You and I must’ve joined LD about the same time in October of ’96.
I remember having to use a dial up modem and each page/message took about a minute to load (with lots of modem noise in the background, LOL).
Those were the days.
> On Jun 15, 2020, at 5:19 PM, Rick Walker <email@example.com> wrote:
> I remember joining somewhat soon after the List began
> (in the 2nd week of October, I will have been live looping in public for
> 25 years: I think we had the very first monthly live looping paid gig
> at Mobo Sushi with a group we called 'Third Wave'. My brother, Bill Walker
> (who, working as a pro musician and at Union Grove Music, got me discounts
> on the three Lexicon Jammans that was to own) and Gary Regina had
> been playing a lot of instrumental 'world music fusion' in a group called 'Worlds Collide'
> since 1998 and we all had Jammans that were midi-ed up (why, oh why, oh why, after
> all these years do so few manufacturers not include midi clock I/O in their loopers)
> with an inexpensive Midi Bay that I owned at the time and we just improvised
> using world musics, scales, rhythms and our own sensibility.
> Once a month we each got 50 bucks to play Mobo Sushi. We'll be celebrating our
> 25th anniversary at Mobo this coming October if Sheltering in Place is not still going
> Anyway, I was brand new to computers, the internet and I was just
> learning how to use e-mail (which seemed very confusing at the time....lol) so I joined
> L.D. , if memory serves sometime in1996 but only for one day.
> I joined and 100 emails hit my IN box and I was so overwhelmed, I unsubscribed
> (and somehow figured out how to actually do that.....lol) immediately.
> I ended up joining a year or two later (and please forgive me, all of this is from memory
> which is NOT my strongest suit in live so I might have the dates wrong.
> It became Church for me and by 1998 I was beginning to put on local
> Live Looping mini 'festivals' and it all began for me.
> I love this list and confess I have not been active on it for a very long time, especially
> after Dennis Moser started the L.D. at Facebook group, which I check in with periodically.
> Nice to hear all the 'old timers' telling their stories!
> much love and appreciation to all of you. My world is so much bigger and better
> because of this community. Bless Kim Flint for starting it and maintaining it for so long.