The Little Multitracker That Could

1979? I was halfway to Colorado for the winter and stuck with a broken down '64 VW ragtop Bus in Salina, Utah. That night I pondered a U-turn back to the warm So Cal beaches and thought of investing my saved ski pass money into one of those new Portastudios I'd just heard of. I may have even dreamt of writing the elusive hit song on it that night, but I do know that I paid a mechanic $800 the next morning and shoved off east on I-70, instead, heading up into the Rockies and all that life experience without a tape recorder.