In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Kraken Not Stirred. In the interview, we talked about the kitara, the 1955 robot invasion, tech support, Joss Whedon, and a really cool Tron compilation.
Oh, and I’ve since gone and rewatched Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure so, uh, yeah, I totally understand the song “Shut Up, Ted” much better now (and it’s pretty obvious now that I have the movie in my head again). Amazing what over twenty-five years of not seeing a movie will do to the old memory…
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In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Zach and Bobby from The Runaway Five. In the interview, we talked about EarthBound, hippies and punks, cassette tapes, tigers, RPGs, and Marvel. There might possible have been some drinking as well (I’d already finished my own beer beforehand), so if I sound more jovial than usual, now you know why. Oh, and it turns out my wife doesn’t really have a favorite Grateful Dead song, so there’s that.
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In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Bonecage. In the interview, we talked about juxtaposing beauty with awfulness, the 1980s (of course), video games, and avoiding chores. We had a discussion in the past about not being very good at interviews, but I think we both did pretty good.
And if you notice a quality drop off in the outro, that's because I recorded it on vacation rather than at home.
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Adam WarRock. In the interview, we talked about dancing nerds, Guardians of the Galaxy, patronage (including WarRock’s upcoming Donation Drive), and the problems with having too much pop culture to keep up with.
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I don’t have a guest. I guess that makes it a “hostful” episode (yes, I totally stole that term from Nerdist, obviously). Since May ends up with an “extra” Monday (I’ve been posting on the first and third Mondays, and May has a fifth), I figured it was about time to pull back the curtains, so to speak, on this whole geek music thing that I’ve been doing for the last five years or so. I’ll explore the origins of my column about geek music and the origins of this podcast plus a little bit of my own philosophy of geek music.
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Kyle Stevens from Kirby Krackle. In the interview, we talked about awkward fan moments, geeks vs. nerds, the death of geek culture (or maybe not…), the origins of Frank the Pocket, and TED talk hands. I’m not sure where the hissing in the background towards the end came from; I tried to clean it up as best as I could, but I couldn’t get rid of it entirely. I think it’s still quite listenable.
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Aramis. In the interview, we talked about video game rage, samurai, intelligent music, Marvel vs. DC, comic books TV shows, and messy rooms.
You’ll notice that I decided to cut out this part of the intro on the podcast. Basically, I realized that it’s kind of redundant since I already introduce the podcast before I start the interview. It’s an experiment, but I’m pretty confident that I’ll stick with it.
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Insane Ian. In the interview, we talked about an awful lot of things. See, Ian really likes to talk. Which is, of course, fine with me; that’s why I have people on the podcast, after all. And I’m pretty sure that no one is listening to this to hear my incredible deft interviewing skills (ha ha!). You’re here to listen to Ian talk about the album and his music, and that’s exactly what you’ll hear. Plus a whole ton of tangents. It was really fun, in other words, and I learned a lot.
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Alpha Riff. In the interview, we discussed the origins of my alias, Darth Aqueous; cyberpunk (especially Blade Runner), heavy metal music, the new album Riff is working on (which sounds like it’ll be AMAZING!) and the Digital Champions Consortium, ST:TNG (including my sort of embarrassing story about Wesley Crusher), and SXSW and the new golden age of nerd music.
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Jared from the band the Gekkos. When he first contacted me, I knew the band name sounded familiar. Turns out they were at the final Nerdapalooza in 2013. I’m pretty sure that I caught part of their set, and I’ve since watched the whole thing on YouTube (unfortunately, the video quality is terrible, but the sound is fine). I like their new album, Tragical History Tour, and I plan to review it sometime soon.
In the interview, we talk about DashCon and other tragedies, Weird Al, The Rutles (which I somehow have never seen), MST3K, and loving whoever you want to love.
On this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Austin and Nathan from Smashy Claw. I only recently discovered this band via Insane Ian’s recommendation, and I quickly gave their album, Former Spine, an Honorable Mention of my favorite albums of 2014 (since it came out in 2013). They show a clear influence from one of my favorite bands, They Might Be Giants, both lyrically and musically. In this episode, we talk about Nanobots, the ending of The Killing Joke, Breaking Bad (again), and which Iron Man is the best. Unfortunately this episode is going up just after Austin’s solo show at the University of Colorado-Denver on Feb. 24th. I hope it went well for him.
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talked to one of my favorite geeky artists, Marc with a C. I first became a fan of Marc's when he released Motherfuckers Be Bullshittin' back in 2011, although I probably saw him at Nerdapalooza 2010 when I had almost no idea who anyone was. But it was really his next full length album, Popular Music, that made me into the rabid fan I am today. I've since gone back and bought everything I can get my hands on, including all of the vinyl albums. In fact, Marc is the one who showed me how great vinyl can be.
In this interview, we talk about his new album, Exactly Where I Am, the nerd music tribe, bad movies (especially Nightmare on Elm Street), and even why Marc is perpetually blue (and if you get that reference before listening, then give yourself 10 geek points).
For this inaugural episode, I interview Jace and Kyle from Nuclear Bubble Wrap. We discuss the new album as well as some exciting revelations about the future, and there’s some talk of Breaking Bad as well. I’m still getting the hang of this, so I hope it sounds OK.
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