Monday, April 16, 2007

Nerd News in Brief

So what did you do this weekend?

The wife and I spent most of our time (and energy) in a continuing endeavor to potty train Li'l X. Unfortunately, despite the combined efforts of me, Em, Elmo, and MC Frontalot, he's still got a-ways to go. There were a lot of false alarms, a lot of “uh-ohs,” and a ridiculous amount of mopping. Such, I suppose, is a parent's lot in life.

And now that you've all had an uncomfortably close look at the Family Z's biological functions: Nerd News in Brief.

  • Best. Cover. Ever.: Nerdrap Apostles ComputerScienceHardCore (comprised of Conyeezy and Inubito) have just dropped their album Rule #1… Make it Not Suck! The only remaining question is, of course, is the music as good as the album art? I'm gonna give that a yes, but I encourage you to download it and see for yourself.
  • And if that's not enough: Speaking of releases, shortly forthcoming from my friends at Game Music 4 All is a music compilation to rival the gods. The gods, says I! The Music Exp comp. will feature everything that is good and pure about video game music including chiptunes, classical reinterpretations, and, of course, the rock. More information and a final release date are forthcoming.
  • But wait, there's more: Also looming in the none-too-distant future is a new album by nerdcore giant Beefy . The Beefster recently let slip to me that his follow-up to the amazingly good Tube Technology should be dropping in June, and I'm letting it slip to you mostly because I am a shitty friend who can't keep a secret. The title is still up in the air, but I'm pulling for a gritty, film noir, detective-themed album called Beef Thompson: Private Dick. He's not gonna do it, but I'm pulling for it nonetheless.
  • Clothe thyself: You have nipples; the secret's out. And what is there to do but cover up those filthy chesticles? Nuthin'. With this in mind, I humbly suggest that you peep the glory that is the new Benjamin Bear & Betty Rebel t-shirts. Aren't they nice? Wouldn't you like one? I thought so. I mean, if you gotta cover up your shameful parts, why not do it in style?
  • Chi-Town gets its geek on : Last week a nerdcore army stormed the streets of Chicago. Frontalot, MC Lars, Optimus Rhyme, Former Fat Boys, and a legion of fans tore Abbey's Pub to the ground and danced upon the splendorous ruins. Dan was nice enough to provide some pictures of the geek-tastic slaughter.
  • Wow: And lastly, a word of thanks to all of you who've contributed your lists to the Nerdcore Top 10 project. The response thus far has been staggering, as evidenced by the fact that I am, y'know, staggered . The lists have run the gamut in both scale and content, and I genuinely appreciate the thought you've all obviously put into ‘em. Y'all rock.


ChurchHatesTucker said...

I think we can all pull for Beefy's "Private Dick."

Z. said...

It sounds so nasty when you say it like that!

Beefy said...

I've been offering my dick publically for years with very few takers.

Anthony said...

All this "detective" talk reminds me of this

Also, thanks for giving us props on the compilation, but how will we live up to all this hype you've made now!?

Z. said...

Too true, Beefy. Too true.

Good one, Anthony. I had completely forgotten about that PA! And considering you’ve got SelectStart, Temp Sound Solutions, and Year 200x lined up for the project, you should have no trouble at all living up to any amount of hype. :)

Anthony said...

I think we are now getting there, with confirmation that The OneUps, OCRemixer Mustin, Videogame Orchestra and The Megas are on board =]

We also should put that on our album cover "It Rivals the gods."

you can see the new news here

Z. said...

"We also should put that on our album cover 'It Rivals the gods.'"

Truth in advertising! :D