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Larry Trotter's job sounds simple enough.But actually there is a lot riding on this former radio guys voice!
guys in the bunker are just listening for my cues. I sit with orchestra
with radios and radio across the river. All they have to go by are the
cues that I give them" says Trotter.
That's right, every explosion you see in the sky is reliant upon his command, timed out by reading the symphony's score.
a shell takes 7 seconds from launch to open that isn't gonna change. We
have to go 7 seconds back in the score from the note we want it to fire
to make sure it goes. It's a little science, lot of art and maybe some
voodoo as well, I'm not sure! But it's a lot of fun" laughs Trotter.
practices over and over with a recording of the symphony, but only gets
to rehearse live the day before the show, giving him one chance to
watch the conductor and listen for any tempo changes
watching her right hand and when she goes to cut off I yell fire and
when they bump - boom - you get this big explosion on the ground"
Trotter only works for Pyro Shows a couple
times a year - when the needs someone to choreograph live music. His
everyday job is much different.
"I am an ordained united Methodist minister" says Trotter.
jack of all trades I guess you could say, after all, Pyro Shows
President Lansden Hill hired Trotter because he had experience working
firework shows and has a background in music.
"I took piano when
I was 5 like everyone, played trombone, however these scores give me a
headache because there are a lot more notes than in those beginning
piano lesson books" says Trotter.
"Larry is our maestro our
numerical maestro! He is so critical that there is someone standing next
to him named tom that does his same job in the event Larry becomes
unavailable to call his cues" explains Hill.
Being the man that
could make - or break - the sync of a Nationally known fireworks show is
no doubt stressful, but overall Trotter says it's a 23 minute thrill!
"I couldn't get goose bumps to go away, so exciting" Trotter says.
Friday, July 6 2012, 03:58 AM CDT
Tishomingo County voters OK beer, alcohol sales
May 22, 2013 23:38 GMT
IUKA, Miss. (AP) -- Tishomingo County is the latest Mississippi jurisdiction to legalize alcohol sales.
Voters approved the sale of liquor, wine and beer Tuesday, reports the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/13JCcix).
It wasn't clear referendums would pass until affidavit ballots were counted Wednesday.
With more than half Tishomingo County's voters casting ballots, legalizing alcohol passed by 42 votes, while legalizing beer and light wine passed by 73. The county borders Alabama and Tennessee.
Lawmakers legalized liquor at a proposed resort at the county's Bay Springs Lake in 2010, but it wasn't built.
Greene County voters legalized beer sales last year, while Corinth, New Albany and Senatobia have legalized alcohol sales under a 2012 law that allows cities to hold votes.
Mississippi has 13 remaining counties that allow no beer or alcohol sales.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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