Thursday, October 09, 2008

Nerd News in Brief

We are, as a nation, totally fucked. I mean, at least from a financial standpoint.

Yeah, we even broke the National Debt Clock.

In case you missed that: that big ass clock in Time’s Square that reminds us how deep our national debt has become ran out of digits!

Soon we won’t even be able to calculate it via traditional means. It will surpass our meager human ability to quantify. Our nation will simply be purple elephant canoe grass stain in debt.

You heard it here first.
  • So Dope: Earlier this week I got a pre-release copy of T.y.T.’s new album Jelly Brain, and I must say that it comes highly recommended. I’ll be talking about the release in more detail later, and, of course, playing a few tracks in upcoming podcasts, but, in the meantime, hit up T.y.T.’s MySpace for purchase details. It’s a wise investment.
  • Milk & Doo Doo: My pal funky49 is all set to release the video for his new single "Milk & Doo Doo" in style on October 25th at the Hip Hop Soda Shop in Tampa. (Well, with as much style as possible when talking about a song with doo doo in the title.) The video release party will feature live performances from Emergency Pizza Party, Rocket Propelled Geeks, Magitek, redvoid & funky49, and, of course, the premiere of the video itself. Full info available over at funk’s site.
  • Fayetteville’s Finest: The always fabulous Oneups will be playing at the Boom Boom Room in Fayetteville this Friday (October 10th). The show starts at 9:30 PM, and the entry cost is $25 or $10 with a student ID. I humbly suggest that you attend, and that you also be a student.
  • Alpinekat and the Burg: Nerdcore made an appearance in Canada’s The Globe & Mail this week via an interesting avenue: Katherine McAlpine’s Large Hadron Collider rap. The piece also mentions Front, the Hawkman, and Halifax’s own Wordburglar. Burg says nice things about Nerdapalooza there at the end that can’t help but make attendance smile.
  • Lev Watches the Watchmen: Matt has charged himself with keeping Church and me up to speed on the developing big screen adaptation of The Watchmen, alternately exciting us about its potential greatness and cautioning us against Hollywood’s tendency to fuck with classic comics. Still, after he linked me to Lev Grossman’s post about the 26 minute special screener, I can’t help but be a little more excited.
  • Music + Comedy: Church hipped me to this great interview with my favorite instrument of Da Debbil Schaffer the Darklord over at The Apiary. It touches on Schaffer’s musical past, his arrival at the term "rappist," and a fun story about performing at a Christian college. Good times!
  • Do the Margaret Thatcher: MC Frontalot is currently holding a dance contest. Totally not shitting you about that. All one needs to do to enter is record their own interpretation of the dance mentioned in Front’s new single "Wallflowers," post that sucker to YouTube or Vimeo, and then alert his Royal Frontiness. Fabulous prizes are at stake here, so dance like no one’s watching!
  • If I Don’t Tell You Sanny Will Cry: There’s a new edition of Vagina Deep in Podcast available for your listening pleasure. This episode sees Nina and Sangriaa wrapping up their Top 10 Sexiest Guys in Nerdcore list (which, sadly, I did not make), playing some fun songs from across the musical spectrum, and talking about their bajingos.
  • Top o’ The Muffin to Ya!: If Drunken Podcasting Month has a winner, it’s the folks from Brilliant Gameologists. This tabletop gaming podcast, which is pretty fuckin’ awesome even when the hosts are sober, put together the vilest, most profane, and completely enjoyable drunken podcast I’ve yet to hear. Do yourself a favor and take a listen.
  • Carpool Lane Outlaws: At long last my pal Jarod, of AlienBobz, has favored us with his footage from Optimus Rhyme’s farewell gig pre-PAX '07 gig. 8 tracks are available, with more on the way. To take us home today I’ve chosen "My Piroshky," but be sure to check ‘em all out.


Sangriaa said...

I'm going to bake you a huge plate of cookies.


Sponng said...

Hey Hipster, I dropped you myspace mail for
hope you get it!

"Nik Palmer"

Church said...

Holy crap! Brilliant Gamers just schooled us in drunken podcasting.

(Although, Rumplemintz? Really?)

Stuart said...

I've never even heard of the Boom Boom Room but man. It's making me rethink leaving campus on Friday if I can see the OneUps for $10.

AlienBoBZ said...

This is not the last Optimus gig. That should come soon, at least the audio. This is from last year.

Matt said...

mental note to pimp Sangriaa some time at free_geek. No one told me cookies were involved.

And while drunken podcasting was fun, I doubt it would be hard to school us.

Meg @ Brilliant Gameologists said...

Yea-ha! Not every day I get told that I schooled someone in Brilliant Drinkology.

Though I still ruefully admit that I failed at Drunken Podcasting. I crossed well over into the "totally wasted" podcasting. To the point that when I finally got up the courage to edit, I didn't remember the last 1/2 of the recording at all and I wasn't even around for the final 1/3rd because I was in the bathroom... uh... failing.

Thanks Z for corrupting us young, innocent podcasters! We owe you one!

Anthony said...

I'm going to marry Kate McAlpine.

You heard it here first!

Z. said...

Oh shit! Sorry, Jarod. I don't know where my head was at.