Dear EQ editors:
I was reading your “100 tips” article with great interest and delight until I got to #100: “The key to home recording is marijuana”. I was astounded when I read this. Yes, marijuana use may lead to short term creative boosts, but in the long run is always unhealthy, saps motivation and perseverance, and leads to memory loss, not to mention being illegal! What about the young musicians and engineers reading your magazine? Hello?? Advocating drug use, even in jest, shows an appalling lack of editorial judgment. As the tip ironically stated “... you can and will make mistakes, but you learn from ‘em. Just go for it.” Please take your own advice and retract this “tip” in your next edition.
Editor’s reply: We have tried, repeatedly, to get the author of the tip, MR. LES CLAYPOOL, to alter his position regarding narcotics placement in his signal chain, to absolutely no avail.