Ive only very recently joined lines, after having lurked/read on and off for a few years. Blame the pandemic; with gigging off the table, I got tired of listening to myself and it was disquiet that drew me in. Once i registered, i started actually reading the forum that i had previously dipped into on the basis of ‘maybe there is some info on this or that module that i am interested in here’.
Maybe im in a honeymoon state, and Im unready to post very much because i dont really get the community norms yet, and am a bit awed by all the talent on display here-
But the attitude here is amazing. And not just compared to other sites like mw or gs or rep or … also compared with the way we deal with each other in green rooms, rehearsal studios, festy tents, etc. Its just kinder, with more listening to understand vs listening to interject. So much more discussion of technique and aesthetic, and so much less trolling and pointscoring. This is really a problem in all the gear sites, and for many people in real life, who seem to think its a winner take all competition.
Id love to see more topics about inspiration, technique, serendipity, frustration, disenchantment, codification, rediscovery, iconoclasm, and letting go. But i get a lot of that already from the margins of whats already here. And a lot more than at other ‘sites’.
The gear is a common reference point around which this community is building a lot more of interest. Im cool with that. More than.
I really like the way you all relate, and the way its moderated.
Yeah i like houseplants too, even if i’m from the last century.