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Old 05-22-2012, 07:59 PM   #1
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Robert Moog's Birthday

Have you had a look at google today?

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Old 05-22-2012, 10:31 PM   #2
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Thanks!

I read that Manfred Mann was the first rock star to tour with a portable Moog.
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:07 AM   #3
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Thanks!

I read that Manfred Mann was the first rock star to tour with a portable Moog.
Well that brings back some adolescent memories.

Can someone answer me what

But she was...
Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night

means?
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:33 AM   #4
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I wonder, though, how many people pronounce his name correctly? (It rhymes with "vogue")
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:34 AM   #5
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Thanks to the google search page, little kids all over the world are getting the chance to play with their first soft synth and sequencer. The representation of the controls is hardly exact, but at least kids can change the wave forms and be exposed to the idea of potentiometers that change aspects of a sound.

Harry:

Half the people who actually use the moog don't pronounce the word correctly -- they pronounce it phonetically. I expect moo-guh is now an acceptable alternate.

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Old 05-23-2012, 12:48 AM   #6
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Well that brings back some adolescent memories.

Can someone answer me what

But she was...
Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night

means?
Always wondered that myself, but I've found this:

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Manfred Mann's version replaces the line "Cut loose like a deuce" with "Revved up like a deuce." In their version, "Deuce" was commonly misheard as "Douche." Springsteen's original line makes a lot more sense - a deuce is a 1932 Ford hotrod. On his Storytellers special, Springsteen said (in a jesting manner): "I have a feeling that is why the song skyrocketed to #1."
From:

http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=964

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Old 05-23-2012, 02:32 AM   #7
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Always wondered that myself, but I've found this:



From:

http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=964

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Thanks, Graham. I always thought they were singing wrapped up like a deuce until I just check the lyrics which were just as confusing.
That's worth some K - Ay!
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:56 AM   #8
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The lyric was written that way, but was it really sung that way? He clearly ends that word with a "sh" sound.

Then of course, there is this line in the song:
  • And little Early Pearly came by in his curly wurly and asked me if I needed a ride

often misheard by many as:
  • And little Early Pearly gave my anus curly wurly and asked me if I needed a ride

Such a dirty song
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Best Moog to figure skate by in the seventies.
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Rick Wakeman tells Bob Moog about his first Mini Moog. He got it used for half price because it only played one note at a time .

Those of us who admit to knowing who Rick Wakeman is have just dated ourselves to the stone-age....
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:47 AM   #11
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Time to annoy the coworkers with some synth goodness. I have a feeling that productivity is going to take a dip this morning.
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I wonder, though, how many people pronounce his name correctly? (It rhymes with "vogue")
Harry, early on I read somewhere (maybe in Down Beat) the correct pronunciation, but I can assure you that 100% of anyone who said it in my hearing rhymed it with "moon".

Then along came an excellent hockey goaltender for the Boston Bruins named Andy Moog, and all the announcers got his name right; and I haven't heard the synthesizer mispronounced since.
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I've been a studio musician for most of my life and have heard the name mispronounced by musicians and engineers on a daily basis.

5thWiggle: Didn't watch the clip because I'm working. Did Rick Wakeman actually say he got the synth at a discount from some inexperienced salesperson because it was monophonic?
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