By now you might well have read that I’ll be taking an indefinite hiatus from the column and the podcast. After this list, I should have one more, and that will probably be all I’ll be posting for quite some time. I’m not sure when, or even if, I’ll be back, but it’s been a great few years here. Thanks for reading, and stay geeky!
Marian Call – “Standing Stones”
Marian Call has a new album coming out soon, and this is the first single from it. I absolutely love this track so much, and I’m really looking forward to the album’s release. She also recently released a wonderful cover of “Pure Imagination” that you should check out.
The Protomen – “Light Up the Night”
There’s so much going on in this video that I had to watch it a few times, and read about the story of the song, to figure out exactly who was who and what happened. And I’m still not sure I got it all. Guess I’ll have to watch it a few more times. But since it’s so good, that shouldn’t be a problem at all!
Sci-Fried – “The Boss”
Oh, yeah, Sci-Fried is coming out with a new album soon! Here’s the first single in which Dr. Vern gets to be the final boss in a fight with the other members of the band. Gotta love the Office Space reference he sneaks in there, too!
Bedford Level Experiment – “Place Without a Computer”
Remember when the only place you ever saw a computer was everywhere but your own home? And how you longed to have one of your own? Is that even possible anymore? I kinda doubt it…
Rhiannon’s Lark – “Check It Off”
I may not be Type A or particularly OCD, but I still enjoy this wonderfully clever parody of “Shake It Off.” Check it… out… Yeah, I went there…
The Doubleclicks – “I’m Gonna Do It Anyway (Song About Anandibai Joshi)”
This is the first in a series called “You Should Write a Song About That” in which The Doubleclicks interview cool people and then write a song about what they talk about. This episode’s guest was Sam Maggs, who wrote the book Wonder Women. They talked about Anadibai Joshi, the first Indian woman to get a degree in Western medicine, hence the subject of the song. Very inspiring and cool!
Kraken Not Stirred – “Give Up and Join”
Kraken Not Stirred’s parody of “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon is from the perspective of Luke when Vader tries to get him to join the Dark Side. Love it!
Mega Ran – “O.P.” (feat. Richie Branson)
This is one of my favorite tracks from RNDM, so I’m really excited that there’s a video. Gotta love the old school 8-bit feel!
Sammus – “100%” (feat. Latasha Alcindor aka LA) (Explicit)
Sammus schools (pun definitely intended — see the video if you don’t know what I mean) all those rappers and performers out there who don’t give their all in their music. It’s a perfect opener to her amazing album, Pieces in Space.
The Library Bards – “Pokéball”
Yup, it’s a parody of “Wrecking Ball” about Pokémon. Yup, it’s awesome!
Meri Amber – “Back to Us”
While technically an ad for the8app.com (which does look interesting if you’re into making videos), this song and video also wonderfully celebrates creativity, art, and making a difference in the world. And the video features some great costumes as well! Very inspiring!
Insane Ian – “Doctor Worm”
In case you were not aware, Insane Ian has a Patreon to support his making videos. This is the first, his cover of TMBG’s “Doctor Worm,” in which he attempts his own take on their own style of videos. I think he pretty well succeeded, don’t you? Oh, and go support his Patreon, huh?