I’m finally back with a music podcast! This one gives short impressions of the latest from Kendrick Lamar, Father John Misty, The Afghan Whigs, and the Mountain Goats. I also talk about how my anticipation of the Singles soundtrack changed with the suicide of Chris Cornell. Finally, I attempt to sum up why music is important in my life and how it has saved from a few bouts of real anxiety and depression, how I’ve spent more time with people like Chris Cornell or Paul Westerberg than some family members, and how concerts should be safe places.
Kendrick Lamar Damn (explicit)
Father John Misty Pure Comedy
The Afghan Whigs In Spades
The Mountain Goats Goths
You can by tickets to The Mountain Goats show at the Republic NOLA here.
Singles Soundtrack (it’s partially on spotify, but the link doesn’t work, so here is the iTunes link.)
This weekend we had the amazing opportunity to be part of the Comicpalooza Podcast Program. Comicpalooza sets up a booth in the middle of its showroom floor and selects applicants to do a podcast from the floor. We did ours from noon to one on Saturday, after a very successful Friday at the con. We talk about meeting comic creators David Finch, Chad Hardin, Tony Harris, and James Robinson. Our friend, Jessica Raney, from the BFE Podcast (and you can listen to the BFE episode we were on here if you so choose to) stopped by to promote her new short story collection, Oddballs. We talked more about Comicpalooza and convinced her to buy the Harris and Robinson Star Wars one off, C3PO. We had a fantastic time doing the podcast and have to do another one to talk about the fun that we had after our broadcast! Big thanks to Comicpalooza for giving us this opportunity!
Star Wars Celebration Orlando has come and gone. We had some amazing experiences and frustrating ones as well. We talk about all the things we love and the things we didn’t like at Celebration. Luckily, the bad things didn’t ruin it for us (even though I’m not sure that was the case for everyone). We also do a lengthy preview of Comicpalooza, talk about a May the Fourth event at Dat Dog, and give our take on how to tackle Jazz Fest.
Of course, we took tons of photos at Celebration, plus we still have some blogs to write about Celebration. These pics will mostly be of the exhibition and autograph halls in addition to other sights that we saw in our four days at Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Click pictures to make them larger adn to read captions. If any of the photos are of you, let us know and we can send you an unedited copy.
You Take the Skyway
Volleyball and Star Wars
The line to get in the first day….this is at the .5 mile mark. Rumor has it that at one point it was 6 miles.
Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple at SWCO
Too late for some wristbands!
The speedpass entrance to the store
Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple trying on a Her Universe Jacket.
Old friends united
Freddie Prinze, Jr
Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple with Hayden Christensen
Hayden Christensen’s autograph
No word if that is the same Ezra from Rebels
Star Wars Celebration…Fun for all ages
Star Wars Autograph Universe Meetup
Phil Noto and Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple (who was still in pin trading mode)
We have our course set for Orlando! Along the way, we discuss the autographs we plan on collecting, the books we plan on buying, and the panels we plan on attending. We give some tips and tricks of how we survived previous Star Wars Celebrations.
Radiohead is like a handful of sand: everytime I think I have them in my grasp; they slip away. In this Mr. Nola Nerd Couple Music Podcast, I talk about how I have not seen an entire set of Radiohead even though I’ve been to two of their concerts. I also give my unsolicited opinion on the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame, with a huge amount of praise to Jeff Ament’s shirt that he wore to the ceremony.
On this episode of the Nola Nerd Couple podcast, we talk about what drew us into loving Star Wars. Mine is a typical boy meets movie story, while Mrs. Nola Couple’s origin story is a little more complicated. We also discuss how we both got into autograph collecting and the role Star Wars played in that. We discuss our Star Wars Painting with a Twist (pictures in show notes). Finally, in our New Orleans section, we promote two of the best festivals in the area.
In a short podcast about music, I talk about Brian Wilson’s concert recently at the Saenger Theater in New Orleans. I also discuss how I completely changed my mind on EDM. I will be back next week with my thoughts on Radiohead’s show, and then the music podcast will take a break until the end of April.