Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

A Love Letter To: Nerd Girls

June 1, 2011

To a lot of guys, nerdy girls are the holy grail. I know growing up my friends always called me a “unicorn” because to them I was such a rarity; an attractive girl with a brain and obscure, geeky interests. I obviously didn’t think anything of it because I was just being myself. I didn’t understand the reverie. Now it seems that lately, with the progress of video games and the prevalence of comic book movies, being into “nerdy” things is more allowable and mainstream, and with this I have noticed an influx of “faux-nerdy” girls. Girls who want to impress guys by pretending to be nerdy, because they played Tetris once on a road-trip, or tried to play Halo once with their brother, but don’t know the difference between Ps3 or Xbox. I don’t care if you think Peter Parker is “dreamy”, bitch, I saw him first – you know, when I was saving up my lunch money to buy comic books as a kid, not because my boyfriend took me to see Spiderman 3.

Whether you’re a Dungeon Master, a Marvel Girl, a Computer Engineer or the best Warlock in your guild, being a true-blue Nerd Girl will always have its appeal within society – and you will always be a unicorn within the Geek sub-culture, and that to me is just a wonderful thing. I put together a little compilation of song tributes to our kind.

While these girls voices pierce my ears, and their over-acting makes me want to stab my eyes with my light-saber chopsticks, Seth Green’s rap at the end makes it totally worth it.

“Farscape
Sailor Moon
Hogwarts boys all make them swoon
Aragorn, Legolas
These are the boys they love the best
I mean they’re good to go
Love Scifi, yo’
Marvel
DC
Vertigo
The girls are sweet
They can’t be beat”

This little number is from one of my absolute favorite shows, “The Guild”, with one of my favorite geek icons, Felicia Day. Definitely legit, and definitely a babe.

“Hang with me in my MMO
So many places we can go
I’m better than a real world quest
You’ll touch my plus five to dexterity vest.”

Oh, I think if you’re familiar with nerd related music at all, you know who MC Chris is. He’s classic. While I love the song, I don’t love the video so much – but I cant say I didn’t resemble the lead girl a little bit when I was much younger. Ah, memories.

“There’s a special kind of girl that goes to my shows
And I don’t mean the groupie hos
All along the front row
She’s more like a wallflower
Like the one that Stryker sniped
I’m like elixir when I’m with her
‘Cause I think I like her type.”

This song is by Chester French. I love a lot of the music he does, so you should probably get to know him. He is a Nerd Girls biggest fan – hands down.

“Most guys don’t enlighten me
But I’m intrigued by you
I’m your nerd girl writing sci-fi
But now I’m riding you
You’re my nerd girl
An extraordinary mind
Brain is of a kind so unknown.”

Well, on that note, I’ll be in Azeroth if you need me.

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Final Fantasy: Piano Collections

May 29, 2011

When people ask me “So, what kind of music do you listen to?” not only is that my least favorite question, it just has the most impossible answer. My natural inclination is to say ” Well,  these are my favorite bands – but I primarily like music from video games.” Yeah. Doesn’t go over so smoothly. People just become instantly confused and when I try to explain how expansive video game music is, or how it’s “real music”  – since a lot of people seem to think it “doesn’t count” this discussion usually ends up with me leaving people mind-freaked and my just telling them I listen to “indie” music to make it easier on them.

Probably since I was at least 11 or 12 I have been really into Japanese composer Nobuo Uematsu. I have followed everything he has done since. He composes a lot of music for one of my favorite video game series, Final Fantasy. Each game has a piano collection that’s eventually released. It’s all piano versions of the songs in game. It’s beautiful. I have every collection, and even as a kid I would sit in my room and draw and listen to these CD’s on repeat all night. That hasn’t changed, really. Here are a collection of my favorite piano collections, from my favorite video game collection.

 

FFIX – “Loss of Me”

FFVIII – “Succession of Witches”

FFVII – “Gold Saucer”

FFX – “Suteki Da Ne”

Powerglove: The Band

October 4, 2010

I love the Powerglove for being so bad. I love Powerglove the band for being so good.

Musical Monday > Manic Monday

August 30, 2010

I like music. I think most people do. I like it more when it has some sort of nerdy connection. Most people would probably judge my iPod pretty hard, but 8bit music just speaks to me, okay? How doI get pumped before a night of heavy drinking? I listen to the Excite Bike theme. That may or may not be true. Judge away.

Here is The Clash at Demon Head song “Black Sheep” from Scott Pilgrim! This scene from the movie is one of my favorites, as is the Todd Ingram fight!

( The movie version as sung by “Envy Adams” not the Metric version! )

Here is an 8-bit version of easily my favorite song ever.

“In The Garage” by Weezer! =w=

Lyrics:

I`ve got the dungeon Master`s Guide
I`ve got a 12-sided die
I`ve got Kitty Pryde
and Nightcrawler too
Waiting there for me
yes I do, I do

I`ve got posters on the wall
My favorite rock group KISS
I`ve got Ace Frehley
I`ve got Peter Criss
Waiting there for me
yes I do, I do

In the garage
I feel safe
No one cares about my ways
In the garage
Where I belong
No one hears me sing this song
In the garage

I`ve got an electric guitar
I play my stupid songs
I write these stupid words
and I love every one
Waiting there for me
Yes I do, I do