Gearsource Geezers Of Gear Podcast



2 Entertainment Production Industry veterans talking about anything and everything related to pro-audio, lighting, staging and video gear. Plus the companies and people who work in this great industry.


  • #152 - Industry Happy Hour #62

    07/10/2021 Duration: 01h05min

    Discussion centered on touring challenges, travel challenges, the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement and shortages of gear and personnel. Pretty much "the usual". One step forward, and 2 back! But getting closer to this illusive "normal" I hear about. 

  • #151 - Happy Hour #61 with the usual cast of maniacs

    30/09/2021 Duration: 01h13min

    Of course, COVID is discussed. It's such an incredible roller coaster ride in our industry today. Tours start, then stop, shows cancel, people's lives are tossed around. We're definitely still deep in this challenge, although there are definitely pockets of success! 

  • #150 - Happy Hour 60

    23/09/2021 Duration: 01h26min

    Our weekly discussions returned and have been a mixed bag of industry related discussions. Here, we get into upcoming tradeshows, how much work everyone has, and much more. 

  • #149 - Geezers Of Gear Happy Hour 59

    16/09/2021 Duration: 01h24min

    Ahhhh the joy of connecting with industry individuals each and every week. Some great conversation this week around tradeshows, work, travel and more. 

  • #148 - The Return of our Weekly Happy Hour

    10/09/2021 Duration: 01h32min

    For more than a year of the COVID pandemic, a group of "drop ins" carried a weekly discussion that was based on helping folks survive the mess, and sometimes (including this week) a little political as well. We decided to bring it back... and it was a BLAST! Listen here!! 

  • #147 - Red Alert Restart 1 Year Anniversary.. Wow

    07/09/2021 Duration: 01h11min

    I will always say that one of the most amazing things I was involved in organizing was this Red Alert Restart last year. The group who started it, and the ensuing MASSIVE number of volunteers - just incredible. Join us as we walk down memory lane with most of the follks who got this started. 

  • #146 - The Venue 11 with GearSource team on the current CRAZY SEASON for Gear

    12/08/2021 Duration: 47min

    When athletes are in the early stages of Free Agency, it is often called Crazy Season. Folks are signed quickly, while being persued by multiple teams for more than their ask. The current used equipment market is comparable. A few items are selling for double what they were in 2020, and there just isn't enough of so many things. The GearSource team have a unique perspective, given the company's clobal markets. You might pick up some important pointers on this one, wherever you are! 

  • #145 - The Venue 10... with The Covid Crew

    05/08/2021 Duration: 47min

    Marcel, John Featherston, Eric Loader and John Wiseman discuss current events, a few closures and other antics. Brought to you by GearSource. 

  • #144 - The Venue 9 - Another livestream discussion

    29/07/2021 Duration: 37min

    On episode 144, I am alone with my thoughts... discussing whatever comes to mind. #144 is brought to you by - the leading global gear marketplace. 

  • #143 - The Venue 8 - New World Challenges.. Gear and People!

    21/07/2021 Duration: 50min

    We discuss some very important challenges that continue to plague our new reality. Shows and tours are pushing out quickly, and others are coming behind them - but at what point to supply chain issues halt our progress? Lets talk about it! 

  • #142 - The Venue #7 - Choose Your Attitude.. Staying Positive against ALL odds!

    14/07/2021 Duration: 01h20min

    In 2020, I became friends with a young touring video tech named Nicholas Strand. Nick's brand, "Choose Your Attitude" inspired me enough to buy his tee shirts (I highly recommend them for FEEL GOOD wear) and to spend hours upon hours discussing his strategy, business direction, and even his personal and professional challenges. Nick is a unique and inspiring individual with an incredible story to share. When COVID hit, Nick was on tour with the Dave Matthews Band, and suddenly, he was back home, unknowing of the future, and still mourning the recent loss of both his mother and wife. Nick put his head down, and with inspiration from both of the strongest and most important women in his life, decided to focus on launching and growing his brand. Together, we are hoping to inspire others to act as well! 

  • #141 - Behind The Scenes... Providing Help to Live Events since 2005

    06/07/2021 Duration: 01h06min

    On Episode 141 we talk with Behind The Scenes Executive Director, Lori Rubinstein, and Director Jim Digby to discuss the first organization to focus on the critical needs of folks in the Live Events industry. BTS has provided much needed grants to entertainment technology professionals in need for basic living, medical or even, sadly, funeral expenses. The Foundation further encourages the entertainment industry to create their own events and programs in support of charity. COVID has created so much need, so we'll address those concerns and more! Please Visit Behind The Scenes today! 

  • #140 - The Venue #5 - The Team from Robe Backstage discuss their helpful platform

    01/07/2021 Duration: 55min

    Board Members Craig Burross and Lori Cochenour of, along with foundation volunteer Bryan Matthews, will be at FOH to discuss and share the organization’s founding and their endeavor to help support lighting industry professionals faced with adverse life-changing circumstances. Established in 2020, Robe Backstage is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization created to a be a support system for lighting professionals facing financial challenges associated with serious injury, illness, or loss of employment due to unforeseen or mandated production shutdowns. Be sure to visit 

  • #139 - The Venue #4 - Is Your Business (and Personal Business) in Order

    23/06/2021 Duration: 01h13min

    John Wiseman and Marcel discuss some things that are very important to people and businesses in our industry as all times, but even moreso today, Post-Covid. Sadly, people are NOT prepared and as a result, we're seeing way too often that folks are relying on Go Fund Me or other forms of crowd support. It's sad, and we need to do better. Hopefully, this is a start to informing people to our shortcomings. 

  • #138 - Gateway Studios and Production Services Leadership Team

    18/06/2021 Duration: 01h09min

    Join Marcel and the executive leadership team from Gateway who join the podcast to discuss the model, their foundation, the schedule for completion, and much more. A very exciting new business that will benefit the entire touring / live events business in N America. 

  • #137 - The Venue #3... Random Chatter

    16/06/2021 Duration: 48min

    Our new format is up and running... Please join us LIVE on the FOH or the LiveStream on either Youtube or Facebook. 

  • #136 - The Venue #2... Let's Talk About Gear!

    10/06/2021 Duration: 01h29min

    The Venue is a Geezers of Gear weekly discussion / Happy Hour with a group of the industry's thought leaders. This week, the gang discusses a few new thoughts on opening, but also - we get into some discussion on gear, new releases, rental rates and other fun stuff. Check it out! 

  • #135 - The Venue 1 / We are BACK!

    03/06/2021 Duration: 01h16min

    New this week, more than a year of weekly Happy Hour Zoom discussions becomes The Venue.... with a panel we call the Front Of House. Each week, we will tackle topics that are relevant and timely for our industry. This week, we talk about the massive increase of live events, sporting events, conventions and more. 

  • #134 - Tom Litrell... Literally, the world's FIRST Moving Light Programmer!

    07/05/2021 Duration: 01h33min

    Not too many people can lay claim to being the very first guy in the world to program a moving light system. Tom was a tech, then Programmer at Showco (Vari-Lite) when they developed and launched the VL0 then VL1. He struck gold again with ETC when he was there as they moved into their first LED sourced products - now a significant part of ETC's sales. Brought to you by   

  • #133 - The Covid Crew Anniversary... yup 1 year to the day since our first!

    18/03/2021 Duration: 01h06min

    In March of 2020, we put together this small group of visionary leaders from the industry - and at the time - had NO idea what it was for. We just knew that we needed to talk through this, and hopefully, provide some guidance or insight to folks who were pretty shocked, anxious and stressed. We made some bold predictions (mostly WAY wrong) but we also said some things that really ring true, still today. It's been a hell of a year... and the gang reflects, listens back to some of our predictions, and continues to positively point north through the darkness. It's a fun episode.. I hope you'll take a listen. 

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