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 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
Mark Vector, a former hockey player, now runs a corrupt hedge fund and has ties to Moreau. One of his fans and clients, Weibe, feels he’s gotten a raw deal from Vector. He gets beaten up because Vector thinks Weibe was involved in a complaint that got Read More
The team finally starts to go after Moreau by going after one of his henchmen, Keller (played by James “Thomas Cromwell / Franklin Mott” Frain). The plan is to stop him from smuggling an artifact out of an airport, but it turns out he’s using young Read More
In my recent exploration of geek music, I've encountered a very special type of song. They celebrate the nerd girl, the one who loves Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, and all things Joss Whedon. And she's hot, to boot, with her librarian glasses, Read More
E for Everyone is Kirby Krackle's second album. Their sound is very different from any of the other bands I've reviewed. They have an indie / alternative sound with definite pop rock influence as well. On only the second listen of the album I found Read More
Rashomon is a film by Akira Kurosawa which features a story told from several different points of view. This episode of Leverage also features a story told from several points of view (often using exactly the same dialogue, sometimes with a different Read More
This is one of my favorite albums of the year so far. As I've mentioned previously, I am a big fan of George Hrab's music and podcast, and that may bias my review a bit due to my familiarity with the stories behind some of the songs. Read More
For this column I thought I’d make a list of five nerdcore musicians for those interested in the genre but not sure where to start. Even if you aren't a fan of hip-hop, if you are a nerd, a geek, a spaz, a dork, or some combination thereof, you are Read More
After an explosion kills twelve men in a coal mine, the mine's owner receives money from the government that was supposed to go to improving safety in the mine but instead goes to buying off an Attorney General. A surviving miner hires the Leverage team Read More
After watching and falling in love with the BBC series Being Human, I was excited to learn that Fandomania would receive copies of the first season on DVD. Since I've already reviewed the episodes themselves, I'm going to focus on the extras as well as Read More
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