Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Beat :: Ima Robot

happy tuesday everyone!!! i'd like to continue onto my happy summer music theme of a couple of weeks ago...and with the theme of jammin! i came across this lovely rock group from LA called Ima Robot. i first heard this particular song of theirs on pandora.com - an online radio 'do-it-yourself' station (which if you haven't checked it out, you totally should!). i had created a 'Cloud Cult' radio station and Ima Robot popped up after a couple of days of groovin. i found myself bouncin around in my office chair while i was putting together a media hit list and organizing some invoices.

Anyway...

Ima Robot put out their first full length album in 2003 - but have been makin sweet sweet music since the late 90s. They've also toured with some rockin bands like Hot Hot Heat, and The Sounds (two groups we need to blog about soon!!!) which must have been super fun.

this particular tune comes from their second album Monument to the Masses, which was released in 2006. what is fun about this particular group is that their really diverse in terms of style - and they're funny. you can't go wrong with people that can make fun music that can also make you laugh and feel giddy and silly and....summery :)

so, enough with my talkin! get to jammin. hope y'all enjoy Ima Robot as much as i have been!
the end.
love,
meggo.



(video disclaimer: i tried my hardest to find a video/audio version of this song that was from the band, but after trying various audio/visual websites, this was the best thing i could come up with! so, hopefully this person's fun-times pictures will accompany the song in an exciting way!)



The Beat :: Ima Robot

Julie’s clocking out at the station
hurry up and get your pay
a two day vacation
Friday, Saturday
down in the basement
shower up in the sink
throw on some lipstick and
look pretty in pink

short skirts in the cold
to the club
oh the night is waiting
getting closer you feel it shaking
on the dance floor

this is the beat, the beat we fight to
this is the beat we live and die to
here’s to the kids that get it off
we work all week to sweat it off

this is the beat we beat the pressure
throwing away the world with pleasure
we’re working hard to burn it off
so dj won't you turn it up

beat beat, beat beat
beat beat, beat beat

julie's doing shots at the counter
thinking 'bout his great escape
from his stupid job telemarketing
but he never can shake the weight
a little tap on the shoulder
the prettiest girl in pink
"Oh no, I can’t dance," he told her
as she dragged him from his drink

freeze frame in the heat
she moved
oh and it’s close to shaking
so close but the crowd is breaking
on the dance floor

this is the beat, the beat we fight to
this is the beat we live and die to
here’s to the kids that get it off
we work all week to sweat it off

this is the beat to beat the pressure
throwing away the world with pleasure
we’re working hard to burn it off
so dj won’t you turn it up

and we can be for city boys
and summer girls who dream
just like the kids with chinese rocks
and beating hearts
thank you boys

make some noise
make some noise

this is the beat, the beat we fight to
this is the beat that we get high to
this is the beat, the beat we fight to
this is the beat we live and die to
this is the beat, the beat we fight to
this is the beat we live and die to
here's to the kids that get it off
we work all week to sweat it off
this is the beat to beat the pressure
throwing away the world with pleasure
we're working hard to burn it off
so dj won't you turn it off

BONUS SONG!!! (just for fun!)
Hello I Love You :: Ima Robot

1 comment:

Quaking Aspen said...

Meghan, that is super cool!! Love the photos, too ;-)