A few years back I took a turn at listening to the progressive rock bands of the 1960s and 70s. The band Yes is an example of a band you might have heard that is often grouped in with this movement, and early Pink Floyd (Piper at the Gates of Dawn type stuff) fits in as well. But I would say there is fairly wide agreement that King Crimson was the big band of the movement.

So why do I bring this up? Well, it seems that the guitarist of the band, who is probably more than anyone responsible for its distinctive sound, is recording the ...ah... 'soundtrack' for Windows Vista (the next version of Windows). Who knew? Who knew, for starters, that someone got paid to create those sounds - let alone someone recognized for having musical talent? Apparently The Register did, as they are the ones who put me onto the story. There's a link to a rather long video of him creating the music, which is interesting - a woman tells him to make the music 'blue and green'.

Derek (Erb) commented:
Don't forget... the Rolling Stones created the startup music for Windows XP!
on Sat Jan 14 15:36:09 2006

David commented:
Oh gosh - I'd forgotten that ad campaign. Now I'm gonna have that darned song stuck in my head all day! :-)
on Sat Jan 14 17:57:57 2006

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