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Mark Pulver
Mark Pulver
I miss you man. Every day, now and forever.

Life over here has been a bit nuts but we're all pushing through it. Sometimes I wish you were here to yell a SHEEEEEEEEEEEEEET M_____ER F_____ER and get control back; other times I'm glad that you don't have that stress. Though, I bet that if you were back on this side, none of it would have started in the first place. :)

Gerry Youngman
Gerry Youngman
Hi, As a young electronic components salesman / Berklee educated musician, I was surprised when I answered the phone at Cramer Electronics in the early 70s and the man on the other end identified himself as Bob Moog. I had heard of his work, but had no idea he was in nearby Buffalo NY. ( I was in Rochester ). We discussed some parts that he needed to build a prototype, and asked if I could get him enough sample chips to complete it. ( the parts were of course very high quality and therefore expensive.) I found a way to get all the parts he needed as a free sample and called him back. He invited me to come and tour the facility sometime. I was amazed and was allowed to play many protoype instruments over the years long before they saw the light of day. He would always ask "well what do you think?", looking for feedback. He always made me feel welcome, He was a great guy, a brilliant engineer, and his gift to music will live forever.
Ethan D'Ercole
Ethan D'Ercole
Wish I could have met Bob. He seemed to have an amazing sense of humor, and always had great stories to tell. Also admirable was despite his genius, he was humble and always seemed to care about what mattered- creating things. PS I recently purchased a vintage Moog Sattelite synth and just had it lovingly restored. We miss you, Ethan
Marie Devine
Marie Devine
Hello Ileana,       I was sorry to hear of  the death of your husband.  I once heard him speak and demonsrate his inventions at a Biltmore Village Church. Fascinating!   At least you had nine good years.      I hope all is well with you and with Miranda, who I have no doubts will live up to her name.  
Lisa Haugen
Lisa Haugen
Ileana, I can't believe it's 5 years!! (my kids are about to start Kindergarten!)  Bob will forever be missed, I feel like he was about to reap the world's love of him on these lectures ad vice versa.  Thank you for your beautiful post, it's all an important reminder of who we are and why we are here. My love goes out to you and your family! I hope you are well and I think of you and your garden often. xxLisa
Mike Henry
Mike Henry
I was a child when the Moog synths began making appearances on records and songs on the radio, but wasn't aware of exactly what it was I was hearing.  My 6th grade music teacher exposed our classroom to the Moog one Friday afternoon by playing Switched On Back on the small classroom record player.  I had to have a copy!  I went out and bought the LP and brought it home, plugged in my GE headphones and...WOW!  I bought up everything "synth" I could find, and even though there were certainly a number of different synth products emerging nearly every month (1970's), I always loved the Moog.  My best friend Robby and I dreamed of the day we could own a Moog, and even talked about how cool it would be to meet Bob Moog.  Yes, our parents thought we were a little weird, but it all kept us out of trouble.  Carlos, Tomita, Wakeman, Hot Butter, you name it, we had it playing on our home and car stereos.  Many years and 18 bands later, here I am, posting a note on your site.  Just before Bob passed away, I happened upon the "Moog" DVD, watched it, and got to know Bob Moog truly for the first time.  I had no idea what a wonderful soul he was and is.  But it certainly didn't surprise me.  And then he was gone.  I'm not saying anything new, but Bob Moog made special instruments that were more than they appeared.  Thanks for allowing me to make a comment.
Peter Maizitis
Peter Maizitis
Hi Ileana (Dr. Moog to her friends!) ... I never tire of telling the story of the long journey to Moog. 1970's .... driving in a car pool to Cleveland with Dad, his co-worker Norbert and his daughter Nancy. We hear this symphonic and majestic piece of music by Emerson, Lake and Palmer called "Lucky Man". We argue if that's a synth or bagpipes at the end. I win ... its Keith's Moog Modular. I am so inspired by the piece that I take a course in Electronic Music with Professor Bubbalo at Cleveland State University. A Moog Modular sits in the class. Years later I own five Mini-Moogs ... two Model Ds and thre Voyager .... utopia! I still look forwards to the gearfests at Sweetwater where I get to meet Linda ... a great Moog employee and friend to us Moogites! Thanks again Bob Moog for making the magic come alive! Pete Dance of the Druids
Richard Wampler
Richard Wampler
What an honor it was to find this site on CaringBridge. My first experience listening to a Moog synthesizer was listening to Wendy Carlos's "Switched on Bach" records. I've been a fan of Moog ever since. I have the Moog synthesizers on PC and enjoy playing my synth through them also. A true honor to find this site honoring such an awesome individual that gave the music world a whole new dimension of music! God bless all y'all! Rich Wampler and my family of 14
Jim Kramer
Jim Kramer
Ileana, Thank you for being such a wonderful and caring person to someone who means so much to so many of us.  We're glad he had you in his life.  Many of us out here, whom you have never known or will ever know, will do what we can to help you keep his memory alive by informing new, young lovers of electronic music of the amazing vision Bob was able to realize. With Sincere Respect, Jim Kramer Electronics Instructor Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery Phoenix, Arizona
Manuel J. Grimaldi
Manuel J. Grimaldi
Wow.  What a beautiful tribute.  The first time I remember hearing something about Bob was when fiddling through a Korg Trinity, looking at the synthesizer patches and found something called Mogue Bass. :)  Immediately, the sound became part of my arsenal.  Then I got to play a friend's Moog synthesizer for the first time and fell in love with it. My first Moog product was his Etherwave Theremin.  Watching the included DVD with a Clara Rockmore interview, I was struck by his fascination, his dedication to the artistry and craft behind that wonderful instrument - he won my heart as a musician.  Since then, I've come to feel (a Voyager Minimoog and a Little Phatty later) like everytime I get to play his instruments and take them out on the town for gigs, that I've joined a family grounded in gentle inspiration, fascination, intelligence, gratitude and wonder.  Later seeing him in interviews in the Fjellstad documentary, I sometimes wish I could have had the opportunity to give him a big old bear hug - the man is a titanic yet humble inspiration to me.  I loved it when he said (his work) was somewhere between discovery and witnessing.  What a guy! Thank you for this beautiful tribute to him.  I know he lives in every twiddle of every knob and push of every key of his instruments.  People love to hear the sounds that come from his gear, especially my musician pals.  I proudly walk around with his last name on a hoodie from his company and love to tell people about his work, love to show them the instruments.  People are like little kids around his creations.  It's just an honor to think that Bob is singing through the circuitry of the Minimoog everytime it roars, and I get to share in that genius' spirit.  My wife loves him to pieces too.  :) Bob Moog.  Nuff said. :)
Mark Pulver
Mark Pulver
I miss you man. Every day, now and forever.

Life over here has been a bit nuts but we're all pushing through it. Sometimes I wish you were here to yell a SHEEEEEEEEEEEEEET M_____ER F_____ER and get control back; other times I'm glad that you don't have that stress. Though, I bet that if you were back on this side, none of it would have started in the first place. :)

Gerry Youngman
Gerry Youngman
Hi, As a young electronic components salesman / Berklee educated musician, I was surprised when I answered the phone at Cramer Electronics in the early 70s and the man on the other end identified himself as Bob Moog. I had heard of his work, but had no idea he was in nearby Buffalo NY. ( I was in Rochester ). We discussed some parts that he needed to build a prototype, and asked if I could get him enough sample chips to complete it. ( the parts were of course very high quality and therefore expensive.) I found a way to get all the parts he needed as a free sample and called him back. He invited me to come and tour the facility sometime. I was amazed and was allowed to play many protoype instruments over the years long before they saw the light of day. He would always ask "well what do you think?", looking for feedback. He always made me feel welcome, He was a great guy, a brilliant engineer, and his gift to music will live forever.
Ethan D'Ercole
Ethan D'Ercole
Wish I could have met Bob. He seemed to have an amazing sense of humor, and always had great stories to tell. Also admirable was despite his genius, he was humble and always seemed to care about what mattered- creating things. PS I recently purchased a vintage Moog Sattelite synth and just had it lovingly restored. We miss you, Ethan
Lisa Haugen
Lisa Haugen
Ileana, I can't believe it's 5 years!! (my kids are about to start Kindergarten!)  Bob will forever be missed, I feel like he was about to reap the world's love of him on these lectures ad vice versa.  Thank you for your beautiful post, it's all an important reminder of who we are and why we are here. My love goes out to you and your family! I hope you are well and I think of you and your garden often. xxLisa
Peter Maizitis
Peter Maizitis
Hi Ileana (Dr. Moog to her friends!) ... I never tire of telling the story of the long journey to Moog. 1970's .... driving in a car pool to Cleveland with Dad, his co-worker Norbert and his daughter Nancy. We hear this symphonic and majestic piece of music by Emerson, Lake and Palmer called "Lucky Man". We argue if that's a synth or bagpipes at the end. I win ... its Keith's Moog Modular. I am so inspired by the piece that I take a course in Electronic Music with Professor Bubbalo at Cleveland State University. A Moog Modular sits in the class. Years later I own five Mini-Moogs ... two Model Ds and thre Voyager .... utopia! I still look forwards to the gearfests at Sweetwater where I get to meet Linda ... a great Moog employee and friend to us Moogites! Thanks again Bob Moog for making the magic come alive! Pete Dance of the Druids
Jim Kramer
Jim Kramer
Ileana, Thank you for being such a wonderful and caring person to someone who means so much to so many of us.  We're glad he had you in his life.  Many of us out here, whom you have never known or will ever know, will do what we can to help you keep his memory alive by informing new, young lovers of electronic music of the amazing vision Bob was able to realize. With Sincere Respect, Jim Kramer Electronics Instructor Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery Phoenix, Arizona
Marie Devine
Marie Devine
Hello Ileana,       I was sorry to hear of  the death of your husband.  I once heard him speak and demonsrate his inventions at a Biltmore Village Church. Fascinating!   At least you had nine good years.      I hope all is well with you and with Miranda, who I have no doubts will live up to her name.  
Mike Henry
Mike Henry
I was a child when the Moog synths began making appearances on records and songs on the radio, but wasn't aware of exactly what it was I was hearing.  My 6th grade music teacher exposed our classroom to the Moog one Friday afternoon by playing Switched On Back on the small classroom record player.  I had to have a copy!  I went out and bought the LP and brought it home, plugged in my GE headphones and...WOW!  I bought up everything "synth" I could find, and even though there were certainly a number of different synth products emerging nearly every month (1970's), I always loved the Moog.  My best friend Robby and I dreamed of the day we could own a Moog, and even talked about how cool it would be to meet Bob Moog.  Yes, our parents thought we were a little weird, but it all kept us out of trouble.  Carlos, Tomita, Wakeman, Hot Butter, you name it, we had it playing on our home and car stereos.  Many years and 18 bands later, here I am, posting a note on your site.  Just before Bob passed away, I happened upon the "Moog" DVD, watched it, and got to know Bob Moog truly for the first time.  I had no idea what a wonderful soul he was and is.  But it certainly didn't surprise me.  And then he was gone.  I'm not saying anything new, but Bob Moog made special instruments that were more than they appeared.  Thanks for allowing me to make a comment.
Richard Wampler
Richard Wampler
What an honor it was to find this site on CaringBridge. My first experience listening to a Moog synthesizer was listening to Wendy Carlos's "Switched on Bach" records. I've been a fan of Moog ever since. I have the Moog synthesizers on PC and enjoy playing my synth through them also. A true honor to find this site honoring such an awesome individual that gave the music world a whole new dimension of music! God bless all y'all! Rich Wampler and my family of 14
Manuel J. Grimaldi
Manuel J. Grimaldi
Wow.  What a beautiful tribute.  The first time I remember hearing something about Bob was when fiddling through a Korg Trinity, looking at the synthesizer patches and found something called Mogue Bass. :)  Immediately, the sound became part of my arsenal.  Then I got to play a friend's Moog synthesizer for the first time and fell in love with it. My first Moog product was his Etherwave Theremin.  Watching the included DVD with a Clara Rockmore interview, I was struck by his fascination, his dedication to the artistry and craft behind that wonderful instrument - he won my heart as a musician.  Since then, I've come to feel (a Voyager Minimoog and a Little Phatty later) like everytime I get to play his instruments and take them out on the town for gigs, that I've joined a family grounded in gentle inspiration, fascination, intelligence, gratitude and wonder.  Later seeing him in interviews in the Fjellstad documentary, I sometimes wish I could have had the opportunity to give him a big old bear hug - the man is a titanic yet humble inspiration to me.  I loved it when he said (his work) was somewhere between discovery and witnessing.  What a guy! Thank you for this beautiful tribute to him.  I know he lives in every twiddle of every knob and push of every key of his instruments.  People love to hear the sounds that come from his gear, especially my musician pals.  I proudly walk around with his last name on a hoodie from his company and love to tell people about his work, love to show them the instruments.  People are like little kids around his creations.  It's just an honor to think that Bob is singing through the circuitry of the Minimoog everytime it roars, and I get to share in that genius' spirit.  My wife loves him to pieces too.  :) Bob Moog.  Nuff said. :)
Mark Pulver
Mark Pulver
I miss you man. Every day, now and forever.

Life over here has been a bit nuts but we're all pushing through it. Sometimes I wish you were here to yell a SHEEEEEEEEEEEEEET M_____ER F_____ER and get control back; other times I'm glad that you don't have that stress. Though, I bet that if you were back on this side, none of it would have started in the first place. :)

Lisa Haugen
Lisa Haugen
Ileana, I can't believe it's 5 years!! (my kids are about to start Kindergarten!)  Bob will forever be missed, I feel like he was about to reap the world's love of him on these lectures ad vice versa.  Thank you for your beautiful post, it's all an important reminder of who we are and why we are here. My love goes out to you and your family! I hope you are well and I think of you and your garden often. xxLisa
Richard Wampler
Richard Wampler
What an honor it was to find this site on CaringBridge. My first experience listening to a Moog synthesizer was listening to Wendy Carlos's "Switched on Bach" records. I've been a fan of Moog ever since. I have the Moog synthesizers on PC and enjoy playing my synth through them also. A true honor to find this site honoring such an awesome individual that gave the music world a whole new dimension of music! God bless all y'all! Rich Wampler and my family of 14
Ethan D'Ercole
Ethan D'Ercole
Wish I could have met Bob. He seemed to have an amazing sense of humor, and always had great stories to tell. Also admirable was despite his genius, he was humble and always seemed to care about what mattered- creating things. PS I recently purchased a vintage Moog Sattelite synth and just had it lovingly restored. We miss you, Ethan
Mike Henry
Mike Henry
I was a child when the Moog synths began making appearances on records and songs on the radio, but wasn't aware of exactly what it was I was hearing.  My 6th grade music teacher exposed our classroom to the Moog one Friday afternoon by playing Switched On Back on the small classroom record player.  I had to have a copy!  I went out and bought the LP and brought it home, plugged in my GE headphones and...WOW!  I bought up everything "synth" I could find, and even though there were certainly a number of different synth products emerging nearly every month (1970's), I always loved the Moog.  My best friend Robby and I dreamed of the day we could own a Moog, and even talked about how cool it would be to meet Bob Moog.  Yes, our parents thought we were a little weird, but it all kept us out of trouble.  Carlos, Tomita, Wakeman, Hot Butter, you name it, we had it playing on our home and car stereos.  Many years and 18 bands later, here I am, posting a note on your site.  Just before Bob passed away, I happened upon the "Moog" DVD, watched it, and got to know Bob Moog truly for the first time.  I had no idea what a wonderful soul he was and is.  But it certainly didn't surprise me.  And then he was gone.  I'm not saying anything new, but Bob Moog made special instruments that were more than they appeared.  Thanks for allowing me to make a comment.
Jim Kramer
Jim Kramer
Ileana, Thank you for being such a wonderful and caring person to someone who means so much to so many of us.  We're glad he had you in his life.  Many of us out here, whom you have never known or will ever know, will do what we can to help you keep his memory alive by informing new, young lovers of electronic music of the amazing vision Bob was able to realize. With Sincere Respect, Jim Kramer Electronics Instructor Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery Phoenix, Arizona
Gerry Youngman
Gerry Youngman
Hi, As a young electronic components salesman / Berklee educated musician, I was surprised when I answered the phone at Cramer Electronics in the early 70s and the man on the other end identified himself as Bob Moog. I had heard of his work, but had no idea he was in nearby Buffalo NY. ( I was in Rochester ). We discussed some parts that he needed to build a prototype, and asked if I could get him enough sample chips to complete it. ( the parts were of course very high quality and therefore expensive.) I found a way to get all the parts he needed as a free sample and called him back. He invited me to come and tour the facility sometime. I was amazed and was allowed to play many protoype instruments over the years long before they saw the light of day. He would always ask "well what do you think?", looking for feedback. He always made me feel welcome, He was a great guy, a brilliant engineer, and his gift to music will live forever.
Marie Devine
Marie Devine
Hello Ileana,       I was sorry to hear of  the death of your husband.  I once heard him speak and demonsrate his inventions at a Biltmore Village Church. Fascinating!   At least you had nine good years.      I hope all is well with you and with Miranda, who I have no doubts will live up to her name.  
Peter Maizitis
Peter Maizitis
Hi Ileana (Dr. Moog to her friends!) ... I never tire of telling the story of the long journey to Moog. 1970's .... driving in a car pool to Cleveland with Dad, his co-worker Norbert and his daughter Nancy. We hear this symphonic and majestic piece of music by Emerson, Lake and Palmer called "Lucky Man". We argue if that's a synth or bagpipes at the end. I win ... its Keith's Moog Modular. I am so inspired by the piece that I take a course in Electronic Music with Professor Bubbalo at Cleveland State University. A Moog Modular sits in the class. Years later I own five Mini-Moogs ... two Model Ds and thre Voyager .... utopia! I still look forwards to the gearfests at Sweetwater where I get to meet Linda ... a great Moog employee and friend to us Moogites! Thanks again Bob Moog for making the magic come alive! Pete Dance of the Druids
Manuel J. Grimaldi
Manuel J. Grimaldi
Wow.  What a beautiful tribute.  The first time I remember hearing something about Bob was when fiddling through a Korg Trinity, looking at the synthesizer patches and found something called Mogue Bass. :)  Immediately, the sound became part of my arsenal.  Then I got to play a friend's Moog synthesizer for the first time and fell in love with it. My first Moog product was his Etherwave Theremin.  Watching the included DVD with a Clara Rockmore interview, I was struck by his fascination, his dedication to the artistry and craft behind that wonderful instrument - he won my heart as a musician.  Since then, I've come to feel (a Voyager Minimoog and a Little Phatty later) like everytime I get to play his instruments and take them out on the town for gigs, that I've joined a family grounded in gentle inspiration, fascination, intelligence, gratitude and wonder.  Later seeing him in interviews in the Fjellstad documentary, I sometimes wish I could have had the opportunity to give him a big old bear hug - the man is a titanic yet humble inspiration to me.  I loved it when he said (his work) was somewhere between discovery and witnessing.  What a guy! Thank you for this beautiful tribute to him.  I know he lives in every twiddle of every knob and push of every key of his instruments.  People love to hear the sounds that come from his gear, especially my musician pals.  I proudly walk around with his last name on a hoodie from his company and love to tell people about his work, love to show them the instruments.  People are like little kids around his creations.  It's just an honor to think that Bob is singing through the circuitry of the Minimoog everytime it roars, and I get to share in that genius' spirit.  My wife loves him to pieces too.  :) Bob Moog.  Nuff said. :)