‘Conference Season’ has just begun in sunny San Francisco, which, for the long-oppressed tech folks of this city, is when we sit indoors for hours on end with other pale people. Meanwhile, the general populace tries to get as close to naked as both municipal codes and strong northerlies allow.
As you may know, I’m a music nerd that loves nerd music. The glitchier, the better. I produce playlists en masse within my beloved Rdio, largely for my private pleasure. However, in tribute to my fellow keyboard comrades, who are currently rehearsing their excitement for the redacted, I present…
Without wanting to write Moby-like liner notes, many of the references to ‘work’ are with irony. Death from Above’s refrain, “Woman friend take me to your bedroom, let me show you how I work” is tragicomic in the context of the late-night patch submissions and extended sprints leading up to I/O, WWDC et al. You bring your laptop, I’ll get cozy with a nice book.
The energy behind this one came from a Googler and thus the intentionally-hokey references to dead cellphones, glass and cars. Nonetheless, I feel that anyone with a little love for electro-clash can get into this groove. So, it’s over to you - give it a spin.
(Republished from ‘Camping Minotaur’)