Saturday, December 29, 2007

It's Hard to Admit Sometimes...

/start rather pointless ramble...

1.a stupid, irritating, ineffectual, or unattractive person. intelligent but single-minded person obsessed with a nonsocial hobby or pursuit: a computer nerd.

Ok, well, the definition of "nerd" is one that isn't as pleasant as I expected. I was going to write "Hey, look, I'm a nerd." But now, it's hard to justify that title with a definition like that. But alas, I am a nerd, a geek, a gamer and internet whore. I like video games and MMORPGS, I like reading about wormholes and about the possibility of life on other planets. But I also like music. One of the reasons I began to really listen to whole albums as opposed to single tracks is because when I played World of Warcraft (yes, WoW, I played it. I played it hard.) I would throw on an album and just leave it. By doing this I discovered an untold amount of music by just letting my playlists play or letting shuffle do the work for a couple of hours.

Ok, so now you might be asking, "why the fuck is Blaz (which happened to be my name for two years on Azshara/Mug'thol [70 Warlock]) admitting that he is a loser?". Well, it's because I recently fell in love with a song by the artist known as Datarock.

/end rather pointless ramble...

So I know that Datarock has been around for some time, their debut album Datarock Datarock was released in 2005 on the band's own label YAP (Young Aspiring Professionals) and was met with generally favourable reviews; the deities at Pitchfork gave it a 7.8 which isn't so bad. One of my favourite Datarock tracks, and the one that caused all this rambling, is entitled Computer Camp Love and is probably the best pseudo-cover of a song from the movie Grease. Yes, you read correctly, it's a pseudo-cover from the movie Grease. It's not a true cover but it uses elements of the song and you can tell it's sort of a tribute to Summer Lovin'. Rather brilliant if I can say so myself. So, if you are a self respecting "nerd" I urge you to listen to the track below and have yourself a laugh.

Listen, life's alright outside the's just better inside.

Datarock - Computer Camp Love
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MF Blaz

oh oh wait, and ps.
if you act now you can get this really great fan-made music video for the incredibly low price of free ninety-nine.

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