Bands that Geeks Love

I’ve been thinking about this list a lot and it always sort of gets put aside as Bands I Like. And today the list popped up again after I finally was able to get my hands on the new The Limousines single: Internet Killed the Video Star (iTunes Link). I keep this running playlist called Geek Chic going in iTunes on the MacBook Pro, one of the only playlists that isn’t a Smart Playlist. It is strongly influenced by the fact that I am still a Montreal Rocker, yet it’s also very very geeky. Loads of songs have technological links or the band themselves are just plain geeks.

So here is this week’s playlist. If you think I’m obviously missing out on some super geeky band like say: They Must be Giants. Comment below, reblog your own list or @reply me on Twitter @JohnnyCanuck

  1. Internet Killed the Video Star • The Limousines
  2. Superfast Jellyfish (feat. Gruff Rhys & De La Soul • Gorillaz
  3. Henrietta • The Fratellis
  4. Valerie • The Zutons
  5. Everyday I Love You Less And Less • Kaiser Chiefs
  6. Pork And Beans • Weezer
  7. Buck Rogers • Feeder
  8. One Week • Barenaked Ladies
  9. Dig • Incubus
  10. Me Plus One • Kasabian
  11. Crazy In Love • The Magic Numbers
  12. Mon Réal • Bran Van 3000
  13. Neighborhood #2 (Laika) • The Arcade Fire
  14. Ursuline • Malajube
  15. Help I’m Alive • Metric
  16. September • Pomplamoose
  17. Panic Switch • Silversun Pickups
  18. Paranoid Android • Radiohead
  19. Don’t Panic • Coldplay
  20. Code Monkey • Jonathan Coulton
  21. Van Halen • Nerf Herder
  22. Propaganda For A Comic Strip • Danielson
  23. Feel Good Inc. • Editors
  24. Get your freak on • KT Tunstall
  25. Your Love Alone Is Not Enough • Manic Street Preachers
  26. Drinking In L.A. • Bran Van 3000
  27. Praise You • Fatboy Slim
  28. Steal My Sunshine • Len
  29. All The Old Showstoppers • The New Pornographers
  30. Underdog • Audio Adrenaline
  31. Orange Crush • R.E.M
  32. Wish You Were Here • Radio Head
  33. Pump It Up • Elvis Costello & The Attractions
  34. I’m An Astronaut • Snow Patrol
  35. You’re So Pretty, We’re So Pretty • The Charlatans
  36. Caught In Her Mind (Remix) • Kasabian
  37. On Call Kings Of Leon • Because of the Times
  38. The Metal • Tenacious D
  39. Through The Fire And Flames • Dragonforce

OMG, Toronto makes space for 24 bikes

Bike parking takes over car parking spaces « Spacing Toronto: “”

Toronto bike riders can celebrate a “first” today: the City has converted two car parking spots into parking for a minimum of 16 bikes.

I hate Toronto, not just the Leafs or the Jays… I truly hate the fact that Toronto thinks it’s the center of our Great White Northern Universe. I have to agree that any efforts to improve green initiatives are good ones, but seriously: ONLY TWO parking spaces? Montreal has bike lanes, more lamp post and parking meters with special bike lock brackets. Hell we even have communal: Bixi bike à la Gay Paris and Amsterdam. Toronto set aside two fracking parking spaces for a total of 24 bikes. and all of a sudden we are supposed to forget about the G20 million dollar lake and the ensuing riots…

FUCK YOU TORONTO! You pretentious bastards.