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May
13

Mahaffey, a stage, and a TED talk…

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Matt Mahaffey, the suped up beat dropper, meets sweet pop mastermind, gave a talk. It wasn’t one I totally predicted, nor was it one where he made a proclamation of a completed sElf record. But shit, the man got me live in my swivel chair. He engaged me more than most of these talks — spare me your intellectual bullshit; this is Mahaffey.

His weapons of choice as he engaged the audience: drum set, omnichord, grand piano, and an electric guitar. And this quote:

I always wanted to work with Prince; because Prince can play guitar like Jimi Hendrix, can play piano like Thelonius Monk, and can squel like James Brown. But still in a Prince song; all musicians are thieves but the good ones make it untraceable.

This talk’s setlist:

NEW ONE

Better Than Aliens

This Is Love

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2 Responses to “Mahaffey, a stage, and a TED talk…”


  1. June 7, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    It was “Thelonious Monk”, not The Loneliest Monk, FYI

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thelonious_Monk

  2. June 7, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Thanks, Stephen! I remember replaying that part a few times.


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