The Null Device

Today is F14, the international day of protest against the oldest and most cutthroat form of Darwinian capitalism, the sexual marketplace. Today is a good day to listen to your Smiths records. (Even if you are happy wherever you are, you can surely remember a time when you weren't, perhaps in your distant youth; or in the immortal words "and when you're dancing and laughing and finally living, hear my voice in your head and think of me kindly". So spare a thought today for poor old Moz, sitting alone in his Los Angeles home with an album's worth of songs nobody will give him money to record.)

Tonight, however, I won't be spending the evening alone with my Smiths records; I'll be going to the Punters Club, to see Sir, Ninetynine and some outfit named Love Of Diagrams. (Sir and Ninetynine are not to be missed; both of them together, and at the fourth last ever gig at the Punters, even more so.) If that's not enough, the show is subtitled "Love in a Casio World". (What is it about the humble Casiotone keyboard?)

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Posted by: Graham http://grudnuk.com Thu Feb 14 00:17:12 2002

Because places like Target and Big W sold stacks of them in the eighties.

Posted by: Buster Hihmenn http://boundarylayer.blogspot.com Thu Feb 14 02:09:07 2002

Fight the flower

Posted by: acb http://dev.null.org Thu Feb 14 03:49:34 2002

And I was thinking that it's because the thin, reedy, definitely un-"phat" Casio sound sounds endearingly awkward and thus is innately appealing to thin, bespectacled indie kids.

Posted by: acb http://dev.null.org Thu Feb 14 07:11:26 2002

Funnily enough, there seem to be no Casio keyboards in secondhand instrument shops/classifieds; perhaps with all the bands using them, they've become the TB-303 of the indie set, and all been snapped up by indie kids intending to form the perfect garage-pop band.

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