80's Metal, Steampunk Superheroes & A Free Remix Album

I hope that you're having a great end to your summer.  Here's what's going on in my little corner of the world.

What I'm Reading, Listening to, and Watching: 
  • Books: I just finished Andrew P. Mayer's The Falling Machine (Steampunk Superheroes!) and I just started Lev Grossman's The Magician King (Harry Potter for Grown-Ups).
  • Music: I recently joined a gym and can't stop listening to 80's metal when I'm there: Dokken, Warrant, etc.  Non-gym music includes Bon Iver's new album and The Beach Boys.
  • TV: I'm up to Season 10 of Stargate SG-1 on Netflix Streaming.    
What's Going On:

I rearranged my home so I can record more efficiently.  I've got a few unrecorded songs that I'm really excited about.  I hope to record and release Nerds Arguing About Spaceships & Steampunk Girl sometime this fall.

Free Remix Album!

Wired.com recently ran a contest to remix my GeekDad song.  The winners each won a $50. Gift Card from ThinkGeek.com.  I picked 5 great entries and put them on the GeekDad Remix Album, which you can download for absolutely free!  Click here for the free download: 

This one is on me, but I'd love it if you'd help me spread the word about the album.  Here are a few things you can do to help.
  1. Click the Share/Embed button on the album page to automatically share the music with your friends on Facebook, Twitter & your blog.
  2. Click the Facebook Like button or the Tweet button on the album page.
  3. Forward this e-mail to a friend that you think might enjoy the music.  
Thanks for all of your help.  I hope you enjoy the remix album and I hope you enjoy the rest of the summer. 

Thanks again,
John Anealio
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  1. My husband just bought that steampunk book last week and loved it. I'm hoping to get to it soon.

  2. We finished SG-1 last week and are well into Stargate Atlantis.

    SG Ark of Truth is on netflix too, it wraps SG-1 nicely.

  3. Jaleh: I really enjoyed The Falling Machine. We'll actually be interviewing the author for the Functional Nerds Podcast in a few weeks.

    Anton: I actually watched Atlantis first. In watching SG-1, it's been fun to see how the mythology developed with the Asgard, Replicators, Ancients, etc.

  4. I swear I've tried Stargate and made it through a season and a quarter. It's tough in those early seasons.

    I am making my way through Arrested Development though. Aweseome.

    Dokken is my Kryptonite though, I can't help but listen to them anytime I see there. George Lynch is my personal hero.

  5. Hey Rusty,

    Stargate definitely gets better as the seasons progress.

    I love George Lynch! Such an amazing player.