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May 23, 2022
In World Outside The Window
Bob Moog would have been 88 years old today. Inventor of the Moog synthesizer. Respect. Tom
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Apr 12, 2022
In World Outside The Window
The schedule has been posted for Electronic Music Midwest Festival, to be held April 21-23, 2022: https://www.emmfestival.org/concerts.php The festival is held in the Phillip Lynch Theatre on the campus of Lewis University in Romeoville, IL. All concerts are free of charge. Note, this is normally held in the fall, but following its 2-year absence due to the pandemic, it was moved to Spring. Tom
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Nov 04, 2021
In World Outside The Window
Ronnie Wilson, founding member of the Gap Band has passed away age 73. A brilliant musician, composer, and multi-instrumentalist from Tulsa OK. You might remember their songs "Early In The Morning", "You Dropped A Bomb On Me", and "Oops Upside Your Head". The sound of their funky Moog bass was unmistakable along with their dance rhythms. Condolences go out to his brothers Charlie and Robert and his family and friends. Tom
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Nov 02, 2021
In World Outside The Window
Just a quick note to remember Keith Emerson today on his birthday. He would have been 77 today. A brilliant keyboardist and orchestrator, composers of this calibre should not be forgotten! Also remembering Greg Lake who would have been 74 on November 10th. We still listen to the music and are inspired... Love, Tom & Judy
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Jul 25, 2021
In World Outside The Window
Hearts of Space is running a retrospective program on the music of Jon Hassell. You can listen for free all day Sundays: www.hos.com Tom
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May 16, 2021
In World Outside The Window
If anyone is interested, Hearts of Space is airing a program on the music of Constance Demby. You can listen for free on Sundays at www.hos.com Tom
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May 07, 2021
In World Outside The Window
I've had the honor of being featured on the Ultravillage.com website, along with some of my favorite electronic music composers. The website features releases from 1975-1995, many on cassette tape. The webmaster, Mark Griffey, plans to also write a book on the subject. You can also purchase these releases at my bandcamp site: Tom
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May 01, 2021
In World Outside The Window
Just a quick note to mention that Constance Demby passed away in March at age 81. A brilliant composer of electronic music, she was often featured on programs like Hearts of Space and Musical Starstreams in the early 80's. She also built some of her own instruments like the Space Bass. Some of her early music was a big influence on me, such as Sacred Space Music. She will be missed in the electronic music community and by her fans. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/02/arts/music/constance-demby-dead.html Tom
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Apr 03, 2021
In World Outside The Window
Malcolm Cecil, the brilliant bassist, synthesist, producer, and engineer passed away on March 28th. He was best known for his work with his partner Robert Margouleff on four of Stevie Wonder's 1970s releases: Music Of My Mind, Talking Book, Innervisions, and Fulfillingness' First Finale. Cecil helped create the TONTO system used on many of Wonder's albums. TONTO was a large custom-built synthesizer system that combined modules from ARP, Moog, Serge, and Oberheim. It had a number of customized switch triggers and sequencers that allowed the modules to communicate with each other, years ahead of the MIDI protocol that arrived in the 80s. RIP Malcolm, and thank you for all the great music and inspiration! Tom
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Dec 26, 2020
In World Outside The Window
Just a quick note to let you know that Hearts of Space is doing a 2 part retrospective of the music of Harold Budd. You can listen for free on Sundays: Tom
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Nov 02, 2020
In World Outside The Window
Remembering Keith Emerson, who would have been 76 years old today. Pride of Todmorden, Lancashire. Thank you Keith for the inspiration. Your music and keyboard skills have inspired many. Tom
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Apr 08, 2020
In World Outside The Window
John Prine, legendary songwriter from Chicago & Nashville, has passed away from complications of Coronavirus. A true musical original. They don't make folk-singers like him anymore. RIP John, your music lives on in history and in all of us. Tom
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Mar 10, 2020
In The World And His Wife
I've just added my debut release "Aesthetics" to my Bandcamp page. Originally released in 1986, the album has been digitally remastered by Gary Cobb at ARS Studios in Homewood IL. You can also purchase my entire discography at a 20% discount. You can still find "Azure" over at cdbaby.com http://tomparsons.bandcamp.com http://cdbaby.com/cd/tomparsons Thanks for your support! Tom
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Dec 16, 2019
In World Outside The Window
Just read the news that Gershon Kingsley passed away on December 10th at age 97. You might remember his song "Popcorn" which was a hit for the group Hot Butter. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?n=gershon-kingsley&pid=194722437 Tom
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Nov 02, 2019
In World Outside The Window
Remembering Keith Emerson, born November 2, who would have been 75 today. Even though you are gone, your music lives on! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz6Mj8cROJw Tom
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Aug 24, 2019
In William's World
Just a quick note to wish Bill's Mum, Mrs. Jean Nelson a very Happy Birthday! Wishing you good health and happiness on your special day. All the best, Tom & Judy
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Aug 05, 2019
In World Outside The Window
My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of violence in El Paso, Dayton, and also Chicago where 47 were shot over the weekend with 5 fatalities. We must address the mental health crisis in this country. How sad that Saoirse Kennedy Hill found nothing to live for and took her own life as well. Tom
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Aug 01, 2019
In William's World
1st of August. Happy Yorkshire Day to our UK friends! Tom
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Jul 29, 2019
In World Outside The Window
Electronic Music Midwest Festival 2019 will be held at Kansas City Kansas Community College this year from September 5th-7th, 2019. All concerts are free. More info here: http://www.emmfestival.org/ Tom
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Jul 01, 2019
In World Outside The Window
Gary Duncan, guitarist with Quicksilver Messenger Service passed away Saturday June 29th at age 72. You might remember their hit "Fresh Air". The band was instrumental in defining the San Francisco sound along with the Jefferson Airplane and The Grateful Dead. Tom
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