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A very good friend of mine, Roi, is the main man behind the wonderfully eccentric musical outfit known as Mechanical Cabaret. Last week he did a gig at an electronic music night event known as 'Dirty Contacts' (in north London) and he borrowed my Casio VL1! You can see some pictures of him playing it in the Facebook album I created :-)

 

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152904588079762&type=1&l=181dd82a8e

 

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Chilly Gonzales performs his hit song, The Grudge on a CA-110...

 

 

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OMG OMG OMG J.R sighted on a Casio JOY its no secret to me he is the God of key's ,I think its a PX350.

 

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Very kewl indeed, but what the hell's with the Satan's horns, Heavy Metal salute at the end of the video?  Does Rudess have an ulterior motive?  Does playing these chord sequences open the gates to hell??? :o :o :o

 

Enquiring minds wanna know :D

 

Gary

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Very kewl indeed, but what the hell's with the Satan's horns, Heavy Metal salute at the end of the video?  Does Rudess have an ulterior motive?  Does playing these chord sequences open the gates to hell??? :o :o :o

 

Enquiring minds wanna know :D

 

Gary

Well I tried these chord out I did not see a gate or any atmosphere of red sky and fire but it sure got a bit cold in the room .. :rolleyes:  hmmm wonder why  :lol:  :lol:

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Awesome Joe! Hey whatever happened to RP???  Loved his work with "Power Station"

 

*off to WikiPedia...

 

EDIT: Oh man.. I had no idea he died 10 years ago.  :(

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Awesome Joe! Hey whatever happened to RP???  Loved his work with "Power Station"

 

*off to WikiPedia...

 

EDIT: Oh man.. I had no idea he died 10 years ago.  :(

 

I only found out recently too via one of the Duran Duran biographies. From what I gather, RP really did live up to his 'lounge lizard' image and was quite the hard partier. It caught up with him eventually :(

 

As for the Casio in the video, there' quite a good shot of the back of it @ 2.55. With all those 1/4" line outs on the back panel, I'm almost certain it's an FZ1, especially seeing as the song/ video is from 1988, which is when the FZ1 was available. It doesn't look like the back of any of the big CZ's, nor VZ1, nor HT6000. There were quite a few pop videos from this period with the FZ1 in it as it was a very accessible and affordable, plus a damn good sampler keyboard too.

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spotted a Casio in the movie Down Periscope.

 

Go to 1.45

I cant figure out how to embed the video. 
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spotted a Casio in the movie Down Periscope.

 

Go to 1.45

I cant figure out how to embed the video. 

 

hmm. I just pulled it up on Netlix... can't find it... Are you sure of the time stamp?

EDIT: NM.. found it.. someone posted it back on page 1 of this thread.  ;) 

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From a  "Sweet Valley High" episode...


Manny: *plays a tune on his Casio keyboard*
Enid: Manuelo, I'm in the mood for something blue.
Manuelo: *winks and plays the same song on his Casio keyboard with a different background beat*
Enid: Can't you play something else? ANYTHING else? 
Manuelo: For you babe, I'd crawl through a buffalo pasture. How about something with a little samba beat? 
*plays the same tune with a different background beat*

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Spoted a P5.

 

Anyone a fan of the Studio One DAW by Presonus?

 

 

Larry

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Another Casio Privia Pro PX-5S sighting from a few weeks ago.. spotted at halftime of a Baltimore Raven's game:
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I posted this in the PX-5S Forum, but it is so cool it deserves a spot here too:  :D 

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You beat me too it Scott.

It looks like they took out the 'C' in Casio if you look closely you can see they might have used a Sharpie marker.

What modal is that one?

 

Larry

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You beat me too it Scott.

It looks like they took out the 'C' in Casio if you look closely you can see they might have used a Sharpie marker.

What modal is that one?

 

Larry

 

 

Looks like a CT-648. 

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Casio Tonebank sighting.. at the opera????

Yup!
The photo below is from the opera "Don Bucefalo" at the Wexford Festival Opera

 

 

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Ladies and gentlemen, Jimmy Fallon & the Roots along with the muppets of Sesame Street sing the classic theme song.....starring the Casio VL-1!!!!

 

When Jimmy grabs the VL-1, Zoe says...."Oh!  Look at this. Cool!!"   :D

 

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Casio AZ-1 Keytar in the 1998 movie "Safe Men"


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Crappy quality trailer, but you can see it here too:


 
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Casio Musical Calculators...  Remember those?  And Tamagochis and Sony Walkmans and Mood Rings?  How come nobody invents fun crap like the good old days?

 

 

 

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