Thankfully, I am among those fortunate enough to make the pilgrimage down to Orlando this year. It's taken some doing – and no small amount of funding from you, you magnificent bastards – but I am even now finalizing my travel itinerary.
Still, whether you're joining us or not, I thought you might enjoy another special Nerdapalooza-themed episode. It features my pals hex and Masu, two cats with whom I can assume you are already quite familiar. It was a great opportunity for us to talk about this year's event and to reflect on previous incarnations of the world's premiere nerd music festival.
But mostly it was just an excuse to laugh. A lot.
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Intro: Baddd Spellah – "Radio Free Hipster Theme (feat. Beefy)"
Beefy won't be coming down for 'Palooza 2010. And I'm still really bummed about that. :(
Track 1: MC Frontalot – "Tongue-Clucking Grammarian (live at Nerdapalooza 2009)"
Can we expect another amazing live album to come out of this year's festival? One can only hope!
Z's 1st interlude: "My old pals."
It is assumed that I am attending Nerdapalooza for the music. The truth is I'm going down to see all my friends. The music is merely a fortunate cover.
Track 2: Marc with a C – "Bounce Bounce Bounce"
In case you missed it, I reviewed Marc's newest earlier this week.
Track 3: The Protomen – "The Hounds"
I look forward with rapt anticipation to seeing The Protomen live!
Track 4: Kirby Krackle – "Can I Watch You"
The same goes for Kirby Krackle. In fact, I will go so far as to say they are my most anticipated new act.
Track 5: Random – "Boss Battle Metalman (The Megas Remix)"
Like hex said, we will have both Ran and The Megas in the house. Cross your fingers.
Z's 2nd interlude: "This ain't your first rodeo."
The guys have been holding down the proverbial fort re: the Nerdapalooza festival for years, and I think it's only gotten better with age.
Track 6: Schaffer the Darklord – "A Lot like Me"
Will STD steal the show at a 3rd consecutive Nerdapalooza? My sources say yes.
Track 7: Ministry of Magic – "Accio Love"
There's a really solid Wrock lineup at this year's event, so bring your house scarves,
Track 8: The Adventures of Duane and BrandO – "Guerrilla War"
Attendees will also be fortunate enough to catch the reunion of The Adventures of Duane and BrandO!
Track 9: Emergency Pizza Party – "Shine Avenue"
It wouldn't be Nerdapalooza without EPP.
Track 10: Krondor Krew – "New Edition"
I largely watched Krondor Krew's set at Nerdapalooza 2008 through the doorway to the next room. This year, however, I will be both front and center.
Z's 3rd interlude: "For those who've been living under a rock."
You rock-dwellers can find all the pertinent info concerning the event right the fuck here.
Track 11: Yip-Yip – "Audacity Beach"
With Yip-Yip, hex and the Nerdapalooza organizers have managed to do the impossible: they found a nerdy band that was totally new to me.
Track 12: The Great Luke Ski – "Dementia Revolution (feat. MC Lars)"
Luke and a number of his FuMP brethren will be on-hand to dispense with the Dementia music at 'Palooza 2010.
Track 13: Random Encounter – "Still More Fighting (live at Nerdapalooza 2008)"
Random Encounter had a solid set back in '08, though it was plagued by some sound issues. I have every confidence that this year will be their time to shine.
Track 14: Sci-Fried – "Saturday Night On SyFy"
Sci-Fried is another new act I am really looking forward to checking out live. They have a very classic sound that differentiates themselves from most other geek rockers.
Holy shit! A 4th interlude?!: "BYE, I'M HEX!!!"
Wait – did that muthafucker talk over my outro?! ;)
Track 15: George Hrab – "Think for Yourself"
It's good to see the skeptical community represented this year as well. I'm not exactly sure what George will bring to the stage, but I'm sure I'll dig it.
And that's it, kids. I'm afraid that's all the blogging I plan to do on this side of things. So, until I return from Orlando and regain my bearings, I bid you farewell.
If you're going to be at Nerdapalooza, be sure to holler atcha boy. And if you're a little uneasy diving into the event-proper without sufficient backup, feel free to come down for our poolside meet-up at 9:30ish on Saturday. It'll be like a can of instant friends!
For those of you who won't be joining us, please keep the internet safe while we're away. And watch my Twitter feed for my < 140 character event updates.
You know how I do.