Thursday, April 05, 2007

More Nerd News in Brief

What happens when you pile an extra layer of shit atop an already impressive pile of human excrement?

This is the question answered by the recent Alanis Morissette cover of The Black Eyed Pea's audio accident known simply as “My Humps.”

What kind of world do we live in where one talentless pop-monger questions the lyrical content and “questionable aesthetic” of another? That's like me saying that Alan Cumming has a silly accent!

Now, while I brood silently over the fact that Alanis has just elicited from me what equates to a rudimentary defense of fucking Fergie, please enjoy More Nerd News in Brief.

  • At least it wasn't pledge drive week: Yesterday morning I got a frantic email from my pal Church. In a bleary-eyed and fuzzy minded twilight state, he had heard what he thought to be Beefy and MC Frontalot on public radio. He wasn't hallucinating. The guys were doing a little posturing on APM's Morning Marketplace. You can check it out right here.
  • Dance Dance Constipation: Church was also quick to point out that Kraft is giving away USB dance pads. Because, y'know, nothing makes you wanna bust a move quite like a half brick of Velveeta. Word around the water cooler is that the pad may be compatible with a number of PC dance games, and Church plans to give it a go with the open source StepMania. I expect video, Church. Video!
  • The night the nerds will rock!: The projected Nerdapalooza lineup is looking good. Real good. So far parties like MC Lars, MC Frontalot, Freezepop, Shael Riley, My Parents Favorite Music, The OneUps, The Super Barrio Brothers, 8bit bEtty, and … well… the list goes on and on... have shown interest. Congrats and continued success to my boy Hex Warrior and his band of merry, festival-planning outlaws.
  • STD: Schaffer the Darklord will have the honor of opening up the inaugural date of the Frontalot/Lars tour this Friday, April 6th at T.T. the Bear's in Cambridge, MA, and you , you lucky bastard, will have the honor of attending. Ten bones at the door and the show starts at 9 o'clock in the PM. Don't you dare be late!
  • STD - the 2nd outbreak: Schaffer will also be spending April 8th (Easter, for the born-again amongst us) shooting a music video for his track "The Rappist" on the Lower East Side of ye olde Manhattan-towne. The narrative will be shot in the morning and afternoon, but around 6:30 PM he will begin shooting the "live" segments. In order for this performance portion to come off, though, Scaff's gonna need extras. Come out and be part of the action at Fontana's (105 Eldridge St.).
  • Sea-Town represent: In other show news, the Northwest Nerdcore crew has planned their next show for this Sunday, April 8th at Chop Suey in Seattle. Featured artists include Rai, Ultraklystron, Nursehella, Sister J, MC Tanuki, and a (possible) surprise guest. Show up an give 'em some love!
  • “Nor can the car hold a conversation or drive itself [, dumbass].”: Those of you with questionable taste in television will be pleased to hear that Knight Rider's super-computerized and vaguely effeminate mullet-car KITT is currently for sale. Hasselhoff not included.
  • Come out to play-ay: And lastly, the Metamystiks have dropped a new track. Of course it's wonderful, and obviously you should download it as soon as humanly possible. It feature's new collaborator Kal-L, and its grandeur has been proven to spontaneously heal warts and mend broken bones. Would I lie?