It arrived yesterday and I've been listening to it all morning. It's a compilation of Kraftwerk covers done on old 8-bit home computers and video consoles, like Commodore 64. So it's got Kraftwerk and 80s computers. And it's a fun listen. Coooool!
I heard about this album through Caleb, who actually called me and held his phone up to the radio so I could hear NPR's profile of it. Now, honestly, I love NPR but I find their music coverage just doesn't meet my taste because apparently you have to be into middle-brow big-time. However, I was intrigued and went onto the NPR web site to get the full review for myself. And, well, I HAD to get it!
P.S. The first CD I ever bought myself was actually also based on an NPR review. It was TMBG's album Flood.
Along with 8-Bit Operators, I've scooped up several other CDs... the new NIN... the new Bjork... a 2-disc Gerschwin compilaton, and while not an album, the awesome single "Immigrant Song." Because I actually really dig Led Zeppelin, along with a slew of other 70s rock bands.
So Caleb calls and tells me that serviceworkers on Montreal's Metro system have just gone on strike. The system isn't quite closed, but there will only be limited service. Fortunately we expected to walk or bike most places anyway. The main inconvenience is going to be getting to and from the airport, although I've just discovered a private bus line that goes back and forth every 25 minutes... and conveniently runs to right by our B&B, which happens to be near the main bus terminal. Anyway, I figure if I can get around using Atlanta's crappy system, I can get around in an Old World type city all the better.
1. Your Middle Name: 2. Age: 3. Single or Taken: 4. Favorite Movie: 5. Favorite Song or Album: 6. Favorite Band/Artist: 7. Dirty or Clean: 8. Tattoos and/or Piercings: 9. Do we know each other outside of LJ? 10. What's your philosophy on life? 11. Fav memory from childhood 12. Do you think secrets are hurtful? 13. What is your favorite memory of us? 14. What is your favorite guilty pleasure? 15. Tell me one odd/interesting fact about you: 16. You can have three wishes (for yourself, so forget all the "world peace, etc." malarkey) - what are they? 17. Can we get together and make a cake? 18. Which country (or place outside any country) is your spiritual home? 19. What is your big weakness? 20. Do you think I'm a good person? 21. What was your best/favorite subject at school? 22. Describe your accent. 23. If you could change anything about me, would you? 24. What do you wear to sleep? 25. Your style? 26. Cigarettes or alcohol? 27. Time travel: past or future? 28. Will you repost this so I can fill it out for you?
P.S. I'm going to be in Montreal this weekend so I may not respond to everybody quickly.