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24 May 2005 @ 10:03 am
808 State  
Every time I see a digital clock displaying 8:08 as the time, I think of 808 State.

Now, I know that their name is derived from a model of synthesizer--well, scratch that, I think that band's name originates from a piece of electronic equipment, but I almost always feel an 808 kind of feeling from seeing that time displayed. Yup. What times make you think of other things?

Yes, I am listening to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as I work at my desk, and am in the process of making a back up copy of it. Must thank Sam (nebsllimBen's brother, and my brother-in-law for sharing it with me.
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Token Geek Girlsyreene on May 24th, 2005 07:16 am (UTC)
Servermonkey The Hero!
Your colorized pic is done and up now! :D
Michael: Cartoon meservermonkey on May 24th, 2005 08:53 am (UTC)
Re: Servermonkey The Hero!
Awesome, you rock!
Token Geek Girlsyreene on May 24th, 2005 02:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Servermonkey The Hero!
Glad you like it! :)

The best will be when I get all of the Justice 8 done so I can put it together into one big picture. :)
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Michaelservermonkey on May 24th, 2005 08:53 am (UTC)
Cool. Ex:El is probably my favorite work of theirs, though I haven't listened to Gorgeous, and should sometime.
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Michaelservermonkey on May 25th, 2005 03:39 am (UTC)
Yes! YOU MUST.
Joefabulist on May 24th, 2005 01:37 pm (UTC)
It's actually from one of the all-time neatest drum machines, the Roland TR-808.

Isn't it much better to listen to HHGTTG than see it?

The pictures are so much better that way.
Michael: Cartoon meservermonkey on May 25th, 2005 03:38 am (UTC)
Definitely agree with you regarding listening to HHGTTG. It takes me back quite some time.

Thanks for the 808 info.
The baffled kingda_pimpmasta on May 24th, 2005 02:25 pm (UTC)
I always seem to look at a clock at exactly 11:38, whether it's AM or PM, at least once a day. since it's a significant number OUTSIDE of that, too, I usually take notice.

Any time which is palindromic, ascending, or descending, also makes me think weird things. That's pretty much it, except for the special one, 4:04. I hate that time.
Michaelservermonkey on May 25th, 2005 03:38 am (UTC)
4:04, huh? Interesting.
mineral777 on May 24th, 2005 03:09 pm (UTC)
808
You win.
I checked the source of all things important (wikipedia) and this is what they say
808 State are an English electronic music outfit formed in 1988 in Manchester, taking their name from the Roland TR-808 drum machine. Widely regarded as being one of the pioneers of British acid house they were formed by Graham Massey, Martin Price and Gerald Simpson (later to record as A Guy Called Gerald) and released their debut Newbuild in 1988. Autechre and Aphex Twin have often cited Newbuild as being enormously influential, and the group achieved some degree of chart success in the UK in the early 1990s with releases "Pacific State", "Cubik" and "In yer face".citation
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Michaelservermonkey on May 25th, 2005 03:35 am (UTC)
Re: 808
I've never listened to Newbuild, either. Must check it and more Aphex Twin out.

w00t for music!
Michael: Cartoon meservermonkey on May 25th, 2005 03:33 am (UTC)
Re: 808
A moment for a bit of a wiki-w00t!
mineral777 on May 25th, 2005 10:17 pm (UTC)
Re: 808
holla at your boy. wiki whatt??
mineral777 on May 24th, 2005 03:11 pm (UTC)
can I get a backup also?
in regards to 808 I generally think of an outkast song
"and I know you're part of that 808 can you give some of that b-a-s-s bass."

word.
Michaelservermonkey on May 25th, 2005 03:34 am (UTC)
But of course, you are welcome to a back up.
mineral777 on May 25th, 2005 10:17 pm (UTC)
I now have a back up
mineral777 on May 25th, 2005 10:18 pm (UTC)
and if one more person tells me hey look its 1: adam 12. they will die. I hate the time 1:12
wickedqueen on May 24th, 2005 04:14 pm (UTC)
8:08 = BOB time on a digital clock!! GET IT?!?!
Michaelservermonkey on May 25th, 2005 03:34 am (UTC)
Heh, definitely.