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).
I was pleasantly surprised to realize that I recognized more of the music on the Leverage soundtrack than I thought I would, and it definitely evokes the show. The music itself runs the gamut from several types of jazz to pop to techno to orchestral, Read More
I recently had the chance to conduct an e-mail interview with Joseph LoDuca, the composer of the Leverage soundtrack (among many other soundtracks, including Evil Dead, Hercules, Xena, and Legend of the Seeker) about what it's like to score the hit TV show. Read More
In this episode, Tara Cole (Jeri Ryan) fills in for Sophie as the Leverage team helps a Chinese immigrant get away from a sweat shop as well as to raise enough money to bring her family to America. Read More
Turns out the team isn't happy about Nate's drinking so they did an intervention — but it involves Nate getting revenge on his former employer, Ian Blackpoole, and this means a con. Not since the pilot has there been such a perfect episode. Read More
Different from any previous episode, no one actually hires the Leverage team for a job. Instead, the job comes to them via snail mail when Parker's alias, Alice White, gets called for jury duty. Since she didn't play nice with the others on the team on Read More
"Stingray Sam is not a hero..." So begins the weird musical sci-fi western adventure story by Cory McAbee called, appropriately enough, Stingray Sam. The web series definitely reminds me in many ways of something written by Joss Whedon. If you crossed Read More
In this episode, the Leverage team is hired by a couple seeking to prove that Genogrow knowingly allowed unsafe fertilizer to be dumped in the water, leading to their daughter's death. The couple's lawyers have tried everything, but the couple is Read More
In this episode, the team uses the wedding of a mobster's daughter as a front for the con of the week: helping Sophie's friend get back the restaurant that her family lost when her husband was set up for murder. Read More
In this episode, the Leverage team is hired by a couple trying to adopt a child from Serbia. As it turns out, the adoption agency is really a scam run by a Serbian grifter named Irina. The couple doesn't want any money (they've spent over $120,000 Read More
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