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Fandomania: Geek Music

The Fandomania: Geek Music podcast features interviews with various musicians in the nerdcore and geek music scenes. Sometimes you'll get extra commentary on subjects related to geek music as well.
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Now displaying: December, 2016
Dec 30, 2016

In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk about my top ten geek music releases of the year as well as reflect on some non-geeky releases that I love.

I debated whether or not to do one of these lists this year. The past few years have seen the list expand and expand in order to accommodate more releases, which seems to me to kinda defeat the purpose. But then I started to see Best of 2016 lists from various places, and I got sucked back into the idea. I figured if Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton from NPR’s All Songs Considered can narrow their lists down to ten (well, Boilen did have some “honorable mentions,” too), then surely I can do the same, especially since I have a smaller list to begin with. And I also remembered something that Boilen said last year in regards to his top ten: “There is no ‘best’ in music, just ones we love. There is no right or wrong, just ones that fuel our soul.”

Here are the ten releases (along with the song I played in the episode) in alphabetical order; you’ll have to listen to find out the rankings:

 

Dec 23, 2016

In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to several artists about Christmas music. This one was a little more deliberately planned than last year’s, which is why it’s an “official” episode. Also be sure to check out my new list of geeky Christmas music and videos over on the main Fandomania web site.

Also check the show notes on the Fandomania web site for a full list of songs mentioned in the episode.

 

Dec 16, 2016

In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Primordial Emcee. In the interview, we talked about coming to hip-hop later in life, working solo vs. working with a group, Tron concept albums, The Matrix, and manga / anime / comic books / cartoons. There was a definite delay in our connection, plus some odd noises that popped up. I tried to clean it up as best as I could, but if things sound weird, that’s probably why.

Songs played in the show:

  • “Heroes For Hire (ft. Iron Wind & Chief 4syt)”
  • “Insidious Six (ft. Conspiracy, White Fang, Jesse Dangerously, Chief 4syt & Iron Wind)”
  • “The Path of Prime”
  • “The Perfect cRhyme (ft. Wordburglar)”

 

Dec 9, 2016

In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk again to More or Les. In the interview, we talked about how much 2016 sucked, why certain rap / hip-hop is not for everybody, figuring out how to participate in political discussions, making money (or not) with your art, automation in a capitalist society, the recent U.S. election (yup, talking politics again), Net Neutrality, corporate controlled media, Doctor Who, and comics.

Songs played in the show:

  • “Hate Rap (ft. Wordburglar)”
  • “Don’t Use Rap to Pay Bills”
  • “Cuppa”
  • “Get Shot (ft. Latte D. Kyd)”

 

Dec 2, 2016

In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to jhm from Neon Shudder. In the interview, we talked about cyberpunk, cassettes, graphic design, and tabletop gaming.

Songs played in the show:

  • “Welcome to Cadence (Feat. Joselynn Monserrate)”
  • “Galvanized”
  • “Follow the Trail of Blood”
  • “Friend of the Devil”

 

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