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#LeedsPlaylist – CultFix 02 – A Celebration of Geek Culture

 

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CultFix 02 – Otaku

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OTAKU – A Japanese term that refers to people with obsessive interests.
I decided that I wanted to put together a playlist that celebrated Geeks and the Culture that’s evolved around it.
I was a bit nervous to begin with. Not sure if I was ‘allowed’ as I barely consider myself to be a geek at all – maybe on the peripherals – so I started to research to make sure that I didn’t leave out anything vital.
After deciding that there were at least 8 categories*** to start from, across at least 5**** distinct genera’s; I set to work. Some hours later – while debating the inclusion or lack thereof of a particular topic***** – I had an epiphany.
It probably doesn’t matter that I’m not a *proper *Geek – and who decides that anyway?
It probably doesn’t matter if I don’t cover *every single aspect* of a fandom that’s larger than life and then some.
There are many others who will have *better *knowledge about everything than I.
But I’m the one making this playlist! After swotting up for a 10 track playlist for at least half a day – I’ve probably assured my own suitability!
Song List – Geeky Songs – My Personal Favourites!
01 – Bare Naked Ladies – The History of Everything – SCIENCE; EVOLUTION
02 – Beastie Boys – Ch-Check it out – STAR TREK
03 – Mouldy Peaches – Anyone Else But You – GAMER
04 – Thomas Dolby – She blinded me with science – SCIENCE
05 – Devo – Through being Cool – SF; ANTI-COOL
06 – Marian Call – I’ll Still Be A Geek After Nobody Thinks It’s Chic – GEEK; ANTI-COOL
07 – Tenacious D – Wonderboy – COMICS; SUPERS
08 – Random – Grow Up – GEEK
09 – Chemical Brothers & John Williams – Galvanize the Empire – STAR WARS
10 – Felicia Day & the Guild – I’m the one that Cool – GAMER
(I have a feeling that I’ll be returning to this theme in the very soon for a second CD. With stuff like Pinball Wizard, Nerd Girl, Roll a D6, Ramble on… I might just do a separate Superman based one.) 
 
*   Categories    – Comics; Games; Tv; Films; Books; Science; Computers; Attitude.
** Sub-Genera’s – Anthems; Mainstream; Metal; Nerdcore Rap & Hip Hop; Gamer.
***Steam punk?

Song List – Geeky Songs – My Personal Favourites!
01 – Bare Naked Ladies – The History of Everything – SCIENCE; EVOLUTION
Brilliant song and regular podcast listeners will know that there is a protocol to singing along!
02 – Beastie Boys – Ch-Check it out – STAR TREK
Coz it rocks.
03 – Mouldy Peaches – Anyone Else But You – GAMER
One of my favourite songs – disovered while watching Juno – one of my favourtie films.
04 – Thomas Dolby – She blinded me with science – SCIENCE
Coz how could you make a list without it?!
05 – Devo – Through being Cool – SF; ANTI-COOL
The perfect antidote.
06 – Marian Call – I’ll Still Be A Geek After Nobody Thinks It’s Chic – GEEK; ANTI-COOL
THIS! I want this song as a blankie for when I’m asked why I like SF again!
07 – Tenacious D – Wonderboy – COMICS; SUPERS
I so rarely get the opportunity to include Tenacious D in playlists – a shame because I do love em!
08 – Random – Grow Up – GEEK
NEVER!
09 – Chemical Brothers & John Williams – Galvanize the Empire – STAR WARS
Please find on YouTube HERE. I couldn’t find this on spotify. Such a good track
10 – Felicia Day & the Guild – I’m the one that Cool – GAMER
The BEST SONG EVER! And the video is AWESOME! (Find on YouTube HERE) If you don’t know who Felicia Day is – remedy this immediately by subscribing to Geek and Sundry HERE !)
Whether I’m a Geek or not is the sort of thing that bothers me at 3am after a bottle of wine.
WHY I R GEEK –
·        I am a passionate fan of the WHEDON – a superior being and writer.
·        Love me some BOOKS. Blog about them, pod about them, book club about them.
·        Love me some TV/FIL-UMS too.  Blog (ish) about them, pod about them, watch em constantly!
·        PRIORITIES – I would rather buy books, comics or DVD’s than food or clothes. Even in a one or t’other situation.
·        Addicted to social media and t’INTERWEB. I don’t know if this necessarily translates as geeky – but it’s how I find the YouTube videos and links that mildly amuse my mother and convincing her that I’m bang up on trend. (HA!)
·        I CON. Yup, pay money to meet people who star in my favourite shows. Not because they are famous (heaven forfend!) but because they are part of the worlds I spend so much time visitng!
·        I’ve quite happily spent hours looking up potential songs for this PLAYLIST– surely a qualifier in and off itself?
WHY SO NOT A GEEK –
·        I don’t wear glasses of any sort – let alone BLACK RIMMED ONES (get the offensive stereotype out of the way first eh?).
·        Ever tried to discuss geeky things when you CAN’T REMEMBER NAMES – I have noun issues. It’s a trial. Pain in the neck IRL, but absolute torture when with fellow passionistas.
·        I don’t GAME(though I’d love to give it a go!) as I have no co-ordination skills whatsoever. Play lots on my phone though. Does it count? That’s a genuine question by the way – does it count?
·        I love COMICS, but can only afford to purchase pre-existing-multi-fandom titles (though am on a first name basis with my local – counts for something right?).
·        I’ve only built one COMPUTER out of random parts and I had help. Lots of it.

Though I used to love maths and NUMBERS; years of admin work has me totally calculator dependent (Sailors Often Have Curly Auburn Hair Till Old Age – though apparently I can still remember some trigonometry shortcuts) even for the easy stuff.



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#LeedsPlaylist – CultFix 01 – ‘Our’ Shows



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CultFix 01 – ‘Our’ Shows!

OK, this is a very ‘me’ heavy playlist! I think we should all encourage Steve to make one too!

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Track Listing:
01 – Bad Things – Jace Everett – TRUE BLOOD
02 – I know You know – The Friendly Indians – PSYCH
03 – The Big Bang Theory – Bare Naked Ladies – BBT
04 – This Life – Curtis Stiger – SONS OF ANARCHY
05 – Superman – Lazlo Bane – SCRUBS
06 – Woke up this morning – Alabama 3 – SOPRANOS
07 – DEADWOOD THEME – James Parks
08 – ANGEL THEME – Darling Violetta
09 – Nara – E.S. Postumus – COLD CASE
10 – X-MEN THEME – cartoon

Detailed Song List
01 – Bad Things – Jace Everett – TRUE BLOOD
Just a fun song to open with. I’m used it for a few years as the ringtone for himself!

02 – I know You know – The Friendly Indians – PSYCH
Couldn’t find the exact version but there was no way I could possibly NOT include our theme shows theme song!
One of the coolest things about Psych is how flexible the whole show is – from the actors and scripts right down to the sets and music. Like Weeds, this theme has been amended and changed many times to reflect the mood of that weeks episode.
Awesome.

03 – The Big Bang Theory – Bare Naked Ladies – BBT
Every time we mention this show, we talk about our sing-along rituals – the song is just that catchy dammit!

04 – This Life – Curtis Stiger – SONS OF ANARCHY
Slowing down slightly, I’m including the theme of one of the most musically rewarding shows airing today. I’ve already blogged about how AWESOME the LP’s for each of the first three seasons are, so suffice to say – I haven’t moved on.
Yet.

05 – Superman – Lazlo Bane – SCRUBS
EARWORM ALERT!
Who doesn’t love this song? People who didn’t like Scrubs – that’s who. This song perfectly captures the spirit of the show it helmed.

06 – Woke up this morning – Alabama 3 – SOPRANOS
Probably the song that made me an OCD collector of soundtracks. This was easily the coolest theme song on tv for YEARS.

07 – DEADWOOD THEME – James Parks
For it is cool and wonderful and awesome. What more do you need?

08 – ANGEL THEME – Darling Violetta
OK, so I had to include one Whedon theme. Was actually hoping to use the Ballad of Serenity but couldn’t find it on Spotify. Was pretty happy in the end as this song put me in mind of the next, which is a track I just adore.
Besides – this song is fantastic – I couldn’t find the full version but the moment you hear the opening haunting strains – you are put in the perfect mood for the Vampire with a soul. And puffy hair.

09 – Nara – E.S. Postumus – COLD CASE
This is one of those songs that still appears on new releases despite being several years old. Why? Coz it’s terrific – a mix of classical and rock and dance and everything in between.

10 – X-MEN THEME – cartoon
There. Are. No. Words.
I LOVE that the films have picked up and continued using this theme from the cartoon series in the 90’s. Proper sense of Life/Marvel continuity.

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