Music Monday: Cyber Monday

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! Ever since the first robot opera appeared at the turn of the century, technology and music have walked arm and arm. In honor of Cyber Monday, Scott's put together a grand collection of computers and robots and such. Get your biometric ID and hurry through the teleportation gates!

David Bowie - TVC15

 

Bowie's attempt to write a sci-fi Velvet Underground song made for a catchy little number about a TV that devours a poor guy's girlfriend. Did it inspire Videodrome? Who can say?

Consider this techno-torium your secret refuge from the onslaught of deals. And see you after the jump for more.

Daft Punk - Robot Rock

 

There's not a lot to say about this dance-friendly electro-whatever hit. It's pretty much just something for a robot to enjoy at the robot clubs after work. 10 GET DOWN 20 GET UP AGAIN 30 GO TO 10, am I right, everybody?

Giorgio Moroder & Phil Oakey - Electric Dreams

 

"How is this about technology?" you may ask? Well, watch the video. And then remember the time when this movie was at least one of the top twenty releases of the week it came out. Computers were once so mysterious to us all.

Gary Numan - Metal

 

Imagine the life of an android. To do the same thing over and over again all day, is that joy? Is that sadness? Are those even concepts that count if they've been programmed away? And now, the catch: what if an android only does those boring tasks because it wants to be more like us? Maybe that 9-to-5 makes us a little bit robotic ourselves...

Royksopp - The Girl And The Robot

 

It's the oldest story. Girl meets robot. Robot can't feel. Girl assumes she can change robot. Love ensues. In our world, technology can be far more attractive than real life. People evolve, but robots always stay the same as the day they were bor- um, created.

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