I ran into him again at Diedrich. He was fighting with the pay phone so I offered the use of my cell, for which he was elaborately grateful. We then struck up a conversation and he revealed to me his plan to produce a set of science fiction guitar effects with sounds reminiscent of classic old sf movies. He was looking for people who were good at analog synth stuff because this is expensive, etc. Quite an interesting convo.
While we were talking, odradak showed up and looked uncomfortable as he sat down. odradak often looks uncomfortable so I didn’t think anything of it.
SF Guitar Effects Guy, who seemed to have a breadth of knowledge and the classic geek social awkwardness, but was very nice, then left. odradak said: “That’s the guy who hung out at Ruba. The one with the crickets all over him.” Crickets? Apparently, yes. He had crickets all over him at the other coffee house.
His name is Linus, by the way.