Where did the time go? We spent two days doing things Mellotronic (and
alcoholic), but it seemed to end almost as soon as it began. By Sunday afternoon it
was time to pack up and head out, bringing to a close this Mellotron get-together.
||John Bradley made a few last-minute adjustments to John McIntyre's keyboard...
#805 sat in its Protect-O-Muff waiting to be hoisted into the van.
||With #1001 under wraps, Ken Merbler searched in vain for someone to help put the
flight case's top on.
(Ken's flight case is ex-Pierre Veilleux (of The Musical Box, a
Genesis cover band).)
Hint: The M400 flight case adds a few pounds (and some girth and height) to the
already cumbersome M400. The Protect-O-Muff makes the M400 much easier to carry,
especially negotiating stairs. When we got Ken's machine back to his place, 1001 was
removed from the case and 805's Muff was slapped onto it so we could get it back up to his
But before we took off, it was time for one last group photo...
A major success...The SFX Console running, John McIntyre's M400 playing
correctly, adjustments made to all machines...plus the trading of stories, jokes, barbs,
off-color remarks, insults, hints, tips, and camaraderie made this just a wonderful time.
John Bradley and Martin Smith: The Men of the Moment
Rick Blechta and Chris Dale: The Organizers
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...for the space, assistance, and patience while we were there.
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