Friday, September 26, 2008

Thomas 2001: A Space Oddity

I can’t help but wish I’d stuck with my piano lessons when I behold a sight as beautiful as this! It’s the Thomas 2001 Electric Organ, and if Space Mountain were a keyboard instead of a roller coaster, this would be it.

The console seen here is on display in the lobby of the Standard Hotel. At one of the best photo-ops in downtown Los Angeles, the aspiring space-age organist can sit down and pretend to play Thus Sprach Zarathustra. (thankfully, it’s unplugged...)