This morning, on one of those daily quote apps, I received the following bit of wisdom from Albert Einstein: “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”
To honor Mr. Einstein, I will try to keep this short and simple, 1) So you can get a hint of what NAILBA is like and, 2) Because I’m currently sequestered in my hotel room and want to go join the fun.
In the immortal words of another of my heroes, Super Mario, “Here we gooooooooooooooo!”
Of all the industry shows I attend each year — and, like many of you, I attend a lot of them — NAILBA is the one I look forward to the most. You’re going to read other articles from my fellow editors this week who can tell you all about the educational content from NAILBA 34, but I want to tell you a different tale about the show I fell in love with at first sight (and sound).
One of my best and most lasting memories is from 2012 when then ”NAILBA chairman, Dexter Umekubo, strutted onstage, channeling his inner B. B. King. Umekubo held an electric guitar in his hands and made the guitar sing.”