I’m a science fiction nerd and I’m a sports nerd. Hey, at least I never played Dungeons & Fucking Dragons. Wait, fucking dragons? That can’t be good for you. Anyway, I was looking at Twitter and saw that Friday at Dodger Stadium is Star Trek Night. Which is pretty awesome in itself.
But they got the promotion wrong.
William Shatner will be at Star Trek Night, which is pretty cool. But the Dodgers are giving out Spock “Federation Baseball” t-shirts. You can’t give out Spock shirts when Kirk is in the crowd! Well, apparently you can.
I would have made Khan shirts, maybe.
I think it’s cool that nerds who like sports get their own night at Dodger Stadium, just wish that the marketing tie-in made more sense with the special guest they had. If a sci-fi & sports nerd planned it I would expect to see more things like this:
- Romulan Ale booth for all the craft breweries that are starting to pop up in LA.
- Communicator night? Awesome iPhone & Android cases that look like communicators would be sweet. Those might cost some money.
- Star Trek: Deep Space 9 baseball team patch or sticker night. There were a few episodes with baseball themes in DS9 (even if the show was pretty average). What about Buck Bokai baseball card night? He was a major character in the episode “If Wishes Were Horses”. Bokai broke Joe Dimaggio’s consecutive game hit streak – 14 years from now.
Even with some of the flaws in this event, I may have found one reason to go to Los Angeles. That, and to wear a robe into Ralphs and drink some half & half, Dude-style.
I was up in Boulder last night to hang out with my brother and his family. My nephew showed me how he plays the fiddle, we had a little homemade frozen yogurt, went on a walk, and had a run-in with a sprinkler! He’s fun to take photos of.
I love music. And decided to start a website dedicated to music. Head on over to eardru.ms (yup, that’s a Monserrat domain) and take a listen to whatever I’ve got going on. Right now, it’s a trip up to the State Bridge Lodge to see the Infamous Stringdusters.
First I want to start off by saying that I am in no way compensated for any of the stuff I am doing for the Underground Music Showcase in Denver. Not because I wouldn’t take money for this, but because they never asked me. That being said…
I attended the 2011 Denver Post Underground Music Showcase and really enjoyed myself. I wanted a way to decide which of the 300+ bands to go see. Spotify had just launched in the US, and I saw an opportunity to make a playlist for each day with the bands who had music on Spotify. I then listened to copious amounts of music, and decided what I loved, liked and loathed.
I’m doing the same thing this year and you can join in the fun. I personally think that the promotion behind the Denver Post Underground Music Showcase is seriously poor, and their one-directional approach excludes the social aspects of marketing & promotion. It’s a fun festival, though, and I like to discover new bands. So if they’re not going to promote their event in a contemporary way, I’m going to do this work for them instead. Think of it as my way of giving back (and showing them how to do it the right way).
There will be more posts about who I’m loving and liking, but this can get you started – Spotify playlists for each day of music. Have any favorites? Leave a comment and let me know who you’re liking and why you’re liking them!
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