"What, is he checking his e-mail up there?" has long been a standard jape when confronted by live electronic music, a useful insult to lob at the slobbily dressed dude onstage, peering wanly at the crowd, feeble mustache half-illuminated by his laptop's screen. A hoary old cliché, alas—but I still like it. It's archetypally funny, like "Bartender says, 'Why the long face?' " or "Does the Pope crap in the woods?" Customize if you like: "What, is he playing Minesweeper up there?" Salt to taste and serve sarcastically chilled to 200 to 250 fellow... More >>>