[ Tech Songs ] Baked at Atari

June 20th, 2016 by Benj Edwards

Benj Edwards Tech Songs Album Cover

Some of you may recall that from 2002-2005, I ran a band/website called Request-A-Song.com. Well, since March of this year, I’ve been publishing music online again as part of a musical project I call Tech Songs.

Tech Songs, for me, is essentially a writing prompt for music — a concept that inspires me to write songs about a certain topic. In this case, the topic is the past, present, and future of technology. In some ways, I think of Tech Songs as an open-ended album about tech.

Today I am officially announcing the release of “Baked At Atari,” a lighthearted, ficticious song (but inspired by true events) about engineers at Atari in the mid-1970s. Atari fans amongst you will likely pick out several familiar names and references in the lyrics.

You can listen to the song on my SoundCloud page, or click on the embedded song below.

When you’re done listening, I’d love to hear some suggestions for new tech history song topics — just leave a comment, and I’ll see what I can cook up.

I plan to post future VC&G-related Tech Songs on this site, but you can also follow Benj’s Tech Songs on Twitter: @techsongs



7 Responses to “[ Tech Songs ] Baked at Atari”

  1. Zoyous Says:

    Sounds great, Benj. My request would be a song about the Zilog Z80 and the numerous significant devices it was used in. I think it should have a similar upbeat pop sensibility, while the lyrics should be in first person… speaking as the Z80 – with an attitude that is confident, boastful, borderline gangsta – challenging all other microprocessors to step up and do their best to dethrone it.

  2. Benj Edwards Says:

    Thanks, Zoyous! I’ll brainstorm about a Z80 song and see what I can do.

  3. cozmo Says:

    Haha, nice! I really liked it, good job!

    My first computer was the much-maligned PCjr, so anything about that would be cool. I remember first playing with them at B. Dalton and Waldenbooks in the mall (I think there was also a big Charlie Chaplin cutout next to it). Oddly enough, I actually learned a great deal on that machine…

  4. Benj Edwards Says:

    Thanks, Cozmo! The PCjr is a good song topic idea. I’ll add that to my list to brainstorm.

  5. Jim U. Says:

    How about a song based on Tecmo Super Bowl called Ready Hut.

  6. Benj Edwards Says:

    That is a very good idea, Jim. When I’m done with my current writing deadline, I’ll take a crack at all these ideas!

    Benj

  7. song lyrics Says:

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