Winter kicked my ass this year.  Daylight savings time is widely mocked every time changed, but it signals to me that seasonal affective disorder should have lifted.  I should be outside in my garden cleaning up by now and have my vegetable starts going inside.  I don’t have anything done, indoors or out.  Bit off more than I could chew, I suppose, though I only have two more classes to go for graduation after I finish this crazy Pop Culture class.  I can’t take them together so it will be September before I finish.

I started watching Frankenstein Chronicles this week.  I did not anticipate the Season 1 finale at all.  Good job Netflix.   I have not started Season 2 yet.

Amidst all kinds of crazy shit this week Stephen Hawking died.  Honestly, he didn’t really get the sendoff he deserved.  Where was all the coverage of his contributions to science?  How he lived a full life despite having fucking ALS?  How he did more with his cheek than most do with their whole bodies?

I went to a free seminar of some sort featuring Stephen Hawking down at Civic Center in Atlanta in 1999.  I ended up in the overfill room at SciTrek and had to watch on a screen.  The coverage of the event is still online. Apparently, there were tickets and I know I did not have one so that is probably how I ended up at SciTrek. I didn’t remember that part, LOL. Funny how we remember things.  Anyway, the place was absolutely packed.  It was a fascinating lecture and I was quite glad I went.  It was the first time that I was exposed to concepts like that.

Ever since then I have paid more attention to Hawking and physicists in general.  These are generally some weird dudes/dudettes and have formed a sort of class of celebrity geeks with appearances on so many shows that I often wonder if any of them actually get anything else done.  My favorite celeb geek is Michio Kaku (sorry Stephen).

In one of my classes this week I read that the geek is dead.  Whaaaaa?  No fucking way. He’s gone a little mainstream, but he still exists.

Ok, so we are going to geek out this week.  I don’t have any separate categories, I just want your geeky music.  I KNOW YOU HAVE SOME.  If they started at a small college town, sing about geeky shit, look like robots or furries and move around like rusty farm equipment, they are geeky.

Here is your playlist.  The first song is by a band that my husband I saw on our second date.  I lived upstairs from an underground night club and these guys would play sets on Saturday nights sometimes. They were from Athens, GA.  Their claim to fame was that they tossed lit firecrackers into the audience.  When he called me back I knew he was mine.  It was free, LOL.  I couldn’t do that to someone for a dedication.  Oh, and keep in mind I used to go to sleep to that shit and step over the results the next day.

Here are this week’s dedications:

Zurvan – Blume

Ilovecress – Particle Man

WVR – Lyre of Orpheus

Spootyjim – Geek Stink Breath

Santino – Dance on Vaseline

Grendel – Popular

Thrill – Add It Up

As always, if you would like a dedication next week, play us a geeky song!

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spootyjim

I used it last week, but since it fits so well with this week’s theme here’s In the Garage by Weezer. Weezer, Dungeons and Dragons, and X-men, it’s like a nerdy trinity.

The Minibosses are a band I’ve followed on and off for probably 13-14 years. Their gig is doing rock covers of 8-bit Nintendo game theme songs. Super Mario Bros 3 – The Minibosses

I’m sure somebody has posted this before, but Okilly Dokilly – how nerdy/dorky are they? White Wine Spritzer – Okilly Dokilly

spootyjim

I feel I’d be remiss if I didn’t throw some Daft Punk in, even though they’re generally not exactly my cup of tea. Around the World – Daft Punk

Somebody say “geek out”? For me, that’s all about Scott Pilgrim vs The World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wcN8W8GgeE

I love “Envy” and Clash at Demonhead (anybody remember that NES game? Maximum geek) in their rendition of Metric’s Black Sheep.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtrmWnFAHYE

She’s not as pretty nor does she sing as well as Metric’s actual singer, but she does a good job.

Napoleon Dynamite’s dance! Of course! I love the Midori reprises of the old video game Gemfire (or Royal Blood in Japan). Gemfire was kind of like Game of Thrones without rape. You ruled a fief in a fantasy kingdom that was in a civil war and had to lead your armies to victory. When I was a teenager (and well into my twenties), I loved all of the Koei strategy games from Nobunaga’s Ambition to Dynasty Warriors. Erin’s Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qefX6IvXu0M I played those games so obsessively, I’d even set theme music for certain events. Like when I had the enemy… Read more »

Zurvan

Doesn’t get geekier than Weird Science by Oingo Boingo

Which leads me directly to Dead Man’s Party

Gotta have Thor and Dr. Jones

And we also need the Big Bang Theory theme song

BLR – Seagulls (Stop It Now)

Zurvan
spootyjim

All About the Pentiums – Weird Al
The Saga Begins – Weird Al
Yoda – Weird Al
Live Medley – Breaking Benjamin. They always start their medleys with The Imperial March from Star Wars.
Head Like a Hole – Devo. Because, Devo.
She Blinded Me With Science – Thomas Dolby
Praise You – Fatboy Slim. The Napoleon Dynamite discussion made me think of this video.
Keep Fishin’ – Weezer. Because Muppets.
Pork and Beans – Weezer. More like pork and memes, amirite?

I got beaten out for White and Nerdy by Zurvan. spootyjim’s got the right idea. This could entirely be a Weird Al thread.

So I’ll go in a different direction. A beta male song by a group named after a character from Labyrinth. That’s high-geekery.

Love Me Dead by Ludo – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XH3oMNKApI

DAAAAAAAAAH DAH DAH!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j73gYxsxRrs

Speaking of Venture Bros.

Fumblestealth by JG Thirlwell – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRBIJU60AL8

Best music from the Return of the King soundtrack:

Lighting of the Beacons – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgJYNveHOYU

spootyjim

I see your Ludo and raise you Atreyu from The Neverending Story. Becoming the Bull – Atreyu

2nd Sucks – A Day to Remember. This video takes me back to the thousands of hours my friends and I spent playing Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter 2. The song kicks ads too.

Hmm? Muppets?

Muppet Show Theme by OK Go – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiMZa8flyYY

This is all outstanding. But can we have some NERDS with our geeks?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mRG2oAQhso

yes NERDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Revenge of the Nerds 2.wmv
say no to prop 15!~
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdN0YgNMf_I

Zurvan

no one posted this yet?
Einstein vs Stephen Hawking -Epic Rap Battles of History #7

*cough cough*

Zurvan says:
MARCH 16, 2018 AT 12:21 PM
One of my favorite YouTube channels deserves some love.

ERB – Einstein vs Hawking

*cough cough* yeah saw that bout 5 minutes after i posted, figured i leave it there and accept my shame.

Koei ahh the days gone by……….Nobunaga’s Ambition great game PTO and others were such fun,.

Hitchhiker’s Guide had the greatest robot of all time with Marvin. Fight me.

Paranoid Android by Radiohead – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHiGbolFFGw

spootyjim

I had many issues with the movie adaptation of the Hitchhiker’s Guide, but making the late Alan Rickman Marvin’s voice was pure genius, Marvin (the Paranoid Android) – Stephen Moore

As a counterweight to the Shatner posted above, here’s The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins – Leonard Nimoy

Oh, my God. I forgot about the Nimoy thing. That was a meme for a while on the VO. It’s like I blocked it out.

Anybody ever watch Hillywood on YouTube? Those girls are insanely talented.

Doctor Who: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WBqHdI5Bdw

Bohemian Rhapsody | Muppet Music Video | The Muppets

That was spectacular.

Santino

Holy shit, you guys knocked it out of the park this week! This one was a tough one for me and the only thing I got is a song from a group of geeks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkN_qkN5JLQ

Was wondering if you were going to make it this week, Santino!

Santino

Yeah, being on vacation and the theme really did me in. I had to make sure I didn’t miss out though!

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