Friday, June 04, 2010

With Special Guest Star: Me

Earlier this week I was fortunate enough to serve as a special guest on The Functional Nerds podcast with John Anealio and Patrick Hester. As such, I am now a duly recognized member of their Third Nerd Army, with all the privileges and rights associated with such an illustrious position. Recording the podcast itself was a blast, as Patrick and John are both fascinating and engaging cats with which to shoot the proverbial shit, and being able to count myself among the ranks of the show's other illustrious guests is an honor.

My only complaint is, unlike the Kiss Army, the Third Nerd Army doesn't provide its members with wicked-awesome patches to sew on their denim jackets. I'm just sayin'.

In all seriousness, though, The Functional Nerds is a damn fine podcast, and it's one of only a handful of projects that promotes nerdy culture as a cohesive whole. The guys're heavily focused on sci-fi and fantasy, of course, but everything from gaming and comics to music and con life get proper representation. It's truly an equal opportunity geek out.

Theoretically I was invited on to talk about nerd music, and we certainly covered that subject, but it was far more your typical soulless Q&A session. Instead John, Patrick and I drifted between subjects like the importance of Doctor Demento, mash-ups, Yngwie Malmsteen's leather pants, Gandalf the Grey Syndrome, 4-tracks and tales of convention woe.

Suffice it to say the conversation was organic.

As I said, I had a great time recording with the guys, and I totally plan to take them up on their offer to return at a later date. Give episode 12 of The Funcitonal Nerds, which features little ol' me, a listen if you feel so inclined. I think you'll find it entertaining, enlightening and, most importantly, dork as fuck.


Church said...

Man, I miss my Kiss Army patch.

Z. said...

But how much cooler would it've been with John Anealio in Ace's makeup? #thirdnerdarmy