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(io9)   Proof that the Belgians can give the Japanese a run for the money in the WTF department   (io9.com) divider line 11
    More: Silly, W.T.F.?, Japanese, Belgium, Trio Fantastique, Zenon Specht, Antwerp, fairs  
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2014-04-15 04:58:02 PM
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2014-04-15 05:14:26 PM
Pfft, that just makes the Belgians a one hit wonder of weirdness. Japan has been scoring number 1 hits consecutively every year for the past 5 decades.
 
2014-04-15 05:27:07 PM
 
2014-04-15 06:50:24 PM
Meh

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-15 07:13:59 PM
Inspired by a number of robot musicians that had sprung up around the world following the war, Specht's band was operated by piano roll technology, where a punched paper tape controlled electric switches that in turn controlled the operation of the band. The Trio's repertoire included not only bebop but jazz, tangos and classical tunes as well. Anything, in fact, could be on the club's dance program so long as it had been recorded on a paper tape. Although one news report suggested that the robots only pantomimed to music being played on a hidden record player, it would appear that Wink, Blink and Nod really did play their instruments (though when Nod introduced the songs, his voice was surely pre-recorded).

Obviously someone who didn't understand how computers worked. It was just a long punch card on a roller. It would have been cool to see, though.
 
2014-04-15 08:04:08 PM

Slaxl: Pfft, that just makes the Belgians a one hit wonder of weirdness. Japan has been scoring number 1 hits consecutively every year for the past 5 decades.


It's like Rebecca Black trying to compete with Justin Bieber
 
2014-04-15 10:53:44 PM

Mikey1969: Inspired by a number of robot musicians that had sprung up around the world following the war, Specht's band was operated by piano roll technology, where a punched paper tape controlled electric switches that in turn controlled the operation of the band. The Trio's repertoire included not only bebop but jazz, tangos and classical tunes as well. Anything, in fact, could be on the club's dance program so long as it had been recorded on a paper tape. Although one news report suggested that the robots only pantomimed to music being played on a hidden record player, it would appear that Wink, Blink and Nod really did play their instruments (though when Nod introduced the songs, his voice was surely pre-recorded).

Obviously someone who didn't understand how computers worked. It was just a long punch card on a roller. It would have been cool to see, though.


Did they play the half-time show at a Superb Owl?
 
2014-04-15 11:02:21 PM

TheOther: Mikey1969: Inspired by a number of robot musicians that had sprung up around the world following the war, Specht's band was operated by piano roll technology, where a punched paper tape controlled electric switches that in turn controlled the operation of the band. The Trio's repertoire included not only bebop but jazz, tangos and classical tunes as well. Anything, in fact, could be on the club's dance program so long as it had been recorded on a paper tape. Although one news report suggested that the robots only pantomimed to music being played on a hidden record player, it would appear that Wink, Blink and Nod really did play their instruments (though when Nod introduced the songs, his voice was surely pre-recorded).

Obviously someone who didn't understand how computers worked. It was just a long punch card on a roller. It would have been cool to see, though.

Did they play the half-time show at a Superb Owl?


THAT would have been farking awesome.
 
2014-04-15 11:11:42 PM
What happens when they come for your pills?

and they will......
 
2014-04-15 11:43:12 PM
Say what you will, I really loved their Tron soundtrack

Thanks for the Meme-ries: What happens when they come for your pills?

and they will......


I have robot band insurance
 
2014-04-16 02:20:17 AM

Slaxl: Pfft, that just makes the Belgians a one hit wonder of weirdness. Japan has been scoring number 1 hits consecutively every year for the past 5 decades.


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Well not a ONE hit wonder anyway
 
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