Monday, March 15, 2010

Doctor Whoa

I never liked Doctor Who, because I couldn't stand looking at the curly–haired, floppy–faced actor who played him when I was youngish. But the theme song always entranced me—it's so spooky. I always assumed it was performed on an early synth. Nope. Each note was recorded from a plucked string or tone generator onto a hunk of tape, then the hunks were painstakingly spliced together to form the bass line, melody, and everything else. Whoa. That's dedication to music. Read about it over at everybody's favorite source of probably–truthful information.

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