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Fantastic

Posted by shanoah on November 17, 2008

You know, a lot of the rest of my exposure to the day of the dead and surrounding mexican culture, candy skulls and the like, comes from reading Ray Bradburys stories. He was also responsable for exposing me to some of the most fantastic science fiction and fantasy motions.

I wouldn’t be suprised if some part of me still goes back to stories like “I sing the body electric!”, or “Here there be Tygers”, or “Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed”, when all the wild mad science notions come to my mind, and it is no bad thing.

With that in mind, I think it’s time to play a few songs that may have slipped through the cracks.

Some Fantastic – Barenaked Ladies

I think it goes without saying that I love Barenaked Ladies. And the Barenaked Ladies singing about mad science themes is even better. And they really are good unplugged, though zipping your fly up off-camera would be nice.

Plastic Fantastic Lover – Jefferson Airplane

And if you can’t get Barenaked Ladies, why not go with a Plastic Fantastic Lover? I’ll always love Jefferson Airplane…

Together in Electric Dreams – Phil Oakley

And here we have the theme song to a movie from 1984 that is apparently very hard to get on VHS, and was never released on DVD. Haven’t watched it, but I gather it is about a love triangle between a guy, his girlfriend, and his computer.

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2 Responses to “Fantastic”

  1. Miramon said

    I vaguely remember Electric Dreams. It was a cute little light romantic comedy. I think the idea was an early voice-controlled home automation hobbyist nerd’s computer becomes self-aware when he spills champagne into it…. Something like that anyway. It was fun at the time, but I imagine would be excruciating to watch again today.

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