[LAU] More Hammondology
wizardofgosz at gmail.com
Sun May 31 18:02:58 EDT 2009
On Sun, 2009-05-31 at 23:56 +0200, Fons Adriaensen wrote:
I own a Hammond M3, and it's for sale.
> > A year or so ago my father told me he was driving down
> > the little road past his house in the forest and saw an
> > old organ dumped on the side of the road.
> > "Did you see the brand, Dad?"
> > "I think it said something like... Hammond..."
> > Sadly, that's about 20 hours drive from where I live.
> Reminds me of a story told by my prof of acoustics
> long time ago.
> One day he was making an organ recording in some small
> village, and saw a Hammond sitting in a dusty corner
> of the church.
> He asked the local organist about it.
> - It's broken, we haven't used it for years.
> - What do you want for it ?
> - The pastor will be probably be happy if you
> take it away.
> So next day he returned with a bigger car, and
> asked the pastor who was indeed happy to see it
> removed. To keep his conscience clean, my prof
> donated some symbolical sum to a local charity.
> Returned home, replaced a few electrolytics, and
> the thing worked again.
> This was the same person who hooked me into
> Ambisonics, and into computing. These were the
> TRS-80 days.
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