Chicago band Scattered Trees is about to drop their next album, Sympathy, due April 5. In fact, they've released the first single, Love and Leave.
But if you're off to see them tonight at Shubas, you may want to pack your ray shields. The video for that single brings a tortured love story from far, far away into the band's Chicago apartment, complete with some really sad stormtroopers and a withering Boba Fett.
The Force is strong in this one. So is the heartbreak.
Go ahead and gripe about it, but you know you totally want to check in to this exclusive club.
If you happen to be one of those lifecasting-obsessed souls who checks in regularly on Foursquare, the geo-locational microbloging service, then you probably have unlocked your share of badges.
Crunked. On a boat. Flash mob. And the like. But no matter how many PBRs you toss back or how many nights you go out in a row, you'll never be better than Douglas Wheelock.
See, he's an astronaut and Friday morning he unlocked the NASA Explorer badge - good for a free scoop of free astronaut ice cream - when he checked in 220 miles above the surface of the Earth at the International space station as commander of Expedition 25.
There are those that decry Foursquare, Gowalla, Twitter, etc. as stupid wastes of time. Oversharing of mundane garbage nobody but you and your narcissistic self cares about. Maybe, maybe not. But when you can boast about going 17,500 miles an hour on an orbital platform that not many more Americans will see for a while, you can use whatever platform you want to brag.
But remember, Doug, you will never get to be mayor without cheating.
Boy, if you've seen one "Star Wars"-themed video birth announcement, you've seen 'em all, right?
Wait, what? "Star Wars" birth announcements? When did this become a trend?
The exact date this idea sprung from a happy nerd couple's heads is a little murky, but the genre just took off like its ready to make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.
Jennifer and Jeff Hays, you see, are about to become parents. A proud, "aging couple" craving danger and adventure and at the end of their breeding range. But, the Force must be strong with the Hays. With a baby clock alarm exploding like the Death Star, and two torpedoes in the, help us, baby hole later, the Hays are expecting twins.
Thankfully, not to be named Luke and Leia.
And how do we know this quiet couple is about to pop? Well, it's been beamed to the world, hologram-style, via YouTube.
Jennifer and Jeff have something they wanted to share with everyone...and because analogies make things easier and Jeff is an admitted Star Wars dork...we thought this might be appropriate...Thanks!
As a side benefit, it's clearly an exemplary educational video, too. This explains the whole procreation thing well enough for your little tykes the next time they ask where babies come from.
But, as well done as this is, it's hardly the first in this volley of nerdtastic one-upmanship baby-making broadcasts.
One of the earlier versions, seems to be this work by vidopantera. As a groundbreaking piece of due date film, it's an important work. But as with so many other trendsetting efforts through history, there was much to be perfected upon - the acting is as wooden as Queen Amidala's dialogue and the scene seems to have been shot from a Gungan sewer based on the lighting. But still, you have to start somewhere.
And then there was this rather wordy effort from cdalek that gives all lead-in type and no 'splosions. The dialogue killed George Lucas' moments of glory and it's no different for
Keeping it simple is good, but the people want special effects and action in this day and age. Mindful of the production must you be, parents.