Wednesday, July 2, 2008

HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!

July is finally upon us. I don't know why I said "finally," it's not like I'm waiting for anything. *coughwolfparadeatcane'sonthe20thcough* July also holds Bastille Day, Julius Caesar's birthday and that one day that nobody landed on the moon. Oh and American Independence Day. What if this year it was like that Will Smith movie?



BITCH, WHAT THAT SMELL LIKE?! God that would suck. So on Friday (the 4th of July), if the planet doesn't get EXPLODED by oh, say, 9:30? Come to the Beauty Bar San Diego with us and see Emery Byrd. It'll be fun.

The real reason I am posting today is this month doesn't have any special stuff going on in it (e.g., Black History Month, My Birthday Month, Breast Cancer Month, Halloween, etc.) so I feel like we need to give July some Zazz. Some Zazz, via theremin.

The theremin is one of the earliest electronic instruments as well as the first instrument played without being touched. It's an electrophone with two metal antennas.

Leon Theremin, the inventor (duh):



The loop antenna controls the volume and the stick antenna controls the pitch. The theremin has been used in countless b-movie soundtracks, resulting in its sound being identified as "creepy," despite the fact that unbeknownst to most, it has a place in modern/popular music. Here are a few examples:

Hadji Bakara of Wolf Parade playing a theremin live on "Same Ghost Every Night"




The Pixies' "Velouria"




M83's "Don't Save us From the Flames"




Oh, and a cat playing a theremin



Theremins are the coolest thing ever and I want someone to build me one. FANCLUB GO!!!


'stina.

6 comments:

beatrix dynamite said...

holla, alex greenwald's girlfriend looks like a 12 year old boyyyyyyyyy...

'stina said...

TELL ME MORE, TELL ME MORE!

beatrix dynamite said...

it's what's-her-face in the m83 video... they're in the band black black together...

Megan Elizabeth said...

I'm gonna be real with you. I only watched the video with the kitty in it and man was it worth it.

'stina said...

Whoops, I actually thought that was a young girl and not a legitimate adult some dude pushin' 30 would be dating.

And Megan, I'll let it slide THIS TIME since I already gave you the theremin lecture on the way home from that really anti-climactic Sea Wolf show.

jenni said...

happy jenni's fucking birthday you mean. nothing special in july my ass.