Well, no one else seems to be willing to take the baton for 2023 and it’s already the first day of the year so I felt that someone had to stand up.
The idea is probably familiar to everyone interested. Let’s spend a(nother) year of not buying any musical gear (new or second hand). Last year was a revelation to many of us taking part. Many of us failed spectacularly (myself included) but most of us also learned a lot about our selves and our buying habits. Let’s spend another 365 days of non-consumerist synth hobby and get to know our current gear better. Go deeper, not wider.
I love each and every piece of my setup. In 2023 I promise not to grow my setup any larger but to dive deeper into it and come up with new revelations. Same as last year, if something breaks or is stolen etc, you’re allowed to replace it. And workflow and ergonomy related improvements like cables and racks are allowed (but frowned upon).
Last year I went hardcore on myself and declined from selling anything too and I’m going to be as strict this year too, but it’s up to you if you allow selling of gear.
Who’s up to the challenge?
(Disclaimer/small print: I’m quite a busy book store owner so I don’t probably have time for such hands on management of this group as @Joebas had last year but I’ll check in now and then)
List of people who’ve made the pledge:
Joebas (sinned january)
djst (sinned january)