Thomas Dolby Accepts Roland Lifetime Achievement Award, Does Some Storytelling, and Performs Two Hits Using Vintage a Jupiter-4 and Jupiter-8 + 1983 Concert Footage

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Thomas Dolby received Roland’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award at NAMM 2018. Thanks to Kraft Music for great up-close video footage of the event. I watched the footage, took some notes, and inserted video footage links below.

Part 1 Video

  1. Thomas Dolby accepting the award
  2. Thomas doing some great story telling offering an entertaining overview of the beginning of career as well as a behind-the-scenes story on the making of “She Blinded with me with Science”.
  3. Performance of “She Blinded Me with Science” using vintage a Roland Jupiter-4 and Jupiter-8 – which Roland delivered to his hotel the night before so he could program them for his set.

 

Watch the Video Here.

Part 2 Video

In the part 2 video, Thomas Dolby plays “Europa and the Pirate Twins”

Watch the Video Here.

Bonus – Live Wireless Tour Video from 1983.

In the first video, Thomas Dolby shows some clips from “one of his earlier shows”. I did some digging and I believe the clips are from the “Live Wireless Tour”. I found a video of the full concert with a running time of 58 minutes. If you don’t have time to watch this now, bookmark this post for later as it’s a cool show and ahead of it’s time :^)

Video of Thomas Dolby – Live Wireless (1983-Official Video).

Thanks for reading,

Mark Mosher
Synthesist, Electronic Musician, Producer
Boulder, CO
ModulateThis.com


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Kickstarter to Help Support Art + Music + Technology Podcast Electronic Music Oral History Archive

Darwin Grosse has a Kickstarter for a Mic/Pre for his most excellent Art + Music + Technology Podcast. Kickstarter links is

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/823319547/mic-pre-update-for-art-music-technology

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What started out as a funny idea (“Maybe we should do a podcast about Max, a visual programming tool. Bwa-ha-ha!!!”) turned into something much different – an oral history of the way we make our music and our art. Featuring interviews with amazing people like Morton Subotnick, Pauline Oliveros, Richard Devine and Tom Oberheim, the Art + Music + Technology podcast has become the gold standard for hearing the stories of the people that create and extend the world of electronic media.

In our desire to constantly improve the podcast, it’s time for us to update some of our equipment. In an earlier Kickstarter, the listeners helped us get a portable (and backup-capable) recorder; a Zoom H2n and accessories now graces the podcast’s gear locker. But we need more! We want to get a good mic (Shure SM-7b), a nice preamp/compressor (choice depends on support level we reach…), better cabling and a boom stand.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/823319547/mic-pre-update-for-art-music-technology 

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Mark Mosher
Composer, Synthesist, Electronic Musician, Multimedia Artist
Boulder, CO
MarkMosherMusic.com
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