The Doubleclicks play awesome geek music. It’s a bonus they are local and have actual musical knowledge. How could you go wrong? I am hoping to interview them and do a feature article on GeekMom before GeekGirlCon which they also plan on attending.
This sister act was AMAZING! Tim and I had never heard of The Doubleclicks before, but became instant fans after we heard their song, This Fantasy World (Dungeons and Dragons). I hope you enjoy the video, and the song. You can also check out their YouTube channel and their song a week.
I didn’t really think much of Hard and Phirm before seeing Phirman as part of the Night of Nerds and Music show. Now, I like most of their material both as a duet and as stand alone routines. This article (big shock) was published March 14, 2011
March 14, 3.14, is Pi Day! Sing along to the Pi song with Hard and Phirm (Chris Hardwick and Mike Phirman).Hard and Phirm is a geeky comedy band – other songs of theirs include El Corazon, an educational song about the heart that proves that anything sung in a Mexican Ballad style sounds like a love song, and a bluegrass medley of Radiohead songs called Rodeohead. Currently, you can see Mike touring with Paul and Storm and Chris at his many stand-up shows, and at his website and podcast, The Nerdist.
Since this article was published, the first season of JourneyQuest has been released on DVD. Forty minutes of show, 400 minutes of additional features!
image from deadgentlemen.com
November 8, 2010
My husband and I rented Gamers and Gamers: Dorkness Rising through Netflix and laughed uncomfortably as we identified with all of the characters in one way or another. The movies are parodies of role playing games and players who play them. When Tim came home and said, “Hey, the Dead Gentlemen have a series on the internet,” I have to be honest, I got a little giddy.
If you like role playing games or cos play, you would probably enjoy the works of the Dead Gentlemen. The geeks in my house are a little biased because the movies were made in our home state by people we actually knew. (Okay, we knew a couple of the wives.)
Dead Gentlemen’s latest project is called JourneyQuest. The series is web based and, for the first season, financed from the producers own pockets. Unlike the Gamers movies, the series is strictly fantasy based following a bard, cleric, wizard, ranger, and a fighter on their “quest.” The characters’ quirks pulled us into watching the show as much as the plot, if not more so.
The first six episodes of JourneyQuest are available on the internet with the season finale premiering Tuesday, November 9. There is a invitation on Facebook for the finale event.
If you like the Dead Gentlemen, let them know! They can be contacted on their website and Twitter.