Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Nerd News in Brief

I would regale you all with tales of my recent vacation, but I reckon the Dead Milkmen have already provided a pretty fair summation.

I am not a beach person. I am a desk person. And from this desk I bring you Nerd News in Brief.

  • Calculate your Dangerosity: In answer to “the cats who apparently disagree that [he’s] on another level, skill-wise,Jesse Dangerously has issued the following challenge: haters are encouraged to download the instrumental for his track “Outfox’d” – a personal favorite, if I do say so myself – and record a “a karaoke cover version that does any kind of justice” to the original. Jesse’s kindly provided the lyrics at his MySpace, and will be keeping a running tab of the attempts at his blog.
  • No words to describe: If the cover version afforded by Jesse's challenge don’t float your boat, why not check out a Theremin cover of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy.” I’m totally not joking. Thanks to funky49 for directing my attention toward this one.
  • Meanwhile, back at the Baxter Building: My man LogicOne has just dropped “Give 'em More,” the first official single from his debut release The Fantastic Dr. Richards. You can check it out at his MySpace.
  • A parting shot: Before heading off for his summer tour, Beef Thompson dropped a new track as well; this one is Beefy’s own personal diss track and is entitled “Diss Missed.” You can hear the song here and chart its response over at the RT boards.
  • Weeding out the Replicants: Ill content to let funky 49 snatch his crown for the weirdest submission to a NNIB, my bro Church counters with the following: The Wave Magazine (EDIT: not-so) recently administered the Voight-Kampf test to San Francisco mayoral candidates. Tom Ammiano earns bonus points for getting the joke.
  • Tales from the comic shop: And lastly, here’s a clip of Sir-Up unveiling his new track “Duo of Destruction” at a (newly retooled) Emergency Pizza Party show at last week's Florida Supercon. Enjoy!


8 comments:

ChurchHatesTucker said...

Actually, my bad. The Voight-Kampff test was given to the 2004 candidates. The article isn't dated so I, being on the other side of the country, didn't know the difference. Still funny as hell, though.

Z. said...

True: still funny as hell!

matt s said...

I love it! I'd support legislation forcing all political canidates at all levels of government to be subjected to mandatory Voight-Kampff tests.

We can't be to careful.

Z. said...

It's the only way to ensure we don't have a buncha damn replicants in public office! ;)

Steve said...

that said...

BLADE RUNNER TO BE IN THE THEATERS THIS FALL!!!!!uno!!!

Z. said...

So we can all see it again... for the 11th time. :D

antisoc said...

Holy crap, I should check your blog more often. That Diss Missed track is awesome. I especially liked the end about "-en not -on" lol.

Z. said...

Yeah, Soc, Karl needs to fix that shit! ;)