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"The world is really so surreal these days that it's necessary for us to blunt it somehow in order to stay sane. The artist functions to short-circuit the buffering mechanism, so that people can occasionally perceive the weirdness of things as they are."
- William Gibson

Trumpaphone  
  A loud, brassy instrument.  

They gave us a gala send-off, the kind that keeps your heart bobbing up at your tonsils. Its a long, long way to the Milky Way! the voices sang out. The band thundered the chorus over and over. The golden trumpaphones blasted our eardrums wide open. Thousands of people clapped their hands in time.
From The Voyage That Lasted 600 Years, by Don Wilcox.
Published by Amazing Stories in 1940
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Remember the Star Trek episode The Way To Eden? I saw it when it was first broadcast. This episode featured futuristic musical instruments (even Spock played!).


(Spock shows his hippie side with alien musical instruments)

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