errr yes I’ll admit it, I do have too many gadgets. In guitarist’s lingo we call it GAS — Gear Acquisition Syndrome. And guess what — we NEVER outgrow it. Yesterday I was privileged to spend an hour hanging out in the studios watching Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy at work on their next superhit soundtrack (I’m not kidding — it sounded even better than Rock On!)
And would you believe it — Ehsaan let me feel up all his guitars — it was all I could do to stop drooling all over them — his latest is a Tom Anderson Custom Classic strat that is the closest to guitar heaven you can get! The coolest thing is that he is still as excited by guitar gear today as a teenager — way to go guys.
Tina is still laughing at the look on my face when I waltzed back into the house.
But seriously I’ve been thinking I have too many guitars, cameras, processors, doodads, cables — they’re pouring out of every cupboard. I have found that there is no end to getting the “latest latest” — whatever you get is obsolete within three months, and the sad part is that the new ones somehow don’t seem to work as well.
I have switched back to older Mac Powerbooks (G4) as the Intel chips on the new ones didn’t cut it for me. My older camera seems to be giving me better results — it seems each time I want to do something better with the new one I need another lens or another filter, or have to resort to some complicated software shenanigans to achieve the desired result.
Maybe its a ‘phase’ as my mother likes to call it, maybe by next year I shall move up to the Canon EOS 5D Mark 2 with HD movie capability, and take Ehsaan’s advice and pick up a Parker Fly Mojo (now that they have a MIDI version as well!) But at this moment, this is how I feel. So if you have friends out
there who want to buy expensive guitars (sniff) as well as some good cameras/lenses — plz ask them to email me — I shall provide a list of what’s available. Quick, before I change my mind!