Play Super Mario Bros. with a Theremin

This is worth posting for this line alone: “Who needs a Natal when you’ve got a theremin!” (If you don’t know what he’s talking about, see here.) Yes, in case you’re looking for a creative way to practice your Theremin playing, here you go. Now, where’s our Theremin Hero game? From the description by Glasgow-based YouTuber conquerearth, previously seen using the Theremin to play “Still Alive.” This is even more fun with two people playing! One person controls left/right, the other controls jump. Its not just limited to the theremin. Its even possible to hook up a microphone and use …

READ MORE →

Remembering the 80s in Flyers

Quick: what do Nina Hagen, Laurie Anderson, Sonic Youth, and Run DMC have in common? Among many others, they hung out at 80s arts hub Danceteria here in NYC. Check out the history in flyers. As if the current real estate market didn't give us enough reason to be wistful for 80s New York. (via eyebeam reblog and Xeni Jardin, creator of our favorite Boing Boing posts.) In an update on Eyebeam, Nina Hagen is still alive. (But you knew that.) Punk lives. And while I missed it, evidently over a week ago Boing Boing covered a Hip-Hop flyer gallery. …

READ MORE →

Synth Personality Quiz

Yes, I’m sure I’m late to the party on this one, but I couldn’t resist sharing. What’s better than a personality quiz in Cosmo Magazine? Almost anything. What’s better than a ‘what synth are you?’ quiz? Absolutely nothing. You are a Korg Triton You have multi-sampled preset sounds ranging from opera to bongos and a fancy touch screen control panel You are f’cking new school Very modern and hi tech You have to have the latest and best of everything You think you are better than everyone [Ed: What do you mean, think? -PK] You probably like house or trance …

READ MORE →

DJing as Reality TV: Oakenfold on Spike

Reality television has finally come to DJing, with a new show on Spike TV called The Club, featuring DJ Paul Oakenfold. Oakenfold's spinning skills will be featured alongside the adventure of managing and marketing nightlife at Ice in Las Vegas. Shure is using the show as a chance to push their line of turntable cartridges — not your everyday product placement. CDM is holding out for an all analog synth version of Pimp My Ride, but until then, The Club starts January 2 on cable here in the USA. Hey, you! In the back! Stop the comments about a slow …

READ MORE →