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The Old Soundman: Of Girlfriends And Wagering
Our new pal Dan is getting hassled by the significant others of the musicians he mixes while a veteran soundman named Marc is pushing his luck.
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Howdy, Partner!

I am an OSM too, about 20 years into this roller coaster ride to wherever it’s heading…

Glad to hear it.

When you find out, let me know, okay?

Your opinions and philosophy remind me of the guys in our little sound community. We have a couple of guys that might even be older than you, but i’m not putting any of *my* money on that.

You are a wise man not to wager.

I’ll bet you don’t even play the keno in those freeway restaurants in Nevada, do you?

The feds have outlawed ephedrine, so you can’t get any more of those happy pills there, either. It’s best for you to stop doing them, anyway, Marc.

Just wondering where in this great land you and your club are located (geographically speaking)? if you are close, a road trip might be in order, maybe not…

Thanks for your time.

Best regards,


I don’t know what some of you guys are thinking.

I’m anonymous. It’s a simple word. Why don’t you understand it? If I tell one person who I am, or where I live, then the whole world will find out!

I really enjoy the fact that some very prominent people tear their hair out trying to figure out who I am.

Hint: I am not Doug Fowler, even though there are those that are absolutely convinced I am.

Stay out of my club, Marc!

Or, better yet, come through and do a show, and then leave without recognizing that I am me.

Maybe you already have!

Luv –
The Old Soundman

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Posted by Lydia P Troyer  on  09/19/11  at  12:46 PM
I was there and I remember who John Sinclair was/is: a still-deluded counter-culture vulture, living off other people's money and confusion. Same for Yoko, if Lennon hadn't been such damaged-goods, desperate to please his Mommy, that artsy-groupie wouldn't be living high off his catalog today. Notice Sinclair & his crew didn't ever move to that non-capitalist nirvana 90miles offshore Miami, run by his good buddy Fidel that they intended for the rest of us- YouTube him and see how the intellectually bankrupt end their days.

Good point about the Jack&coke;though.


Posted by Shannon Keeter  on  09/16/11  at  04:35 PM
I guess you are pretty old if you wrote this article.
Posted by ken Freeman  on  11/30/10  at  12:43 PM
Old Soundaman, you speak the truth. I use the same protocol with executives' assistants and wives in the corporate world. Learn these lessons well and you too can become and old sound man.
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