When #541 finally arrived...
...we rolled the 'tron into the keyboard area in
my Phantom Lake Studios.
After hooking up to the recording devices and
powering up, what I heard was the worst noise in the universe. A very
nearby TV/radio tower was sending signals through the tape heads so loud
that you could barely hear #541's voices! It wasn't just noise but rap
music! Horrified, I called Jerry and explained to him the dilemma:
"WRAP is coming through my 'tron into the speakers!" (It would be "KRAP"
if the station were west of the Mississippi River.)
Not satisfied that the noise wasn't completely
gone, I had one of the two brilliant ideas I've ever had in my life.
Brilliant Idea #1: I found a quilt
they use for moving furniture and covered it with layers of foil. Over
that I placed a cool tye-dye cover and made a hidden slit to uncover just
the keys and controls.
I powered up and---wow!---pure 'tron, no rap
I completed the CD "Another Day in Paradise" and
proceeded to Brilliant Idea #2. I "Left for the Black Sand" of
Hawaii and married the girl of my dreams.
At the end of Summer '06 Enjoli and I are
returning to Hawaii to live there. I will always have a deep love in
my heart for all things Mellotronic and for the warm friends I met on that
cold Vermont weekend.
I hope you have enjoyed this sojourn through
Ken's web sites as much as I always do.
You can bet you will be hearing more from #541
in the future with other projects.
Aloha from Lee, Enjoli, and #541!