Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Bob Moog, Rest in Peace

Bob Moog, father of the analog synth, died Saturday at the age of 71.

My grad school band was heavily influenced by the sound of Moog synthesizers. Wasn't everyone? I still own a Theremin made by Moog's last company, Big Briar. I never learned how to play it, but promise to someday. How can you resist an instrument you can refer to as a "Moog Theremin." Can't you feel the power of analog technology running through the name?

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