4.15.2011

Electric Organ From The Infinite Garage Band


My tiger parents had me hitting the ivory keys at age three. We had an upright Yamaha which didn't get as much use as it should have. I played for seven years, long enough to learn Fur Elise, the most widely recognized song in Taiwan. There, you'll hear it in electric greeting cards, music boxes, and as department store Muzak. I learned the piece to please my mother. Only after then did she finally allow me to give up my not-so-great piano career. 

To inspire me even more, my parents purchased this Schafer and Sons Electric Organ. It's been in the garage for over two decades now and I'm stoked that it even works. It has all sorts of instrument sounds like the Hawaiian slack guitar and the banjo, and has canned beats like Bossa Nova, Teen Beat, March, and Dixieland. I'm now equipped to start my low-fi Infinite Garage Band which will only feature instruments from the garage! It's going to be a bitch to go on tour with the organ though.

Here's a demo: 

6 comments:

flinc said...

Your garage has a lot of awesome stuff, but this easily takes the cake.

RETRO REVA said...

What a great blog!
I'd love to inherit that much stuff to go through!
xXx
Reva
( found you via Terri, Rags/Machine )
I must follow you and see what ou have in there!
xXx
Reva

RETRO REVA said...

I am looking for old buttons, old jewelry, old skirts!
My e-mail:
retroreva@zoomtown.com
subject: infinite garage
thanks!
( i'm sure there is much more stuff I'm looking for )
Oh, and feathers!

Terri said...

Ha, we found an organ just like this in a thrift store and have paid big bucks to get it operable again.

Pillows for the People said...

OMG!!! Keep that!!!
I love your hair long...
xo p

Raina Lee said...

flinc scott, you don't think the giant egg whisk is cooler?

Reva, I have tons of old skirts and jewelry! maybe no feathers!

Terri, it's too bad you couldn't just take my organ!

P, I'm going to grow my hair out like a mermaid!

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