2009-09-12 23:27:19 UTC
09/12/09 1:18 PM
"I know this forum is mostly players and customers who are fans of
Steve. He deserves that. I think that it needs to be said that we are
living in a time when we are all benefitting from probably the
greatest saxophone genius of all time. If you will just take a moment
to think about it, Steve has changed the face of the saxophone world
like nobody before him.
While all the other companies sat on their collective butts and sold
us the same old thing, Steve offered us some choices that were not
only different but also better. For the first time in history, we have
somebody who is actually thinking about the problems nwith the
saxophone and doing something about it so our playing lives are
Steve is under appreciated for sure. He's contoversial to say the
least, but he doesn't seem to care. His mission is to improve the
saxophone, and I admire his determination and stuborness in chasing
this goal. It's a shame there aren't more like him, but then as I
think about it, there can only be one Steve.
As much as I admire and appreciate his innovations, the thing I like
most is his attitude toward sharing what he knows. No other company is
as accessible. There's no other designer or manufacturer where you can
actually talk to the man who gets it done.
The critics really piss me off. They can't stand his success. Too bad
for them, because he's had to endure more than his share and keeps
right on going.
Thanks for being, Steve. You 'da man!"
Here is a cut and paste tribute to Steve Goodson from his Nation of
Music Forum. Remember that Roland Lenard was one of Goodson's 42 fake
identities that were exposed when his forum changed its format. I
hope Steve doesn't dislocate a shoulder patting himself on the back.