A Dark Vision From Alt-J: “Hard Drive Gold”

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Official video for Hard Drive Gold by alt-J. The new album The Dream is out everywhere now: alt-j.lnk.to

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Directors: Joe Newman & Darcy Wallace
Producers: Biscuit Filmworks

Lyrics:
Gimme that gold, straight into my hard drive, baby.
I’m fifteen in my garden skipping,
My neighbour Sue is watching me from her window.
Oh mama, did you tell Sue I’m a millionaire now, baby,
Trading that crypto?
Gimme that gold, gimme that fire!
Crying on a stranger is so very soothing,
I’m outside my school,
My teacher took me to one side and told me I was scum,
I left, then Googled ‘Neoliberal’.
Don’t be afraid to make money, boy.
Gimme that gold, straight into my hard drive, baby.
Non-shatter ruler, put it on the table and go ‘brrrrrr’,
Watch it shatter.
Clearly mum’s talked to Neil with the Audi,
The next morning he shouts from his door:
‘Don’t be afraid to make money, boy!’
Gimme that gold, straight into my hard drive, baby.

CAST:
HERO POLE VAULTER: Ellie McCartney
POLE VAULT STAND IN: Sophie Dawson
MOTHER: Temitope Ajose-Cutting
CHILD: Josiah Ajose-Cutting
NEIGHBOUR AT WINDOW: Karen Callaghan
Couple: Caitlin King
Laura Kirwan-Ashman
CASTING DIRECTOR: KHARMEL COCHRANE
PRODUCTION CO & CITY: Biscuit Filmworks UK
DIRECTOR: Newman - Wallace
PRODUCER: Adam Farley

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91 comments
1
Dr. Matt  Jun 20, 2022 • 5:27:27pm

The pro-“life” party is obsessed with murdering people. Red flag laws need to be federalized.

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darthstar  Jun 20, 2022 • 5:30:36pm

Nice try, Charles, but the train songs will not be stopped.

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darthstar  Jun 20, 2022 • 5:30:55pm

Beautiful fuckin’ version of this song, btw…

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Captain Ron  Jun 20, 2022 • 5:32:25pm
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darthstar  Jun 20, 2022 • 5:33:32pm

Never took mushrooms at an Allman Brothers show…feel like I should fix that…though it’s a bit late for ABB.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 20, 2022 • 5:33:53pm
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Dangerman  Jun 20, 2022 • 5:33:53pm

re: #1 Dr. Matt

The pro-“life” party is obsessed with murdering people. Red flag laws need to be federalized.

Missouri GOP Leader Calls Police Over Eric Greitens Ad

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 20, 2022 • 5:36:33pm

trains AND ships…a twofer!

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darthstar  Jun 20, 2022 • 5:37:56pm

One of the best train songs ever…do enjoy.

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Need to learn that one on the guitar…stat.

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retired cynic  Jun 20, 2022 • 5:38:23pm

I’ve got umpty-seven tabs open, working through train songs one at a time. Loving it!

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Charles Johnson  Jun 20, 2022 • 5:40:31pm
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Dangerman  Jun 20, 2022 • 5:40:55pm
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TarHellion  Jun 20, 2022 • 5:41:10pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

From my all-time favorite album! Thanks, Jefe!

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darthstar  Jun 20, 2022 • 5:41:37pm

re: #9 darthstar

One of the best train songs ever…do enjoy.

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Need to learn that one on the guitar…stat.

tabs.ultimate-guitar.com
Tabbed by a deadhead for a deadhead.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 20, 2022 • 5:41:52pm

re: #10 retired cynic

I’ve got umpty-seven tabs open, working through train songs one at a time. Loving it!

LOL, same here and MrBWS is demanding that I stop and play each and every one of them!

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darthstar  Jun 20, 2022 • 5:42:02pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

Good pick.

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Dangerman  Jun 20, 2022 • 5:42:03pm
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Dangerman  Jun 20, 2022 • 5:42:44pm
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PhillyPretzel  Jun 20, 2022 • 5:43:00pm

re: #17 Dangerman

George has got it.

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ipsos  Jun 20, 2022 • 5:43:01pm

From one of my favorite (if slightly obscure) albums…

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darthstar  Jun 20, 2022 • 5:43:12pm

Because Dylan & The Dead was a fucking awsome moment in our nation’s history.

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William Lewis  Jun 20, 2022 • 5:43:39pm
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Dr. Matt  Jun 20, 2022 • 5:43:54pm

A day late….

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Dangerman  Jun 20, 2022 • 5:44:15pm
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PhillyPretzel  Jun 20, 2022 • 5:47:16pm

re: #23 Dr. Matt

I think they will accept it. :)

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Charles Johnson  Jun 20, 2022 • 5:49:34pm

The first time I watched the video posted above I wasn’t really paying attention and the ending scene was a shock.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 20, 2022 • 5:49:58pm

Locomotive Breath

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Dr. Matt  Jun 20, 2022 • 5:52:35pm

re: #24 Dangerman

Lincoln Log Fucktards deserve every shit sandwich their party throws at them. Any under represented population that votes GOP are fucking idiots.

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darthstar  Jun 20, 2022 • 5:52:57pm

Apropos of nothing, 117 days of Russian aggression in Ukraine and me deciding to honor my Ukrainian grandmother’s memory by learning a bit of the language on DuoLingo, I’m now seeing hashtags like this and pronouncing them properly in my mind. #СЛАВАУКРАЇНІ - Slava Ukraini! (Ukra-yi-ni)Glory to Ukraine!

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immigrant  Jun 20, 2022 • 5:55:15pm
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Moe Avattar  Jun 20, 2022 • 6:01:06pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 20, 2022 • 6:01:28pm
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retired cynic  Jun 20, 2022 • 6:01:43pm

I can’t play them fast enough!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 20, 2022 • 6:03:01pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 20, 2022 • 6:03:45pm
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Decatur Deb  Jun 20, 2022 • 6:03:51pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 20, 2022 • 6:04:37pm

re: #34 Backwoods_Sleuth

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these children make me feel hopeful for the future

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Moe Avattar  Jun 20, 2022 • 6:05:22pm
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Cheechako  Jun 20, 2022 • 6:10:21pm

I’m getting the feeling there are as many Choo-Choo songs as there are D-I-V-O-R-C-E songs.

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retired cynic  Jun 20, 2022 • 6:10:49pm

re: #39 Cheechako

Me, too. They just keep comin’!

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Captain Ron  Jun 20, 2022 • 6:10:57pm

He used to get coffee for me.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jun 20, 2022 • 6:11:05pm

Does this count?

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gocart mozart  Jun 20, 2022 • 6:11:47pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 20, 2022 • 6:14:22pm

GLADYS!!!

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gocart mozart  Jun 20, 2022 • 6:14:37pm

This train arrives on time at 6:30

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This is the 5:15 train

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gocart mozart  Jun 20, 2022 • 6:18:09pm

,

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Captain Ron  Jun 20, 2022 • 6:18:43pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 20, 2022 • 6:19:44pm
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No Malarkey!  Jun 20, 2022 • 6:26:49pm

Two perspectives on the war. One hopes the West will have a stiffer spine than Putin is counting on.

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austin_blue  Jun 20, 2022 • 6:32:00pm

Best ever train song:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 20, 2022 • 6:35:33pm

rabbit hole music history…
a couple of weeks ago at TCU Amphitheater:

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MrBWS asks: “isn’t that a Led Zeppelin tune? And wasn’t it way before Katrina?”

Me (shaking off the dust from the rabbit hole): well, now that you ask…not actually originally Led Zeppelin and not Katrina but:

A good song is often inspired by some painful experience, like a breakup or a death, or even a catastrophic natural event like a flood. So, after hundreds of thousands of people lost everything in the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, the blues duo of Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie were well-equipped to use their firsthand observations of the calamity to write and record “When the Levee Breaks.” It became classic decades later, not so much because of their original 1929 version, but thanks to a blues aficionado named Robert Plant.

americansongwriter.com

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CleverToad  Jun 20, 2022 • 6:36:35pm

If we’re gonna be running train songs, here’s the classic by the guy who wrote it.
Must confess that Arlo’s cover is the one I think of first, but it’s interesting to hear different players do the same material, variations in lyrics and tune. John Denver covered it too, on a 1971 album, but Arlo beat him to the famous version.

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Amory Blaine  Jun 20, 2022 • 6:37:17pm

All aboard!!

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Amory Blaine  Jun 20, 2022 • 6:44:00pm

One more :D

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 20, 2022 • 6:44:19pm

Okay, you twisted my arm. Train song incoming:

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No Malarkey!  Jun 20, 2022 • 6:49:11pm

Desperate to regain the love of people who wanted to lynch him.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 20, 2022 • 6:49:44pm

Checkmate:

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SerialUpDinger  Jun 20, 2022 • 6:57:02pm

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Never a fan of W.O.W. but this backing band’s metal jam is worth the several minutes to listen to.

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No Malarkey!  Jun 20, 2022 • 7:00:22pm

The perfect country and western song, which of course includes a train.

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Amory Blaine  Jun 20, 2022 • 7:05:56pm

I’ve been binging on Isabelle Huppert. Phenomenal actress.

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Dangerman  Jun 20, 2022 • 7:08:07pm

re: #47 Captain Ron

The first gofundme war

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 20, 2022 • 7:08:08pm

Elon Musk’s trans child disowns billionaire father:

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stpaulbear  Jun 20, 2022 • 7:12:33pm

re: #59 No Malarkey!

David Allen Coe’s son has a fascinating podcast with very in-depth histories of very specific aspects of country artists. They can be over two hours long but if you have the time they’re pretty revealing about how twisted the country music business is. Cocaine & Rhinestones.

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No Malarkey!  Jun 20, 2022 • 7:12:40pm

If anyone would know, Joe Walsh would.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 20, 2022 • 7:13:38pm

re: #18 Dangerman

The Texas GOP thinks homosexuality is abnormal but mass murder by AR-15s is the price of freedom.

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No Malarkey!  Jun 20, 2022 • 7:16:48pm

re: #65 Dr. Matt

The Texas GOP thinks homosexuality is abnormal but mass murder by AR-15s is the price of freedom.

It’s a death cult that worships a blood god, the “Tree of Liberty”

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austin_blue  Jun 20, 2022 • 7:18:34pm

re: #65 Dr. Matt

The Texas GOP thinks homosexuality is abnormal but mass murder by AR-15s is the price of freedom.

Blood to feed the tree of Liberty.

Thus, nut case fuck muppets.

I’m going to hit the rack early tonight.

Good music!

Sweet dreams. Be nice to each other.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 20, 2022 • 7:18:50pm
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sagehen  Jun 20, 2022 • 7:21:33pm
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austin_blue  Jun 20, 2022 • 7:22:02pm

re: #68 Charles Johnson

Ah, the Full English!

I would rather chow down on Hitler than eat the Bangers.

Just me.

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No Malarkey!  Jun 20, 2022 • 7:24:19pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 20, 2022 • 7:27:57pm

what a great music night!

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niterz, lizardz!

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Dangerman  Jun 20, 2022 • 7:31:23pm
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Dangerman  Jun 20, 2022 • 7:33:10pm
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Dr. Matt  Jun 20, 2022 • 7:36:56pm

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CleverToad  Jun 20, 2022 • 7:37:54pm

Flanders & Swann by the King’s Singers — an elegy

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jun 20, 2022 • 7:38:55pm

Well not to bad in my opinion. 4 qt soup and basicly 2 qt broth to be used in other recipes. It’s Nati Ice time.

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Moe Avattar  Jun 20, 2022 • 7:41:32pm

Train!!!

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Charles Johnson  Jun 20, 2022 • 7:51:27pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 20, 2022 • 7:54:46pm
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Florida Panhandler  Jun 20, 2022 • 7:58:12pm

re: #80 Charles Johnson

There is much much more to this story that Texas desperately wants hushed up.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 20, 2022 • 7:58:37pm

re: #28 Dr. Matt

Lincoln Log Fucktards deserve every shit sandwich their party throws at them. Any under represented population that votes GOP are fucking idiots.

Their racism and love of tax cuts always outweigh their objection to homophobia.

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mmmirele  Jun 20, 2022 • 8:00:09pm

re: #75 Dr. Matt

“Go outside and play, but stay away from the freeway!” The freeway was the California Delta highway and it was two streets away. I don’t recall ever going near it.

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mmmirele  Jun 20, 2022 • 8:02:44pm

One of my favorite train songs.

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Moe Avattar  Jun 20, 2022 • 8:04:44pm

Train!!!

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Charles Johnson  Jun 20, 2022 • 8:04:45pm
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Dave In Austin  Jun 20, 2022 • 8:09:13pm

Here we go

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Dave In Austin  Jun 20, 2022 • 8:15:13pm
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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Jun 20, 2022 • 8:17:18pm

re: #88 Dave In Austin

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That snake is thinking “Get me away from these slippery shady mother fuckers.”

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Captain Ron  Jun 20, 2022 • 8:41:11pm

re: #83 mmmirele

“Go outside and play, but stay away from the freeway!” The freeway was the California Delta highway and it was two streets away. I don’t recall ever going near it.

Before Highway 4 became a freeway it was a 2 lane narrow high speed road called blood alley back in that time. They are finally widening it to 3 lanes each direction between 242 and 680.

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Egregious Philbin  Jun 20, 2022 • 8:52:15pm

re: #52 CleverToad

I am a huge Steve Goodman fan….great stuff…


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