Monday, February 19, 2007

Nerd News in Brief

It's Monday again, and so I will favor you with another edition of Nerd News in Brief. This one's got some really interesting stuff in it, so I'll cut my intro short so you can read things of sufficiently more import.

  • Who the fuck is MC Harding?: Nerdcore gets some more press via the Dallas-Fort Worth Star Telegram. Aside from a few snafus, the article is a pretty fair (warts and all) representation of the scene and those in it. I'm just a little disappointed that Tonya Harding started rapping and I didn't know anything about it until now. ;)
  • Blood and cleavage: MC Router has decided to share some pics of her newest tattoo over at the Rhyme Torrents Board. It's a delightful combination of blood and boobs that is at once erotic and gory.
  • Speaking of boobs and blood: In what can only be called the coolest goddamn thing to happen anywhere ever , Emergency Pizza Party and Krondor Krew so impressed co-founder Lloyd Kaufman with their nerdy lyricism at last weekend's Orlando Megacon, that they landed a spot opening for Killer Robots at the annual Troma After Party! What's more, the event was filmed for use in an upcoming Troma documentary! Should this keep up, I will surely run out of exclamation points!!!
  • Nerdcore repository: Fellow Floridian and one of the few people actually brave enough to trade Wii friend codes with me, signed long int is currently using his coding acumen to craft an online repository for nerdcore hip-hop tracks. The system is still in the demo stage, but the project promises to be a real timesaver for me personally, and a boon to nerdcore fans everywhere.
  • The wind of change may or may not smell like feet: There may be no coercion in Islam, but that damned sure ain't true for Google! Last night I was led sheepishly from my old, comfortable version of Blogger to this new-fangled iteration. Thus far everything has gone fairly smoothly,but unfortunately my own predilection for fucking with things will soon kick in and I'll start meddling with the code and the overall setup. I've already added what appears to be a valid RSS feed (for those of you who hate the existing Atom feed), and hopefully I'll soon be able to work up a dedicated podcast feed using Feedburner. In addition to this, I plan to switch things over from the Blogspot url to my hipsterplease.com domain soon. The Blogger/Google monolith assures me that the transition will be painless and that all of my old linkages will still function, but if you come to check out the blog only to find its charred and smoking remains, you'll know what happened.

8 comments:

ChurchHatesTucker said...

Boobs! Blood! Valid RSS Feed! w00t!

Now I'll have to whip up a Dashboard widget for HP...

Matt S said...

No love for the new Ultraklystron album finally going up at his web site? Shame on you!

Antisocial said...

also notable:

Nurse Hella
Meganerd Baby

I was wondering about the MC Harding thing too... I don't exactly follow the nerdcore scene that closely, so I was like... uhhhh... was I living under a rock or something?

If you were to actually pick up last Sunday's paper, you would find a picture of MC Router on the front page (yes, front page of the paper), as well as a huge picture of her and T-Byte on the entertainment section. It was quite surreal, actually.

ChurchHatesTucker said...

Soc, can you scan it? I'd love to see that front page.

Z. said...

Keep me abreast of developments on the widget front, Church. (Get it? I said abreast!)

Actually, Matt, I was holding off on the Romance Language news for its own post. Tanuki from the Northwest Nerdcore collective has promised me a review copy, so I plan to hold out a day or two to see if it arrives.

Router on the front page? Dear god, man! And so the Router-pocalypse begins. :D

Antisocial said...

Well... I don't have a scanner, but you can see pics of it on Router's myspace: here

Antisocial said...

that is... page 2 of router myspace pics...

Z. said...

I think it’s over at the RT boards as well.