MOOATRON AND MORE:
A surprise visit from Pierre Veilleux!
The Mellotron says, "Mooooooooooo!"
Jimmy Moore and family made the trip to Vermont not only to catch up with all
of us but also to deliver his FX Console
to Jerry Korb for some work. Jerry has had his hands full with this
beastie for a few months now, and in early 2005 we expect to have the unveiling of another
Mellotron brought back from years of neglect. More on that later, I assure
Jerry and Jimmy check out Mellotron FX Console #6
Given that FX Console #6 wasn't feeling entirely well, its playtime was
limited, but we did get to check out Jerry's Mark I "Julia". AND we had a
special guest---Pierre Veilleux, Mellotron Demonstrator!
Pierre and Jimmy at the FX Console
Pierre, Jimmy, and Jerry having a look at the Mark I
Julia's left-hand keyboard (rhythms and fills). Note
that the keys are labeled
with numbers. Song books that accompanied the Mellotron used these numbers
in addition to right-hand lead notes.
Jerry, Pierre, Ken, and Julia
|MELLOTRON DEMONSTRATOR PIERRE VEILLEUX - Video Clip
It's great when you have someone around who can actually play these
darn mechanical beasts (heck--I can't!). Check out Pierre playing
Julia and Larry Fast's M400:
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We caught Jimmy and Nancy's daughter Anna
spying on us through the window
BUT the weekend wasn't all fun and no work...Someone
did thread a tape frame (how novel!)---me! -->