Anthony Marin was a huge Mexican genius.
I swear it's a good thing he wasn't a con man because we'd all be broke and naked.
If there was ever a mythical character manifested in real life it was Ant, he was like Huck Finn, always finding a way to make someone else paint the fence.
Three things we all know Tony loved:
1. He loved to hug pretty girls, really, really, really......loved to hug pretty girls
2. He loved to piss off our boss Tony Green, you couldn't write a better rivalry (in strict confidence, Ant told me he thought Tony was an okay guy, I hope he doesn't haunt me for giving that away).
3. He loved music. Ant was an intense scholar of sound, his knowledge of GREAT music knew no genres or boundaries. We'd go to his dirty little studio apartment after work, move some beer cans out of the way, crack open a few more, maybe expand our minds a bit and then he'd play me the greatest records I'd never heard. I have no idea where they all came from but he just kept pulling them out, every week, for over 5 years.
Ant taught me a lot of things about my own self worth, not to sell myself short but mainly about humility.
He knew I was a know-it-all, he'd keep baiting me into self righteous lectures about things I assumed he didn't know about and then would crack a smile and laugh, what a jerk, what an awesome jerk, eventually I learned, I learned many valuable lessons from him.
We'd have lunch everyday and dream out loud about making music for a living instead of working dead end jobs, running the treadmill...
He was my best friend and I'm really going to miss him.
The best lesson he taught me is the lesson that every loved one that passes teaches us, that we are all still alive and we need to live, love and find our purpose and passions for ourselves and our passed loved ones who are watching us and guiding us towards our destinies.
Anthony Marin is truly a Bay Area legend.
THIS IS ONE OF ANT'S MANY DUAL TAPE EXPERIMENTS:
THIS IS A MIX I ASSEMBLED OF TRACKS THAT ANT MADE WITH AN ASR-10 A FEW YEARS AGO...
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