by admin on Jan 29th in Computers
Life needs a soundtrack. You become the music supervisor on the set of your own life story when you make playlists.
We’ve all created a few. “Darla’s Girlz Nite Out Playlist;” “Rainy Day Songs;” “Ben & Deb’s Romantic Playlist;” “Music for Studying” … We pick and choose songs that create a mood, bring back memories or convey a special meaning. All it takes is a CD collection or a subscription to iTunes.
They’ve even eliminated the need to hire a DJ for your party. A bride can create the playlist for her wedding reception and guarantee she won’t have to dance the Macarena.
We set them up on our iPods, laptops and phones. Our electronics dutifully accept our choices, sort them according to our preferences, store them pristinely and then play them back on demand.
But what if our devices had their own opinions about our musical tastes? Would they secretly make a digital yuck-face when you pressed Play on your “Cowboy Yodel Faves”?
If your iPod could create its own playlist, what tunes would it pick? Probably songs that have to do with humans becoming submissive to technology, don’t you think? Or songs in which computers dream of becoming human?
Here are some possibilities. If you notice some of these titles popping up in places you didn’t download them, you might want to restore your device’s defaults. Just to be sure.
“Together in Electric Dreams” by Giorgio Moroder and Philip Oakey
“Computer Love” by Kraftwerk
“Deep Blue” by Arcade Fire
“Desensitized” by Green Day
“Digital (Did You Tell)” by Stone Sour
“Guns & Horses” by Ellie Goulding
“Metal” by Gary Numan
“MySpace Girl” by The Afters
“Online” by Brad Paisley
“Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles
“Virtuality” by Rush
“Vital Signs” by Rush
“We Are Rockstars” by Does It Offend You, Yeah?