The Story Behind the Hunter S. Thompson AV Call
A vintage audio clip of legendary gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson berating an A/V dealer on voicemail made the rounds last week- and the dealer on the other end of the call filled Dealerscope in on the back story.
Barrie McCorkle, who is now membership director of Specialty Electronics Nationwide, was general manager at the time of Design Audio/Video in Glenwood Springs, Colo., near where Thompson lived in Woody Creek. McCorkle remembers the incident occurring sometime in 2004; Thompson died in February 2005.
"We just came in one morning," McCorkle remembered, and "one of my employees checked the voicemail and was like, 'you've gotta hear this.'"