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Boston T Cellist

Posted by scottstead on Jun 30, 2008 in Music, Travel, Vlog

Love the performers in the T stations. This cellist was quite the delight.

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Rap Fails To Impress, Crappy Merit Badge Makes Headlines

Posted by scottstead on Apr 15, 2008 in Bloggers, Color Wars, Music, Nerdcore
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mediocre merit badge
I didn’t win. But apparently my merit badge is pretty awesome. All kidding aside, thanks to Doc Pop for selecting me as his runner up. Thanks to Chris Brogan, Jimmy Gardner, Jonny Goldstein, and everyone that dug the rap. Do I have a future making nerdy raps or raps of any kind for that matter? Maybe. Maybe not. But it is apparent that I have a future in merit badge making. Check out the vid.

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Ze Frank’s Color Wars Nerd Rap Contest

Posted by scottstead on Apr 11, 2008 in Bloggers, Music, Nerdcore

So I’m going to keep this short and sweet. I entered. This is my rap…BLUE TEAM REPRESENT!



And if you’re really itching to check out the remix I completed the morning after – here it is. The Remix Is Here
Start Rediculousness
A wella wella -
Mc Scott aint frontin, nerd rapper huntin
i’m hittin that shit – while you lookin for the button
Your fake like spam, and im hot like bacon
I’m the master mc youre a failure in the makin’
I’m on version 27 you’re still rollin in beta.
I’m geekier than screech, but i’m tougha’ than slata’
id be in prison if Pwnin u was a crime
autobots rollout – im tough like optimus prime

I’m slick with the coding like im slick with the ladies
I was getting laid on BBS’ back in the 80′s
I might be white like the bread, but im hotter than hades
i slam like a hammer and i flow like euphrates

ill mac your girl like the kirk,i’ll knock you out like the spock,
i’ll post the picshas up on flickr because thats how i rock

im representin’ for blue – givin the epic F U
im rappin n and im geeking because thats what i do
all you aspiring nerd rappers might have the best of intentions
but I’ve got more rhymes than chris brogans got questions…

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Live Interview w/ Doc Pop on Jonny’s Par-tay

Posted by scottstead on Apr 9, 2008 in Bloggers, Concerts, Music, Partay
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doc pop

So yeah, I’ve been doing some serious booking for Jonny’s Par-tay as of late – and I’ve been having a lot of fun with it. Last we had on one of my favorite bloggers (Julia Roy), and all in the same hot minute, Evan Blaustein, the CEO of one of my favorite geeky products: Mimobots.

This week (Wed. April 9th @9pm EST) we are having on someone that has more balls in the air than anyone I know in tech-geek-blogger land. Let me introduce you to Doctor Popular.

I learned of Doc Pop from an interview that Zadi Diaz did with him a while back on JetSet (now Epic-Fu). You can watch that interview here. In his own words (rapping of course), “I’m a comedy writer, a comics illustrator, a yo-yo pro, and a mouth harp afficianado…”. And this doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface. In his spare time, Doctor Popular runs an Etsy store where he hosts items from hand-made wallets and coffee cozies to i-phone cases (made of denim scraps and other materials) and hand drawn comics. He makes yo-yo’s (he’s the third place world yo-yo’ing champ). He’s a tailor and clothing designer. And most important – to this week’s show at least – he’s one hell of a Nerdcore Rapper.

Doc Pop joins us on the Par-tay to set us straight about his new album “Me Geek Pretty One Day“. I have only three words to describe it…”meow, meow, motherf***3r.” With songs of caution like LoLCats, a rap battle with MC Stephen Hawking “you’ve got a 3 digit I.Q…if you use binary. Ohhh.”, and a song about Gygax “a gaming goliath” – Doc Pop keeps it geeky. He gets a little down and dirty with “twisted cherry stems”, and lays down some great beats on “les mis”, “level 2″, and “geekandsay”. Seriously, check it out. Still not sure it’s for you? Well, check out Doc Pop April 09th @9pm on Jonny’s Par-tay for a special live performance, an insiders look at the life of an artist, and the usual shenanigans you’ve come to expect from Jonny and me. Hope to see you there!

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Travis Morrison Hellfighters @Black Cat 02/22/08

Posted by scottstead on Apr 7, 2008 in Music, Vlog
Travis Morrison Hellfighters came around to the black cat after Travis’ big move to NYC. Travis Morrison will always hold a place in my music collection with the Dismemberment Plan – but his influence over the music of the Hellfighters holds steady with his lyrical way of singing, pop sensibility, tech-pop-soul-funk-progressive keyboard/piano riffs, and his herky-jerky antics.
Again – doing a little testing with the Exilim and learned a very important lesson – stay the hell away from the speakers! Yeah – so the bass blew out the audio and it’s all overmodulated – but it has its moments. Take it for what it’s worth. 5 songs.

P.S. Travis Morrison Hellfighters are all on twitter. Check it out over at www.travismorrison.com.
Or simply follow Travis here.

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Stephen Malkmus @ 930 Club 03/28/08 Encore

Posted by scottstead on Apr 7, 2008 in Concerts, Music
Chatty as ever, nonchalant, sing-song often non-sensical lyrics: these are words used to describe the performance by Stephen Malkmus at the 930 Club here in Washington. I’ve always enjoyed his wimsical “flow” – the way that he molds imagery with his quick witted style. Stephen Malkmus, formerly of Pavement (R.I.P. circa 2000) – brought his latest ensemble, including, Janet Weiss, the former drummer of Sleater-Kinney to the 930 club for a stellar show. Catchy hooks, sprawling jams, comical interludes, and Malkmus talent for bringing a blend of garage rock, narrative, and flowing solos had heads bobbing late into the night.

Local boy, John Vanderslice, opened up with his own brand of political-pop-indie-rock – giving shout outs to his mom between songs, and ending his set with a not-really-visible-or-audible-to-anyone-but-the-20-folks-around-him-acoustic-jam on the floor. A novel idea – and I’m sure a pleasure for those in the cirlce, but frustrating for the rest of the crowd.

You can listen to this show in its entirity at NPR’s website.

Here is the video I captured, shot from the upper level with my Casio Exilim. I’m continuing to experiment with this nifty little camera. Not so great in low light levels, audio not so hot.

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Pictures In Pieces: “Outside”

Posted by scottstead on Mar 16, 2008 in Bloggers, Blogging, Concerts, Music, Vlog


This is a music video I did for a rockin alt-punk band from NOVA that I shot and edited with my friends from Last Name Left Productions. I managed to save it – despite an 8 second gap of audio and video on our main P2 camera. You might notice it – but eh’ – it’s the interwebs right? Enjoy!

Formats available: MPEG-4 Video (.m4v)

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Andy Carvin of NPR @ SXSW 2008

Posted by scottstead on Mar 12, 2008 in Bloggers, Music, SXSW, Vlog
The social media mastermind of NPR, and a fellow DC’er got caught in my crosshairs trying to find the ever elusive BlogHaus. He tells us about his experience, and the fabulous party at the equally hard to find Austin City Limits stage.

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Corey’s Stereo Purse @ Dorkbot SXSW 2008

Posted by scottstead on Mar 12, 2008 in Gadgets, Music, SXSW, Vlog

This purse speaks for itself, or jams for itself, or well, whatever…it’s a stereo purse. And it’s pretty bad ass – thanks for the interview Corey (Cory, or Corie, sorry – I didn’t catch the spelling.

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The Avid Tent @ SXSW 2008

Posted by scottstead on Mar 12, 2008 in Music, SXSW, Vlog

Gerry T, The Kroosh, and I stopped in for some handmade local vodka and some tunage at the Avid Tent at SXSW.

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