This month I’ll be featuring a few videos that were sent to me by various people, some new stuff, and some stuff I found via other websites. Topics range from Fallout to stars to just general geekiness. On to the videos!
Mr. Gee Youtube Channel Promo for Fallout HD
Strictly speaking this video itself isn’t musical, but it’s a promo for music about Fallout. In preparation for the upcoming release of Fallout 4, Mr. Gee set a challenge to himself to write 87 songs about Fallout in 87 days. He’s also teamed up with Bonecage on a couple of parodies, including “Power of Luck,” a parody of “Power of Love.” I’ve barely played Fallout 3, but I still enjoy these songs. Check ‘em out!
Kadesh Flow and Richie Branson – “All Day”
Richie Branson recommended Hunter x Hunter as a good starting anime, so when Desh sent me this song, I figured it was a sign I should add it to my Netflix queue. Now I just have to find the time to actually watch. Regardless, this is a really cool track, and the follow up #MaytheFlowBeWithYou video, “Droughts,” features some people you’ll probably recognize having a great time at Pax Prime.
TheFifthSister – “The Crusade”
This is actually the second in TheFifthSister’s series called Seven Days in which she’s writing thirty songs in thirty weeks based on different prompts. It’s a celebration of the geek music community, something I can obviously relate to. “We are nerds and we sing it loud!” Yes! And be sure to check out her other videos, too.
Falconshield – “Ignite the Spark” feat. Julia Westlin
It’s been a few years since I’ve really played Magic the Gathering in any kind of meaningful way, but I have to admit that recent additions to the lore have me pretty excited. I love the way they’re building up the background of the Planeswalkers, something that’s captured in this officially sponsored song about Magic Duels. Of course, I’m more of a fan of Jace, but Chandra’s pretty cool, too (yes, that was a deliberate choice of words…).
Kirby Krackle – “Frank the Pocket”
Apparently Frank the Pocket has been around for a lot longer than anyone knew, hanging out in plain sight in all kinds of places, both fictional and not. Who would have guessed?
Darth Punk – “The Funk Awakens”
OK, I don’t normally quote directly from videos’ descriptions, but this is pretty much perfect: “One day Vader and Fett will recruit for the the [sic] dark side, disguised as an electronic music duo… they will be arresting ears and administering intergalactic rhythm and beats. The Rebels won’t stand a chance. This is their music video, featuring ‘Dj Gonk’.” It’s just as great as it sounds. I have to give credit to Nerdist.com for introducing me to this one. Be sure to check out “The Prequel” as well!
Shubzilla & Bill Beats – “Necklace”
This song is pretty freakin’ amazing with a pounding beat that really drives the message home. You do not want to piss off Shubzilla, especially by sexually objectifying her.
Dr. Noise – “Shadows”
Mega Ran x Bag of Tricks Cat – “Bound To Be”
A nice mellow track about finding your way in the world despite the negative people. I really love watching the background on this one; London is one of my favorite cities.
Kraken Not Stirred – “Neo Otyugh (Synthpop Version)”
A neutral D&D monster that eats offal and dung. And has psionic powers. And “a bite which can lead to super-tetanus” (according to Wikipedia). Yup, seems like the kind of creature that needs a synthpop song. There’s also a rock version, but I prefer this one.
Steam Powered Giraffe – “Starlight Star-shine”
Steam Powered Giraffe’s newest album just came out at the beginning of the month. So far this is my favorite track from it; it particularly highlights the harmonies I love so much.
MC Lars – “Triforce”
The latest from MC Lars’s upcoming new album is a song about Zelda. Well, mostly it’s about finding power, wisdom, and courage (the Triforce) in life, but with plenty of Zelda references. I’m so looking forward to the new album!