Thursday, September 07, 2006

A staggering waste of electrons.

(Pictured above, the legendary MiniMoog.)
Not to overdo it, but music is the only thing that eases the nausea precipitated by the Chimp-in-Chief. Anyway, here's a tidbit from the Synthmuseum:

Starbuck - toured nationally in 1976 supporting their mega-hit "Moonlight Feels Right" and had SIX!!! minimoogs on stage to reproduce the overdubbed, stacked Moog chords on the record.

Six Minis to create that abominable piece of dreck. ("I'll take you on a trip beside the ocean, And drop the top at Chesapeake Bay"). When I think of poor Bobby Lightfoot limping from gig to gig, dragging his Fender Rhodes behind him, why, it just makes me angry at the injustice of it all.....


  • I am just learning about how much work it takes to compose music and I watch my boyfriend with his MIDI and his computer and his guitar and enjoy being part of the journey from the inception to the finish. Thanks for the photo, and the narrative, I could picture the mini's and practically hear the music as you described it!

    By Anonymous The TechnoBabe, at 10:20 PM  

  • I like to think about the looks on the Starbuck faces when it was Time to get Paid, and the record guy said:

    "Look, boys, there's 82 counties in Mississippi, and every one of those counties has a county fair, and you played every one of those fuckers. That means we had to pay some goddamn Teamsters to schlep all those fuckin' MiniMoogs from Biloxi to Yazoo City to Hot Coffee and back again. I said "Get a fuckin' Vox Continental", but you said, "Oh, no. A Vox or a Farfisa couldn't possibly reproduce the overdubbed, stacked Moog chords on the record."

    "Well, here's your check, Rick Wakeman. $218.43 after expenses. Hope you had a nice summer."

    By Blogger roxtar, at 10:36 PM  

  • All that weight for a song that isn't even a wisp of smoke. Though, somehow, it still manages to make me gag.

    By Blogger Kevin Wolf, at 11:08 AM  

  • Yeah, but I get mo' ass than a terlet seat.

    Man, I just have this sinister feeling about th' technobabe.

    By Blogger Bobby Lightfoot, at 3:37 PM  

  • What about Gordon Lightfoot?

    By Blogger Grant Miller, at 10:19 AM  

  • Hea Roxtar...Your comments about Starbuck couldn't possibly be more wrong. Starbuck's paychecks ran more like $218.43 a minute!

    By Anonymous, at 1:26 PM  

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