Wednesday, November 7, 2012

NPR's "All Songs Considered" Moogfest Coverage

One more post about this year's Moogfest...  Just thinking if you'd like a completely different version of what Moogfest 2012 was all about, check out NPR's music program All Song's Considered at the link below.  Last year, their music critics were raving about this undiscovered (to them at least) festival.  This time around, NPR also was able to record full sets by Morton Subotnick, Richie Hawtin, Ana Sia, Andy Stott and Disclosure, which you can link from the show's webpage.  However, it seems strange that headliners such as Orbital and Thomas Dolby were not even mentioned.  Especially Dolby, who was this year's honored guest as winner of the 2012 Moog Innovation Award.

Paul and I listened to the show around midnight of October 28, while in our eighth hour of the drive home to CT from Charlotte after our flight was cancelled due to Sandy (that was a bit more than half way home, as we pulled into our driveway around 4 am). We had to tether the ipad to the internet via Paul's phone, as we were glad to be entertained after hearing the Giants football team win and the Giants baseball team win the World Series.  But it became a running joke that we weren't even at the same festival, since it appears that we barely even crossed paths with the NPR reporters.  Host of the show Bob Boilen recorded the recap with NPR's "electronic and dance-music contributor" Sami Yenigun at the wheel as they were driving as well.  Yet they got an earlier start leaving town, so their flight to back home to Washington, D.C. was still on schedule... lucky!

NPR's All Song's Considered "The Best of Moogfest"