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Concert Lighting, 3rd Edition by Paul Dexter, James Moody

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Foreword to the Third Edition

I figure that James and I may be only 10 years apart in age. We haven't seen each other in, I'd imagine, 35 years. I seem to remember we were a bit cautious of each other. He had his stable of acts, as did I, back then, and the only act we both worked on was Procol Harum—I, once, at the Hollywood Bowl, and he on tour.

I was flattered when he asked me to write a foreword for the third edition and asked for a curriculum vitae/ bio/résumé so I could catch up. I received 51 pages from James—this was not the book, this was only his CV. My immediate reaction was to cancel all my plans to write … anything.

OK, reality. Here's a scholar who has received numerous accolades, a vet, a sponsor of numerous awards, a member of ...

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