Major Arcana – 5. Uncanny Valley – The Justice Tarot Card

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Major Arcana on DVD: https://sunspot.bandcamp.com/merch/major-arcana-dvd

A combination of theater, audience participation, multimedia stage show, and rock concert party, Sunspot’s “Major Arcana” links live performances of their songs with the story of Joe, a recent college graduate who lives most of his life online. The audience sees Joe through the eyes of the people he meets in the digital world, especially an Internet Psychic whose Tarot readings form the heart of the story.

“Uncanny Valley” represents the Justice tarot card. Here’s what it stands for:

This is Joe as he is growing disconnected from the outside world, he’s in pain and wants to distance himself from his feelings. This card represents coldness, realism, insensitivity, reason, and logic. And of course the best way to distance himself form reality is to play video games!

Sunspot’s “Major Arcana” tour was about creating a completely new type of experience that’s personal like a rock concert has the emotional weight of a musical, that’s dynamic visually like a film, and has the depth of great literature. The band premiered the show at SXSW and took it on a tour of America’s East Coast, Midwest and South. Recorded at The Annex in Madison on the last night of their tour and is a complete live production specially recorded, along with tour videos, deleted scenes, bonus songs, a commentary track, and other special features. This DVD is the culmination of the tour and stage show: https://sunspot.bandcamp.com/merch/major-arcana-dvd

To download the original album version of this song free, please visit: http://sunspot.bandcamp.com/track/uncanny-valley

Lyrics

All circuits go and power on,
Reconstructed from the pieces that were left into,
a convincing automaton,
a believable facsimile, a six million dollar masterpiece.

oooooh I’m so close,
you might not believe I’m a machine inside the ghost.

Machine,
Machine,
Forged from the wreckage of spare parts,
This tin man doesn’t want a heart.
Machine.

Refurbished scrap without a soul,
unconstricted by the defect of attachment.
Programmed for perfect control,
To smile is upgrade, this kiss is manmade.

oooooh I’m so close,
you might not believe I’m a machine inside the ghost.

Machine,
Machine,
Forged from the wreckage of spare parts,
This tin man doesn’t want a heart.
Machine.

In my nightmares, I’m still human,
I don’t dream electric sheep,
In my nightmares, I’m still human,
this cyber core only skin-deep,
I welcome emptiness,
I will seek the void,
the uncanny valley,
separates the men from the droids.

oooooh I’m so close,
you might not believe I’m a machine inside the ghost.

Machine,
Machine,
Forged from the wreckage of spare parts,
this tin man doesn’t want a heart.
Just like Data in reverse,
this sentience is only a curse.
Machine.

All circuits go and power on.
All circuits go and power on.

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