From Ben of br'er we have these really cute photos of a cat playing with (or at least playing near) a toy keyboard:
Readers may remember Ben and br'er from the infamous CatSynth Tatoo.
Some of you may have seen my parody of Bush's May 1, 2003 “Mission Accomplished” theatrics, and a few of you may have even gotten the joke.
In any case, I posted a version to YTMND complete with remixed clips from the speech. Tonight's podcast is an extended version of that speech remix. As always, click on the podcast icon to the right, or the “Podcast” item in the right-side menu, to subscribe.
Quote from sduck409:
This little cat was a real spark plug when we got him back in January of 2006. He would jump up and into anything.
Like matrix, we are reminded of Moogy the Moggy
Funny how this photo is tinted blue, and only a day or so ago we had a catsynth photo tinted red…
Remember Mimì, our intrepid little synth programmer?
Now she's taking her paws to the Russian (Soviet era) Polyvoks synthesizer.
Thanks as always to Eric of polynominal for submitting these photos of Mimì.
You can hear some samples of a Polyvoks at sequencer.de.
Seems approrpiate to feature a Russian synthesizer today, with the news of the passing of Boris Yeltsin today…
Tonight's podcast is an excerpt from the “Synthesizer Summit” at the Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco. Basically, the performance is an improvisation by several artists playing hardware synths. If I recall correctly, the artists and their respective synths were:
Synthia Payne: Roland JP8000
Amar Chaudhary: E-MU Proteus 2000 (Mo'Phatt + Vintage) and Morpheus
LX Rudis: Oberheim Matrix 12
Jim Ryan: Arp 2600
Will Grant: E-MU UltraProteus
Note: many subscribers may have heard another excerpt fromt the Synthesizer Summit that I accidentally released a few weeks back instead of the advertised Woodstockhausen 2003 performance (that has since been corrected).
Well, just as we take up the question of cats-and-synths versus dogs-and-synths, the blog Create Digital Music asks the same question, prominently featuring CatSynth and our presentations of Convoy the Cat and the now infamous catsynth tatoo.
Speaking of the tatoo post, it made “CatSynth” of the Day over at dreamchimney a couple weeks back. Congrats to ben who seems to be enjoying the moment.
And while writing this, we find one more surprise reference today, from bloggins:blog, who says, “i don?t know what this is, but, cats with synths are cool.”
Most of the “CatSynth” media that has appeared lately was submitted directly to this site, with the balance coming our way via places like matrixsynth and sendling. Thanks everyone, and keep those pics, videos, and whatever else coming…