July 9, 2006

Speaking of miserable people...

by Chris Randall

The above pictured is a beautiful example of the Buchla Music Easel, a rare bird if ever there was one. Normally, you'd be able to visit that Easel, which resided at the Music Technology Labs of Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. I say "normally" because some enterprising yet misguided soul stole it.

Now, stealing something like this is a bit like stealing the Mona Lisa. The pool of people that are going to pay the $20K it is worth is very small, and taking it to a pawn shop will probably only get you $5.00. This particular Easel is missing the lid, and almost certainly has Evergreen embossing somewhere on its case. If you come across this unit, or someone tries to sell it to you, please contact Evergreen, or myself, and help it get home to where it belongs.




Jul.09.2006 @ 4:01 PM
Here are my assumptions about this like this:

1. If your house is broken into, it is either someone you know or a neighbor a few houses away.

2. If something is stolen from a company or organization, it is probably an employee.


Jul.09.2006 @ 8:54 PM
Yep. I beleive only students have access, so it most likely wouldn't be the general puplic but someone that either attends or is employed by the school.

Jul.09.2006 @ 9:45 PM
Apparently neither of you have spent much time at the Evergreen campus, where the general public can freely walk in and out of any building they choose. I know this quite well, because I used to do it all the time while my girlfriend was attending.

Jul.09.2006 @ 10:29 PM
Muff Wiggler
^^^ suspect #1!

hehe just kidding, i shouldn't make light of such a shitty situation. I can only imagine the heartbreak the lab's keepers felt upon noticing the absent easel. unreal.

kudos to Chris and Matrix and all the other bloggers who have posted this. Here's hoping it gets back to its home.


Jul.09.2006 @ 11:33 PM
Aenemone Carbuncler
it's a student. that's what happens.

Jul.10.2006 @ 8:35 PM
...send out an APB on that fool.

Jul.11.2006 @ 2:31 PM
This bums me out every time I see this. I was lucky enough to have access to Buchla, Moog modular, Electrocomp and Arp synths through the electronic music lab at the cheapo state university I went to. They were considered out of date and old fashioned, so they were easy to schedule time on. I enjoyed that time so much. The experience was fantastic and (I say this without irony) made me a better person by showing me the possibilities of imagination combined with technique.



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