Chicago bluesman Theodore Roosevelt “Hound Dog” Taylor (1915-1975) was born with six fingers on each hand. The extra digit on his right hand was reportedly not a benefit to his guitar playing, and it is said that Taylor eventually amputated it with a razor blade.
Electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk play an eight-night career retrospective this week at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art. The band plays a different album in its entirety each night. Kraftwerk concerts—which happen rarely—are multimedia extravaganzas; this retrospective features projections that require audience members to wear 3D glasses. I wasn’t able to get tickets, but am reading this week’s reports with excitement.