WootBot


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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.

Stop by our Turntable.fm room to say goodbye on today, Turntable FM's last day. Also, let us just remind you: some images come from the corresponding Wikipedia page and are here under fair use.



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chicken0102


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"Mr. Roboto" by Styx

mossygreen


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Hmm, everyone shopping?

Too lazy/busy/distracted to post links today, but I'll take the opportunity to pre-emptively stake claim to every single Kraftwerk song ever, especially "Pocket Calculator." Also every other Gary Numan song. Don't even bother posting, people: my crackerjack legal team will destroy you. It's also made up of computers.

CatCK


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The first video ever aired by MTV


Is this technology's, and mankind's, future?

chicken0102


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mossygreen wrote:Hmm, everyone shopping?


Probably. Or there's a robot apocalypse that we don't know about that has prevented everyone else from posting.

ceagee


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These meows are compiled together by a computer and the cats have obviously been cyber-manipulated. So does it count ?

Wait.
What am I asking you for.
Obviously it does, or I wouldn't be posting it :D
Enjoy ! Oh and make your own pets go nuts playing it. Fun ! Well until they tear your computer apart , but that just fits the theme.

dougall


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mossygreen wrote:Hmm, everyone shopping?

I'll take the opportunity to pre-emptively stake claim to every single Kraftwerk song ever, especially "Pocket Calculator." Also every other Gary Numan song.



Killjoy!


Party Pooper.


In that case, I'll remind you that the day is really about Shopping.


(sultans of ping - lets go shopping)

And not about the machines that enable it

(Queen - Machines)

dougall


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Of course, if the cyber part of it all is in reference to the internet, it's a short hop to Ave. Q.

(NSFW)




and how do we shop online, or telecommute for that matter?

mossygreen


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dougall wrote:Killjoy!


Party Pooper.


In that case, I'll remind you that the day is really about Shopping.



I'm pretty ruthless when it comes to Numan.

And I now cement my monstrousness with a video from the Sgt. Pepper's movie:


And fail to make up for it with a 16 minute video tour of Tommy Bartlett's Robot World from 1988:


LarryLars


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They Might Be Giants – Robot Parade



Stumbled upon this: a blast from the past!
Roscoe The Robot - Where Do I Plug It In?


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Have you checked your Private Messages lately?

strawhousepig


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mossygreen wrote:Hmm, everyone shopping?



This didn't make it into the RSS feed, so sorry for being tardy!

NoMeansNo - Dark Ages http://youtu.be/vmBDkYGVqGQ

Paul Simon - Boy In The Bubble http://youtu.be/Uy5T6s25XK4

Also pmuch anything from Voivod.

mossygreen


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Kool Keith, I'm Seein' Robots

The weird thing is that I was trying to get back to this page by typing "robot" into the address bar, and this came up in my history.

miken927


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Prince and the Revolution - Computer Blue


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I Bet on Sky

Moueska


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/SQUEE

Okay, okay.

Rhett & Link - Robot Girlfriend
The Dresden Dolls - Coin Operated Boy

TECHNICALLY - (no pun intended) the following may or may not qualify.

Daft Punk - "Harder Better Faster Stronger"
Jonathan Coulton - "Still Alive" and "Want You Gone" (from Portal - both sung in-game by a robotic voice who spends a great deal of the first game intent on your demise.)

The Clockwork Quartet - "The Doctor's Wife" (A doctor is so intent on saving his wife from a terminal illness that he declares at the end that he'll just build her a whole new body from scratch)


mossygreen


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OK, more Gurdjieff-influenced '60's fuzzy mysticism than cyber-anything, but the title works.

Charles Manson, Mechanical Boy