Sunday, April 12, 2009

Switchin' It Up

I'm in a bit of a conundrum this week. Two days ago my Nite Ize Side Office holster bit it. The clip broke. That left me looking for a way to carry around my Leatherman, MagLite, Phone, iPod, lockblade, Sharpie, and bit set. Yeah, I know. It's a lot to carry around. People only make fun of me until I reach in there and pull out something that saves the day.

So for now I'm making do with an old cell phone holder and my pockets. I just leave behind whatever doesn't fit and miss it several hundred times throughout the day. I ordered a different holster from Nite Ize and hopefully this one will hold things a little better and also not fall off my hip just when I need it.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

In Da Club

Last night I mixed a battle of the bands at a local club. Ten bands in five hours. I saw everything from garage bands just getting started to semi-pros heading out on tour shortly. One thing is for certain though, with fifty three band members in the room, they were going to need a lot of help from my Leatherman.

- Cut cable ties
- Removed price tags
- Tightened screws
- Pried out stuck connectors
- Fixed a kick drum pedal, mid-set

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

One Good Turn

Over the last few days my Leatherman has been busy as a beaver. Weather at a gig or at work there's been plenty to do:

- Disassembled and reassembled a road case at a gig
- Filed my nasty fingernails before picking up my newborn son
- Helped the data geeks fish wires at the hospital
- Repaired ailing office equipment
- Opened numerous packages