Matt Garfield: You know, for all the attention I get for playing the keytar, I'm not much of a keytar buff. Especially not in the genres of music I listen to most frequently. Hell, I'm not even sure there are many keytarists out there to begin with. Most keyboardists that can play worth a damn (unlike me) would opt for a keyboard on a stand so they could have full accessibility to the instrument. Playing a keyboard as a keytar is actually pretty restrictive. It works OK for playing basslines, which is how I use it in most of my songs, but to do anything intricate, you'd really be better off putting the keyboard on a stand.
"The best example I can give of a great keytar performance would be the Edgar Winter Group playing Frankenstein in 1973. But it's really just a keyboard slung over his shoulder with a strap."
"There's also this pretty sweet video of Rick Wakeman, cape clad, and his son Adam Wakeman rocking out a dueling keytar solo."
Mose Giganticus is touring through the midwest and the south until the end of November.