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.

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