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Re: OT: Is Keytar cool (again) or not?
>> I don't know, look at Imogen Heap!
> Actually, that's why I posted this. Saw her perform last night - and she
>really pulled it off with that Keytar (white Roland axe).
> But she's got credentials as an established crazy key playing artist.
> The thing is: You walk into a club, see a guy with a keytar on stage -
>what do you think?
I was in the Ampere club yesterday night too ;-)
I do not mind a keytar. Even in the times of headset microphones for a
singer a portable keyboard is a good thing - like when she sang hide and
seek (solovoice quasi a capella with vocoder chords).
If you use a keytar in the guitar heroe pose, then it requires to add
some irony - Mrs Heap was able to do so (white keytar covered with
Svarovsky Strass and giving the bad guitar heroe - both artist and
audience had a good laugh). It reminded me Thomas Dolby with the SH-101
back in 1985.