Too modest. You're a giant in that industry, as a groundbreaking experimenter, a disseminator (sp?) of knowledge, a mentor, a huge contributer and enabler of the DIY community, and much more.I've mostly been schmoozing with the pedal folks, a lot of whom seem to know of me. Just came back from the Korora booth ( Spira neat product, very usable effect with simple interface and lots of possibilities), and Walt looked at my name tag and broke out in a big smile and warm handshake. This is starting to get weird. When I used to teach, one year I had a class of 1100, most of whom took the class on cable TV. I had never met any of them, but every once in a while, I'd run into someone who would say "I think you were my psych prof"...like the guy at Rona 3 months ago when I was shopping for a garden shed. So apparently my web-presence has not gone unnoticed in the pedal community. It's validating to see such great products coming out of people who feel they learned something from me. And they're all such nice people. Great to be part of that community.
Right nw, I'm at the booth I'm working, which is sadly a little too close to the drumand cymbal area, where sveral John Bonham wannabes are making an ungodly racket. I don't mind drum solos. I'm just not a fan of long ones.
That's very kind of you to say. A littl embarassing, but very kind. Robert Keeley was introducing me around as "a legend". Jeez. I'm gonna start driving through red lights screaming "I'm Mark fricking Hammer, baby!!". My head won't be able to fit into a hat anymore. Actually, I just came from a session that Craig Anderton gave. He was every bit as nice, and an excellent in situ teacher, as I had hoped he would be. Met every idealized expectation. Now THAT guy is a legend, and was my "internet" from about 1976 on, until the web came into being. I'm just passing on what I learned from him. He was talking about the music store of the future and how they might include studios for rental. I mentioned that the new Halifax library actually had public-access recording studios, and he was suitably impressed. It seems Halifax has one up on the SF Bay area. Who would have thought.Too modest. You're a giant in that industry, as a groundbreaking experimenter, a disseminator (sp?) of knowledge, a mentor, a huge contributer and enabler of the DIY community, and much more.
Mike looking spiffy as per usual.
You earned all of this fame/respect/honour through a lot of hard work,"I'm Mark fricking Hammer, baby!!"