I have just always found him to be so engaging and just a pure thrill. I remember I had a violin teacher during my teenage yrs who would often use "Bam" (Emeril Lagasse's catchphrase) as a means to express to me how to properly execute an etude,example of our convo:
Teacher: "Do you know you just played a b flat?it should have been b natural"
Me: "Umm no,do you think I would've played a b flat on purpose?"
T:"Ya know,I really need you to get this.......(..him saying a bunch of musical stuff i really dont remember,because this was 10 or more yrs ago) Finally he says "have you seen that guy on the food channel who's always yelling BAM?" I said yes. He says "that's how I want you to play,with that much energy and be confident that you know its right,where at the end you can say BAM"
Yes I know a story to tell a story,but that just goes to show this guy really had and always will have quite the following. What do you think about him?