Monday Afternoon Jukebox: Daft Punk’s New “Get Lucky”

Sam Wilkinson

According to a faithful reader, I'm Ordinary Times's "least thoughtful writer." So I've got that going for me, which is nice.

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  1. BlaiseP says:

    Very nice. Here’s my latest heavy rotation obsession. Guilty pleasure music, to be sure. Jamiroquai, Rock Dust Light Star.Report

  2. Glyph says:

    I gave it a listen, but I can’t say that it has changed my opinion on Daft Punk. I guess I prefer my robots Teutonic, not Gallic.Report

    • Glyph in reply to Glyph says:

      But at least they inspired this, and got a dis from Princess Superstar and Kool Keith.Report

      • Glyph in reply to Glyph says:

        That Princess Superstar/Kool Keith song may not be entirely SFW.Report

      • dhex in reply to Glyph says:

        that lcd soundsystem song may be my least favorite song of all time. i knew what you were linking to and i clicked on it anyway, like a bigot perusing facebook photos from an interracial marriage.

        “There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who love The Decemberists and those who don’t. My ex-wife loves them.”


        lcd soundsystem v. decemberists is my brain’s steel cage death match of just awful npr white people music.Report

        • Glyph in reply to dhex says:

          You must be Losing Your Edge (to better-looking people with better ideas and more talent. And they’re actually really, really nice!)

          You hate all LCD, or just that song?

          Seriously, “least favorite song of all time”?

          I am not even sure what mine would be.

          Probably “Life Is A Highway”.

          Or, wait, no, “What’s Up”.

          Or maybe “Zombie”.

          Ah, crud, I’ll have to get back to you. There’s seriously a lot of competition for the title, and I am stunned that LCD would make it anywhere near the final rounds for you.Report

          • Chris in reply to Glyph says:

            All she wants to do is dance.

            Or the worst earworm ever.


          • dhex in reply to Glyph says:

            i believe i dislike everything that guy has ever touched. but i particularly dislike that song a lot.

            the chorus of that song is a thing in my little group of friends because it’s so annoying i.e. where you replace “playing in my house” with something else (“playing with my balls” is a fan favorite) and you have to sing it like he does, in other words like a total dillhole.

            zombie is pretty rough. life is a highway i may have been numbed to due to repeated viewings of cars. it is not a good song, as you would imagine coming from a guy named rascal and who may or may not be making sexual innuendo in the chorus. what’s up is kinda gross but is it as gross as that song about freshmen if you’re going to pick wank from the 90s? or anything the goo goo dolls have touched?

            but yeah i’d rather listen to all of that than daft punk is playing at my house. i’d rather listen to the playlist of someone who is totally into 90s nostalgia on facebook than that song.

            i’d rather listen to justin beiber cover hamburger lady, complete with spoken word caveat that he believes she’d be a fan of his.

            if you and i were playing would you rather with a bottle of maker’s mark or some other substandard booze i would simply answer yes to each question matched against that song.

            i do not care for that song at all.Report

            • Glyph in reply to dhex says:

              sing it like he does, in other words like a total dillhole.

              In other words, like Mark E Smith with a cold (an ENGLISH total dillhole – and I actually LIKE some Fall – a friend was asking me where to start with them, and I was flustered, trying to explain the ridiculousness of Mark E Smith, which cannot be explained, only endured and marveled at.)

              it is not a good song, as you would imagine coming from a guy named rascal

              Oh non non non, Rascal arguably slightly IMPROVED that nonsense. As your long-suffering elder, I have now been afflicted with two versions of that awful, awful song:


              anything the goo goo dolls have touched

              And now I will really date myself. I am old enough to have seen GGD (I think with Agent Orange IIRC?) at a crappy warehouse show back when they were nobody Replacements wannabes (I remember the hesher-looking bassist running back and forth on the stage shoeless). And they really weren’t that bad, despite their derivative nature and terrible, terrible bandname. In my view at the time, if the ‘Mats weren’t going to make those records anymore, someone might as well. Crunchy melodic rock songs, the occasional obscure punk cover, eh, you could do worse.

              After the mid-90’s they sure did do worse, and kept doing.

              Weirdly, Paul Westerberg has said he only likes them (he’s friends with the lead singer) out of all the crop of bands that Replacements influenced.

              Paul has lost his damn mind.Report

              • dhex in reply to Glyph says:

                “In other words, like Mark E Smith with a cold”

                that is fair, yes. he has a face for radio, and a voice for a face for radio. he’s like one of those montana meth ads, but made out of flesh instead of pro bono agency work.

                i’m sure i heard the original version of life is a highway i want to ride it alll night lonnnnng song in 91 (i am sadly not that young) but i was smart enough to spend my 20s in the aughties mentally bleaching away the early 90s.Report

              • dhex in reply to dhex says:

                and that is an interesting, if qualified, defense of the goo goo dolls.Report

    • Chris in reply to Glyph says:

      A friend of mine, when asked why he and his wife are no longer together, gives an updated What About Bob? answer, “There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who love The Decemberists and those who don’t. My ex-wife loves them.” In my experience, this is pretty much how it works with Daft Punk, too, though I’m not sure they’ve broken up any marriages.Report

  3. George Turner says:

    Off topic, but it’s being reported that two bombs went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

    pic from the Atlantic wire.Report

  4. Sam says:

    The song has been pulled. Dammit.Report

  5. Michael Drew says:

    You’re no idiot to love what you love, Sam, nor to have loved and lost… 🙂Report

  6. Glyph says:

    a fan’s (brilliant) remix of small samples of work

    Oh man, everyone totally got Daft Punk’d!

    Guess if they had done their Homework they might have made that Discovery; but people are only Human After All.

    (note to self: insert snarky comment about what it says about Daft Punk’s music that apparently not even their biggest fans are able to easily tell much difference between 2 short free-sample snippets looped ad infinitum, and an actual completed Daft Punk track…try to work “Fake But Accurate”, or maybe “The Robots’ New Clothes” in there somewhere as proposed new remix album titles).

    In all seriousness Sam, when the record comes out for real, you are welcome to post a review of it at MD for a Wed. music post (or do some hip-hop posts, or any music you want).

    I think I got all my Daft Punk salad-talking done here, so I will try not to lay any more on there. 🙂Report

  7. Sam Wilkinson says:

    I’m just gonna keep posting new versions as they pop up, because f it.Report