So long, Bob

typed for your pleasure on 22 August 2005, at 1.06 pm

Sdtrk: ‘Beethoviana’ by Wendy Carlos

from the ‘No good’ files: Robert Moog, pioneer of the modular analogue synthesiser that bears his name, passed away yesterday.

Bob’s Body Leaves Us

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — August 21, 2005 — Bob died this afternoon at his home in Asheville, N.C. He was 71. Bob was diagnosed with brain cancer (glioblastoma multiforme or GBM) in late April 2005. He had received both radiation treatment and chemotherapy to help combat the disease. He is survived by his wife, Ileana, his five children, Laura Moog Lanier, Matthew Moog, Michelle Moog-Koussa, Renee Moog, and Miranda Richmond; and the mother of his children, Shirleigh Moog.

Bob was warm and outgoing. He enjoyed meeting people from all over the world. He especially appreciated what Ileana referred to as “the magical connection” between music-makers and their instruments.

It goes without saying that Bob Moog changed the shape of music for the better. He will definitely be missed, but his legacy will live on

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2 have spoken to “So long, Bob”

  1. es writes:

    dk…

    i JUST heard… i’ve been putting off checking in on you for several days, but i had to drop in to see if you knew yet… :{

    cripes… asheville! how’d i fail to note that, it’s one of the top five places we’re considering moving to too… :<

    shoulda’ got my act together a couple a’ years ago when i first managed to summon up SOME dash of resolve… alas, wackness…

    beEeEeEep, whimper, bloooOp, sob… :[

    good-bye bob…

    later…

  2. SafeTinspector writes:

    Damn. Not happy news. But on the bright side he’s been well documented recently. But now there is one more person I admire greatly whom I will now never meet.

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