So we’ve been getting another round of complaints that last Sunday’s show, the second in the expensively refurbished Access Austin studios, looked and sounded like ass. Hang in there, gang, is all I can say. I suspect these are just teething problems with the new equipment and we’ll get up to steam before too many more weekends go by. It is true we don’t have quite the level of control over every aspect of the equipment that we did when broadcasting from Matt’s place. But while Matt’s place worked out spectacularly (to everyone’s surprise) from a tech standpoint, there are impracticalities in going back and shooting there forever, which several viewers have pleaded. First off, it’s Matt’s home, and I imagine he and his lovably cranky parrot Max are thrilled to have it back. One thing that broadcasting from Matt’s meant was that, if work or something else prevented him from being available on a given Sunday, then, oh well, there was just no show at all that Sunday. Taping at the Access studios, Russell or any one of us can easily step into the host’s shoes in a last minute emergency and the show can go on. Finally, another thing to consider is that, taping at Access, we get to have dinner downtown at Threadgill’s again (hooray!), instead of (gag! hack! retch!) Plucker’s!
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