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News, The Snitch Here's Why Photo of Dead Funk Musician -- Without Glasses -- Was in Optometrist's Window

Here's Why Photo of Dead Funk Musician -- Without Glasses -- Was in Optometrist's Window

Like many of you readers, we were a bit taken aback when we walked past Dr. David Stamper's optometry offices on Mission and 21st all last month. Pictured in the store's window was the above photo of "ROGER!" Needless to…
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A brief history of vocal fakery from Zapp to "Lollipop"

When the vocoder was first invented in the 1930s, it was intended as a telecommunications encoder for speech encryption and transmission. Okay, so the history is dry, but the signal is wet, and the pitch-shifting, compressed sound has been drizzled…
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News, Feature California Loved

California Loved

Lester Troutman knew something was wrong the minute he turned on his cell that morning. It was April 25, 1999 -- a Sunday -- and Troutman already had 25 voice-mail messages. Before he could check them, the phone rang. "Have…
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