About Me

Rob Pincombe is a prolific television writer, recovering comedian and sometime comic artist/storyboard artist who just wasn't satisfied with a single blog. He writes about sci-fi and fandom at rebelalert.com, Canadian comics at comicanuck.com, and shares thoughts and insights on writing at starkravingadventure.com

Monday, August 23, 2010

Fan Expo - A Musical Interlude, part 1

Welcome to the Rebellion.

The evil Sith have used their dark powers to bring this rebel down with Vertigo so my blogging has been stopped dead in it's dizzy tracks.

But with Fan Expo Sci-fi/Horror/comic Book/Gaming and Anime Convention is coming to Toronto this weekend I must offer something.

So here are few sci-fi themed, music videos for your enjoyment

First up, James Marsters (Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, though if you're reading this blog you already know that.) is doing a concert this weekend. His music is pretty fun, poppy rock. Worth a listen at his MySpace page.

And since James is in town, the occasion begs for a classic video from Marster's twin-in-rock-and-roll, the one and only, post-apocalyptic Billy Idol, Dancing With Myself. the video won't embed but you can check it out here.

Leave it to Billy Idol to do pretty much exactly what my twenty-year old self would have done if the bombs dropped when I was in my twenties.

Our next video comes courtesy of sci-fi and comic scribe, Joe O'Brien of the soon-to-be-relaunched Hardcore Nerdity. Rachel Bloom's hilarious Fuck Me Ray Bradbury. It's smart and oozing with geek girl hotness.

Fantastic, huh? How shall we top that? Perhaps some more retro goodies formt he Eurythmics and Queen!

Tron: Legacy is coming to big screens this fall so the film will be a big presence at Fan Expo as well. So how about a trip into the original Tron world with the Strokes?

The Strokes - 12:51
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Felica Day (Buffy, The Guild) will be siging as well. She recently shot Red, a movie for SyFy in Toronto and now has another chance to clock the best coffee places in town. The Guild had an internet hit on thier hands with the music video "Do You Want To Date My Avatar?" but thier latest full-on Bollywood parody is a special kind of magic.

<a href="http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-us&amp;brand=v5%5E544x306&amp;from=sp&amp;vid=8cb424dc-cbdb-40be-90c5-8fb450462d2f" target="_new" title="Season 4 - Music Video - ">Video: Season 4 - Music Video - "Game On"</a>

We'll finish off today's selection with a video from Toronto's own sci-fi siren, Lights. Enjoy... White.

There's more to come. Stay tuned!


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