There are numerous videos on YouTube about circuit bending: people that show their work, experiments, live videos etc. For the last three days, I’ve been reading the comments under “What is circuit bending” video (which quite popular, I’ve seen it embedded in may CB blogs/pages). There are three main categories of commenters:
those who like cb stuff
those who are neutral towards it
and those who are totally against it.
I find quite interesting the last category. These are people that think that circuit bending is not music, it’s just chaotic nonsense noise, and circuit benders are “hippies and geeks that mess with technology” (as one of the commenters mentioned, this is how Microsoft was invented!). There are similar comments relating to the sexual habits of circuit benders – they are quite amusing.
It’s quite important to take those comments into consideration. In the end, they represent a portion of the audience, which is quite significant for popular culture.