2012: the end of an era… or so some people interpret from the Mayan Calendar. Incorrectly. Or is it? I highly highly highly doubt that the world is going to end on December 21, 2012, but just in case… what do I want to do before the apocalypse happens? What do you want to do? I know that people spend more than half of their lives creating, building , and expanding upon a bucket list (as Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman showed us), but what about for those of us who are still in our 20s and 30s, with (hopefully) well over half a lifetime ahead of us? Of course we have the “oh well I want to go to Egypt/Hawaii/Europe/whatever before I die” because we don’t have the money for it now, along with other goals that require the savings and free time that only come with retirement or winning the lottery. But if the world does end in a week and a half, what do we have to show for it?
That’s where the Impromptu Bucket List comes in. It’s not drunkenly illegal enough to get us thrown in jail if the world does not in fact end, but it is ostentatious enough to puff your chest out and say “HEY! That’s right, I did that!” before whatever fate befalls us at the end of next week. You don’t want to be Steve Buscemi taking out thousands of dollars in loans to blow on hookers before blasting off to stop the asteroid and then owing the loan shark all that money upon your return. You want to be the heroic guy/gal who pulls off the totally story-worthy shit that gets you the fandom you deserve if/when the apocalypse comes. Whether it is a grizzly end that validates our Impromptu Bucket List, or (more likely) and anticlimactic Friday that still validates our Impromptu Bucket List, you’ll still feel good about this upcoming week and a half. Who am I kidding though, unless you work on the weekends what Friday is ever really anticlimactic? Grab some beers after work to celebrate the end of the world! Worst case scenario? Being slightly embarrassed that life still exists and having beers on a Friday night! I mean… worst case scenario: end-of-the-world. Yeah. That’s it. (more…)
You may or may not know, but the incredibly talented Aurelio Voltaire has recently come out with his latest album: Bi-Trektual. Until recently, I was in the grouping of people who “did not know” that this highly entertaining album was even in the works. For any of you who are unfamiliar with Voltaire’s work but are familiar with the Burlesque show that we recently put on, my solo number was to Voltaire’s “When You’re Evil,” a dark cabaret style piece with almost a gypsy feel at times. Back to the geek side though, his newest album Bi-Trektual is a hilarious compilation of songs mainly comparing and combining Star Wars and Star Trek, but also include other fun little references to other sci-fi series and movies as well.
As usual, the whole album is a fantastic mix of quality music, raunchy and infectious lyrics, and also this time incorporates any geek’s wet dream of being able to connect with everything Trek and Wars related. It has so many moments of “OMG-SO-TRUE!” shout outs for sci-fi fans that I stopped counting after the second track. It combined these so well, in fact, that it caused my non-Trekkie fiance, Joe, to crack a smile and even stifle a snort on more than one occasion when I subjected him to the first listen of the album.
I decided to download the digital copy because I couldn’t stand to wait for the physical copy to come in the mail, but would highly recommend purchasing this album if you haven’t already. The physical CD is already on my Xmas list even though I own the digital copy, if for nothing else than the fantastic album artwork. If you’re still not convinced, take a look at the track list below and see if you still have any reservations!