Friday, November 03, 2006


Under much duress, Wired magazine has finally included a (passing) mention of MC Router. Okay, so technically it’s in the "Rants and Raves" section and technically she wrote and submitted it herself, but the bottom line is Router made it into Wired. It’s lip service, to be sure, but at least it partly rectifies the problem of Wired completely glossing over the female artists in the nerdcore genre in its previous effort. It ain’t much, but a victory’s a victory... even if they did tag the comment "Representin' for Equality."

Girls are nerds too!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Nerd news in brief

Now that Halloween has come and gone, it’s time for me to sober up, dust myself off, and catch up on all the shit that’s been going down in the nerd community of late. Saddle up, kids.

  • Beefy and Snyder won their Song Fight! thanks to the undeniable rockitude of “Outside Paradise.” Goddamn friendflooder.
  • In other Beefy-related news, the BoCon gig was a rousing success, even given the facts that Router was ogled and Idahoans don’t understand the inherent comedic value of the word “Whitesican.” More pics of Router, Beef, and MC Plus+ are forthcoming.
  • Should you currently find yourself with a dearth of listenable material, may I humbly suggest you check out MCeeP’s recently completed Nerdcore Demon EP and the collected works of Masters Glenn Case (of Frontalittle Squad fame) and the Shael Riley (of Shael Riley fame).
  • Speaking of Shael, a bootleg of the man live at The Western Front is now free for the taking, compliments of fellow Frontalot BBS poster falcomadol.
  • As far as non-musical news goes, I’d be neglecting my title as Defender of the Faith if I didn’t remind you that we’re only a couple of weeks away from the PS3 and Wii console launches. Have your pre-ordered yet? No? Poor bastard.
  • And also on the video game tip; Lik Sang is no more. They played with fire and they were consumed.
  • Lastly, if you’re not watching Heroes, you should be. I’m serious. It has a cheerleader and a junkie and a Japanese guy and super powers galore. It’s like the unholy spawn of J. Michael Straczynski and John Hughes.

And there you have it. I didn’t miss anything did I? If so, feel free to enlighten me.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween

We here at Hipster, please! (which is namely, y’know, me) would like to wish you a delightfully nerdy Halloween.


Oh yeah. I went there.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Last-minute entries

Twas the day before Halloween and all through the office, I was um… goofing off and writing in my blog.

Wow. That… that was just bad.

Anyway, on the off chance that you need yet another little shot of Samhain –centered merriment, here are a couple of last-minute entries.

Our friends over at Rhyme Torrents have just released a Halloween-themed EP, complete with tracks from Emergency Pizza Party, Ultraklystron, DJ Snyder, and RT’s own High-C. Download it now and keep the werewolves at bay.

On a more personal note, this year I decided to nerd up the family jack-o-lantern. After a few (crappy) preliminary sketches and a handful of useless ideas, I settled on the ubiquitous Boo – perhaps the least appreciated of Mario-world canon fodder – as my subject. Obviously, I took pictures.

Boo sketched on a punkin.

The completely carved Boo.

Boo glowing with a preternatural light! SPOOKY!!!