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Musical Advent 2020 – December 21st – Why Does the Sun Really Shine? (The Sun is a Miasma of Incandescent Plasma) – They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants are a great example of a mainstream nerdy band, and this song is a follow-up of one of their earlier tracks for their kids album Here Comes Science.

Its only a short one, but very good at the same time, and like all the tracks on that album, is an educational song.

Musical Advent 2020 – December 20th – Tower of Souls – A Sound of Thunder

Sometimes you need a good concept album to really fire those neurons, and this song is from Tales from the Deadside a concept album from A Sound of Thunder.

Its based on the comic book series Shadowman by Valiant Comics, which is very cool and really ought to be read at some point in every nerds life.

This is an excellent track and honestly the vocals can shatter the whole world!

Musical Advent 2020 – December 19th – The Gumbo Song – The Cog Is Dead

We of course had to bring in some steampunk to this list if only to keep Paul happy.

So we will take a pretty iconic song from The Cog is Dead, featuring Professor Elemental who are pretty much the superstars of steampunk music.

Musical Advent 2020 – December 18th – Mario Kart – Aitch

OK this is one that might be stretching the definition of geek music, considering its a chart topping grime artist.

I was first exposed to this guy when Nandos did a live cooking show with him, and I discovered that he is actually a massive video game fan, and this particular track is pretty good, so yeah I decided to include this here.

Musical Advent 2020 – December 17th – Toss a Coin (To Your Witcher) – Mega Ran

Come on we all love Mega Ran, he is one of those nerdcore rappers so talented that pretty much everything he touches turns to gold.

And Toss a Coin (To Your Witcher) is no exception as he takes this pop culture phenomenon from earlier this year and turns it into a rap song that is just so so good!

Musical Advent 2020 – December 16th – Up Up Down Down – Kirby Krackle

A Kirby Krackle is the use of black around a subject to indicate an unknown form of energy, as popularised by the great comic book artist Jack Kirby.

Its also the stage name of an amazing geek music superstar, who has written some amazing songs touching on geek culture, video games, comics and stuff.

This is a really good song, that in the words of Megan, escalates pretty quickly!

Musical Advent 2020 – December 15th – Pizza and Ice Cream – Meri Amber

Meri Amber is this wonderful goofball of a singer from down under who does an amazing job a of creating nerdy pop songs that are just so catchy!

We had a couple of her tracks in last years advent calender, and I really recommend picking up Origin Story as it contains a bunch of amazing songs that are really hard to not sing along to.

This particular song is so very much very me, I mean my bikini body is literally made of candy!

How Is Christmas So Close

Seriously, how!!!

I dunno this year has been so weird that it feels like Christmas is just sneaking right up in us.

My gifts for Megan and Lindsay are bought, wrapped and under the tree, and like pretty much every year, the budget has been busted!

Presents for my nibbling are due to go off tomorrow, but the Cornish parcel may have to wait until Thursday as I need a padded envelope for it.

The food for Christmas is mostly purchased, just need a trip to ASDA and Sainsbury’s to grab a few things still.

I guess we will make of it the best we can, our plan is to have lunch here the three of us, then Megan is splitting off and going to her parents, and we will go see Paul and Mary.

But beyond that this year will be very weird.

New Years, well I currently plan pizza, Coke Zero, some chocolate and an all night gaming/painting session. The girls will most likely suggest something else!

What I Am Modelling

I started the week by painting the Ork Megatrakk Scrapjet which is being added to my Waaagh Lindskull.

These Orks use pinks and purples as the army was originally started by Lindsay, but she ended up not enjoying it, and I have just ran with it.

Then I started the Nurgle Blood Bowl team, followed the guide by Peachy on Warhammer TV. I was supposed to start on some Death Korps of Krieg Deathriders, but I really didn’t feel them just now.

The team consist of the 12 models from the basic plastic kit and a resin Rot Spawn for a total of 13 players. Plus tokens and balls.

I then painted something for my secret Heresy project, which will be unveiled at a latter date!

On Twitch tonight I painted an Ork Mekboy Workshop for a lad on Facebook who wants some bits for his kid bothers Christmas present. We agreed a postage coat of £5 but I am sending them to him for nowt and will pay the postage myself.

So what’s my painting list look like for next week.

  1. Zone Mortalis Terrain
  2. Death Korps of Krieg Deathriders x 10
  3. Ork Meganobz x 3
  4. The Wurmspat & Hogthorns Mantrappers
  5. Blood Ravens Intercessors with Assault Bolt Rifles x 10
  6. Escher Gang x 10
  7. Blood Ravens Stormhawk Interceptor
  8. Stormcast Eternals Vanguard-Palladors x 6 & Knight-Azyros
  9. Blood Ravens Bladeguard Veterans x 3, Bladeguard Ancient, Captain & Lieutenant
  10. Sons of Horus Destroyers x 10

What I Am Reading

Reading The Harrowing of Doom, it’s slow going but I am making progress, curse this brain damage!

What I Am Playing

On Friday I got in four hours playing BioShock 2, really enjoying it and I have gotten the first few levels done which you can view below.

That’s about all I have been able to play this week but tomorrow I hit The Witcher III again!

What I Am Backing

Wyrd Science funded and I can’t wait to get that.

But nowt else on the horizon.

What I Am Cooking

I was supposed to cook today, but a bad back left me out of action 🙁

Musical Advent 2020 – December 14th – The Quick and The Blue – The Megas

Megaman is a videogame franchise which is rather beloved and has been going for over 30 years now.

Back in 2013 Capcom commissioned an album to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the franchise, MM25: Mega Man Rocks, and The Megas contributed their song The Quick and The Blue from their Get Equipped album.

This song is about the fight between Quickman and Mega Man from Mega Man 2 and its a really good song, especially the version they rerecorded for MM25.

Musical Advent 2020 – December 13th – I Wanna Make Out with You at Cons – Misbehavin’ Maidens

OK, this one is quite a but not safe for work, its a lovely little filk shanty by the Misbehavin’ Maidens, and I warn you not to listen to their stuff with kids around!

They are a very very sex positive band who sing about femenism, drinking, sex and geek culture, I am a big fan because they are funny as hell. And sometimes you need some filthy filk in your life!

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