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).
Since I already wrote a column about love of nerd girls, I thought that for Valentine's Day I'd write a column about music about hearts. Of course, I couldn't just have any kinds of songs about hearts. In short, it's a non-romantic, but "heartfelt" Read More
Although it’s been many years since I’ve played it, Final Fantasy VII still has a place in my heart as one of the best video games I’ve ever played. So when I first heard about the album, I immediately got excited and couldn’t wait for it to come out. I Read More
Finding songs about time travel is actually surprisingly difficult. For that reason, I've included some more metaphorical time travel songs as well as a couple of songs about shows and movies that feature time travel (no Doctor Who, though; that's going Read More
In honor of cryptozoology month here at Fandomania, I've compiled a list of songs about cryptids. There are no real geek bands on the list, but there's some good stuff (and some that's downright terrible to be honest, but it's in the "so bad it's good" Read More
Santa got fired and he needs the help of the Leverage team. Not only that, but he was framed as a drunk by the owner of the mall where he worked. Yup, even Leverage joined in the holiday spirit with their very own Christmas episode. Read More
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Newtonmas, Noodlemas, Festivus, or any other holiday — or even none at all — if you’re a geek, you certainly need to have some music for the season. There are tons of songs to choose from, but I’ve decided to limit Read More
For those who are interested in good instrumental music, either for background or foreground listening, this is certainly worth picking up. And if you’re as much of a fan of the show as I am, that makes it even better. Read More
The Foglios have created a rich, interesting world. It’s definitely steampunk, but it’s steampunk set in a fantasy setting instead of the typical alternate past setting. This book has just the right amount of action, romance, and even silliness that I Read More
Teacore or chap-hop? Mr. B, the Gentleman Rhymer or Professor Elemental? Yup, that’s right, it’s a genuine rap battle in the nerdcore world. I’ll pit them against each other in a battle royale of six different categories and then decide on a winner. Read More
In The Starter, the sequel to 2009’s The Rookie, Scott Sigler manages to combine the seemingly disparate elements of football, gangsters, and science fiction into one cohesive story that, as usual, entertains the reader with a believable group of Read More
Even the “traditional” Halloween music has its geeky elements — vampires, werewolves, purple people eaters, that sort of thing. But can it get even geekier? Of course it can! I’ve compiled a list of a few Halloween-themed songs that have some geeky Read More
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