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Tristan
(legendary cowboy)
09/19/06 08:28 PM
Omnichord / Q-Chord / something else  

Famous Omnichord & Q Chord users:

There are many famous artists who use the Q Chord (or old Omnichord) such as Jarvis Cocker, Robbie Williams, David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Brian Eno, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr and Bjork to name but a few! The pop group 'The High Fidelity' has used the 'quirky' sounds of the Q Chord to good effect and plays the instrument a lot in their recordings. They also share their enthusiasm for the instrument with Radio Ones John Peel. When Sean Dickson (The High Fidelity) was asked on Radio One "What's it like to play, is it easy?" Sean said "Oh, it's very easy, anyone can come up with something in about half an hour. It's not like any other instrument". Brian Eno maintains "I couldn't do without it!"

America.

Is Bowie playing the Omnichord, Q-Chord, or something else in the above video?




Bamboo7
(crash course raver)
09/19/06 09:34 PM
Re: Omnichord / Q-Chord / something else new [re: Tristan]  

Where the fuck have you been?!?



I want a girl who looks good when she wakes up in the morning. We could take her face and dip it in dough and she'll make some nice face-cookies. Some girls wake up, man, you could put their face in dough and you'll get a gorilla cookie, for real!

EJ
(byroad singer)
09/20/06 07:41 AM
The Great Peel Session In The Sky new [re: Tristan]  

In reply to:

they also share their enthusiasm for the instrument with Radio Ones John Peel.


So that gadget makes it possible to communicate with the dead? Cool stuff. Interesting.

And I want to believe that a light's shining through somehow


Tristan
(legendary cowboy)
09/20/06 09:16 AM
Re: Omnichord / Q-Chord / something else new [re: Bamboo7]  

In reply to:

[Bamboo 7] Where the fuck have you been?!?


Panning for gold in Alaska.

In reply to:

[EJ] So that gadget makes it possible to communicate with the dead?


Answer my question and I’ll answer yours.




th0mas
(acolyte)
09/20/06 09:52 AM
Re: Omnichord / Q-Chord / something else new [re: Tristan]  

BowieWonderworld:
"David opens the benefit 'Concert for New York City' on the 20th at Madison Square Garden. Amazingly he performs Paul Simon's 'America' sat cross legged on the floor playing an Omnichord. He said inbetween songs: "Thank you very much. Hi friends. Hi fellow New Yorkers. I'd particularly like to say hello to the folks from my local ladder. You know where you are. I must say it's an absolute privilege to play for you tonight. Without further more adieu"... Then David and the band went into an excellent version of "Heroes". The stage lighting behind David had banks of vertical white lights, not too dissimilar from his 1976 and 1978 World tours. He then left the stage with: "Thank you. Have a great evening." David was able to get both Gail Ann Dorsey and Mark Plati involved, along with Tony Visconti in the sound truck to oversee David's part of the show."


Strange that he knew so well which song to take to open the concert. Five years later this choice seems even more brilliant and perhaps even excuses his "heroes" performance the same night.


Liest das denn keiner außer mir?

Edited by th0mas on 09/20/06 11:40 AM (server time).



Tristan
(legendary cowboy)
09/20/06 10:41 AM
Re: Omnichord / Q-Chord / something else new [re: th0mas]  

Thanks for the info, th0mas. I thought it was the Omnichord, I just couldn't tell from that video.

In reply to:

Strange that he knew so well which song to take to open the concert. Five years later this choice seems even more brilliant and perhaps even excuses his "heroes" performance the same night.


I agree with this observation. I thought "Heroes" on this night sucked. I still do.




KModerator
(thunder ocean)
09/20/06 11:33 AM
Re: Omnichord / Q-Chord / something else new [re: Tristan]  

If I remember correctly, the people who arranged the concert demanded that he must play "Heroes", to which Bowie replied that he'd only do it if they let him play America as well.

"If one of us dies, I'll be the one to inherit all your money."
- Mrs. K on the legal function of marriage

Bamboo7
(crash course raver)
09/20/06 03:17 PM
Re: Omnichord / Q-Chord / something else new [re: Tristan]  

In reply to:

Panning for gold in Alaska.


So, what'd ya get me?



I want a girl who looks good when she wakes up in the morning. We could take her face and dip it in dough and she'll make some nice face-cookies. Some girls wake up, man, you could put their face in dough and you'll get a gorilla cookie, for real!

Tristan
(legendary cowboy)
09/20/06 07:34 PM
Re: Omnichord / Q-Chord / something else new [re: Bamboo7]  

A T-Shirt



And a thong that says "I'm Famous In Alaska"






EJ
(byroad singer)
09/21/06 06:42 AM
Here Comes My Answer new [re: Tristan]  

In reply to:

Answer my question and I’ll answer yours.


Yes, it is an Omnichord Bowie plays.

So?

And I want to believe that a light's shining through somehow


Tristan
(legendary cowboy)
09/21/06 08:47 AM
Re: Here Comes My Answer new [re: EJ]  

So?

I don't need your answer now, smartass.



GreatApe
(kook)
09/21/06 07:20 PM
Re: Omnichord / Q-Chord / something else new [re: Tristan]  

I picked one up after I heard Eno uses one and seeing that show. I really enjoy it, it truly is a good tool to have.

I also picked up a stylophone.... but that's just for shits.

Who can I be today?

Tristan
(legendary cowboy)
09/21/06 08:02 PM
Re: Omnichord / Q-Chord / something else new [re: GreatApe]  

I just found this picture of Bowie with his Omnichord. After clicking on the link, scroll down a tad.

So, what did you get? Omnichord or Q-Chord? How much did you spend?



EJ
(byroad singer)
09/25/06 07:25 AM
Re: Here Comes My Answer new [re: Tristan]  

In reply to:

I don't need your answer now, smartass.


Thanks, boss, still you said you would give me one if I answered yours. So what went wrong?

And I want to believe that a light's shining through somehow


th0mas
(acolyte)
09/25/06 05:46 PM
Re: Here Comes My Answer new [re: EJ]  

That was when the answer was still worth anything.


Liest das denn keiner außer mir?

EJ
(byroad singer)
09/26/06 07:03 AM
Re: Here Comes My Answer new [re: th0mas]  

That he didn't say. And I couldn't give a decent answer before knowing what's right.

And I want to believe that a light's shining through somehow


th0mas
(acolyte)
09/26/06 07:33 AM
Re: Here Comes My Answer new [re: EJ]  

In reply to:

That he didn't say.


Did not say but did mean... but to be absolutly sure about that we should probably ask Stu.


Liest das denn keiner außer mir?


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