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Behind the world of I SPEAK MACHINE with Tara Busch & Maf Lewis

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TONIGHT! I Speak Machine at Charlotte NC’s Neighborhood Theater with Bob Moog Foundation!

Well well! We made it safely to the east coast, and have set up shop in my best friend’s apartment in Plaza Midwood ( Charlotte people will know where I mean?). Whew. It’s been a pretty wild year professionally and personally; will indeed say that gigging with vintage analogues is something that has…well, possibly either fried of nourished my brain. Let’s say….nourished, I hope! Needless to say, my ever-tolerant best friend of 15 years has allowed me to totally commandeer her place, See?
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And tonight’s gig follows the same “pattern” that seems to be emerging (that is, adding different vintage synths to my setup as a sort of special one-off thing…?) – the Bob Moog Foundation have lent me a grand arsenal of synths to play this evening, including Michelle Moog-Koussa’s own personal Voyager (pretty cool. There’s actually Moog DNA in this one, you know?!), an ARP 2600 (my “synth boyfriend”) AND the super rare, elegant beautiful beast that is the Moog Apollo. Those of you that don’t know, the Apollo was a prototype to the Polymoog (the BMF’s Marc Doty did a great video about it here). Michelle told me there was only 3 in existence now – the one in my possession being the only functioning one! So YES. It is far more valuable than I am.

At the BMF! Marc Doty, Michelle Moog- Koussa, me & Maf. Pic by Erin Gaffney-Lane.

At the BMF! Marc Doty, Michelle Moog- Koussa, me & Maf. Pic by Erin Gaffney-Lane.


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We will be screening and performing the live score to The Silence, Gagglebox and There’s Someone in the House Next Door as well as a few songs I haven’t pulled out of my basket in years (if I don’t get too nervous!). Here’s a taster from the Mountain Oasis Fest last year:

And my ARP 2600 cover of Ticket to Ride may make an appearance too!

So! If you’re in the area come over! The BMF are setting up a very groovy exhibit in the lobby for you, lots of juicy educational bits on synthesis, synth history and of course some gear for you to play with.
See you tonight!

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