The Cordless Microphone

I’m behind the bar, bored, four customers at the bar, all taken care of, dishes clean, what do? Might as well have a seat, talk some shit.

I notice on stage the lead singer is using a cordless microphone. In a word: no. Here’s three more: don’t do it. Cordless microphones are cheesy, especially in a small music venue. What? You afraid of tripping on the cord? Plan on crowd surfing, and singing at the same time? Maybe passing the mic around the crowd (probably shouldn’t do that ever). Unless you’re playing some stadium show where you’re running around, dancing, climbing scaffolding, stick with the tried and true, classic Shure microphone, with the cord. Cordless microphones make you seem like you’re trying too hard. That you’re being too fancy.

It’s like wearing a tuxedo to a McDonalds.

Stick with the cord. Swing it around. Whip it, wrap it around your neck like a noose. Cordless microphones are disingenuous.

Believe it.

From my heart to yours,

Clint Curtis. Bartender.

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