Posts tagged “Marian Call”

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Nerds and Music: A Night with Joel Hodgson, Pat Rothfuss, Paul & Storm, Marian Call, & Molly Lewis in Seattle

Nerds + Music = Good Times... Good Times.

Nerds + Music = Good Times… Good Times.

Tomorrow (Friday) in a loose coincidence with Emerald City ComicCon, there is a very nerdy/geeky group of individuals who are going to join forces and put on one epic show for us!

  • Joel Jodgson, of MST3K fame!
  • Pat Rothfuss, be-bearded fantasy novelist
  • Paul & Storm, musical comedy
  • Marian Call, nerd jazz
  • Molly Lewis, ukulele geekiness
A Night of So Many Stars!

A Night of So Many Stars!

With a lineup like that I’m pretty sure that there is going to be quite a lot of content that I’m going to enjoy quite a lot. So I fully plan on being there. SO CAN YOU!

Nerds and Music: A Night with Joel Hodgson, Pat Rothfuss, and Paul & Storm in Seattle (Facebook event)
Friday, March 27th 8:00 PM
@ The Showbox
1426 1st Ave, Seattle, Washington 98101
$22.00, All Ages! (tickets here)


Categories: Concerts/Shows.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Marian Call & Molly Lewis vs the Mullet: Fight!

At the end of the tour...

At the end of the tour…

Very exciting! Two goddesses of Geek are meeting up about seven blocks from my house to do a musics show! That’s right, chanteuse Marian Call and ukulelist Molly Lewis are going to be at the lovely Metronome Cafe at 7:30 on Saturday night.

Metronome's Logo


You’d think that with such an awesome show happening so close to my house, there’d be no way I’d miss it, right? Well… Marian & Molly have some competition. For, you see, Saturday night is also the return of the mullet. A little backstory:

Back in the first half of the 1990s, my brother Mike grew a pretty spectacular mullet. As was the fashion at the time. Just look at old WWF footage from the early 90s. You’ll see.

For the past few months, Mike has been growing his hair long (uniformly this time, not just in the back). And this Saturday night live on stage at Fools Play Improv he is going to get his hairs did. But just the front and sides. That’s right…

The Mullet Returns!

The Mullet Returns!

Fools Play Improv performs “Fools Play Makeover!” It’s gonna be a pretty spectacular show.

Which one of these shows will you see? I cannot decide that for you, my little friends. You must decide:

Tacoma, WA – Metronome Coffee with Molly Lewis! (Facebook event)
Saturday, June 28th 7:30 PM
@ Metronome Coffee
3518 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406 (map)
Free (suggested donation), All Ages!


Fools Play Makeover
Saturday, June 28th 8:00 PM
@ Olympia Family Theater
112 State Ave NE Olympia, WA, 98501 (map)
$5, All Ages (some mature content)

You must choose one of them! “Neither” is not a valid answer!

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Fools Play.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

A Summer of Movies & Musics

Photo by Emdot

Photo by Emdot. Some rights reserved.

There are SO many movies coming out in 2014 that I really wanna see in the theater. Way more than in 2013. I’ve already seen a whole bunch as evidenced by my review output in the past couple of months. And I’m already three whole reviews behind! And I’m gonna go see another movie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) on Wednesday night! YIKES!

Here’s just a brief list:

  • The Lego Movie
  • Under the Skin
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • Maleficent
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Trust Me
  • Jupiter Ascending
  • Lucy
  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
  • Snowpiercer
  • Let’s Be Cops

This also looks to be an excellent Summer for live musics, with shows coming up from a bunches of excellenté musicians. Here is just a brief list:

I’ll have more info on these shows as their dates approach. Just as I’ll have more info on these movies after I see and review them.

Oh, also, I just got Mario Kart 8.

So, yeah, this website is probably gonna be nothing but musics, movies, and Mario for the next three months. Enjoy!

Categories: Updates.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Mix CD: November 2013

Mix CD: October 2013

I’m Missing a Bunch of Album Art!

Still no baby! Everything’s ready for her (including us), but no birth over the weekend. Instead, I made a couple of Mix CDs. Yes, actual, physical CDs. Yes, I still do that sometimes, though it has actually been a couple of years since I’ve done so. So because it’s been so long, I decided to make a double-disc. I also threw out my rule about trying to have only one repeat from previous discs (there are a lot of repeats on these).

For this set I just arranged my collection alphabetically by artist and started at the top. I tried not to use more than 2 songs for any given artist chosen. I got down to the “P” artists before I filled up two discs! I fudged the order a couple of times (Julia Massey shouldn’t be on the first disc, for example), but whatever.

So here are the track lists. Wherever possible I tried to link to somewhere where you could download the song, or at least to a place where you can listen to the song. I was actually able to find them all… except for the songs that I wrote myself…

Anyway, enjoy! There are some good stuffs on these:
Mix CD: October 2013
Disc 1

  1. Ducktails – Moon by The Advantage
  2. Black Velvet by Alannah Myles
  3. Paradise by Ana Laan
  4. Airbrushed by Anamanaguchi
  5. All the Same to Me by Anya Marina
  6. Title Screen Music from the Animal Crossing OST
  7. Around the Bend by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
  8. Search for the Giant Squid by Ballzack
  9. Draw a Crowd by Ben Folds Five
  10. Stay the Same by Bonobo with Andreya Triana
  11. Avantcore by Busdriver
  12. The Story of the Earth, So Far by Julia Massey & the Five Finger Discount
  13. The Factory by The Crazy Boy Floyds
  14. Photograph by Def Leppard
  15. Mercy by Duffy
  16. Lazy Bones by Esquivel
  17. Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand
  18. The Frug by Rilo Kiley
  19. Little Fighter X by Fighter X
  20. Skeleton by Jimes
  21. Queen of Wishful Thinking by Saucecore
  22. Me and My Brother by Ballzack
  23. Haunted House by The Crazy Boy Floyds

Disc 2

  1. Spin Around by Josie & The Pussycats
  2. Spaceships by Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount
  3. Take It Like a Man by Kay Hanley
  4. LonLon Ranch by Koji Kondo
  5. Awake by Leeni
  6. Nice Weather for Ducks by Lemon Jelly
  7. Chemistry by Locust Street Taxi
  8. Just Another Day from the Lost Viking OST
  9. Bucky Done Gun by M.I.A.
  10. Good Morning Moon by Marian Call
  11. Over and Over by Leeni
  12. Crashman Stage from Mega Man 2 OST
  13. Don’t Worry ‘Bout Us by Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount
  14. Daybreak by Michael Haggins
  15. No Myth by Michael Penn
  16. Lollipop by Mika
  17. Zanac – Area 2 by Miyamo Shant
  18. Taste the Bass by Mono Puff
  19. Dear Carbon Nanotubes by Locust Street Taxi
  20. Starry Eyed Surprise by Oakenfold
  21. Experimental Dream FLCL by Open Mike Eagle
  22. Things I Think About On Planes by Palmdale

Categories: Links, Music.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Marian Call: “Good Morning Moon” Official Video

My third post about Marian Call in one week! This’ll probably be my last one for a while. Unless she does something cool (and let’s be honest, there’s a pretty good chance of that). But after she performed in Tacoma last Friday, she went and released an official video for one of my favorite songs of hers!

The video was filmed at Space Expo, the European Space Agency’s visitor center (and Europe’s first permanent space exhibition) in the Netherlands. And NASA actually gave her a bunch of space footage and permission to use it in her video! How kick-ass is that?

Categories: Music, Videos.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Marian Call Gets Animated at Metronome in Tacoma!

Continuing in my tradition of making animated GIFs after seeing a music show, here is one of Marian Call playing a kazoo during her set at Metronome Coffee in Tacoma last Friday!

Marian Call Plays a Kazoo at Metronome in Tacoma

Marian Call: The Animated GIF!

It was a great show! Carrie was able to go, @SphinxAkashaa joined us, and I got to introduce some of our friends to Marian’s music, which is always a good thing.

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Pictures, Tacoma.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

We’ll Meet at Metronome for Marian (Barring a Beb)!

Marian Call: Good 'n' Geeky

Marian Call: Good ‘n’ Geeky at Metronome Coffee in Tacoma This Friday 10/18/13!

Carrie is crazy preggers (we’re only about two weeks out from our due date), but that’s not gonna stop us from going down to Metronome Coffee in Tacoma this Friday night to see one of our favorite musicians, Marian Call!

If’n you’re not in the know, Marian is a very lovely-voiced singer/songwriter whose songs dive definitely into the geeky. She has a whole album with songs inspired by Firefly and Battlestar Galactica. She has epic and funny songs about two nerds who fall in love but are afraid to do anything about it (“Dear Mr. Darcy“) and defiant nerd anthems (“I’ll Still be a Geek After Nobody Thinks it’s Chic“). She has appeared on stage with Wil Wheaton, Molly Lewis, The Doubleclicks, and others of major geek cred. She’s the real deal, and really talented:

She’s also from the Gig Harbor/Tacoma area, so even though she now resides in the Alaska, she tries to stop by T-town whenever she’s in the area. And we try (usually successfully) to catch her whenever she does. It’s a good time, and I’d love all my Taco Man peeps to come out and join me. And also my Seattle peeps and Oly peeps. Y’know.

Of course, there is always the chance that a wee beb might arrive and supersede all plans. But we’ll be there barring beb!

The place Marian usually plays in T-town closed down last year, though! So for the first time she’ll be playing at Metronome Coffee on the corner of 6th & Union!

Metronome's Logo

Metronome Coffee (I Just Love this Logo)

Marian Call @ Metronome Coffee (Facebook Event)
3518 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA
8:00 PM
All Ages: FREE!

But this is not the first time that we’ve enjoyed some excellent musics at Metronome, nor shall it be the last! On November 8th three of my musician friends are going to be playing there: The Old Salt, Terrapin Productions, and none other than Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount! I’ll keep you posted on that show as it develops. We might just to go that show, too… carrying our days-old wee beb to her first live musics show!

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Tacoma.