Mike Schoeppner asked in yesterday's MMD about Andy Adams' credibility
as a new seller of Wurlitzer style 150 rolls.
Andy Adams is on the up-and-up. He has already had a couple of Style
150 music rolls arranged for him and cut by Mike Grant, including
a Halloween roll that I would not particularly recommend. Those rolls
are listed in my online catalog of known Wurlitzer 150 rolls.
Andy found that he needed to hear arrangements being made for him
before they were cast in concrete (i.e., punched onto paper), so he
recently contacted Rich Olsen to see if he would arrange music for the
150 scale. Rich is a virtuoso arranger for the 165 scale, and Rich
and I have already issued one 165 roll, roll 6836, that has been
wildly successful. We will be issuing more 165 rolls as soon as Mike
Grant fixes his perforator. Rich's modus operandi has the big
advantage that you can hear an arrangement as an MP3 file at various
stages in its development, and Rich is very willing to make changes per
his customer's wishes.
Right now Mike Grant has a broken link to punch #5 of the 75 punches
in his Wurlitzer perforator. The linkage for hole #5 (swell shutters
closed) is broken, so that hole doesn't punch. Mike can still cut
style 125 and 150 rolls, because only style 165 rolls use all 75
punches on the perforator. If and when Andy gets all ten tunes
arranged for his new roll, Mike Grant will be cutting it for Andy.
If you want to know more about Rich Olsen's fabulous Wurlitzer 165
arranging, see his web site: http://infamousstudios.tripod.com/
Irondequoit, New York
P.S. How are Foxtail, Jody Kravitz, and Robbie Rhodes making out
in fire-swept Southern California?
[ The westward advancing Witch Creek Fire passed three miles north
[ of Jody's home in Poway on its march to the Pacific Coast. Mike
[ Ames and other residents of Solana Beach were ordered to evacuate
[ yesterday but apparently the fire didn't reach the coast. At my
[ home in Etiwanda (Rancho Cucamonga) the sky is filled with smoke
[ from fires 20 to 30 miles east in the San Bernardino mountains.
[ -- Robbie