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!!!