Sunday, 31 May 2015

Getting your Nerd Groove on...farewell thee NZ Music Month.


As we wrap up another awesome NZ Music Month, cram packed full of our incredible local talent and amazing performances all around the country (not to mention all the fabulous events held in our local libraries), I thought I'd take the chance share some of my favourite nerd tunes and soundtracks as found in our collections.

Thunderbirds are go: TV themes for grown up kids. Yes, I've seen the new Thunderbirds, and its not that bad, but I'll always love the classics. This disc also includes theme songs from Joe 90, Stingray and Dr Who. So much British telly musical goodness right here!

I have to be honest and say that when I think of John Williams, the first thing that comes to mind will always be Star Wars. I do have the Imperial March as my phone's ringtone after all ;) But he has had an amazing career, and as you can see in The music of John Williams: 40 years of film music, he is also responsible for music from E.T, Indiana Jones and Harry Potter. Such a talented man! 

Loved the recent Dr Who Symphonic Spectacular? Also a fan of Star Trek? Then the Symphonic Star Trek may indeed be the soundtrack for you! Performed for your listening pleasure by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.

When I was putting this list together, I was super excited to see we have the Battlestar Galactica: original soundtrack on order. I love me some BSG, theres nothing like a little added Cylon goodness to improve your day ;). Now to put in a suggested purchase for the modern series soundtrack, which is even more incredible.

Seems like I wouldn't be a very good kiwi if I missed Themes from the Lord of the rings trilogy from my list. This has music from all three of the original Lord of the rings movies as performed by The Big Movie Orchestra. I can speak from experience and say this is most excellent background music for sweeping your army to victory in the great table top battle :) 

No Joss Whedon fan could ever miss Dr Horrible's sing along blog. In this amazing all musical web series, Neil Patrick Harris stars as Dr Horrible, a simple man who is just trying to find his place as an arch villain :) It brings a tear to my eye just thinking about the talented singing (and acting) cast. Nathan Fillion as Captain Hammer? Bliss!

The science fiction album pretty much has it all....2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien, Aliens, Back to the future, Battlestar Galactica, Ghostbusters, Star Trek, Star Wars, War of the Worlds and I could go on! Something for every Sci fi fan to be sure....you just may want to skip track 13 of disc 4 (*cough - Jar Jar warning - cough*).

I will leave you now with the always brilliant Felica Day and The Guild in Game On - A Bollywood themed Gamer's Anthem. And if this is your first introduction to The Guild, it is another brilliant web series about online gaming, and a must for any World of Warcraft fans out there. We even have them on DVD for your ultimate viewing pleasure.



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