Automatic Gainsay wrote:
I have to admit that at times, I have sort of scoffed at the Numan worship that is happening in the world, especially in England. On this very forum, I have at some point done a lot of eye-rolling about it.
But when I found out that he was coming to Mountain Oasis, I had a sort of revelation about how interested in his music I was in 1979, even though I was a 10 year old kid. As Mountain Oasis approached, I found myself more and more excited about meeting him. When the time came, I was absolutely ecstatic. His panel was fascinating, and he is a very modest, kind, funny, and interesting guy.
When I got to meet him, he was very interested in what the BMF does. I personally had him sign this Minimoog. I also brought my own Minimoog for him to sign. As he was signing it, I was sort of emotionally overcome... and I found myself telling him I may not be the synthesizer musician I am today if not for him. He stopped in in the midst of signing and looked earnestly up at me and thanked me. It was a very cool moment.
After his performance, he and his band came up to the BMF room and hung out several times. I actually got to watch NIN with him... sitting on the catwalk, dangling our legs. It was a really amazing experience with a really earnest guy who influenced my musical development.
And probably yours.
His signature is on the back of the unit. If you're not a fan of his work, or he hasn't been a part of your musical development, you'll probably never see it. And, you'll have a Minimoog. A MIDI Minimoog.