WuMo by Wulff & Morgenthaler

WuMo

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  1. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    It all makes sense, now! Autotune, “inhuman” dance steps, processed, inorganic, synthesized lyrics and music, and subject matter…….

    It’s what Kraftwerk (The Robots, Man Machine, Electric Cafe) and Gary Numan (You name it) could tell was coming, a mile away….

  2. Jarett

    Jarett GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    I’m guessing that’s Lady Gagadget that he’s dressing up?

  3. Beau Nobo

    Beau Nobo said, 3 months ago

    Is that Otto Tuner?

  4. Evil_Elf_BK

    Evil_Elf_BK GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    You can’t include Timberlake in this. He worked his butt off to get where he is today and he truly is a talented individual.

  5. Puddlesplatt McLearn

    Puddlesplatt McLearn said, 3 months ago

    100 year from today who will remember these tunes or names, But Bach will remain, just a thought.

  6. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    @Evil_Elf_BK

    But everybody mentioned in today’s strip had worked at something to develop their talent (even Milli Vanilli at first, though in the end it was more so probably ‘keeping a secret’) and get where they are!

    There’s usually something in their most recent work with sampling, synths, etc.(where the direction of music seems to be headed). Today’s music seems to have a lot of synthesis” in it, more than before, whether through music arrangement, lyric or music sampling, from other artists, or a bit of autotune- each of these ways seem to be the point of today’s strip…

    Incidentally, autotune is usually thought of as “something to make people with no singing voice sound like they can sing” , but is more so used to help blend a voice more closely with a track. A good example is when a singer can sing many notes above an arrangement, but has to be “autotuned” in order to keep it blended well with the key of the instruments, or the pacing of them in the music track. The reason people rail against it so much, today, is because many artists use the “fx” part of autotune much like “T Pain” does, with that “robotic” sound, where there’s a lot of “sing-talking” in it…… so whether through effects, or actual studio production techniques, don’t think that J.T. never has to deal with autotune! And as a producer, I’m sure that he’s had to use some of it for others…

  7. MickMaus

    MickMaus said, 3 months ago

    @Evil_Elf_BK

    He’s an egocentric punk who need his butt sent back to where he came from.

  8. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    @Puddlesplatt McLearn

    If it was true that Bach would remain after 100 years, then how is it that his name doesn’t easily flow from the lips of kids, today?

    Even Rush, Herb Alpert, Bing, Frank, The Beatles Benny Goodman, Bob James, Spyro Gyra, Pink Floyd, Sonny Stitt, Dolly Parton, (you name it) will face this in 100 years, as well!

    The sad part, is that the way many of us enjoyed music (the buying experience, album cover artwork, radio recording, “word of mouth”, those old “K-Tell” or “Ronco” or “Time Life” commercials offering music on compilation albums, or many other ways) will probably look very strange, with today’s “pop fare” being offered on it, if not becoming “outmoded or outdated” altogether, with the advent of mp3s and music being just a “click” away…

  9. Scyphi

    Scyphi GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    @Puddlesplatt McLearn

    Even Bach back in his day was the equivalent of pop music. It was just better listening back then.

    Musical tastes change over time, though. The fact that Bach’s “pop music” and today’s pop music are so different is excellent evidence of that. I suspect the day will come when even Bach would be more unknown than known, if he hasn’t reached that point already.

  10. dirgis3

    dirgis3 said, 3 months ago

    I am continually surprised to hear many of the non-glassical performers say they had classical training at first. I guess they know of Bach and may have even included some Bachness in what they do with notes and a staff, and often, vocal chords.

  11. Feralglance

    Feralglance GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    It’s lady Gaga’s meat suit!

  12. Beau Nobo

    Beau Nobo said, 3 months ago

  13. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Who cares who does it as long as you can twerk to it!!!
    “What does a Fox Say”
    “The Chicken Song”
    “Macarena”
    “Achy Breaky Heart”
    (Just passing through folks……just a ramblin on….and on….and on…….)

  14. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    @dirgis3

    A good example of that is Pat Benatar- she was classically trained in opera, and her “rock style” didn’t even take shape right away, in her performing career at first….

  15. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    @Veteran

    You forgot “Cotton Eyed Joe” (the remake done by the Rednex)…..that should progressively fit right under “Achy…”

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