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Robin Hood Song Cover – Not in Nottingham

As far back as I can remember, I have always been obsessed with Disney’s Robin Hood, and can still successfully quote the ENTIRE movie.  If you have never seen it, seriously, go watch it.  It’s a treasure.  Whenever I am asked who my favorite Disney princess is, the only choice is Maid Marian.  Why?  Yup.  ‘Cause she’s a fox.

Mumford and Sons recently covered ‘Not in Nottingham,’ and I must say I am very impressed.  Great song, great cover, and they are quickly moving themselves to a place where I can say, great band. And of course, truly fabulous movie.  Enjoy!

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Team Unicorn’s “G33k & G4m3r Girls” Video

Apparently this has been kicking around the Interwebs since September, but I just found it last night so I thought I’d pass on the awesomeness.

Team Unicorn is a group of four smokin’ hot gamer chicks who make YouTube videos about all things nerd, and this particular installment is a parody of Katy Perry’s vomit-inducing hit instant classic, “California Girls”.

The lyrics are awesome and extremely clever. Team Unicorn definitely turns a crap song into an awesome one.  Check out the video — plus another one about zombies — after The Jump.

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Be Even Less Productive with iDaft

So, there you are.  Typing.  At your job.  In your workplace.  And, unless your workplace is The Grid, your workplace is almost assuredly suffering from a severe lack of funky beats.  Anon, thy prayers are answered.  Allow me to introduce you to iDaft.

Hit the jump for an example of just how epically one can electrify the boys and girls.

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Daft Punk Releases 6 Minutes of Samples From TRON: Legacy Soundtrack

So it’s Monday and you’re back at the office/Fortress of Solitude/evil science lair of evil preparing for the long push until next week when you get to kick back for Thanksgiving.  Perhaps this will help.  Disney just dropped 6 minutes of score samples from the upcoming TRON: Legacy, and I must say that I find them quite awesome.  As Third has pointed out before, Daft Punk is what some scholars have referred to as, “fucking awesome” and the six minutes of audio splendor presented here are no exception.  I’ve had it running on repeat all morning.  Thanks to Consequence of Sound for the news.

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Leonard Nimoy Pays Tribute to Bilbo Baggins

So this is really old, but I just saw it and wanted to make sure everyone else did too.  Apparently in the 1960’s, Leonard Nimoy spent his time off the Star Trek set recording the occasional album. I’ve just learned this, and more importantly, I’ve learned that one of the songs he recorded was called “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins.” An appearance on a variety show called Malibu U resulted in the following video being made. Bask in its awesomeness.

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Daft Punk “Electrifies the Boys and Girls” In New Tron Trailer

I know, I know, it was only a week ago I was talking about Daft Punk.  But they’re back – oh man, are they back.  On October 26th, a new trailer was released for TRON: Legacy, and since the robotic pair scored the film, it’s only appropriate that the trailer also function as a music video for one of the songs on the soundtrack.

Check out the video and get more data on the duo after the jump.

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So a Mythical Bird and a Pair of Cyborgs Walk Into a Bar…

…and make amazing music together.  On Wednesday night, French indie rockers Phoenix played a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden.  This in and of itself is great, but at the very end of their set, the house lights went dark, and a single spotlight illuminated the robotic costumes of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, also known as Daft Punk.

Two guys dressed as robots are clearly nerdy, but this performance was especially so.  Find out why, and get video, after the jump. Read moreRead more


New Version of Star Wars Released – This One is Made of Paper

In this modern age of computers and George Lucas destroying the things we love, it feels like hardly a week goes by without me complaining about the Star Wars franchise in some form or another.  This week, I can put all of that aside, because there is a wonderful new video making its way around the Interwebs.  It seems paper movie maker extraordinaire Eric Power has teamed up with nerdy musician Jeremy Messersmith to produce the music video for Messersmith’s song, “Tatooine.”  The video tells the (heavily cut) story of the original Star Wars trilogy, and is done entirely in stop motion using paper.  The song is really good and has served to put me in a great mood for the rest of the day.  Check it out after the break.

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Ten Questions: Adam WarRock

Welcome to the inaugural edition of our new feature, Ten Questions, where we find someone awesome, ask them ten questions, and let our readers enjoy what comes back. In fitting fashion, our first subject is none other than a man who is part nerd, part rapper, part inter-galactic superhuman being, and all Adam WarRock.  He goes by Eugene Ahn among us mere mortals, and he was kind enough to sit down and answer our queries in the inaugural installment of Ten Questions.

Eugene decided a few months back to quit his job as a lawyer and commit fully to being a rapper of a wonderfully nerdy variety.  He is the man behind internet hits “Ira Glass” and “Starving Artist,” as well as the West Coast Avengers Mixtape.  His album, The War for Infinity, based loosely upon the Marvel limited series The Infinity Gauntlet, comes out tomorrow, October 7th.  You can hear the first two singles, “The Silver Age” and “Hero’s Requiem,” on his blog,  I had the great opportunity to chat with him face-to-face via the interwebs.  He talked all about his surprising musical inspiration, his thoughts on the best and worst Avengers of all time, and his efforts to usher in the Silver Age of hip hop.

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Review: Anais Mitchell Performs Hadestown at Madison Square Park

Last weekend I was fortunate to have the opportunity to go see Anais Mitchell and the Hadestown Orchestra perform for free in Madison Square Park.  It did not disappoint.

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