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Re: EDP video flake comes clean

Pity - I for one would have:

1) valued greatly the opportunity to see how others use the edp
2) learned new approaches
3) willingly paid real cash money for little clips or a DVD

Can I twist your arm? :-)

David Kirkdorffer

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andre LaFosse" <altruist@altruistmusic.com>
To: <loopers-delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 10:18 PM
Subject: EDP video flake comes clean

> Ya boo,
> A certain dayglo green gentleman emailed me to say that the infamous
> Echoplex tutorial was an active subject on the list, so I guess I should
> re-subscribe temporarily, long enough to pipe in with some words.
> Hans Lindauer was somehow patient enough to put up with me for a weekend
> back in the fall of 2002, during which time we shot raw footage for a
> propoed EDP tutorial video.  The fact that it's never materialized is
> basically my fault.
> There are several reasons for my dropping the ball on this, which
> probably aren't worth going into enormous detail about on a public list.
>  The short version of my reasons might include:
> - A whole hell of a lot of things in my professional and personal life
> that have happened in the two and a half years since the tutorial
> footage was shot, which changed my perspective on the Echoplex and
> my use of it (and its role in my life) - not for the worse, by any
> means, but definitely for the "different";
> - Mixed feelings about the value or implications of making a
> comprehensive Echoplex lesson available to the public at large, and what
> the relative advantages/disadvantages might be;
> - Serious concerns as to whether such a release might be interpreted as
> an offensive display of arrogance or self-serving opportunism on my
> part, might generate a substantial wave of negativity towards me, or
> would simply be considered not valuable to the looping community at
> large.  (I'll admit that these concerns come largely from the backlash
> which drove me off of this list a year ago, and what seemed to me to be
> a more or less complete absence - at that time - of any public, on-list
> defense of my attempted contributions to this community.)
> - The serious amount of time and money that would be required to get a
> final version authored, mastered, manufactured, and made available for
> sale, which I'm reluctant to commit to in light of the issues raised
> - Similarly, my wish to put more time and energy into being a working
> musician and guitar teacher, as opposed to being an Echoplex guru and
> mellow-harshing, spam-mongering Looper's Delight troll.
> The last time I talked to Hans, my impression was that he was basically
> cool with not doing anything with the footage, which I sincerely hope
> was (and is still) indeed the case.  (If that's not the case, Hans, then
> for Pete's sake drop me a line and kick my ass.)  I seriously appreciate
> the time and effort he went to in order to get the footage put together
> to the extent that he did, as well as the patience he exhibited all
> along, and I'm genuinely sorry for not having been able to see the
> project through to completion.
> So I guess the official word is that there won't be a release of the
> footage shot with Hans back in 2002, either as an official DVD or as
> free clips.  Maybe there'll be an EDP DVD down the road; maybe I'll make
> a new one, maybe someone else will shoot one...  we'll see.
> Thanks again to Hans for being cool above and beyond the call of duty,
> thanks to those with some interest, and apologies to those who'd like an
> apology.
> Seacrest out,
> --Andre LaFosse
> The Echoplex Analysis Pages:
> http://www.altruistmusic.com/EDP