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Re: Stereo EDP

My rent is $1400 a month and my wife's job has her at part time at a 
fraction of what she made before the bubble burst.  That's what 
happened.  Causes me to look a lot harder at a piece of gear than I did 
when money was flying out of venture capitalist's butts.  I know it 
seems like I buy stuff, but it's funded mostly through ebay sales of 
things I got when the economy was better.  I'm more leaning my gear 
than anything else these days.  I'm lucky to have made some money of 
some of my sales.  I was smart to invest in gear instead of tech stocks 
I guess.

Mark Sottilaro

On Monday, August 25, 2003, at 12:00 AM, | SquidLoop | wrote:

> I always trip out on people who say that can't afford anything -
> whatever happened to SAVING UP :)
> :::-----Original Message-----
> :::From: Travis [mailto:tiktok@sprintmail.com]
> :::Sent: Sunday, August 24, 2003 11:56 PM
> :::To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> :::Subject: Re: Stereo EDP
> :::
> :::I think what you've got is a case of champagne taste and beer 
> budget.
> :::
> :::And these college kids with nice guitars and amps, and effects, but
> no
> :::cash for an EDP or Repeater....?  Like they're never going to spend
> :::more money on gear?  Please.  If they can afford to go to college,
> they
> :::can find the money for and EDP (or a Repeater)...if they really want
> :::one.  If they're just dilettantes who think it sounds like a "cool
> :::idea", well I think it'd be cool to have a car that goes 0-60 in 5
> :::seconds, but I'm not going to whine about how I can't find one for
> :::under a thousand dollars.  Tools cost money.
> :::
> :::TravisH
> :::
> :::On Sunday, August 24, 2003, at 10:52 PM,
> :::Loopers-Delight-d-request@loopers-delight.com wrote:
> :::
> :::> On Sunday, August 24, 2003, at 05:55 PM, Travis wrote:
> :::>
> :::>> But, if you can't stand it, you can't stand it.  Still, I don't
> think
> :::>> $1600 for stereo EDPs is that much, if you're seriously making
> music
> :::>> in a commercial context.
> :::>
> :::> Ah, here in lies the point.  Commercial context.  I have no desire
> to
> :::> try and turn my art into money.  Tried to do it before and only
> became
> :::> sad and angry.  I loop pretty much for me.  If I can find people
> who
> :::> enjoy it, that's great, but I'm not counting on it to pay the
> bills.
> :::>
> :::> So, what I'm saying is that I am typical, not the professional
> :::> musician.  I think Rick Walker might be the closest person here to
> :::> making their living doing looping, and I know he has to supplement
> :::> that with lessons and more standard fare in his shows.  The reason
> I
> :::> don't balk about my Photoshop license (of course this wouldn't be
> the
> :::> forum anyway) is because I do make a living using that tool.  My
> music
> :::> only costs me money.  I'm not complaining, I like it this way.
> :::>
> :::> When I bought an amp from some college kids, I saw they both had
> DL4s
> :::> and we started talking about looping.  They were really interested
> in
> :::> learning about different looping devices.  At the time the 
> Repeater
> :::> was still in production.  I told them about the Repeater and the
> :::> and when I hit them with the price tags, they both looked 
> deflated.
> :::> They had blown their cash on nice instruments and amps, and didn't
> :::> have much left over for a looper that was between $600 and $800.
> :::
> :::