Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Exploding Head Sweater Guy


It's a little bit popular.

That video. The one in the previous post. When it occurred to me that you could do that, I did wonder if it had any viral mileage.

I've had a little tour of the blogs - Make Magazine (sorry - no links tonight - I'm off to bed in a minute - search if you must.) BoingBoing, MatrixSynth, Synthtopia and a bunch of others that were new to me. And...

If you have tracked me down from one of them, Hi!

Thank you to the blog that tagged my sweater. If I had known you were going to watch, I would have changed.

I am "some guy."

No, my head was not about to explode. But it was my favourite headline nonetheless.

Yes, I consider it unpleasant music too. Thank you for defending it as Noise, but it's not good Noise either. That's why I tagged the video as How-To rather than Music.

No, I didn't "invent" it. But thank you for putting the word in quotes to indicate your incredulity at something I didn't claim. Discovered, or perhaps better "re-discovered."

I liked "ingenious musician" - that was nice.

I thought it might work with mobile phones too. I'd be interested to see that. So instead of commenting that you already did that in a whiney, belittling way, please post a video response.

Now go watch some more of my vids. I think the others are way better.

Thursday, 23 October 2008

White Label Music Christmas Party Gig Spoiler

Photos from Without Touch 2.0

Click on the play button, then click on the full screen icon, bottom left.

(If the slideshow doesn't work, you can view the pics the old fashioned way on flickr.)

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

The Beat Electrons

The "Special Guests" at the White Label Music Christmas Party gig now have a name, compounded from our respective stage names - The Mirlitrons (Phil, red), Electromungo, (Arthur, blue) Beat Frequency (me, green.)

We have a short set worked out - more about that after the event (but plenty of theremin) - and I have ordered headwear for the group.

Arthur has created a group poster (above) and a flyer for the event (below.)

I have written an anagram poem. (Which strikes me as a little bit saucy, now I read it back.)
the beat electrons

beneath corset let
the obscene rattle
eat rotten belches

eel breath contest
celebrates the not

the stone bracelet
erects the notable

be other tentacles

I think Christmas will be a lot of fun this year.

Monday, 20 October 2008

the trouble with wah

The trouble with attaching a wah pedal to your theremin is that the urge to mouth "wah-wah-wah-waaaaaaah" along with your playing is almost irresistible.

welcome, welcome


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