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).
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
A phone company employee receives a threat from a group of Russians: answer the cell phone they give him and do what he's told to do, or they will kill his family. Instead, he hires the Leverage team. And Nate discovers that it is his father, Jimmy Read More
"Tonight: the nerds will rock!" Nerdapalooza did indeed rock two stages at the Orlando Airport Marriott July 17 and 18, 2010. Saturday's highlights included Random Encounter, Captain Dan and the Scurvy Crew, Devo Spice (with the great Luke Ski), Read More
A car dealer is selling stolen vehicles, so the Leverage team goes undercover with a gang of car thieves. I always enjoy getting back story on characters, and this one had some more information about Parker. Read More
A woman is delinquent in paying her taxes, so a man shows up claiming to be with the IRS. He isn't, and he proceeds to take her credit card and humiliate her in front of her daughter. Of course the money doesn't get to the IRS, but he does max out her Read More
In this column, I will review various geek-oriented albums as well as write editorial commentaries on great nerdcore or geek music podcasts and websites. I thought I would start with a review of Zero Day, the newest album by the creator of nerdcore (or Read More
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