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Perfect Monster
May 19, 2022
In World Outside The Window
Just breaking here in the UK https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/may/19/vangelis-greek-composer-chariots-of-fire-blade-runner-dies
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Perfect Monster
Jun 26, 2021
In World Outside The Window
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/jun/26/peter-zinovieff-british-composer-and-synth-pioneer-dies-aged-88 A true pioneer. Anyone who has ever used a VCS3 or a Synthi A - and I'll bet there are quite a few here - should offer up some thanks. I attended an evening class in electronic music at the Polytechnic of the South Bank, in London, in the late 1970s. We each had access to a VCS3 and a Revox, and, after the minimum of tuition, we were left to get on with it. You were regarded as a wuss if you connected a keyboard to the VCS3 :) Great fun! I still have my "tape", in digital format now. Was thinking just the other day that I could see how I could treat it using the vast array of soft synths available nowadays. Liked the idea of basing something new on an original VCS3 piece.
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Perfect Monster
Feb 26, 2021
In William's World
The postman has just delivered it to me. A great looking (and smelling!) package. That's the weekend sorted, then :)
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Perfect Monster
Jan 08, 2020
In William's World
Just started reading a book by David Hepworth, the music journalist and writer, and one-time Old Grey Whistle Test presenter. ("A Fabulous Creation: How the LP Saved Our Lives") In the first chapter, he says that in 1967, at the age of 16, he was attending a private school in the north of England, and frequented a shop called the Record Bar, run by Ken and Betty. "Hang on", I thought, "That sounds familiar!". So I checked up, and sure enough, he attended Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Wakefield. Bill, I appreciate that he is slightly younger than you, and that, in attending that school, he probably may as well have been on another planet, from your point of view. But I'm curious. Did you ever come across him then? Or did you ever meet him later and discover your Wakefield connection?
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Perfect Monster
Jul 23, 2019
In William's World
Just received an email from Burning Shed. " Thanks for your order for this forthcoming album. We are sorry to say that the release date has been put back to the 16th of August 2019 due to artwork issues. We apologise for any inconvenience."
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