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Song of the Day: Halt and Catch Fire Inspired Talk Talk “Talk Talk”

Lee Pace Halt and Catch Fire strip club
Lee Pace as Joe Macmillan Halt and Catch Fire

Today’s song is retro in a whole different way. No Sinatra, no Rosemary Clooney, in fact it isn’t even vintage in the same way. I have become obsessed with a new show on AMC, Halt and Catch Fire. It is basically Mad Men in the computer age. I think they even use the same office set as Mad Men’s season 1 for the Cardiff Electric Dallas office.

AMC paired up with Spotify (which I have been using at work to listen to everything) to develop 80s playlists for each of the main characters. I have been listening to these playlists almost every day now and I love them! Each character, from Lee Pace’s sex-driven, success powered mysterious Don Draper-esque leading man Joe MacMillan, to the underground young programmer Cameron Howe (played by Mackenzie Davis), and even the COMPUTER, Giant, gets his own playlist (the party playlist).

If you haven’t checked out the show on Sunday nights on AMC, you can watch it online. And while you are there check out the old school text based role playing game Colossal Cave Adventure. I have already spent way too much time trying to get through the cave past the gnomes.

So check out the new show on AMC. The season finale is THIS Sunday, and catch up on previous episodes online. I love it.

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  1. What a great song, thanks so much for sharing.

  2. I remember this tune, very good song. Now I’ll be humming it all day.

  3. OMG. 1980’s me just high-fived 2014 me for coming to this site and playing this!