Gerry Stellard and Dee Long - Studio 5 - AIR Studios
By the time we were buying our third S900, Akai were at our door offering their latest design, the S1000, for the two of us to create a sample library for. And that’s when we knew we had to give up the Fairlight for good!
All we really wanted was our Series IIX back! Please!
Occasionally I sneak a couple of hours at the LA84 Foundation Library in Los Angeles for my history research. Today was the perfect day to visit, with the Olympics starting in my birth town of London, England. Symmetry.
LA84 Foundation are funded by surplus funds from the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. They use the money to keep youth sports alive, through grants, replacing the money that no longer comes from Federal, State, and City coffers. Their library is outstanding, and one of the best sports libraries in the world. Don’t miss it when you visit Los Angeles.
The library also has numerous torches on display from over 100 years of the Olympic Games. The actual Olymic Flame from 1984 still burns in the garden of the foundation on West Adams street in Los Angeles. I understand that all of the flames in the world are all related! I never neglect to touch the flame as I enter and as leave, on every visit. It’s a wonderful feeling. I just wish the Olympic Games were still the high ground of amateur sportsmanship that they were meant to be. Oh well.
Here I am, taking my own candid shot with the flame, this afternoon!
The 1984 Olympic Games flame, and John Jones, July 27, 2012 in Los Angeles.