|The Classic Casio SA-76.|
Well, being a Renaissance Man (and his lady being a Renaissance Lady), my friends are raising their very young children delightfully, with full engagement with language and nature and arts and music. So, while their young ones might still be a bit small for a proper Moog, they are not too small for the timeless power of an all-in-one Casio. As can been seen, their particular Casio SA-76 is clearly Hello Kitty approved.
Looking at this synth, you might not be impressed. Sure, the keys on this smokin' axe might be miniature, but my joy in having something -- anything -- to calm my traveler's nerves was anything but miniature. Each one of its 26 little ivories and 18 little ebonies was a tender salve to my travel pains.
|The Key to Casio Appeal...the Backing Beats.|
Then, by incrementing the pattern (#5, yes #5!), speeding the beat a bit, dialing in a tasty organ, who knew that the Casio would become a magical teleportation device delivering me to my musical happy place. And who knew that, on that day at least, my musical happy place would be Rockin' the Casio!