Every year, instrument and equipment manufacturers, musicians, sound engineers, producers and just about anyone else who has something to do with the music industry heads to Anaheim, California to attend the NAMM (National Association of Music Manufacturers?) trade show. It's enormous, it's overwhelming, it's loud, and I'm going. Good opportunity to see what's new, meet old friends etc. If I have any observations I'll post them here.
Despite everything that's going on in the news, when I see the number 2017 I can't help but feel like someone opened a window. The dawn of a new calendar year, as arbitrary as it might be, has at least the placebo effect of renewal. We live in incredibly strange times, full of promise and foreboding... so I sincerely wish you the best for the coming year. Together, we enter the unknown!