Mechanical music maker Thomas Truax has a new single out tomorrow, incidentally on the 50th anniversary of Buddy Holly's and Joe Meek's death.
Joe Meek was a fascinating and tragic character, an innovative
London-based hit record producer and one of the first to set up a
genuine home studio. He was an occult enthusiast and participated in
biweekly seances. At one of these he reputedly received a message
predicting the date of his hero Buddy Holly's death: February 3, 1958.
Panicked Meek actively sought out Buddy, and personally delivered a note
to him backstage when Buddy was on tour in the UK. Holly thanked him
politely, and later even laughed about the meeting/warning in a
post-tour interview well after February 3 had passed uneventfully.
However, exactly one year later, the date proved to be tragically
The music video by director Andrew Werner was shot through a big Zoetrope - the irregular flickering effect compliments Truax's warbling machine music wonderfully.
Thomas Truax - Joe Meek Warns Buddy Holly 
Also see Thomas interviewed in the debut issue of Steampunk Magazine a couple years back.