The synthesizer has become so ubiquitous that you can download them as apps, but in the mid-sixties, less than thirty people owned one. One of them was a pioneering electronic composer named Mort Garson, who used it to soundtrack the CBS live broadcast of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
In this episode, we look at the electronic musicians who used early analog synthesizers to construct what the future sounds like.
Listen with headphones, this one's a trip.
In 2002, a low budget mockumentary about two headbangers from Alberta premiered at Sundance. That film was FUBAR, and it became an instant classic. But these beer-swilling simpletons weren't the only hoser characters to achieve cult status in Canadian film and TV history.
In this episode, we talk to the people behind FUBAR—and their fans— to figure out what makes these kinds of characters so seductive.
Watch the new Viceland series, FUBAR: Age of Computer or peruse The Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles.