Seriously - a HUGE THANK YOU STEVE HOFFMAN
When I saw Steve walk in my geek meter went to 11.
I have met some famous people before but Saturday was the first time in my life where I felt starstruck. I saw him early in the morning and I didn't gather up the nerve to even say hi until about 1 hour later. I kept thinking "****, IT'S STEVE HOFFMAN - ****, IT'S STEVE HOFFMAN - ****, IT'S STEVE HOFFMAN - ****, IT'S STEVE HOFFMAN".
Encouraged on by Jasper994, I finally went over to introduce myself. With a shaky hand and a geeky voice I said hello, my name, I really admire your and am a HUGE fan. I swore I would be the first to get something signed by you - would you mind? To my surprise, he said yes. Now I own an autographed original DCC Elvis 24k Hits.
I was soooo happy. Then my wife comes down and we bump into Steve and he stares at me. Poop. STEVE HOFFMAN HAS STARED AT ME! OMG! Well, I introduce my wife to him and move along - nervous as hell - while confirming that I would attend his lecture.
The lecture was AWESOME. The sound of what he played was AWESOME. The information, insight and pleasure of hearing THE mastering master was AWESOME.
So the day turns to night and I bump into Jude with his flash mic. He asks if I want to interview MEMBERS so I say sure and I suggest HE interview Steve Hoffman. Jude looks at me and says "Well, you know about music - YOU interview him." Poop. I NOW NEED TO INTERVIEW HIM!!!! AWESOME and NERVOUSNESS..........
SO I find Steve and ask if he would mind and he agree to an interview!!!! He finishes his dinner, walks over to a still starstruck LFF and sits down with me for an interview.
Steve - if your reading - so sorry I was nervous - I felt like you when McCartney showed up to your door. So I ask a few questions to which I get some informative answers and silly question which I am sure you are all wondering.
After the interview I went up to my room, and said to myself "Poop. Poop. Poop. I just interviewed the mighty Steve Hoffman - the god of mastering. WOW!" So I layed my head to rest and fell asleep feeling like a lucky man.
Steve - thanks so much. You made my weekend and I appreciate you putting up with my geekiness and fanboyism.
EDIT - And thanks for reading my picks of the week. That was a HUGE compliment.