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Jeff Panall

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Who are your mentors?
« on: December 14, 2005, 01:49:46 pm »

Steve,

Are there any people who you would consider to be your recording mentors?

Are there any records that made a notable impact on your recording techniques or philosophies?

We are lucky these days with the internets and folks such as yourself who so candidly share their life's lessons.  Thanks.

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chrisj

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Re: Who are your mentors?
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2005, 05:01:41 pm »

I can't help but be reminded of the Subgenius concept of short duration personal saviours. Maybe it's more like that.

I know I've always idolized people's work to the extent that I didn't understand it. I'd be all impressed, study it hard in different examples until I could figure out what was being done and what further flaws I wasn't seeing at first- and then tbe bloom's off the rose and the hero-worship goes away.

It's very much a factor of something doing exciting things that I don't understand.

There's also the idea that if I can only learn from people who are better than me, that's a built in ceiling and it's setting me up for complacency and arrogance when I do finally have enough mastery of things to do what I want the way I want it.

If I can learn from just whoever, there's no ceiling because I'll always be looking for the times when someone is doing something I missed.

Of course you asked Steve, not me- so now we can find out where _you_ are in this equation Wink I'm curious what he'll say too.
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