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    Remember da horns from way back when? Still see em ocasionally.....Anyway...The Public Address System.....Where was there a Cho one? Where was a rugged one? My Father In-Law has a good PA! At times it makes or breaks a powwow.....Gotta have a good PA....How about shutting off the PA one round during a Singing Contest and have em sit in the center PA less? What do you think?
    "She also has a very soft skin. The only trouble with snake women is they copulate with horses, which makes them strange to me. She say's she doesn't. That's why I call her "Doesn't Like Horses". But, of course, she's lying."

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    Mr. Hunters prolly has the best set up since Stoney Park. Geez, them dudes had speakers the size of my van!

    I r'member about 11 years ago, we'z at Rocky Boy and they were still 'Rock-in' the horns!

    I've never been a fan of the sittin-in-tha-middle portion of drum contests. I look at it this way; drum contests are definitely a big part of all powwows, exciting and what not. Especially when the drum judge does the final round like this. At most powwows, drummers are some what thrashed a bit and there's nothing wrong with the use of a PA. Besides, give everyone that came to support the powwow a chance to listen in on the finals. It's showtime so put on a good show, naw meen.

    ...that's so true....so, so true...

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    • #3
      R'memberin' back to Schemitzun, too, and I'd imagine that this goes for most powwows in large indoor arenas, the Civic Center was so big that the echo-ing from the sound system was too much. Had 70 or more bad azz drums but the sound system and the echo made it all sound shabby as heck.

      ...that's so true....so, so true...

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      • #4
        I hear ya.....

        I remember a particular situation.....The Powwow Chairman asked the Tech crew to put all the sound on the ground.....Well......They put it up above around the arena and faced the speakers towards the crowd? Well....the proverbial Chit hit da fan and 12 hours later the sound was right.....See you have folks who know systems but are clueless about powwow....hence whack situations....You have thousands of dollars of equipment and its azz backwards? How about the guy running the board who is clueless? LOL! N yes my Father In-Law knows his stuff....Clifford Littlewind does a good job too.....You need the sound at a powwow and it has to be right....

        I'd rather see a drum set up in the center for the initial round of the singing contest. Maybe the 2nd....Those late night 11th hour jobs are rugged....Cause sometimes your played out....I know! lets shut the PA off for dancers too.....LOL!
        "She also has a very soft skin. The only trouble with snake women is they copulate with horses, which makes them strange to me. She say's she doesn't. That's why I call her "Doesn't Like Horses". But, of course, she's lying."

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        • #5
          I cant really say who has the P.A. system. I know though that during the Leech Lake contest Pow Wow on labor day always has an excellent sound system. They place the speakers on top of the gaziibo placed on the centre of the arbor. I'm not sure the name of their company but they are locally owned by white folks i think.

          As far as singing with out the mic, I'd agree it needs to be done atleast once during a singing contest. It would need to be done right away though and not like into the late hours of the night.

          LOL...I remember them huge Stoney Park speakers. That chit was crazy back in the days.

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          • #6
            R'member the Stoney Park caravan that traveled around. All the boys and their gear. Hollay! I remember they had this flatbed truck with smoke stack exhaust, and this ol' limo-lookin' Chrysler, or sumthin! I thought one of them had a Sting Ray, too at one time or another...? When oil checks were real goot! Aye!

            ...that's so true....so, so true...

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            • #7
              Yeah I remember them rolling in to Pow Wows with a huge trailer attached to a van that looked like a Transformer. Too bad we never get to see this van and trailer anymore.

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              • #8
                I agree, there are a lot of "sound tech pros" that are truly clueless when it comes to pow-wows, whether it is bad speaker placement, keeping the drum mic gain down, giving the MC a mic with no on/off switch. Nothing like going to a pow-wow and seeing a monster speaker setup and not be able to hear the drums on it.

                I think the days of huge speaker and PA setup might be over. There are some real nice compact speakers that kick butt, and if you get powered or active speakers, then you don't need a huge amp and you can use a small board. With a good condenser mic you only need one over the top. Our drum has a PA like this, and it fits into the trunk of my Kia Sephia.
                It is so sad that a family can torn apart by something as simple as a wild pack of dogs.

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                • #9
                  LOL!!!!.....I think my cousins still have them old azz horns......LOL!!!..but as far seeing them using it, chit...I don't ever remember it being used recently....anyway, what is up with Stoney PArk??? Sure do miss seeing them around...but yeah their transformer getup was nice....I used to envy it...LOL!!!!....anyway....I think the only powwows I still see using the horns would be out on my rez...at the small local ones...anyway.......
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                  • #10
                    Vern Chocan Sound is bad ***. You will leave the powwow with a ring in your ears.

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                    • #11
                      Every now and den....

                      Originally posted by 50cal View Post
                      LOL!!!!.....I think my cousins still have them old azz horns......LOL!!!..but as far seeing them using it, chit...I don't ever remember it being used recently....anyway, what is up with Stoney PArk??? Sure do miss seeing them around...but yeah their transformer getup was nice....I used to envy it...LOL!!!!....anyway....I think the only powwows I still see using the horns would be out on my rez...at the small local ones...anyway.......
                      We'll hear Stoney Park... @ Local powwows.....Stoney Park Jr's have potential...It would be nice to see them get around more....Tell ya what though....Just heard White Fish Bay over in MB....They sounded good....Have there own unique style....They took 1st in contemp at Manitoahbee Powwow. Mandaree took 1st in Original.....Good Powwow....Vince Beyl and Jason Goodstriker did a great job announcing! The PA was real good, but when the sound techs switched shifts....The sound was sort off questionable....? They'd turn it down or it just deisn't sound right for a song or two...? Remembering back to Standing Buffalo Wacipi in 2000.....They had these cho thin, light speakers.....N they sounded wicked! They were clear and loud.....
                      "She also has a very soft skin. The only trouble with snake women is they copulate with horses, which makes them strange to me. She say's she doesn't. That's why I call her "Doesn't Like Horses". But, of course, she's lying."

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                      • #12
                        I like the sound at Julyamsh. The MC's are booming loud, and all the drums are very audible. Then they pipe the sound into the grand stand so you can hear what is going on when you are shopping around.
                        It is so sad that a family can torn apart by something as simple as a wild pack of dogs.

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                        • #13
                          I liked at Legends Casino powwow in Toppenish, WA this year. KYNR, the Voice of the Yakama Nation, *L, was broadcasting live there. When we'd get tired, we'd go sit in the van back at camp, turn on the radio and listen to the powwow.

                          That rocked! The kids knew when it was time to dance and we knew when it was time to sing!

                          ...that's so true....so, so true...

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