Strange sightings No 755

Posted: 7/3/2008 4:11:27 PM

From: Wirral UK

Joined: 7/31/2007

Not seen by me, honest. I was reliably informed that the morons in the above show were given a Theremin as part of a musical task...Bizzare I am not sure when though.
Posted: 7/5/2008 4:29:05 AM

From: Redmond, WA

Joined: 9/1/2007

Gotta love YouTube!

They learn of the musical challenge: (

They practice and play: (

Blind guy talks about playing the "Theremon" (2:28): (

The blind guy got to play the Theremin for the challenge. He had some interesting things to say about playing it afterward.
Posted: 7/5/2008 5:49:48 AM

From: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK

Joined: 10/5/2005

Well, there's half an hour I'll never get back. Of all the things I have done in pursuit of my interest in theremins, watching that was the worst. No contest. I just despair for those people. Well, except for Michael, the guy that got the theremin - he was ok, I'm not sure I could have kept my mouth shut if they tried to fob me off with a triangle [i]because I was blind[/i]. Punching people on the nose doesn't generally help, but it would have been sorely tempting.

I'm glad he had a blast with the theremin. And the performance was amusing.

I didn't recognise the theremin. Looks a bit like a Burns B3 Pro, but I don't think it is. (At 5:54 on the first video.)

Posted: 7/5/2008 6:11:29 AM

From: Redmond, WA

Joined: 9/1/2007

Ahh, Gordon, you're posts always amuse me! I'm just glad I didn't have to watch the REST of that episode! :)
Posted: 7/5/2008 7:13:18 AM

From: UK

Joined: 4/15/2008

A couple of other strange "sightings" ...

Strange Yahoo news article entitled: "Theremug - or how to make a theremin out of a teacup."

Also the theremin got a mention on BBC radio 2's "Friday Night is Music Night" last night. No actual theremin playing or anything; I just heard the word mentioned in connection with some of the music played, and nearly fell off my chair in surprise. Good job it wasn't the Friday before, as I was actualy at the live recording of the programme!

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