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).
"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
In this episode, a cop who takes a side job as a security guard for a diamond company gets blamed for the theft of a diamond shipment he was in charge of. He hires the team to clear his name so he can get his job back. Read More
The sister of a clinical drug trial victim literally runs into Hardison while being chased by the drug company's goons, who are trying to keep the drug's dangers hush-hush. The Leverage team steps in to expose the truth with the "double-blind" con. Read More
To take down the corrupt brother of an African president, Hardison goes undercover as a violin virtuoso. It's pretty typical for Leverage to start really strong and then coast for a few episodes. This episode probably marks that transition. Read More
Scott Sigler has proven yet again why he is such a successful author, hitting the New York Times Bestseller list on the strength of giving away his work. Thriller novels are not my usual genre, but this one definitely kept me on the edge of my seat. Read More
Nate gets a call from Archie Leach, the greatest thief of them all, and learns that Parker is trying to take on a Steranko security system by herself and is trapped. It's adaptive and even Hardison can't crack it, so Sophie and Hardison pose as auditors Read More
To track protestors, the Iranian government is using a computer program created by computer mogul Larry Duberman. To hack the program and help their client, the Leverage team must infiltrate Duberman's high school reunion. Read More
Nate's in jail, having taken the fall for the rest of the team. And he doesn't want them to bust him out. Until, of course, he meets a truly innocent man, Billy Epping, serving an excessive sentence for a minor offense. That's right, Nate manages to Read More
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