By Doug Boilesen
Bob was an member
of the Berkeley/Oakland/Emeryville California branch of Friends
of the Phonograph.
In the history of
the annual phonograph birthday parties, this was the most creative
group of friends I ever had, setting the standard for phonograph
Each year in celebration
of the Phonograph's Birthday there was a friendly competition
of phonograph inspired creations: food shaped like records,
needlepoint, tapestry, glass and other media representing some
connection to the phonograph.
Bob loved pottery
and his artistic entry in 1989 was award-winning. Shaped and
labeled like a Victor record, Bob's ceramic creation remains
a reminder for me of his friendship, creativity and generosity.
In the Museum of
PhonoArt, Bob's record plays on.