Back in CO now & about to leave I70. I was listening a CD of the wife of an old friend of mine which was so beautiful it almost brought me to tears, so I called him. He was just getting up at 10:00 (musician, you know.) in talking to him & of course the L1 came up. I think he thought I was trying to sales pitch him. I feel horrible. There must be a better way to share my enthusiasm without feeling dirty. & I'm an Assisted Direct rep, so I should know how to do this. I e-mailed him, but I fear I may alienated an old friend. His wife has been battling cancer, so he doesn't need sales calls. Ugh!
I'm giving my blanket permission to poste whatever pix may include me; I figure it's the viewer's problem. Lots of my east coast buds are looking forward to the photos. I'm returning to normal metabolic function after 13 hours and three different planes to get home, but I did manage to lose my phone in the Providence airport. On the plus side, I got three hours of practice in this morning, first time since last Friday.
Don't be too hard on yourself, Tom. i could see that many of you are really attached to the L1, and it follows that yhou would want your friends to share in the advantages. The only other thing to do is be my kind of obnoxious ***, and have nobody surprised if you seem crass.
Wow, bleeped again. Too many Pilgrims on the east coast.
Some of you folks who were there will remember
"Everyone here is a Bose Demo Band" (not said by someone-at-Bose).
Tom, Jeff - you guys may be on to something here. Maybe old, maybe something to be revisited.
Ronjazz, nobody can be abnoxious as you can. & I mean that with love.
Any thought on how to not sound so prosyletic?
I wouldn't change a thing, Tom, you're a passionate guy (that's what makes your music so good).
I'd be more worried if you weren't feeling guilty right now.
(now Ronjazz, that's another story )
Just a quick thank you to everyone and it was great meeting you all in person. I'm just now logging on for the first time after getting home yesterday, going to the gig, and hitting my own bed for the first time in awhile at 1:30 this morning.
As our trumpet player puts it, the last couple days with you all has been "a cool hang!"
You have my permission to post any pictures that include me except the ones that make me look fat.
I better act like I'm doing some work here since I'm in the office. I'll check back later.
You guys should post pictures of your workspace. You know what it looks like for me (behind the wheel) but I'd like to see where you are.
Thanks for the kind words again. He hasn't e-mailed me back yet, so I'm starting to worry.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Tom Munch,
Isn't "Prosyletic" where you wear a rubber nose as a disguise?
Guys and girls, I'm just bursting. It will be a week before I can write anything here about the event. Today, I feel "different" and I think it's permanent.
Tom, my mates have labelled my attitude "ruthless compassion", and they have learned not to take it personally, fortunately. Or seriously, unfortunately.
Hey, Cliff, just bask. You are The Man.
Acoustics & DSP
I'm back-at-Bose now and all the words are trying to come out at once. <Big traffic jam in head.> Who, me, inarticulate? All I can say about "the event" right now is
PS to Tom,
Remember the difference between "live" and MP3? My $.02 is, call your friend back and tell him what you told us. Your voice telling the whole truth will heal you both.
Keep well, everyone.
From Wikipedia (not necessarily the best source but it seemed to work for this discussion).
"The English language word proselytism is derived ultimately from the Greek language prefix 'pros' (towards) and the verb 'erchomai' (to come). It generally describes attempts to convert a person from one point of view to another, usually in a religious context."
This is a tough one. Some of us find something that works for us, and we want to share it with the people around us. Others find that special something, see it as a competitive advantage and want to make the most of it before the masses catch on and dilute that advantage.
I'm in the first group, and I guess you are too.
I don't think that I have ever converted anyone's point of view, but I have been present when people altered their perceptions in light of new information.
When people see the L1 in performance situations they have an opportunity to alter their perceptions. This is important, because the L1 challenges so many of the 'rules'. Sound is experiential, and talking about it seems not to work for some folks.
These days people know; if they come to something where I am involved, they are going to hear the L1. I'm not likely to talk about it except in the same matter of fact way I might say, "we're playing in an acoustic duo format" or "we're doing the full band tonight". I might say, "and you can hear the Bose System".
We frequently have Bose Shindigs. A buddy built a room in his house, about 50' x 50' - just for music. He invites musicians and their friends to come and play, try new material, mix it up with different players. It's basically a (civilized) jam party with half a dozen Systems. People bring food for the foodbank, some cash for the charity we're helping that month and they generally leave egos and attitude outside. It's taken quite awhile, but people have finally started leaving their own amps at home too. They just show up with instruments.
So I guess it's not much of an answer. You ask, "Any thought on how to not sound so prosyletic?" and I answer... "stop talking about it". Sorry.This message has been edited. Last edited by: ST,
My wife doesn't know what the clown nose reference is to, & I have a few different meanings in my head.
We look forward to your sage words, Clifford, whenever they come forth... Like bhuttah.
Jeff, I can't see the photo on my Treo.
Ron I like that. I once told a friend of mine she was "coyishly aggressive."
Chris, you get to me, man. Thanks for your level judgement.
I'll post a video of where I'm driving as I try to type this with my right thumb.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Tom Munch,
Speaking of videos
I just thought of something.
Would somebody tell me if you can see this?
Tom's road video 1 (flash version).
If it pops up in a new window, resize the window smaller. Otherwise it's pretty blocky. Then, close the window after viewing it cause it loops.
Warning - please put down beverages, and if you are eating, finish what you are doing before viewing.
Tom's road video 2 flash version.
Same notes as above.
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