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What happened to Hugh?

Postby Glenn Bucci » Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:45 am

Just received May's issue today and found another issue without Hugh's insight on recording gear. I can see if he took a holiday and was away for a month, but now it's at least 3 issues without a Hugh review. Hope you are well my friend. SOS is not the same without you.
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Re: What happened to Hugh?

Postby Matt Houghton » Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:53 am

Hi Glenn,
Hugh was out of action for a couple of months either side of Christmas, while recovering from illness. I'll leave it to Hugh to decide if he wants to say more. But the good news is that he's recovered and nearly back to full strength, and will be back very soon - there are already several (good, insightful...) reviews and features from him in the pipeline.
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Re: What happened to Hugh?

Postby Freuman » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:58 am

Well best wishes to Hugh then, hope he feels better soon. The audio world would be a poorer place without his SOS contributions.

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Re: What happened to Hugh?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:49 am

Thanks Chaps. Fear not Glenn, I'm still here and still doing my thing. As Matt said, I was incapacitated for a while but things are virtually back to normal now and the articles and reviews are heading back down the pipeline!

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Re: What happened to Hugh?

Postby narcoman » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:10 am

nooooooooo oo o o oooo o o o o


...oh well, okay.
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Re: What happened to Hugh?

Postby Phil Reynolds » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:30 am

Glad to hear it - it's a scary world without the ol' Robjohns insight!
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Re: What happened to Hugh?

Postby alexis » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:32 am

Welcome back, Hugh! So glad you're feeling better!!
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Re: What happened to Hugh?

Postby scw » Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:50 pm

Glad to hear that you're better Hugh.

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Re: What happened to Hugh?

Postby Barilla » Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:44 pm

Don't like to think of Hugh being unwell, glad you've returned Hugh!

"We Can't Do Without Hugh" - there's a song in there, somewhere. I'm sure there is.
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Re: What happened to Hugh?

Postby alexis » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:27 pm

Barilla wrote:Don't like to think of Hugh being unwell, glad you've returned Hugh!

"We Can't Do Without Hugh" - there's a song in there, somewhere. I'm sure there is.

I know I can't, how 'bout you?

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Re: What happened to Hugh?

Postby Rave On » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:52 pm

Hugh, sorry to hear you've been ill and glad to learn less than a minute later that you've recovered. We need you healthy for your articles, but most of all we need you healthy for you. Glad to hear of your victory over infirmary and for those who missed it, here's an instant replay:
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Re: What happened to Hugh?

Postby MarcusH » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:03 am

Yes, I had also been worried by Hugh-free issues of SOS. Glad you're feeling better Hugh.
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Re: What happened to Hugh?

Postby Keef R. » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:19 am

Here is our get well card to you Hugh. I was concerned seeing a Grace piece of gear reviewed by someone other than you. It also lacked the charm and personality of a former BBC employee.
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Re: What happened to Hugh?

Postby shufflebeat » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:35 am

Glad to hear PAT test has gone well, Hugh. Where'd they put the sticker?
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Re: What happened to Hugh?

Postby Freuman » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:24 am

Keef R. wrote:It also lacked the charm and personality...

I don't think that's fair, it had the writer's own charm and personality. The only difference is that Hugh is a home comfort we have all grown to trust and are all accustomed to.

Big shoes to fill for anyone. Well done Bob, but welcome back Hugh.

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Re: What happened to Hugh?

Postby Keef R. » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:16 pm

The other guys reviews were good. All I meant was the particular charm and wit of Hugh was missed. Peace and Love
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Re: What happened to Hugh?

Postby MarcusH » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:31 pm

Freuman wrote:
I don't think that's fair, it had the writer's own charm and personality. The only difference is that Hugh is a home comfort we have all grown to trust and are all accustomed to.

Wow! Well said! Are you a diplomat or something?
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Re: What happened to Hugh?

Postby desmond » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:36 pm

Hugh rocks.

If only there was some quality, printed tome where he regularly distilled his sage wisdom and 1337 expert knowledge in some accessible, easy-to-read article form... oh - wait...

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Re: What happened to Hugh?

Postby dubbmann » Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:33 pm

here's to a speedy recovery, hugh!

recuperation can take a while. in a dissimilar vein, i'm reminded of a 'behind the music' episode on billy idol. seems during a especially boisterous tour in the late 80s he and his band had to take a month off the road to recuperate from a particularly bad case of the cl*p the groupies had given them as they were passing it amongst themselves (not to mention the groupies). i trust the groupies who flock to the SoS events are a higher calibre ;-)

ps: i once asked my friend the "famous british prog rocker" about groupies during the heyday of prog rock. he shook his head sadly and said that prog crowds were almost entirely stag affairs (skinny white guys in their 20s, if i recall correctly). so much for getting into music for the women ;-)

cheers,

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Re: What happened to Hugh?

Postby Zukan » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:09 am

Hugh is bot handsome and 'ard and I have on occasion, seen him tread on water.

I have no more to say on this subject.
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Re: What happened to Hugh?

Postby dubbmann » Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:06 pm

Zukan wrote:Hugh is bot handsome and 'ard and I have on occasion, seen him tread on water.

I have no more to say on this subject.

aren't you glad that our days of wild misadventure were before cell phone cameras and facebook =:-O

btw, hugh, no disrespect intended in my post. just a bit of cheeky humor (so to speak)... hope you're back in form soon ;-)

cheers

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Re: What happened to Hugh?

Postby Guest » Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:56 am

Wishing you well Hugh!
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Re: What happened to Hugh?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:13 am

Thanks again guys -- your kind wishes and comments are all very much appreciated. Normal service has been resumed, although it will take a few issues for my contributions to work their way through the system.

No doubt you'll be pleased to know that I restarted Studio SOS makeovers with PW a few weeks ago too!

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Re: What happened to Hugh?

Postby Glenn Bucci » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:41 pm

Hugh is back with a vengeance in the July issue of SOS!

Welcome back Hugh, you were missed.
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Re: What happened to Hugh?

Postby desmond » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:45 pm

I think SOS's next spin off magazine is going to be called "Hugh On Sound", and I'll be subscribing immediately, and permanently...
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Re: What happened to Hugh?

Postby Mixedup » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:47 pm

Are you *sure* it's the real Hugh though? I've never known him to be that enthusiastic about so many products in one issue
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Re: What happened to Hugh?

Postby zenguitar » Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:39 pm

It was a cunning ploy... they saved lots of special gear for him to review at the same time. Now he wants to buy it all and has to work hard on the boring reviews to pay for it.



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Re: What happened to Hugh?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:54 pm

You don't know how close to the truth you are
Andy!

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Re: What happened to Hugh?

Postby Glenn Bucci » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:37 pm

I already noticed you purchased the Grace Design monitor controller. Did your wife give you permisson on that one?

I am thinking if I ever upgrade from my Presonus Central Station, I would get the Grace Design unit myself. That remote looks really nice and it won't take up too much room in the studio. The price is also easier on your wallet compared to the Cranesong unit.
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Re: What happened to Hugh?

Postby zenguitar » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:58 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:You don't know how close to the truth you are
Andy!

Hugh

Believe me, I do Hugh... it takes a lot to impress you, I'm old enough to remember when your SOS pieces had to carry a disclaimer

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