Monday, August 22, 2005

R.I.P. Robert Moog

Jason definitely would have put this up, and he will doubtless expand on this posting when (if?) he returns from his bear-evasion holiday.

Robert Moog was undoubtedly one of the most important people in the history of music in the 20th century, (right up there with Les Paul who is one of three or four people who can claim to have invented the electric guitar, and also invented multi-track recording). Synthesizers are as prominent today as they ever have been, 99% of modern pop and hip hop music is purely electronic. Entire genres of music are rooted in Moog's inventions and never would have happened without him. Moby probably has a compass that points to Robert Moog so he can pray to him five times a day.

For Jason, information on Moogfest '05, which I'm sorry we missed, hopefully there will be a 2006 installment. Also, the homepage of analog synth aficionados The Moog Cookbook, be sure to check out the photo gallery, keytars abound!! Actually, why doesn't Jason have a keytar? Jason needs a keytar. Who's with me?


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