Michael Ouellette writes: "Hey Tom, I'm a geek who previously didn't know anything about the Fairlight - your recent posts about it have fascinated me! Thanks!
"Anyway, I'm watching the new Duran Duran video last night, and I see that Nick Rhodes is playing what looks like a Korg MicroControl and a Powerbook sitting on a table, and I think about how much times have changed that players can replace a huge keyboard stage rig with a notebook and a midi contoller, blah blah blah.
"So, I keep watching the video and realize that the 'table' the Korg and Powerbook are sitting on is a Fairlight keyboard! And it looks like he's playing the Fairlight keyboard, not the smaller Korg one.
"Now, I realize that it's only a video, but I was jazzed to see it. Do you think it's just his way of giving a nod to the past, for the benefit of us eagle-eyed geeks? Or is there a chance that he's actually using the keyboard in his rig?"
I don't know, Michael, but thanks for spotting it. Perhaps Nick is out there and can let us know? (And maybe explain why he's secretly been replaced by a crudely-drawn manga animation in his video?)