The secret is out. by now, everybody knows Daft Punk is playing the MTV VMAs this weekend. Yay! That’s great. “Get Lucky” is one of the best songs of the summer. But let’s face it, their mysterious-dudes-in-helmets thing is getting a bit old. We all know that there are two middle aged French dudes under those motorcycle helmet visors — Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. And this is the VMAs, an event where Tim Connerford from Rage Against the Machine rushed the stage and climbed a piece of the set. Where Madonna kissed Britney. Where Busta Rhymes and Martha Stewart could fully express their love for one another.
If Daft Punk really wants to surprise us, they’ve got to step it up a notch.
Which is why we suggest they change up their helmet game, like so:
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Just in case it’s not enough to listen to “Get Lucky” on repeat while you get down to business in the bedroom, it appears that you can now protect yourself from pregnancy and STDs with Daft Punk-themed condoms. These boxes of “Get Lucky” condoms were produced by Durex UK and apparently sent out as a gift to some prominent DJs. No word on whether they’ll ever be available to the public, but in any case, it’s a good reminder that whenever you’re up all night to get some, use protection! [Laughing Squid]
God, I love the internet. Some brilliant person out in the world took footage of Celine Dion rocking out at one of her French concerts and swapped out the audio for Daft Punk’s new hit single, “Get Lucky.” You will not believe how perfectly they match up. Also, if you’ve never seen Celine dance, well, prepare to be amazed. [YouTube via Gawker]
I’m not gonna lie, I find myself a little bit creepy for liking 19-year-old Brit musician George Barnett so much. I mean, I don’t like him quite as creepily as say, Nicholas Hoult. But he’s up there. Consider this cover he did of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” (yup, still obsessed with this song — their album Random Access Memories is out May 21). He plays all the instruments, and produces a pitch perfect cover it. It’s kind of great, too, because he deconstructs the song down to its component parts, and shows you a bit of how something like this comes together (I mean, minus Daft Punk’s helmets, of course). George has posted more than 20 videos of different covers — somehow he made me actually like a Lana Del Ray song, he’s that good. This guy is going to be mega-famous one day, so take a listen and a look and enjoy. [YouTube]
Earworms. That’s what super catchy songs are sometimes referred to, because they burrow deep in your psyche and don’t let go. They become the soundtrack to whatever you’re doing — eating, shopping, working — and basically take over any spare brain space. Daft Punk’s new single “Get Lucky” is one of those earwormy tracks — an endlessly repeating riff featuring vocals from uber-charming Pharrell. The full length album, Random Access Memories, won’t be out in the states until May 21, but writer Alex Bailey deftly explains just what makes “Get Lucky” so compelling. Keep reading »
Oh hello there. Did you just catch me listening/watching this never-ending loop of Ron Swanson from “Parks & Rec” dancing to a new track from Daft Punk at the Snakehole? Well, I’ll just be here a little while longer, enjoying the Swanson glow. Carry on friends, carry on. [YouTube] Keep reading »
Shine up your dancin’ shoes because Obama is almost is office! He’s already inspired the Barack Roll and now there’s a mash-up of Daft Punk and Adam Freedland that’s being spun around the country. Here’s the video with robots and figurines getting’ down, but as of this coming Tuesday, we’ll all be shaking things up to the sweet sound of President Barack Obama. [Trend Hunter] Keep reading »
The Times U.K. just released its awesomely nerdy list of the “50 Best Movie Robots”. As we geeked out and combed through the nominations, we found our human senses drooling. Sure, a bunch of them are programmed to kill, but theyâ€™re still pretty damn sexy. Maybe itâ€™s all the sculpted metal, maybe itâ€™s because they have bodies that just wonâ€™t quit — or perhaps we just have that weak mortal need to reason. While your man may think heâ€™s dragging you along to watch his fave sci-fi/action flicks, we know your secret — thereâ€™s always an eyeful for the ladies too. In homage to manly machines, after the jump are The Friskyâ€™s “Top Five RWLH’s (Robots Weâ€™d Like to Hump)”.
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