I was watching a comedian on TV the other night. He was saying it’s going to be funny when old people listen to hip hop. Since there is a generation into now it it’s only natural eventually they will grow old, reminisce, play and “sing” the songs. That fact alone is worth a blog post. I mean it’s going to be rediculous no? My TC Powercore has been on it’s last legs lately. There are a few key effects in it I really don’t want to live without. I contacted TC Helicon and what I am looking for is also available in their Voiceworks Plus unit. Off to Youtube to see a few videos and I came across the video above in which the performer uses a Voiceworks. He’s also covering one of my all time favorite songs Only You by Yaz. Time is a strange thing don’t you think? Where’s my bucket list again…
“Only You” is a ballad written by musician Vince Clarke. He wrote it while with Depeche Mode, and offered it to them when he was leaving. They declined, and Clarke recorded it after forming the duo Yazoo with Alison Moyet. It was an instant success, hitting number two in the UK, and charting in the U.S. (number sixty-seven, Billboard Hot 100), a feat only attained by one other Yazoo single (coincidentally, that single was “Situation,” the original UK B-side of “Only You”). “Only You” also made the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart at number thirty-eight.” – Wikipedia
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The best marriage between a specific synthesizer and artist has to be Vince Clarke and his Sequential Circuits Pro One. You hear layers of the Pro-One on the wonderful sounding Yaz albums. Vince has started what looks to what will be a series of videos called The Analogue Monologues talking about his toys. He starts with the Pro-One of course… I’m looking forward to more.
The Analogue Monologues is a new series of mini video documentaries. In each webisode Vince talks about one his analogue synths and explains where the on/off switch is. This series proves, once and for all, that he really doesn’t know much about anything (a must see!).” – vinceclarkemusic.com
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If your into electronic music this should interest you. Note: The songs are available to download so maybe you should.
“Lots of obscure Vince Clarke tracks in the Vince Clark Rarities Soundcloud account, including rare tracks from Depeche Mode, Yaz/Yazoo & Erasure. Not sure if this is official or not – so Vince Clarke fans may want to check this out sooner. rather than later.” – Synthtopia
photo credit: nudevinyl
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Well here’s your chance to own the old house of legendary synthesizer man Vince Clarke. Live in the house that housed the man behind early Depeche Mode, Yaz and Erasure. It’s yours for 1,995,000 GBP.
“Clarke decided he couldn’t walk away from love, so he moved to Maine, got married and started a new life.” – Synthtopia
See the official real estate listing: bartonwyatt.com
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