Sound Check

With thanks to Slim Forsythe.
Sound check -- a mundane essential for any artist, any performer.
Testing –  one two, three...  
Testing – one two, three...
Can you hear me in the back?
A little more on the right mike, please.
How's the lower registers?
   No, you shouldn't hear any hum.
Now, check the drums: kick, tom, snare, top hat, cymbals.
   Now we'll check the whole kit.
A little more vocal on the drum monitor, please.
Testing – two, three, four...
   Check -- four, five, six.
   	Thanks, we're ready.

This, too, is a craft and as an art.
      It's a job nobody notices if it's done right.
So the wise performer always thanks the sound crew.
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