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2009-06-30
Rob Balder Gamer Funk 
I've been threatening to do this idea for a long time. Going to as many as 20 cons a year for years, you start to notice certain patterns in fandom. And well...it was time. Just remember that I am a fan and a geek too, and I don't mean you personally. Unless I do. Many thanks to ShoEboX and Chris Mezzolesta for extremely last minute vocal drop-ins!

Backing music is "Cold Funk" by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com, used under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.

This song is now available on the following CDs:
   
Comments:
2009-06-30 oddaustin
One of my favorite songs by you ever. You obviously work better when doing stuff at the LAST POSSIBLE MINUTE. Well done!
2009-06-30 dino-mike
You conveyed that funk perfectly in this song.
2009-06-30 wildcard9
Unfortunately, this will be an evergreen song, as I don't see the gamer funk going away anytime soon *gets out the clothespin for my nose*
2009-06-30 TVsKyle
Rockawesome. It amazes me how much you make Kevin MacLeod's backing tracks sound like they were intended for what you wrote.
2009-06-30 Balder
Kyle- It's just the musical equivalent of a PartiallyClips. :)
2009-06-30 filkertom
Very effing excellent.
2009-06-30 Insane Ian
It's funny cause it's true. So damn true.
2009-07-01 davidtanny
Dude, this is pretty funked up, right there. :-)
2009-07-02 saganth
Oh lord, aside from needing a verse about how this also applies to some people in fandom who aren't gamers (some of the furries, comic fans and general sf fans), this is perfect! I agree with Insane Ian, it's funny because it's true... also sad because it's true, but funny mostly.
2009-07-03 Knarf
If you're ever in California, I'll have to introduce you to my band of funky gamers (In the good way, don't worry).
2009-07-05 djseamus
"It's cool you're good at math. You're not as good at bath. Are you a sociopath? Just take a shower". :^) I am unschooled in the ways of geeks and Cons, but I can understand what you're sayin, Rob. Perhaps I should write a song about the "Vermont Hippy Funk", which is a combination of pot smoke, regular cigarette smoke, food-encrusted dirty dishes in the sink, and oriental inscence to cover it all up. I have friends who live like this, no joke. Oh, and great work with the song.
2009-07-15 seamonkey
AH, and I thought it was MY set creating these stenches....
2009-07-18 voiceroy
Who's got the funk? Rob Balder does. I'll forever hear this song in my head now whenever I'm at a con. Great work, Rob. Lots of LOL lyrics. I always pack a stick of deodorant in my backpack every con. I wish a lot more con goers did.
2009-07-23 Vladinator
I'm totally charting this out. Must play it live with you at the next con we're both at.
2009-09-09 novapoppet
I need this on a boombox on repeat when I dress up as the HygieneFairy at cons!
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