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Saturday, July 19, 2008 

Like an outlet in an adobe hut

So, uh, in addition to all the ways we already knew she was brilliant, Delia Derbyshire may have invented electronic dance music (seriously, the clip sounds like Aphex Twin). The really sad (fucking tragic, actually) part is that if she'd happened to have testicles, we probably wouldn't be finding out about this forty years after the fact. And this is a woman, I'll remind you, who got out of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop when synthesizers came along because "it all became a little too easy."

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