Monday, September 10, 2007

Nerd News in Brief

This weekend Church went to the Baltimore Comic-Con and saw the best Transformers cosplay in the entirety of nerd-dom.

Me? I cleaned house.

I think that homeownership has been romanticized so much in this country that everyone dreams of their own half-acre and picket fence. Personally, I miss those halcyon days of apartment living.

A house is less a place to live and more a thing to do. Constantly.

We should all move into townhouses. Have our own little geek resort. Who’s with me?

  • Dissecting Rapbeth: MC Lars is giving away his first three albums (Nothing to Fear, Insectivorous, and Radio Pet Fencing) for the low, low price of free. How’s that for value? With the money left rattling around in your pockets from such a find, why not pick up Lars’s new DVD? It’ll make an MC happy.
  • “If you were a zombie…”: My pal Dennis, necro-crafter extraordinaire and all-around nice cat, was recently interviewed by indie art site He discusses his affinity for the undead therein, and even manages to name-drop both Hipster, please! and ZeaLouS1. What a swell guy!
  • Future Perfect: The artist formally known as Fanatical and now pretty much just know as Jaylyn, has recently dropped a new single at her MySpace. Peep “timesplit” and then tell Jay to pick up the pace and start releasing more songs. I’m serious.
  • FightForRight ReadGoodBooks SpreadTheMusic: This weekend my bro Matt found yet another Wizard Rock band of note. Potter Noyz is an interested blend of indie dance, acoustic rock, and… um… fan fiction. Though a self-professed “virtual band and fan project set after the 7th year” may seem a little odd, don’t let the concept scare ya. It’s well worth a listen.
  • Harry Potter and the Broom of Experimentation: I’m not sure how much truth there is to this (particularly since Matt found reference to it dating back about five years), but this one was another jewel Church dug up that I felt worthy of sharing with the rest of the class. I’m finally beginning to understand why the Nimbus 2000 was such a big seller!
  • Baltimore's own: Now that I’ve gotten all that juvenile humor out of the way, here’s another vid that Church made from his 16 Bit Genocide footage: an Entertainment System double-shot featuring “Ninja Turtles” and “Bubbleman” Enjoy.


Church said...

That's a great inteview with Dennis, but it starts kind of odd. Is there an intro or something on another part of the site?

Z. said...

I don't think so. I just sort of chalked it up to the fact that crafters are... you know weird.

vagrant aesthetic said...

Nope, no intro. They just gave me a bunch of questions and I emailed them back the answers. It would have been nicer to have a little intro.

It was easy name dropping you and ZeaLouS1, figured what the hell, everyone could use some pimpin

Church said...

Thanks, Dennis. At least I know I wasn't missing anything.

Like I said, it was a very good interview, once you got past the 'did I miss something?' part.

antisoc said...

Wow that Lars thing is pretty cool. I already have those albums for free, so now I don't feel so bad. :)

What? They were out of print and stuff!

Z. said...

I really appreciate it, Dennis, and I'm sure Z1 does too!

Soc, you know we ain't gonna judge your piracy harshly around here. ;)