Museum Month -- which takes place for the entire month of February -- was created more than two decades ago to promote awareness of San Diego's museums and cultural offerings. With only a few days left to take advantage of half-off admission prices, why not stop at the Museum of Making Music, in Carlsbad. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, "the Museum of Making Music explores the multifaceted history of the American music products industry from its beginnings in the 1890s to today.... The museum tells stories of hard work, challenge, inspiration and pioneering innovation, and reveals the profound relationship between the industry, popular music and global culture."
A spokesman for the museum points out that “Moog” sounds like the words “vogue” or “rogue,” adding that it is not like the sound a cow would make, but, rather, would rhyme with something you would do to your lawn.
Currently, the Museum of Making Music has Waves of Inspiration: The Legacy of Moog on exhibition. Bob Moog, a pioneer of electronic music, invented the Moog synthesizer in the mid-'60s. Revolutionizing the landscape of music, early adopters of the synthesizer included Rick Wakeman of Yes, Keith Emerson and Stevie Wonder. Today, Moog's influence expands all genres and can be heard worldwide, and is played by some of music's most relevant and innovative artists (e.g., Jonny Greenwood/Radiohead). According to the Museum of Making Music, "the exhibit is the first of its kind, marking the first public display of the artifacts from Bob Moog’s archives."
More information about museum month, check out the www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org.