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More glorious geek anthems

Building on Jay Garmon's top 20 glorious geek rock anthems post from last year, Nicole Bremer Nash shares her picks for the ultimate geek playlist.

Last year, Jay Garmon (aka The Trivia Geek) listed his picks for the top 20 glorious geek rock anthems, which are:

Jay had some good picks; Jonathan Coulton's Code Monkey is a particular favorite of mine, though I couldn't program my way out of a MUD room (that's multi- user dungeon; old school World of Warcraft for the younger folks).

Here are my top picks for glorious geek anthems. Keep in mind that I'm focusing on the music and lyrics here; glorious geek video is another post entirely. I chose songs based on how they speak to geek culture, and, in the case of a couple of selections, how much a part of geek culture they have become.

I would also like to draw your attention to Hot Waffles, two brothers who play music that I think speaks to the souls of most geeks.  Like Jonathan Coulton, Hot Waffles sings from a geek heart in a way that is simply classic geek sarcasm comedy, and I have quickly become a fan.

While I might have a slightly different idea as to what makes the most glorious geek anthem, I do agree with Jay when he said:  "The debate is over: Geeks have won the culture wars, because we have subjugated popular music and bent it to our will."  Fortunately, a lot of geek music is pretty funny, so we can usually get away with playing it around our non-geek friends. But to my geek friends, I ask you to bring to my attention any glorious geek anthems that haven't made it onto our recommendation lists.

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About Nicole Nash

Nicole Bremer Nash is Director of Content and Social Media for HuTerra, where she uses SEO and social media to promote charitable organizations in their community-building and fundraising efforts. She enjoys volunteering, arts and crafts, and conduct...

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