'Tis a shame

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These recent nostalgic posts got me to thinking about the remaining luminaries of High-End's glory period. People like Mike Kay, Arnie Nudell and Harry Pearson (HP) who helped define the High-End at its peak.

The knowledge, experience and wisdom locked up in their heads will be lost when they're gone and we'll be worse off for it. 'Tis a shame.

Robert Harley, Jim Smith and Ken Kessler took the time to write books that encapsulated their knowledge for all time. Nelson Pass shared his circuits with the community. Where are the others?

I can understand why Mike Kay and Arnie Nudell don't write books or post blogs - they're not writers. But John Atkinson? Harry Pearson? Seriously?

I am not in the mood to sit by and idly hope they might get around to sharing their wisdom and knowledge with us in some compiled form. These guys are the Mozarts, the Beethovens of their niche and era and I have beenprivilegedto know them. They should share, educate, enlighten us.

As we put off today - to get handled tomorrow - tomorrow turns into years and years turns into never.

John Atkinson has a monthly magazine to edit so I imagine he's busier than a one-armed wallpaper hanger. But Harry Pearson has but a monthly column to write.

I am throwing down the gauntlet to HP. Write a daily blog and share it with the people who have supported and worshiped your every word for the last 40 years.

There's a lot in your head. 'Tis a shame if we lose it.

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Paul McGowan

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