"Kathleen Hanna, the trailblazing singer, said that in Bikini Kill she embodied 1,000 voices, and you can hear this on any of these songs. She pivots between radically contorted stylings—from a childish sing-song playground rhyme to a savage, lion’s roar—in order to show how things like masculinity and femininity were performed constructs, how those qualities are inside of us all."
Beck and John Travolta, for example, were in a crazy quasi-religion.
Good one! Too bad you couldn’t work “Xenu” into it; that seems like a very pangram-friendly word.
Squelchy burbly analog synth for sale: some assembly required
I’ve finally accepted that I am never going to have the bravery to assemble the x0xb0x kit I’ve been sitting on for five years. Probably a wise decision, as the last serious soldering project I did was back in high school. Now it’s up for auction on eBay; starting bid is $200.
The x0xb0x by Adafruit Industries was an exact reproduction of the legendary Roland TB-303 analog bass synthesizer, the instrument that created the “acid” sound and shaped house and techno music. (If you’ve listened to any electronic music since the late ’80s you’ll recognize the sound instantly.) Same circuit board, even the exact same transistors.
The x0xb0x isn’t available anymore, and the newer upstarts like Roland’s own TB-3 aren’t truly analog, just very good simulations. So this is kind of a special item, for that special someone who loves both techno and soldering!