News for 2007:
For news from past years, click here.
December: NOW READY --> The report for MONEYPIT AUGUST 2007 with special guest Tom Doncourt, keyboard player from Cathedral.
Do THREE wrongs make a
RIGHT? Find out!
photo: Jerry Korb
|MELLOTRONISTS LIST IMPLODES!
The long-standing MELLOTRONISTS YahooGroup fell into disarray when the group got into a heated discussion about Jon Anderson lyrics.
The group's moderator felt a bit of a sting, accusations began to fly, and one of the group's favorite contributors was thrown off the list. And that was that.
A new YahooGroup has since splintered off.
A MONEYPIT dual release - two M400s
refurbished for Mellotronist Charles Hemlock--including one that was amazingly
hideous...but isn't anymore. MONEYPIT report to come...
September: David Etheridge's review of the
M4000 hits October's issue of Performing Musician Magazine.
There's also a huge M4000 review in the October 2007 issue of Sound On Sound magazine.
August: Spotted - David Etheridge
reviews the Mellotron M4000.
MONEYPIT has a visit from Tom Doncourt of Cathedral. Mellotron M400 #390 has been refurbed at the Mellotron Ranch, and Tom came by to pick up his un-Sound machine.
Trip report to come...
Check out Cathedral's latest album "The Bridge"!
Norm Leete, one of the designers behind Streetly's M4000, has posted a few pictures and some info. Click here for more...
June: A former owner of
Mellotron M400 #1037 sheds some light on the
provenance of that instrument...and, yes, you may have heard it! Info to
May: AIRPLAY!! Memorial Day
Weekend 2007 on
WVUD-FM at the
University of Delaware they spun up "Leaving for the Black
Sand" from "Another Day in Paradise", the CD by Mellotronist Lee Richards.
"Leaving for the Black Sand" was created by Lee Richards and Ken Leonard and
was recorded during the
February 2006 MONEYPIT.
You can hear an interview with Lee Richards on the WBHM-FM Birmingham, Alabama site.
M4000 IS HERE!
Streetly announces the availability of the M4000--the first cycling tape replay instrument in decades--and the M5000, a dual-manual version.
Click here for additional details about the M4000/M5000.
Streetly announces to the
Mellotronists group that we'll know "every sordid detail" about the M4000
to the Mellotronists group implies that the M4000 will be a cycling
Remembering James Lee, Sr. - Morris Canal Historian
Mellotronist and canal historian Jerry Korb took Your Webmaster on a tour of the Morris Canal in New Jersey, USA, as part of the April 2004 MONEYPIT. Along the tour we learned that James Lee, Sr. was the authority on the Morris Canal and even owned the land and buildings at Plane 9 West. Several years ago Alzehimer's began to claim Mr. Lee, and he passed away on the 23rd of April at the age of 89. We are fortunate that Mr. Lee sought to preserve the Morris Canal site, artifacts, and historical documents for us today. We are even more fortunate that Mr. Lee's son James Jr. continues his father's work to preserve a piece of history.
Jerry met Mr. Lee twice a few years ago. "We'll miss him, he was a kindly gentle person."