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Geek Pop: February 2012

How do we do it? It all starts off very philosophical and high-minded, with talk of determinism and Islamic polymaths… and descends directly into sex robots and swearing. Sorry guys. The picture opposite is a design for Al Jazari’s drink-serving automatons, which Hayley mentions before Jim brings the tone down considerably.

Listen out for Jim’s Geek Poll for the results from last month’s Star Wars Star Trek-based poll and cast your vote in this month’s … *sigh* … sex robot-related ponderer below.

This is our February Spotify list but for all the songs we’ve ever played on the podcast, you want this one. And here are your download links:

DNA – Farrah

Coin Operated Boy – Dresden Dolls

Girl from Mars – Ash

There Ain’t Half Been Some Clever Bastards – Ian Dury & the Blockheads

What is Gravity? – Tom Glazer and Dottie Evans

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Intro/outro music by Intercontinental Music Lab.
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Geek Pop Sessions: Underground by Andy Brown

Someone made us a Geek Pop badger!

For several years now, members of the Geek Pop crew have been great admirers of the WeAreAllBadgers.com website. It really is a thing of pure joy and you’ll have to investigate it yourselves to truly appreciate it… but in any case, it’s the inspiration for this month’s Geek Pop Sessions pod. Yes, we’ve hunted down the man responsible for WeAreAllBadgers’ official song, ‘Undergound’, and persuaded him to talk to us. Jimothy Bell has also extracted some spurious facts from the WeAreAllBadgers website and used them to quiz Hayley with. As you will find out, Hayley is not as easily fooled as she looks. (She has, however, just cried with laughter until her stomach hurt whilst taking WeAreAllBadgers’ good or evil test.)

Thanks to Big Cheese Badger for making all this possible. And to Daniel Beswickand others for the listener-sourced badger artwork accompanying this post.

THE SONG: Underground by Andy Brown

I remember I took her underground, it’s the best place I have found

There’s a mystery deep underground, where we keep warm and sleep sound

Come with me, come with me, it’s a kind of heaven and it’s not in the sky

So use your best endeavours, try

Have you seen the setting sun? It’s the best time to play and run

Come with me, come with me, it’s a kind of heaven and it’s not in the sky

So use your best endeavours, try

When I took you across the road, we took care because of what we’ve been told

Didn’t stray from the beaten track and know our way back

Come with me, come with me, it’s a kind of heaven and it’s not in the sky

So use your best endeavours, try… (repeat)

More badger art what we promised we would publish. Thanks Sophie (top), Martin (middle) and Beki (bottom). Do send us other badger art via the comments section – we’re quite enjoying it.

Badger, jam, unicycle - what else?

More badger art

Badger art you can sit on

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Intro/outro music: Intercontinental Music Lab. Click here to sponsor this podcast. Main image: Daniel Beswick.

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