Tuesday, August 23, 2005
What a Lucky Man
AP via Yahoo reports the death of Robert Moog. Two of my favorite pieces of music were created with his synthesizer: Wendy Carlos's "Switched on Bach" and Emerson, Lake, and Palmer's "Lucky Man."
I remember listening to my small handheld AM radio in bed one night, picking up a station from a thousand miles away--fading in and out. Then "Lucky Man" came on and I was completely blown away. I did not find out the name of the song for about another year or so. It is a materpiece. I've just fired up iTunes to listen to it again.
I also have Wendy Carlos's "Switched on Bach, 2000." The liner notes chart a fascinating 25 year tale.