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When I posted on this site over a year ago, and said that I would start posting about things other then music I followed that post up with three posts about music. Since I am nothing if not predictable, let’s make a post about music.

The first sign that you are starting to get somewhere in writing about music is when people start sending you advanced copies of their albums. Well, tonight I had my advance copy cherry popped by my man Z. Z hooked me up with an early copy of his next compilation, Old Nerdy Bastard. The idea behind ONB is to get a bunch of vocal tracks from various geek artists and have them remixed by a bunch of other geek artists. The comp is a pretty good cross section of some of the key players in Geek Rock, WRock, and Nerdcore (sadly, all the Video Game Inspired Music folks that Z approached had to decline or were unable to get their tracks finished).

I’m not sure how much I am allowed to say at this moment, plus I’d like to give the album a few more spins before writing a full review. I can say right this minute though, that this album is destined for must have territory, and is a shoe in for all kinds of end of year album lists. In fact I will be rating end of the year lists this year by where this album ends up placing on them.

Seriously, Z hit up some very talented cats and they responded by bringing their A games to the table. There are some tracks here that are just jaw dropping good. To be completely honest, I knew we were capable of some amazing crap, but this thing is just silly good.

This is it folks. Break out the calendars and make note. This will be the first sign in the pilgrimage that will unite the geek tribes. It starts here. Keep your eyes peeled over at Hipster, please! for the release. You will tell your children about the day this album dropped.

Written by Matt

May 9th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

Ben and Mena

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I was going through some entries in an old blog I have, scrapping out posts of value for a new project that I hope launch soon, and came across this old chestnut.

Ben and Mena
by Steven Frank.

Released by in 2003, the song has been tagged as the first “Blogging Anthem”

Here are the lyrics. I’ve included a few hints for folks that may not get the jokes.

Blank page, nothin’ to say
Just pictures of my cats today
Thought about the war a bunch
Now let me tell you what I had for lunch

Boys all hate me, my girlfriend dumped me
They’re bombing Iraq, my oatmeal’s lumpy
Wi-Fi networks in Central Park
Funny Photoshops up on Fark

(Chorus)
I wanna be Ben, I wanna be Mena
If only for a moment or two
I wanna be Cory, I’ll even be Winer
If that’s what I gotta do

I wanna be Ben, I wanna be Mena
The master of my domain
So send me a ping, send me a trackback
I promise I won’t complain

Referers say no-one came today…

That perfect link I hope to find
Check MetaFilter for the 40th time
I left a comment, I hope you see
How this issue pertains to me

Semantic web, RSS, and e-mail
Single white guy seeks athletic female
I’m busy building the digital commons
Cook me up another bowl of ramen

(Alt. Chorus)
I wanna be Ben, I wanna be Mena
If only for a moment or two
I wanna be Haughey, I’ll even be Stile
If that’s what I gotta do

I wanna be Ben, I wanna be Mena
The master of my domain
So send me a ping, send me a trackback
I promise I won’t complain

Referers say no-one came today…

Not sure who Stile is. Anyone know?

Written by Matt

January 27th, 2007 at 11:32 pm

Posted in Nerdcore,New Tracks,pop

New Tracks – Benjamin Bear

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New Benjamin Bear track over on his myspace page called ‘oh crap vampires’

I’m liking it, has that nice laid back vibe. Just noticed that Benjamin is dropping an album in April on Home Row Records. If the tracks playing on that site are his, then I’m definitely jazzed about that.

Written by Matt

January 13th, 2007 at 5:37 pm