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Video Number 28 in the Wakefield Doctrine’s Exclusive Feature, Video Friday!
…you still here? Thinking you might be a clark? or waiting for someone to walk by so you can grab them and say, ‘HEY! I got somethin here, ya gonna love it!!’ or maybe you are thinking, ‘this clown is getting all that attention, why should he get all that attention, it’s all obvious!’
Well, just so we all know who we are and where the hell we stand, try this: following is a little anecdote from the ‘About’ page of this here blog here. Read the story and when you have finished reading it, ask (yourself) a simple true or false question:
True or False: “Do I see how this Wakefield Doctrine ( the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers ) has come to be, an inevitable extension of the experience (related in the story) and a fuckin inevitable outcome.?”
In the early 1980’s, Scott (the progenitor scott) worked at a music store in Pawtucket. He was the main salesman and also ran the repair department (of the store), this included not only repairing musical instruments and equipment that he sold, but any equipment that might be in need of repair, including various types of tape recorders and other similar equipment.
One day I happened to stop by the store to visit scott while he worked. While there, a customer came into the store, went to the ‘repair department where scott and I were talking and presented to scott what was known as a ‘duel cassette recorder’ (This device had the capacity to record two cassette cartridges at once and was most often used to copy the contents of one cassette to another cassette, what we would call today, making a back up. Among the controls on this ‘dubbing recorder’ were two of all the normal tape recorder controls: volume, treble and bass. Where it was different from a single cassette recorder was that it had a Master Volume control dial, which, as the name implies controlled the overall sound output of the device.) The recorder that the customer placed on the counter appeared to be new and had no signs of damage or abuse. (As the customer approached the counter, I stepped back and scott looked up and said, ‘What can we do for you’? The customer said to Scott, “this thing is brand new, it worked for a couple of days, then it stopped working entirely, I can’t figure out what is wrong”.
Scott looked at the recorder briefly, without saying a word and then reached under the counter and brought out some (black) electrical tape, and tearing off a 2 inch piece of tape, taped over the Master Volume control (after returning the dial to it’s highest setting). After completing this, scott slid the device back over towards the customer and simply said, “ There, its all right now”
The customer asked to plug in the recorder, took a cassette form his pocket, tried the recorder, ran it through it’s paces; seeing that the broken tape recorder that he brought into the store now worked like new thanked scott and walked out of the store without another word. A totally satisfied customer.
From my perspective the world shifted. For reasons not clear to this day, I not only saw what scott had seen (the nature of the equipment problem) but I saw that his solution implied a reality, a ‘context’ that was clearly different from the one that I assumed to be the same as everyone experienced.