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Geek Pop: March 2012 (Reminiscence)

Your hosts, in the old days

This month, we take a trip down memory lane as we wander through Geek Pop festivals past. You can download all the songs from this podcast on our new ‘Music‘ page, which lists every song that has ever been played at the festival.

We’ll be back with a session cast, as well as the regular monthly podcast format, in April. For now, take some time to reminisce with us.

Walter Benjamin – Let’s Tea Party (Geek Pop 2009)

Nanobot – alatinpunkcircle (Geek Pop 2009)

Chromosome – Spirit of Play (Geek Pop 2010)

How to Prove a Point – Intercontinental Music Lab (Geek Pop 2009)

Science Songs – Jonny Berliner (Geek Pop live launch, Bristol, 2010)

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Intro/outro music by Intercontinental Music Lab.
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Geek Pop – every track ever

Those of you paying close attention will have noticed that there has been no fanfare surrounding the launch of the Geek Pop festival this year… That’s because there *is* no Geek Pop feJonny Berlinerstival this year. Sad face. We’re having a little break, much like Glastonbury did in 2006.

Anyway, to mark the place where the Geek Pop festival should have been, we’ve compiled the definitive uber-list of Geek Pop festival music – every song that has ever been played at the online festival, EVER. Searchable by artist, track or year.

From Jonny Berliner’s gruff re-working of ‘Dark Matter’ at our very first festival, to his handclapping ‘Genetics Calypso’ last year. From the dirty bass of Let’s Tea Party’s ‘Reptiles’ in 2008 to Jeff Lewis & Peter Stampfel’s ‘ toe-tapping ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’ in 2011. They’re all there.

Jeffrey LewisAnd what’s more, you can download them all on ONE PAGE! We know!

We’ve even made an extra page with links to all our Spotify lists. We’ve gone list crazy!

It’s not quite everything we’ve got though. We’re still working on a collection of the best live sessions from our podcast. Including some extra special Geek Pop-commissioned songs that haven’t even been heard yet.

Talking of podcasts, you’re due a new one, which will be with you in the next week. It will be a tear-jerking celebration of Geek Pops past. Tissues at the ready, listeners. And sorry for the delay (due to wasted weekends and sniffly noses).

Until then, don’t thank us, thank all the artists who’ve contributed their music to Geek Pop so far. Thank*:

Aidy | alatinpunkcircle | Amateur Transplants | Andrew Pontzen | Baba Brinkman| Being 747| Bert Miller & the Animal Folk | CraftLass| Dalamatian Rex & the Eigentones| Down with Gender | Dr Clandestino | Dr Martin Austwick | Dr Stu & the Neutron Stars | Eben | Emily Schulman | Fourwave Mixing | Grant Balfour | Great Big Science Gig | Hannah Werdmuller | Helen Arney | Intercontinental Music Lab| Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel | Jon Hamshaw | Johnny & the Chemists | Jonny Berliner | Karmadillo | Lamar Holley | Lårs & Marïse | The Layers | Let’s Tea Party| Logan Wright | Marian Call | Matt Westcott | The Missing, Inc. | MJ Hibbett | Mr Simmonds | Naomi Fearn | On Rails | Oort Kuiper & Phatmattbaker | Photomixers | Professor Elemental | Professor Science | Radium88 | Roadside Poppies | Robot Disaster | Science is Fiction| Sci-Fried | The Sound of the Ladies | Spirit of Play| The Standards | Symphony of Science | The Synchrotrons | Tales from the Birdbath | Tony Brown | The Ultraviolet Catastrophe | Vom Vorton | Weird Gear | Wolfington

*Bonus points to anyone who can spot the only artist on this list to get two credits. More bonus points for explaining why.


Geek Pop Sessions: Biology by The Woe Betides

The Woebies

This month, the Geek Pop Sessions presents a re-working of a sci-pop “classic”, if you can call it that.

We’ll leave Simon from the rather wonderful Woe Betides to explain all. Also, check out their debut album ‘Never Sleep‘. We couldn’t help noticing that it features songs called ‘This Head, This Heart’ and ‘Bone on Bone’. Let’s just hope they’re anatomically accurate.

THE SONG: Biology by The Woe Betides

(Ahem, originally by Girls Aloud)

Lyrics:

Why don’t you fool me, feed me say, you need me without wicked games Come on and hold me, hug me, say you love me, and not my dirty brain Why don’t you fool me, feed me, say you need me without wicked games Come on and hold me, love me, say you love me, and not my dirty brain

I got one Alabama return, that’ll take me far away from you

Cause when you take me in your arms I turn to slave but I cant be saved

So I got my cappuccino to go and I’m heading for the hills again

Cause if we party anymore we’ll start a fire of pure desire

Closer, your minds firing blind, With your head in your face getting red in your heart beats, closer

You fall on your knees and the geek at your feet says your neat, and the beat gets closer

You dive for the thrill at the kill and your heart’s had its fill, But it still creeps closer

You wanted to freeze but your weak in too deep and the beat and the beat gets closer

Closer Closer Closer Closer Closer Closer Closer

We give it up and then they take it away A girl’s got to zip it up, And get her head in the shade

Baby we give it up, It’s just a matter of time Throw all the heavy stuff, Comes back to bite your behind

You can’t mistake my Biology

The way that we talk, The way that we walk, It’s there in our thoughts

The magic number is in front of me

The way that we talk, The way that we walk, So easily caught

You can’t mistake my Biology

The way that we talk, The way that we walk, It’s there in our thoughts

We’re gonna cause a controversy

The way that we talk, The way that we walk, So easily caught

Why don’t you fool me, feed me say, you need me without wicked games Come on and hold me, hug me, say you love me, and not my dirty brain Why don’t you fool me, feed me, say you need me without wicked games Come on and hold me, love me, say you love me, and not my dirty brain

You can’t mistake my Biology

The way that we talk, The way that we walk, It’s there in our thoughts

The magic number is in front of me

The way that we talk, The way that we walk, So easily caught

You can’t mistake my Biology

The way that we talk, The way that we walk, It’s there in our thoughts

We’re gonna cause a controversy

The way that we talk, The way that we walk, So easily caught

PRSClick here to choose from iTunes and other podcatchers. Subscription is free – it just means that whenever you open iTunes, it will automatically check for updates and download new podcasts. The online archive is here.

Intro/outro music: Intercontinental Music Lab. Image: The Woe Betides. Click here to sponsor this podcast.

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