Okay, here's the deal: I have a platinum record. And a gold one. I'm, like, quasi-famous and stuff. So I think, because I'm even more quasi-famous than most of the people that endorse products (and thus get them for free) I should be getting more free shit. I may not have sold more records than BT, but I sure have put out a fuck of a lot more, and being prolific has to count for something, right?
The problem with the above equation is (a) I hate to ask for free shit, and (b) I'm a world-class gear snob. Most of the shit you can get for free is, well, shit, when you get down to it. What would be really nice is if a company like Wunder Audio decided that they wanted a quasi-celebrity spokesman, and that I was just the musician they had in mind, and then they sent me, say, one of their spankin' new Wunder Recording Consoles. If that little stinker isn't just a thing of beauty, I don't know what the hell is. Ten inputs, based around their luverly PEQ-1 channel strip. This isn't a summing buss, but rather an actual recording console in mini-me form, along the lines of the Neve Kelso or Melbourne. No price on the website, but seeing how a single PEQ-1 cartridge goes for over $2,000, we're talking at least $20K for this bad boy.
Shit, I'd endorse child slavery for that. Seriously, Wunder. I'll say very nice things about you every day. Think about it.