Sometimes an opportunity comes along that is really special, and you’re reminded of how awesome people in the pinball community can be. Here’s one such story.
Another thing I do in addition to operating and repairing pinball machines is run a special, unique space in the New Orleans area called the “PinChurch” – it’s a long story about how this came to be that you can find out more here if you want. But in short, it’s a unique space that is supported by a small but tight knit community of enthusiasts and creative people.
We do all kinds of things in the club, including occasional outreach projects to help those in the local community. We’ve turned our arcade into a high quality recording and broadcast studio and during the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as during the phase outs, we’ve been hosting local artists who need to make a living because the places they normally play at are closed. We live stream the events and help people discover new music and help support local artists.
I made a short video of what that’s like, so share with you all. To find out more, visit www.PinChurch.com – you also can help support our efforts if you like!
It’s not easy maintaining a collection of games – there are always things to repair…. I thought I might take a quick walk through our arcade space and discuss what I usually do after a party and what happens to the machines and what needs to be done to the games to get them working for the next event. Some machines hold up; some break down. Take a walk with me and see what work needs to be done?
The Mystic Krewe recently had their second concert at the PinChurch, their unique arcade/concert venue, and I also had some time to do more editing on the previous show. I’m proud to announce two more videos in the series for you all to enjoy. Hope you like them!
Believe it or not, I’ve actually begun learning and playing with video editing. My videos are typically famous for being very “low fi” and un-edited, and I’m not sure I want to change that or else I’ll hardly ever have time to post, but as part of our new arcade/studio project, we are hosting popular artists to perform and recording and videotaping them in the arcade setting and releasing high-quality edited videos of the performance. Here are the first two tracks from our debut show… I hope you enjoy them. Soon I will be posting more repair videos!