January 18, 2012
Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick. Hit Me Slowly. Hit Me Quick.
by Chris Randall
Leaving for NAMM in an hour or two. L.A. is a five-hour drive on what is both the most boring and most exciting highway in America. Boring because it is essentially a straight line all the way there, and the only visual stimuli are dirt and the occasional rock; exciting because you could easily get crushed by a tractor-trailer driven by a methed-out redneck talking on his cell phone, so you drive in this constant state of near-catatonic boredom, with occasional doses of adrenalin red-line.
Anyhow, needless to say, I'll be hard to get ahold of for the next 5 days. There is no wi-fi worth the name at the Anaheim convention center, so my "live" updates and pithy comments will be made chiefly via my Twatstream. If there is some piece of gear you'd specifically like information about, and if it isn't too physically taxing to find this information (keep in mind that I am still somewhat handicapped in the locomotion department) then I'll be happy to hunt it up for you. Let me know in this thread, or if I'm actually at the show via Twitter.
And the first person that says anything about my fucking cane except "hey, nice cane!" is getting beat with same. Soundly. Anyhow, this is an open thread. Subject is NAMGLA.