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Have you hugged your synthesizer today?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:39 am    Post subject: Have you hugged your synthesizer today? Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

When I was young I had some "favorite things" that gave me joy just owning them. I got a thrill from looking at them and handling them, even when I wasn't precisely using them for their intended purpose.

But as I grew older I didn't appreciate "things" so much. They were just things. For example, cars I've owned have just been transportation. Getting a new car is about as exciting as buying new socks. (Granted, I'm not a car enthusiast. I wasn't so blase' about the new Triumph Bonneville I bought in '09.)

I turned 59 this year. Little in the way of material posessions excites me.

A notable exception is the feeling I get from being around my favorite synths. I just want to hug and pet them like I do my wife and cats. Each time I enter my modest studio and turn on my equipment I get a distinct thrill. All those knobs and keys and flashing lights are very comforting and exciting. All my cares are pushed aside and I feel happy. And this is all before I even play a single note!

Is anyone else this refreshingly immature?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Totally.

And the feeling is even greater when it is something that I built myself.

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