so at 10:28 this evening, i posted the following advertisement to craig’s list:
i have two computers, i want musical instruments
One clone PC in a beige box with Kubuntu Linux, AMD 1.5ghz processor, 800mb RAM, and 6gb hard disk.
One turquoise G3 Mac desktop with a Sonnet G4 upgrade, 800 mb RAM, 6gb hard disk and 18 gb hard disk.
Plus one Sony Trinitron P1130 19″ monitor, one KVM switch with 2 sets of cables, one PS2 keyboard and one USB mouse.
Woodwind (serrusophone, bassoon, tubax, bass clarinet, alto flute, or suchlike) or brasswind (valve trombone, double-bell euphonium, helicon, fluegelhorn or suchlike) instrument or instruments that you can’t play, are unused and/or unwanted, have sat around in the attic or closet for 20 years, or that sort of thing. It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t work for some reason, because I am a musical instrument repair technician and a sculptor, so if I can’t fix it so that it will play again, I can make something else out of it.
Write to me stating what you’ve got and we’ll work something out.
at 10:37 (nine minutes later) i recieved an email message from “Metallica” which said:
willing to sell just the pc? or just the processor and ram?
i wrote back to them at 10:44 (sixteen minutes after the original post was approved), saying:
i don’t want money, i want musical instruments. if you’ve got musical instruments, then we can talk.
we’ll see how this plays out. i’d be willing to bet that they don’t respond.