Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Music to listen to while you read "Ready Player One"

One of my favorite books of the summer so far is Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, a book I've described to people as a scifi book version of "The Goonies" filled with video games and tons of 80s trivia...
If you know me, you know I love me some Goonies, but add references to "LadyHawke" and just about every TV show I watched in my formative years, THEN layer on the quest and romance, and you'll understand why I had so much fun reading this.
The other night, we were listening to a mix of music from the computer, and I heard the perfect song to read Ready Player One to: "Tuff Enuff?" by ShitRobot. No big surprise that I adore anything by anyone who would call themselves ShitRobot, but their songs make the perfect soundtrack to a supergeeky, superfun novel! Makes me want to put on a vintage Atari t-shirt and boogie around the house.
(Check out "losing my patience" on their site, too... awesome.)
Nerdy side note: 1985 was a good year for movies... Back to the Future, Weird Science, LadyHawke, Goonies, Legend, Teen Wolf, Better Off Dead, Clue, Fletch, Young Sherlock Holmes, and Real Genius all came out in 1985 according to imbd. Holy ShitRobot!