One of my favorite sites is gearslutz.com, where people, mostly sound engineer types, talk about … gear. Most of the time, the conversations are about experiences with specific pieces of recording equipment or techniques. Some can be offbeat and really amusing, like this one — He Is…the Most Interesting Gear Slut!
Basically, assembling all the collected wisdom, knowledge and opinion about gear, talent and luck, and packaging it as hyperbole. Here are some samples:
- He mixed the entire Hotel California record in one day on headphones in a room AT Hotel California and then left without checking out
- Word clocks sync to him
- He records a whole band perfectly with one mic, in one take, on one track, on tape — and mixes it to surround sound … telepathically
- He pronounces Moog correctly
- He’s so forward thinking that the last time he played guitar was tomorrow
- He can tune a piano and tuna fish
- He’s won Grammy’s for songs he almost worked on
- He once wrote a concerto for dog whistle
- He thought he’d made a mistake once, but he was mistaken
- He can hear, pan, eq and add effects to the sound of one hand clapping
- At a lecture, he once uttered, “just do it” and walked off the stage. Nike tried to sue him for using the catch phrase, but ended up being sued themselves by him as he had already developed that exact shoe style for a song intro that required someone running into a house. The album was “Nike Runner” and the title song was “Just Do It”. He did however let Nike keep making the shoe pump that he had invented for the compression effect on that intro. It eliminated sock issues by compressing foot sweat.
… well, *I* think they are really funny. 😎