The awesomest beatnik
August 23, 2005 10:42 PM   Subscribe

Henry Jacobs is, a unique and mostly forgotten (but recently reissued) sound artist and humorist, an inventor of surround sound and, apparently, really really good at left handed ping-pong.
posted by gilgamix (6 comments total)
Though there should be a tremendous amount of enthusiastic prose to write about a man who both organises sound engineering and plays ping-pong, I can only think- "Oh, so that's who helped invent that." In fact, I didn't even think that. I think.

What a useless waste of a post. I don't know why I'm still writing this. Mongoose.
posted by malusmoriendumest at 3:59 AM on August 24, 2005

On the contrary, I thought this was an interesting post—I’d never heard of Jacobs before &, even though his work isn’t quite my cup of tea, I was glad to make this brief acquaintance with it.
posted by misteraitch at 4:17 AM on August 24, 2005

I said that MINE was a useless waste of a post, not the link.
posted by malusmoriendumest at 6:38 AM on August 24, 2005

I highly recommend Electronic Kabuki Mambo, recently released on Locust in 2002.
posted by Sidthecat at 9:28 AM on August 24, 2005

No, you only 'meant' "mine". You didn't say it. That's not how it read at all.'s clarified now.
posted by peacay at 9:29 AM on August 24, 2005

Great post. I am amazed at the number of forgotten artists and thrilled when new dvds/cds come out.
posted by derangedlarid at 10:08 AM on August 24, 2005

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