Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse passed away on March 6, 2010. Mark was a big Optigan fan/user (hear the Optigan “Guitar in 3/4” disc in the above song), and I had corresponded with him a bit over the years. Recently I had been trying to get in touch with him about doing a Sparklehorse Optigan disc, but my emails went unanswered. Rest in peace, brother!
Update: Adam Swalberg pointed me to this image of Mark playing live with an Orchestron as part of his rig. Click the image to see more pics from the same show.