Chad (aka Darth Aqueous, Dark Lord of the Fish) is a geeky high school English teacher. He primarily writes about geek music, with a focus on the fandom-y (it’s totally a word!) elements of the lyrics. He also produces a weekly podcast with interviews of geeky musicians. He currently lives in Gainesville, FL, with his wife and three cats, Parker (named after the character on Leverage), Anya (from Buffy), and Zoe (from Firefly).
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to The PDX Broadsides. In the interview, we talked about drinking and pirates, ex-boyfriends in videos, Nathan Fillion’s butt, lesser known scientists, RuPaul, and Portlandia (seriously, how Read More
This month, we get two part ones from two returning artists as well as a brand new artist. We’re also celebrating twenty years of Hand’Solo Records with a monster compilation. Suck it, Trebek, nerdcore is awesome! Read More
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Beefy (a little later than expected). In the interview, we talked about the changing nature of nerdcore, juggling adult responsibilities, collaborating with singers, being a fan of fans of Read More
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Mike from Boy Meets Robot. In the interview, we talked about chiptunes, skepticism, social justice, the Invisible Pink Unicorn (I was sort of incorrect about the IPU, BTW. It doesn’t Read More
Last year, I talked to a couple of musicians about their favorite Christmas music, and that got me thinking that I should do the same thing with Halloween music. And so as I interviewed several guests this year, I started off by asking them just two Read More
Wow, I've hardly ever done three parts in one month before. That’s a big reason why I’m not going to do a separate Halloween list (though I’m still including stuff over on the Facebook page). I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to keep this up, though, so Read More
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Cameron from The Mad Gear. In the interview, we talked about jazz music, My Chemical Romance and Gerard Way, barrels (don’t ask me what I was thinking with that word — I haven’t a clue!), Read More
Since I’m going to be doing a podcast episode of artists’ favorite Halloween songs, I’m not going to do a Halloween list this year (though I will feature stuff on the Fandomania: Geek Music Facebook page). But this list includes some good stuff to add Read More
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Alyssa from Rhiannon’s Lark. In the interview, we talked about pagan influences, filk music definitions, the weirdness of XP, rebirth, gaming, and old school card games (man, I really miss Read More
OK, this month I might actually have to split this list up into three parts, although the third part may get pushed to next month. There’s just been a ton of stuff that’s come out that I’d like to help promote. So let’s get to it! Read More
As if releasing a video a week every week this year wasn’t enough, Smashy Claw are also working on putting together two albums. And they could definitely use your help to pay for the mastering! As of this writing, they haven’t quite yet reached their Read More
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Ultra Magnus and DJ SLAM!. In the interview, we talked about skeet shooting, colored vinyl, the Toronto Raptors, scratching, and black face in 2016. It was so completely ridiculous, I Read More
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