Brilliant read, very insightful, thank you Graham!
In particular I loved the Dr Techno bit. Very surreal it must have been to have a synth round up scout digging stores in Canada and the US for bits of old gear you could use. I bet if he was in Toronto as you said he hit up Songbird Music on Queen Street. My personal favortite, now gone with history.
After reading this article I supposed I could consider myself a 'gear porn' addict. LOL!!
Peace from fekkin' bitter cold Canada!