Fuck "Africa played over the speakers in an abandoned shopping mall"
I give you
TOTO'S AFRICA PLAYED ON A MASTURBATION DEVICE (ONAHOLE) THAT IS ALSO A BLUETOOTH SPEAKER.
I WILL BE AT #GDC18 LOOKING LOST/VULNERABLE/GENERALLY WORRIED ABOUT THE STATE OF TECHNOLOGY AT THESE TIMES:
- Tuesday: 10am-2:30pm
- Wednesday: 3:30pm-???
- Thursday: 10am-???
- Friday: 10am-???
PLEASE JOIN ME. TOGETHER WE CAN COWER IN A CORNER IN FEAR, or you know, just say hi.
I remember talking excitedly about the album and someone mentioned Switched On Bach and Walter Carlos.
I was like "Who?"
So got trans education in early, too.
The way it was presented, it was acceptable to me at the time, even though I was churchy af. I think being 8 helped.
Anyways, sitting here listening to it again and looking at the cover, I mean, however much I joke, there's a lot of influential shit going on here, at least, for an 8 year old in the late 80s.
This was probably some of my first conscious exposure to electronic music.
BTW the whole album is up on @internetarchive, so you don't even need a streaming service:
I got the Weird Al/Wendy Carlos Peter and the Wolf cassette tape when I was 8, right when it came out. I was a huge Weird Al fan.
Seeing him live was my first concert that wasn't something churchy like Carmen or DC Talk.
Before @baphometadata brought it up I hadn't thought about this album in decades.
Reaction to "genderfuck trash animal joke" on:
Twitter: "This is Good Content"
Mastodon: "IT LITERALLY ME"
Facebook: "Why don't those kids get jobs and houses instead of their avocado gender toast and what is a trash animal is that another name for obamacare. LOL!"
Making the same joke on Twitter and Mastodon and switching out the service names is the "band yelling whatever town name they're currently touring in" of social media.
"[research] found that almost 3% of Minnesota teens did not identify with traditional gender labels such as "boy" or "girl.""
Meanwhile, on mastodon, 218% of teens identify as
genderfuck trash animals.
I think Mastodon folks will appreciate this especially: Uncle Buddy's Phantom Funhouse, a groundbreaking 1993 HyperCard novel, is now fully playable in your browser on the Internet Archive. https://archive.org/details/unclebuddy https://social.tinysubversions.com/media/6231ZUn27_1Jz-N5sBw
Kid Cat: does not vape
Timmy, Tommy: not allowed to vape, but charge extortionate rates for vape juice
Apollo: pretends he vapes, is afraid to actually try it
Goldie: does not vape
Cherry: has her own branded line of vape juice
Carrie: pretends she doesn't know her kid vapes, but Actually Knows
Isabelle: has a drawer full of vape pens she's confiscated from campers
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