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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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Nov 25, 2016

In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Thomas Quinlan of Hand’Solo records. In the interview, we talked about starting a record label, writing, French puns, memorable album releases, sex raps, physical media, the recent US election (yeah, it gets political for a bit), the origins of Hand’Solo’s name (it’s not merely what I thought!), and Spider-Man.

Songs played in the show (all from the Bassments of Badmen 3 compilation):

  • Backburner – “Burn It Down Again”
  • Birdapres – “Stabcabinmanitoba”
  • Wordburglar – “So It Flows”
  • Eternia ft. Phoenix Pagliacci – “For This Life”

 

Nov 18, 2016

In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to the PDX Broadsides. In the interview, we talked about drinking and pirates, ex-boyfriends in videos, Nathan Fillion’s butt, lesser known scientists, RuPaul, and Portlandia (seriously, how have I never asked other artists from Portland about this show?).

Songs played in the show:

  • “The Girl Who Couldn’t Even”
  • “Nathan Fillion Please Take Off Your Pants”
  • “Catatonic”
  • “Eureka!”

 

Nov 11, 2016

In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Beefy (a little later than expected). In the interview, we talked about the changing nature of nerdcore, juggling adult responsibilities, collaborating with singers, being a fan of fans of wrestling, and the three characters Facebook meme (I settled on Richard Mayhew, Simon from Firefly, and Encyclopedia Brown).

Songs played in the show:

  • “Man Without Fear”
  • “Three Initials (ft. Professor Shyguy)”
  • “Dear Valentine”
  • “Long Con (ft. Shael Riley and JPHONIC)”

 

Nov 4, 2016

In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Mike from Boy Meets Robot. In the interview, we talked about chiptunes, skepticism, social justice, the Invisible Pink Unicorn (I was sort of incorrect about the IPU, BTW. It doesn’t originate with Sagan, he just used the concept in Demon Haunted World), retro games, and podcasts. Also, I seem to talk way more in this podcast than I usually do. No idea why that is…

Songs played in the show:

  • “Side Scrolling Hero”
  • “Social Justice Warrior”
  • “Invisible Pink Unicorn”
  • “Love in the Singularity”

 

Oct 28, 2016

Last year, I talked to a couple of musicians about their favorite Christmas music, and that got me thinking that I should do the same thing with Halloween music. And so as I interviewed several guests this year, I started off by asking them just two simple questions: What are some of your favorite Halloween songs? and How do people find you and your music online? Of course, sometimes the conversation went in other directions, but that’s the main part of the discussion.

See show notes on Fandomania.com for full list of songs mentioned by the artists.

 

Oct 21, 2016

In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Cameron from The Mad Gear. In the interview, we talked about jazz music, My Chemical Romance and Gerard Way, barrels (don’t ask me what I was thinking with that word – I haven’t a clue!), screaming fans, 90s nostalgia, and the MCU.

Songs played in the show:

  • “Streets of Luxury”
  • “Black Omen”
  • “Stickerbrush Symphony”
  • “Guile’s Theme”

 

Oct 14, 2016

In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Alyssa from Rhiannon’s Lark. In the interview, we talked about pagan influences, filk music definitions, the weirdness of XP, rebirth, gaming, and old school card games (man, I really miss playing euchre and hearts!).

Songs played in the show:

  • “Corduroy Ninja”
  • “What If Age Were XP?”
  • “Killer Snails”
  • “Addicted to X-Wing”

 

Oct 7, 2016

In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Ultra Magnus and DJ SLAM!. In the interview, we talked about skeet shooting, colored vinyl, the Toronto Raptors, scratching, and black face in 2016. It was so completely ridiculous, I genuinely wasn’t quite sure if they were joking about switching roles, but, yeah, they pretty clearly weren’t. In my defense, I was listening on pretty crappy headphones (I have since invested in some better ones). And maybe there might have been some alcohol involved as well…

Songs played in the show:

  • “Thirst Trap”
  • “4 the People (ft. Snaggapuss)”
  • “Junglist Soldier (ft. Kondriah)”
  • “North Is in the House (ft. Dyna)”
Sep 30, 2016

In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Baba Brinkman. In the interview, we talked about rap and poetry, lit-hop, Bill Nye, climate deniers, the limits of libertarianism, the vagaries of patronage and crowd funding, and obsessive reading of non-fiction.

Songs played in the show:

  • “Pardoner”
  • “What’s Beef? (ft. Bill Nye)”
  • “Freedom Ain’t Free”
  • “Run the Joules”

 

Sep 23, 2016

In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to 1-Up Creative Mind Frame. In the interview, we talked about the complexities of stage names, high school rivalries, jazzy nerd music, Digital Champions, and Power Rangers.

Songs played in the show:

  • “RPG Legend (ft. MC Ohm-I)”
  • “Chrono Trigger”
  • “One Winged Angel (ft. Alpha Riff)”
  • “Shenmue (Ft C0splay, Sir J, SilverJ & JJ)”

 

Sep 16, 2016

In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to cecilnick and Mikal kHill again. This is a very different type of episode, with no real structure or agenda. It grew out of a Twitter conversation that we had and then just kind of morphed into probably the weirdest episode of the podcast to date. So, uh, enjoy!

Songs played in the show:

  • None

 

Sep 9, 2016

In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Night Sabers. In the interview, we talked about being in the best band in the world, KISS as a nerdy band, Adventure Time, discovering this world, Pee-wee Herman, and fictional characters.

Songs played in the show:

  • “Adventure Tonight”
  • “Marceline”
  • “Video Games, Anime, and Comic Books”

 

Sep 2, 2016

In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to members of Oranga Tanga. In the interview, we talked about interesting band comparisons, being freaks and geeks at the same time, black holes, garbage, and being interested in everything.

Songs played in the show:

  • “Blackhole”
  • “Spacebar (UKO)”
  • “Marabunta”
  • “Cheeseburger Cheesburger”

 

Aug 26, 2016

In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Jesse Dangerously. In the interview, we talked about a lot of stuff. It’s another fairly long episode with a wide range of topics. And, yeah, the Labyrinth Pop Vinyl for Sarah comes with Worm, not Fizzgig. I pre-ordered the Dark Crystal ones at the same time so I just misspoke.

Songs played in the show:

  • “Coming Out Wrong”
  • “A Secret Gay Film on its 30th Birthday”
  • “fml lol smdh”
  • “Pumpkin Spice Illuminatte”

 

Aug 19, 2016

In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Paul Pescrillo of Geek E Inc., Productions and Toonami Faithful. In the interview, we talked about Toonami, the difficulties of making nerdcore popular, finding venues for promotion and discussion of geek music, and drama in nerdcore.

Songs played in the show:

  • None

 

Aug 12, 2016

In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Robin Harbron (still can’t believe I messed up his name!) from Bedford Level Experiment. In the interview, we talked about flat earthers, early viral videos, the Timex-Sinclair 1000, the C64, the awesomeness of basements, the freedom of artistic restrictions, and John Wyndham.

Songs played in the show:

  • “History (Commodore 64)”
  • “Buying a Computer”
  • “Sault Ste. Marie”
  • “Love to Prove”

 

Aug 3, 2016

In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Bluestreak of Beyond the Horizon Radio. In the interview, we talked about Star Citizen (man, the insanity of that whole debacle!), the loss of the soul of terrestrial radio, supporting artists, the varieties of geek music, Transformers (NOT the Michael Bay version), Ghostbusters (before it came out, but… yeah…), Louis CK, and licensing music.

 

Jul 29, 2016

In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Ben Nix aka Angrycrow. In the interview, we talked about having various online identities, working on video games, growing as an artist, self-promotion on social media, crazy films, and virtual reality (FWIW, my rig is the Samsung Gear, and I haven’t gotten motion sickness yet!).

Songs played in the show:

  • “Firefly Adaltz”
  • “Journey”
  • “Nicest”
  • “See”
Jul 22, 2016

In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to The Dedicated Servers. In the interview, we talked about mc chris, getting into hip-hop, the personalization of nerdcore, diabetes, cheating in Fallout 4, Easter candy, being a fan of fandoms, sending art out into the void, and paying artists. And I got put on the spot about how I heard about The Dedicated Servers.

Songs played in the show:

  • “Call On”
  • “Dear Yeezus”
  • “Faying”
  • “A1C”
  • “Greed Is Greater than God”

 

Jul 15, 2016

In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to O Super. In the interview, we talked about CEO, live shows, J-pop, manga, old school video games, Cuphead, and making clothing (!).

Songs played in the show:

  • “CEO Challenger (Prod. by Mag.Lo, EyeQ, and O Super) (Official CEO2016 Theme song)”
  • “Technicolor & 8-Bit”
  • “Journey”
  • “Nightmare on Trap Street”

 

Jul 8, 2016

In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Mag.Lo. In the interview, we talked about Japanese culture, not feeling connected in a constantly connected world, following your dreams, visual kei, and my annoyance with Soundcloud.

Songs played in the show:

  • “Who Am I?”
  • “Machine”
  • “Perks”
  • “Bananas”
Jul 1, 2016

In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to EyeQ. In the interview, we talked about mutual admiration of musicians, getting started in making music, Attack on Titan, simplistic complexity, the benefit for the victims of the tragedy in Orlando, and being a fan of fandoms.

Songs played in the show:

  • “No Tears”
  • “Linda Slade”
  • “Titan Slayer”
  • “Songs of Hope and Freedom”

 

Jun 24, 2016

In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Mikal kHill again. In the interview, we talked about concert venues, the blessing and curse of labeling music, follow-up fandomy questions, Facebook stalking, retail magazine etiquette, and out of control Magic the Gathering spending.

Also, I want to put out a call to fans of geek music. During the months of June and July, I’m hoping to record some banked episodes of the podcast for August, September, and maybe even October. If you’re a fan of geek music, I’d love to talk to you about that fandom as well as any other fan-related stuff you’d like to talk about. If you’re interested, get in touch and we'll set something up (details below).

Songs played in the show:

  • “Badlands”
  • “Handouts (ft. cecilnick)”
  • “Pandering Sing-A-Long (ft. Tribe One)”
  • “Get There (feat. Ceschi Ramos)”
Jun 17, 2016

In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Count Jared for the third time (since he was on the bonus Christmas episode last year). In the interview, we talked about rockabilly music, Elvira, living in the past, and parapsychology and the paranormal. There were some technical difficulties periodically throughout that I couldn’t quite fix without disrupting things too much, but I don’t think it made it too difficult to follow.

Songs played in the show:

  • “Party Liquor Rain”
  • “Transylvania Twist”
  • “Sweet Elvira”
  • “Zombie Stomp”

 

Jun 10, 2016

In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Leslie Hudson. In the interview, we talked about JoCo Cruise Crazy, teaching, folklore and mythology, characters dictating songs, crazy writing schedules, and the spreading out of pop culture.

Songs played in the show:

  • “I Have a Name”
  • “Entanglement”
  • “Troublemaker”
  • “Black Belt”

 

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