PAX was big-sized fun. Keep your eyes peeled for the DVD over at Penny Arcade.
Did you catch Front in the October XXL? Due to the magazine industry's hostility towards what month it is, that issue will be off news stands right around when October starts. Check for it at your lazier local bookseller. Suge Knight is on the cover. Front is on page 59.
If you have one of those nifty old analog radios, listen to Day to Day on your local NPR station. A segment on Nerdcore featuring the MC who fronts should air soon.
Front will not be watching cheeseball Joss Wheedon television shows turned into fan-service wank-fest movies. But take him out to see Corpse Bride, won't you? Or Murderball. Now that the album's shipping, he's ready to do things where he just sits and stares for two hours. And if you want to see a space western that actually deserves to survive the impending cultural revolution, mail-order Cory Mcabee's The American Astronaut. It doubles (triples) as a musical. And is awesome.
Speaking of the album, Nerdcore Rising is selling pretty well. Keep purchasing it! Front gets ever closer to feeling like a professional music person. At which point he would feel compelled to record another album.
The album is here! It is for sale in the frontalot store alongside the brand new lady shirts, oversized boy shirts, and other wonderful ownables. There is a whole page about the album which you can visit for irritatingly brief teaser clips from every track.
Do not miss the first single from Nerdcore Rising: "Charity Case." Baddd Spellah did a bang-up job on the beat and you will be touched in your innermost heart areas by the song's tender plea for snacks.
Front took the stage at PAX last night with Connie Lin, MC Chris, and the Minibosses. Tickets were not to be had for love nor money. Front wishes to thank all those who came by his booth and/or hollered from the crowd. Special ups are distributed to the cadre of VSP folk who turned his merch table into a social hub.
Speaking of Penny Arcade, the new take of the vocal considerably improves their theme song. Have a listen.
Front heads today directly from Seattle to the playa for a week of solitude, serenity, and sober contemplation. If you want to interview him or buy him gift certificates for pie, be advised that he won't be looking at many emails until the second week of September. (Fear not, the store will function without his attention.)
More radio! NPR's Day to Day will be featuring Front in piece on Nerdcore sometime soon. When exactly? Life is a mystery.
Nerdcore Rising, the first and therefore awesomest-to-date Official MC Frontalot Album was mastered last night and sounds kind of dope. It will be back from the pressing plant and ready to release at PAX on August 27th. Front will probably pass around the hit single "Charity Case" a little earlier than that. Mail listees are the best apprised.
Nerdcore awareness blossoms at an alarming pace:
Front is expected to feature prominently in a piece on Nerdcore Hip-Hop appearing in the October issue of XXL. Their angle may be how wack he is. If so, Front can't really argue. Due to a wormhole in space, the October issue hits stands in early September, so take that opportunity to thumb through it carefully or bring it home to enjoy later.
Upcoming appearances! You know about the Penny Arcade Expo, don't you? You should. It's on. Front plays Saturday night, prior to MC Chris. And! Front will do some kind of a rapping set at center camp at Burning Man this year. At some point in the week. Probably. Schedules get nebulous up there.
And back to the album... big-sized thanks go out to the people who made it happen: keyboardist Gm7 (née Charisma+1), bassist Black Lotus, drummer The Categorical Imperative, beatsmith Baddd Spellah, bent circuit expert Doc Popular, stoned-ass bald dude DJ Earflaps, cellist JBB, master of mastering Alex Thériot, guest rappers MC Hawking and Jesse Dangerously, album artists Tony Moore and Campbell Whyte, and our gracious host at the dinner party of life, the Flying Spaghetti Monster.