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The Technological Imperative

by Project Blue Book

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The Sighting 04:06
BULLY: You ain't never gonna be nobody, Even if you buy the rule And sure as shit your momma needs you, buddy So go on... School will never be the thing for you Them kids are gonna run over you, Miles I'll let em know before we let it loose Unless you leave it for another time! I'll introduce your face to the ground BULLY: You with the hair Won't you give us your name? HENCHMEN: Get it on his back, crack, that’ll do yeah BULLY: We'll leave in a minute if you give us your change HENCHMEN: Reeling it back, crack, follow-thru BULLY: Know I been spending all your filthy money Your momma even left the change And I still got it if you want to listen Cause I'm your daddy now to stay I'll introduce your face to the ground BULLY: You with the hair Won't you give us your name? HENCHMEN: Get it on his back, crack, that’ll do yeah BULLY: We'll leave in a minute if you give us your change HENCHMEN: Reeling it back, crack, follow-thru HENCHMEN: Turn around Turn your face right down Here we go now, BULLY: Said the boy with a giggle. HENCHMEN: Give it here Let him bleed from the ear Smack em on down BULLY: Mean little girls... HENCHMEN: Here we are Seen my face from afar? Breaking you down and Slappin you silly Get it right, I always win when we fight Showing you how But getting you ready BULLY: And feel like they done no wrong Like our man Miles will when he get grown Still I feel now, Here we have a moment things change Power make a boy see flame
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The Logic 02:13
KID DYSON: I'm feelin queasy Till the season's gonna break it off I ain't got reasons for the meanings Of the Beatles songs (Don't even understand The reasons for the World Wars) And I’ll make it easy by the numbers on a chalkboard Mmm, hmm Stone cold logic of Ruby on Rails Mmm, hmm You leave me out of your plans for the weekend Baby don't stare Got the blood of a craven in a tall black man Don't even wanna know And I really don't care I bet it's easy to become another cyborg Got people dressing like they fillin out a catalogue (They got the power, movin' easy Through a crowded hall) It ain't for me but I could see it being local law Mmm, hmm Stone cold logic of a man not scared Mmm, hmm You leave me out of your plans for the weekend Baby don't stare Got the blood of a craven in a tall black man Don't even wanna know And I really don't care
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THE MACHINE: The year is 1982 when Miles graduates from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 3rd in his class and specializing in advanced cybernetics, Miles is the toast of the town. Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Raytheon, and the U.S. Government itself line up to recruit the young man. Preferring instead to relocate back to the West Coast, Miles settles on a little known company and begins to crawl his way up the corporate ladder. You see, every end has a beginning… and this is the beginning of the end. It was struggling to find its place among the giants of the industry: Continuing to find dead ends in product development while others pioneered anti-satellite systems and personal computers. In a seemingly endless age of discovery, Miles was eagerly awaiting his chance to make his name known. But sometimes it is pure fate that determines the course of man. [fractured transmission] With two kids and a beautiful wife, Miles finds himself in contention for Father of the Year. During which time, he becomes the Director of Special Projects and begins work on a revolutionary microprocessor… one that is superconducting at room temperatures and makes other computers look like a pocket calculator. You see, Miles subscribes to the Technological Imperative, that is, what can be discovered will and should be discovered. What the Imperative doesn’t tell you is that the machines are ultimately the manifestation of a man’s obsession… and that a paper clip will save the world
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JOHN: Freeze at the moment you find out what you done, You give it back It will wield itself right back unto you And you're not apprised how we live in this world Or where we'd be without you Dyson Time to rise up And travel through the past to you Ohh, I'm feeling bad But I'm ready to move And I'll satisfy the future DYSON: “Will I be dead?" JOHN: We'll all be dead! Dead as the Sea They got my picture and it's out on the streets DYSON: “He gonna break us…” JOHN: He gonna break us! He's a machine!!! Unless you start to believe…
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The Demise 04:49
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released December 19, 2014

Project Blue Book is:
Rob O'Block: Guitars, Synths, Bass VI
Greg Croak: Bass, Vocals
Matt Cambria: Drums, Percussion
Cam Goodrich: Vocals
John Cooke: Organ
Matt Hines: Synths, Mellotron, Sound Design
Jared Yee: Tenor Saxophone
Kai Sorensen: Trumpet
Clay Lyons: Alto Saxophone (2, 4, 6, 8)
Zac Zinger: Alto Saxophone (3, 5, 8), Shakuhachi, Ewi
Quinn Carson: Trombone
Ben Whiting: Baritone Saxophone
Alan Evans: Vocals (2)
Toft Willingham: Vocals (3, 5)
Paul Jefferson: Synths, Sound Design, Computer Kung Fu

All Songs Written by Rob O'Block and Greg Croak
Engineered and Mixed by Paul Jefferson
Mastered by Matt Hines
Horn Arrangements by Rob O'Block, Clay Lyons, Jared Yee, and Kai Sorensen

Recorded at Rear Window Studios, Brookline, MA, 9b Studio, Milford, MA, The Record Company, Boston, MA and Q Division Studios, Somerville, MA

Produced by Rob O'Block and Paul Jefferson

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Project Blue Book Boston, Massachusetts

Hailing from the United States of America, Project Blue Book was conceived in 2007 in Boston, MA and now tours across America with band members from all corners of the planet Earth. Playing a uniquely diverse brand of psychedelic jam funk, the band has just released its debut full-length album, “Cheetah Speed,” produced by the incomparable Alan Evans, of Soulive. ... more

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