The studio was beginning to
pick up but as I mentioned money was tight.
one day Harry Balk's secretary called to book some time for
Harry to listen to some mixes. I was overjoyed. I had heard
Harry's name for years.
overjoyed and apprehensive. THE MAN was coming to
Tera Shirma. He came in alone, without the usual entourage
would soon become familiar with.
stayed in the control room with Harry and Milan Bogdan while
he listened to some things. I just wanted to be around the
man. He was so cool. This was the quintessential record
what he was looking for and asked Milan to make some copies
of what he wanted. Oh oh.....Milan looked up at me....we had
a problem....we were out of quarter inch tape. Like I
said...money was tight.
may have been tape on order, I don't remember...but the fact
remained I had no tape at the time and Harry wanted copies
of a mix. I told Harry we were out. The look on his face
made my heart sink. Kind of an irritated look.
then he reached into his pocket and gave me a hundred
dollars and said "go buy yourself some tape".
was the beginning of a long and warm friendship that still
goes on today.
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