[linux-audio-user] [OT] Have you ever felt this way about your gear?

John Check j4strngs at bitless.net
Sun Jan 23 17:59:27 EST 2005

On Friday 21 January 2005 04:04 pm, Timothy Alan Gorman wrote:
> Curtis Sloan wrote:
> >Sorry for the OT post, but I thought maybe the LAU crowd would appreciate
> > the following story.  True or not, it's good for laugh.
> >
> >------
> >
> >(Comment copied from
> > http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=136725&threshold=1&commentsort=0&mode
> >=thread&cid=11421466)
> >
> >Re:A Piano... (Score:5, Funny)
> >by mr i want to go home (610257) on Thursday January 20, @04:06PM
> > (#11424155)
> >
> >I had a lot of friends who were making electronic music back in the mid
> > 90's. This was when an old classic analogue synth from the 70's could be
> > sold for thousands of dollars.
> >
> >Anyway, this guy I kind of knew had a problem with one of his old synths.
> > In the middle of the night, he would be recording something and it would
> > suddenly start squealing away. You'd walk up to it and it would stop.
> > Turn your back on it and it would start again...all sorts of weird stuff
> > like that.
> >
> >He was taking loads of e's and acid at the time which maybe why he decided
> > that it had become possessed by Satan. He started loosing a lot of sleep
> > over it - mostly because it would turn itself on during the night and
> > bleep away. One night he couldn't take it any more, and took to it with a
> > sledge hammer. He collected the pieces and burned them with diesel.
> >
> >We thought that was a bit tragic (it was a great synth), but he was
> > adamant that the Evil must be destroyed.
> >
> >After that he disappeared for a while. I wasn't quite worried that he
> > might have been kidnapped by the minions of Satan, but I was getting a
> > bit worried. He turned up again a week later. He was fine - much calmer
> > than I'd seen him in a long time. He'd been driving up and down the East
> > coast of Australia, sprinkling the ashes of this damn synth to make sure
> > that it could never reform!
> WOW...
> Drop a hit of acid or two and... WHEW!!!!

Probably had mice living in it.

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