Sunday, May 3, 2009

On Public Recognition for Synth Pioneer Bob Moog

I came across a post by musician Wheat Williams discussing the effects to get Bob Moog more public recognition for his role in developing the affordable and musician friendly keyboard synthesizer.

Williams wrote, "Thanks for your note, and for your support! (Your letter and DVD to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is) quite a coincidence: just this week Michelle Moog-Koussa, the Director of the Bob Moog Memorial Foundation, went to Cleveland and met with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame museum staff."

"(Michelle and I) are starting work on a Bob Moog museum in Asheville, North Carolina... to enlist their expertise--not to get Bob inducted, but to engage them on another level.

I will forward (your email...) to Michelle.

Wheat Williams
4/1/09 9:38

My email to Mr. Williams:

I saw one of your posts on Harmony-Central. I thought you might be interested to know I sent a package, including the DVD documentary on Bob Moog (as an "Innovator" and Clarance "Gatemouth" Brown as a RRHF "Influence"), to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (RRHF) as they have categories beyond the rock artists themselves.

The RRHF was impressed with my package, but I got the impression "people in New York" take care of the nominating process. It sounded like there was not even a person identified to them which they could forward my package. I've heard the editor of Rolling Stone has become more involved over the years as others have dropped out.

Anyway, I thought you might find it interesting that somebody gave it shot. I strongly think awards mean more if they are given while the person is still alive!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Digital Memory sure is becoming cheaper these days. I'm curious as to when we will finally hit the ratio of 1c to 1 Gigabyte.

I'm still waiting for the day when I will finally be able to afford a 20 TB harddrive, haha. But for now I guess I will be content with having a 16 gigabyte Micro SD in my R4i.

(Submitted on Ting2 for R4i Nintendo DS.)