We ran a competition for newsletter readers last week to come up with a pointless interesting fact about the theremin, an electronic instrument being featured in the F-IRE Festival (previewed here by Peter Horsfall. )
Winner, and free to claim his CD, is Derek Nash, who came up with the fact that the Beach Boys used one in Good Vibrations.
Runners -up came up with a cartoon about theremins and dating , and a variety of ways to build your own at http://www.thereminworld.com
The Beach Boys didn't use a theremin on Good Vibrations. It's a common myth. In fact it was an instrument built by Paul Tanner called a Tannerin, designed to sound like a theremin.
Thank you for the facts. It is very reassuring to know that there are such vigilant folk out there!