Published on April 9th, 2018 | by Alan Cross


Monday timesuck: Explaining how synthesizers work–in 1980.

Back in 1980, electronic keyboards were still very new and mysterious. A PBS series called 3-2-1 Contact did its best to show kids how all this new technology worked with help from Suzanne Ciani, an experimental electronic musician. It’s a fun watch. (Via Boing Boing)


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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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