Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Music Post: Robots!

Today's music post celebrates robots, or at least works as a guide through the different stages of budding robot-icity: denial, anger, acceptance, and finally violent retribution on their human creators.  Now with 100% less Uncanny Valley effect.

Let's work with denial first.  Marina and the Diamonds: I Am Not a Robot



Anger.  The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots



Acceptance, via Robyn: Fembot



Retribution, Flight of the Conchords style: the Humans Are Dead



I realize there's a lot of other robot-related music that could have gone on this round-up, so I'll probably do another robot-themed music post sooner or later.

Finally, here's an informal poll: who, or what, is your favorite robot (cylons, terminators, fembots, etc - all valid)?  I'm partial to Marvin from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, but I think my favorite is R2D2.

9 comments:

  1. I like Marvin, but mostly he makes me hate humans. HK-47 is pretty badass. But I think I'd have to go with R. Daneel Olivaw, from Asimov's robot mysteries.

    And my captcha phrase is "thesings"!

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  2. Captcha win :)

    I admit to having a fondness for HK-47 once all was said and done (musing reply), but have only read one of Asimov's robot novels and don't remember Olivaw all that well.

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  3. R. Daneel works with his human detective partner Elijah Baley to solve mysteries (starting with Caves of Steel). They form a friendship which ends up being very moving.

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  4. I'm cracking up at the Robyn--Fembot song.

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  5. @Jessica it's a good one :) Jej sings along in the morning, it's hilarious.

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  6. I really liked Marvin as well! I also liked Kryten from "Red Dwarf".

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  7. Oooh yes, Kryten! Forgot about him.

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  8. I am saddened by the lack of Styx on this list...

    Domo arigato, Mrs. Sci Fi Sweetheart.

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