Monday, June 21, 2010

Cover Me

It's rare that I get to use the name of a Bruce Springsteen song as the title of a post. I mean, I had one one time that I was gonna call "Tunnel Of Love," but that shit was just too crude.

At any rate, I am coming to you this morning to remind you that we are less than a month away from Nerdpalooza 2010. Are you excited? I am excited!

Last year Hex Warrior and I hatched a plan to introduce a new, albeit understated, element to the festival. We strongly suggested that each participating artist include a cover song in his/her set. Why? Because covers are awesome.

While there was far less than 100% participation – which is totally cool as this is a voluntary program – a number of exciting cover songs did make their way into the weekend's performances. Not the least of which was Krondor Krew's amazing (and wholly appropriate) take on Vanilla Ice's "Ninja Rap" from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze soundtrack.

This year, we're hoping that the performers will continue in this proud tradition, and that fans will encourage them to participate. Nerdapalooza is all about having fun with the other members of our tribe, and this is yet another way to keep things light, informal and amusing.

And speaking of this year's 'Palooza, unlike last year it looks as if I actually will be in attendance. That being said, I am in a bit of a money crunch at present, so if anyone would be willing to donate a few bucks to help me cover gas to get to Orlando and back, I would be most appreciative.

"Help me cover gas."

Well I'll be damned; that title is more appropriate than I thought!:D


funky49 said...

How does one help, hmm?

Z. said...

You can donate via the link in the sidebar. Or you can wire the money directly to my Swiss account. ;)

Benjamin Bear said...

i'm sure both scrub club and epp can find something to cover :D

killsaly said...

If only I was playing this year... I have tons of covers i have been working on, from That Dog to Seal.

Im still debating even going this year... I want to but have another road trip to take soon.

Z. said...

I can only imagine the shit y'all will bust out for the occasion, B-Bear! :)

That's understandable, ks. It seems like every event I want to go to has fallen within the same 4 week window this year.