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).
A topic that’s been on my mind a lot lately is the idea of giving away creative works for free as a way of attracting an audience. Quite a bit has been written about the topic from the point of view of the artist, but since I am not an artist myself, I Read More
Since Green Lantern opens this coming weekend, I figured it would be a good opportunity to throw together a short list of songs that have something to do with the Green Lanterns. Some are only tangentially related, but others are specifically about Hal Read More
A couple of weeks ago, I featured covers of geeky songs. This time I’m featuring non-geeky songs covered by geeky artists. There are some repeat artists on this list, but there are several new ones as well. The list is arranged somewhat loosely by genre Read More
I’ve been a fan of the podcast Coverville (as well as a Coverville citizen) for a long time and have been compiling lists of geek music related covers. First up is a list of covers of songs that were originally performed by geeky artists. I’ve also Read More
It makes a crazy sort of sense that Amanda Palmer, Neil Gaiman, Ben Folds, and Damian Kulash would collaborate on and record eight songs in eight hours (well, really six in twelve, but who’s counting), with input from their fans, bypassing the usual Read More
Most of the bands who write concept albums are not exactly “geek bands,” although they often play with sci-fi concepts. With this month’s theme of dystopias, I’ve found my excuse. There have been quite a few bands over the years who have created albums Read More
In the last couple of months, there have been several geek music releases that I’ve been enjoying but haven’t yet had time to review. They are, however, worth mentioning and promoting, so I thought I’d just combine a few shorter reviews into one Read More
Florida’s own Sci-Fried is back again with another awesome geek rock album. As usual, they combine various styles from third wave ska to nu metal to rock ballad to electronica. Lyrically they run the gamut of geeky topics: Alien, Firefly, Ghostbusters — Read More
Two weeks ago, I presented a list of songs about non-specific robots. This week, I've compiled a list of songs about various robots, androids, and cyborgs from various popular culture sources. Enjoy! Read More
For this month's robot theme, I've compiled a list of songs about, well, robots. I've tried to avoid listing songs that I've seen on other lists. Despite this restriction, I've come up with 12 songs about robots (although admittedly some are Read More
They say you get what you pay for, but in this case the price does not reflect the quality of the music; free does not mean terrible. In fact, Shael Riley’s singing and Beefy’s rapping make for a highly enjoyable collaboration with catchy, danceable Read More
While compiling my list of Time Travel songs, I ran across tons of Doctor Who-related music. I decided that rather than try to make one huge list I'd make a second list of trock (Time Lord Rock) songs. Not all on this list are really rock songs, but Read More
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