for free. Well... to make a long story short... She got a new phone and they replaced my antenna for free without any hassel. I was in-n-out in 30minutes.

I love NEXTEL! I love the DC - Walkie Talkie!
I hate Cingular service!

What service do you have? Do you have problems?

a quote.

"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."

-John F. Kennedy

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

smaller gig.

Today "E" (eric) and I worked the annual Fresno Women's Conference downtown in the new exhibit hall. It was a pretty easy day. Just a few lights and a couple of truss systems. Good fun.

(photos taken by EL/WRP)

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

OAK wk1.

My team, Thee Oakland Raiders, looked very bad tonight. I'm very disappointed in the outcome of this game. We played really bad. We looked really bad. I'm really worried about being the worstest in the league this year. (Like the 49ers of last year.)

Our Friends, James and Brittany, and their son Noah, came over for Pizza and Beer to watch the game tonight. The company was great, but the game was terrible.

No running game. No passing game. No special teams. We stunk tonight.

(photos taken by JB/JMP)


Saturday, September 9, 2006

small gig.

(photo taken by WRP/MW)

Friday, September 8, 2006


Today I turned 27 years old! (Or should I say 27 years young?)

Wednesday, September 6, 2006

it's on.

"It doesn't get any better than this!" -John Madden

The 2006-07 NFL season kicks-off tomorrow night.

(I know.... I have been posting about football a lot lately. It's on!)

check out HERE.

Tuesday, September 5, 2006


Just Chillin' Like A Villian' on labor day.!
I hope you got to hang out pool side like me today.

(photo taken by JMP)

Sunday, September 3, 2006

FSU bulldogs wk1.

They won! They beat Nevada! YES! GO BULLDOGS! Win the WAC!

It wasn't pretty, but it's a "W" in the win column. Dwayne Wright (RB) is back and better than ever. Tommy Brandstater (QB) did well for his first start. The Defense was okay.

Read the article HERE.

They just need to play to their level of football, and not to the level of the competion. We always play well and rise-up againist the tougher teams, but play weak againist the WAC teams.

next week: Saturday @ 700pm, September 9th

FRESNO STATE (1-0) (1-0 WAC) Vs. 21 Oregon Ducks (
1-0) (1-0 PAC-10)

The Ducks killed Stanford last week.
Jonathan Stewart, thier (RB) got hurt. Hopefully he won't play againist us. If I remember correctly he did well againist us last year.

OAK pre-season wk5.

I didn't see the game.
I didn't even see any highlights.
I did read some articles from the game. It seemed boring.
Did you see it?

Maybe there should be less pre-season games. I think two games would be fine.

Check out the OAKLAND RAIDERS 2006-07 53-man roster HERE.

Week01: Monday, September 11th Vs. The Chargers.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

repost. (feb_11_2006)

The re:create conference 2007 is coming real soon.

Only six months away! Are you planning on going?

Check out my post from last years conference HERE.

Check out the conference blog HERE.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

raiders sign jeff george.

The Oakland Raiders just signed their fourth quarterback.
Remember Jeff George?

(photo from

He was a Oakland Raider in 1996-97. He did pretty well then. Until he was cut by John Gruden for Rich Gannon. You know, hasn't played in like five seasons?!?! I did read that he is in good shape with a strong arm still. What are you up to Art Shell?


Read the story here.

Read the story here.

Monday, August 28, 2006

something good.

Yesturday was a good Sunday. Church at NewCov' was good.

Lunch at "Chinn's Garden" with Pat Callahan and his son (connor) was good too!

Pat asked me to bring something a little extra for this Sundays service. He wanted, "Something good!" So I did just that... something good! You never can go wrong with a little atomsphere (haze) in the air. Here are a few pictures I took from the booth.

(photos taken by WRP)

04 ETC source four Ellipsoidal with 19° barrels
08 ETC source four ParCans with MED Lens
02 Lightronic Dimmer packs 4x1.2Kw
01 High End Systems F-100 smoke machine
01 Fan

Roscolux #22: Deep Amber
Roscolux #79: Bright Blue
Roscolux #27: Medium Red
Lee #126: Mauve

Apollo Breakup Shatter Light MS-2197

Saturday, August 26, 2006

the ballpark.

We went out to the ball park tonight. The SF Giants Triple AAA farm team plays here in Fresno. There is a beautiful ballpark in downtown fresno. We got tickets from my work. It turned out to be a great night to go. Not cause the game was any good, but there was a lot of friends and family out there as well. It was a great nite for a ballgame.

This was McKay's first baseball game. He loved the action. I think I loved the hotdogs and Nachos even more than the game. He was a good boy tonight. He sit in his own seat for quite a while. He also is so social. He wouldn't stop waving at people when I they walk by. He would clap when others clapped and cheered and he laughed at Parker, the team's mascot. (Funny that his name is Parker too.) We have more tickets for the last couple of games. Hopefully we can make it out to the ball park again this season before it's over.

I took as many photos as I could until my camera battery went dead.

(photos taken by WRP)

OAK pre-season wk4.

Alright! The Raiders are now 4-0 in the pres-season! Art Shell is the man. I know it's pre-season, but I sense the team is starting to take a turn.

Tonight they looked good. Randy Moss is back. He had two TD's with one great catch. (He was triple teamed.) Aaron Brooks did okay. And Lamont Jordan ran well. The Defense hit hard. They almost had a shut-out. I'm not to pumped up yet. But I 'm starting to feel good about this year.


pre-season wk5: Thursay, August 31st @ The Seahawks.

Friday, August 25, 2006

san fran.

Just got back from San Fran.

I was called up to relieve Mark from the gig. He hurt his back pretty good. So I went up to save the day. (Well... kind-of. The gear was really pretty much loaded in already.)

The gig was for Sony Playstation. They were having a spotlight meeting for there new PS3. There was two locations with our gear in it. One of the places was in a confernece room at the "W" Hotel. This was a very nice hotel. It was very contemporary looking with a DJ playing on the second floor loft. I enjoyed staying there. But the maintenance people were so loud every morning. And the other place was at a bar named "swig". It was in a old building with a lot of character. They recently remodeled the whole thing. The owner & barender were very nice. We were having power problems. My eight 5amp lekos were over loading the main breaker panel. (CRAZY!) So they desided for me to travel my cables into the basement and though the wall to the neighbors power. It took me 1 hour to set-up the two trees, but it took all day to get it show ready. (FETCH!)

This was really a easy gig, especaily since the union guys do pretty much all the work. The hardest part was the traveling from hotel to the bar. I hate all those one way streets in the city.


the swig bar.

the "W" hotel.

sony PS3.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

OAK pre-season wk3.

Okay! Yes! Oak-Town got another win last night againist the niners. They Just killed them. Their record improves to 3-0. Doesn't matter to me. It's still pre-season and the niners stink! T.Dilfer looked pretty good and so did that (RB) Gore.

The Raider's number draft pick, Michael Huff (S) got a INT and almost returned it the other way for a score. Only to have Brooks have his pass pick-off in the endzone. I know it wasn't his fault, but I still like Walter as the starter and not Brooks. Brooks did improve a lot. He was able to scramble, pass, and lead the team pretty well. However, I feel that Walter is a better QB than Brooks. He's just young and does have any experience.

It was nice to see Porter in a uniform. Janikowski continues to kick well. Jordan had a few good runs. The defense was okay. But the T.O.P. was a 42mins to 18mins in favor of the RAIDERS!

Two more pre-season games until the start of the regular season.
Can't wait! Just win baby!

pre-season wk4: Friday, August 25th Vs. The Lions.

Monday, August 21, 2006

comedy jam.

Yesturday, Live Light (Alex and I) had a gig in Mountain View, CA at the shoreline amphitheatre. It was a "comedy jam" for a local radio station, Wild 94.9. This is a annual event for the station. They have several popular comedians perform each year. Carlos Mencia was the headliner for this years event. The place was packed! There was 20,000 people in attendance. (Yes! 20,000 people for a outside comedy show!) It was a lot of fun and a lot of laughs too. The only bad thing that really stunk was all the jokes were really wrong & nasty.

The rig went up fast, but the amphitheatre stage faced the setting sun. So I wasn't able to focus the rig before the show effectively. I had to run the show pretty much on the fly. I was setting up palettes and focus postitions as the show was going on. The doors were at 5:00pm and show started at 7:00pm. It wasn't dark enough to see the lights until about 8:15pm. (That was three to four acts into the show.) I did take a few pictures and found some on their website. My camera wasn't able to do really much of anything. The Front of house postition (FOH) was about 150-200 feet away from the stage. Alex took some with his camera. I'll see about gettin some of his pictures of the gig.

(photo taken by AC/WRP)

(photos taken by WILD94.9)

wild 94.9

shoreline amphitheatre.

carlos mencia.

Friday, August 18, 2006

phriday phunny photo. (20 - LAST)

Here's the 20th & LAST blue-dog. friday funny foto!

"a dada dadada da dada dadada BATMAN!!!" OR... BATPUG-DOGMAN!

Check out the 19th blue-dog. friday funny foto here.

local espy's more pics.

(photos taken by CR)

re:create conference.

Well.... everyone else is blogging about it! SO........ I will too.

Are you a worship leader / creative arts director? Do you know one? Then check out this conference. It now has been expanded to all church sizes. (I've been three out of the last four years.)


(HT: two blonde boys, rich kirkpatrick, ragamuffinsoul)

success quote.

"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."

-Bill Cosby

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

fast facts: dell on fire.

Dude... you got a Dell?

If you do, make sure to check and see if your battery got recalled. The lithium li-ion battery have been catching on fire! I checked out mine and I'm good. Are you? Also... A few months ago I believe they had a power cord recall?!?! Fetch! Fire!!!

***All Dell owners, Make sure to carry a mini fire extinguisher in your computer bag from now on.***

Watch the ABCnews story here.

Dell battery return program website.

Go directly to Idenitfy your battery here.