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"Conspiracy theories are big because they're comforting. Any conspiracy is infinitely less multiplex than the real deal, which is multiplex to the point of being unknowable."
- William Gibson

Coley Group  
  A musical form that involves dancing in a field of weak microwaves.  

Reverend Lazarus (aka Sandy Locke, aka Nickie Haflinger), the novel's protagonist is bored - reduced to channel surfing on the three-vee.

...he found a coley group, all blue-skin makeup and feathers in their hair, not playing instruments but moving among invisible columns of weak microwaves and provoking disturbances which a computer translated into sound... hopefully, music. They were stiff and their coordination was lousy. His own amateur group, composed of kids fresh out of high school, was better at keeping the key and homing in on the tonal chord.
From The Shockwave Rider, by John Brunner.
Published by Harper and Row in 1975
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