I Love These Nerds

A 8-post collection

Random reasons to love Steam Powered Giraffe #10

Their live shows

I've never been to one. It's the sad result of being on the wrong continental landmass and being absolutely broke. [cough buy my books cough cough]

And when they share the stage with other Steampunk greats like Professor Elemental... stuff like this happens[warning - low quality audience video]:

Please note that Rabbit has a flame-thrower as part of her robotic accessories.

Along side the audience participation [many of whom are better than word-perfect on the lyrics already] there's

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Random reason I love Steam Powered Giraffe (#9)

Anyone who's dug into the depths of this blog or followed me on Tumblr for a while knows that I have enough issues to run a major news-stand.

Let's just summarise it as: ASD with co-morbid anxiety and sleep issues with a massive side order of depression.

I have some really bad days, sometimes. I can, have, and will get to the point where I need to make a pillow fort just to survive the day. BUT - on any given bad

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Random reason to love Steam Powered Giraffe #8

Today's reason: Li'l Steve.

Once upon a time in fandom past, a crafty member of the fanmily gave the band crocheted effigies of themselves. Most members of the band only played with them a little, and this happened:

But Steve "actually a dragon" Negrete developed an attachment to his yarn doppelganger. And has taken to animating his dolly and speaking for it in... The Adventures of Li'l Steve.

I'll link you the playlist:

Li'l Steve is a lot ruder and abrasive than

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Random reasons to love Steam Powered Giraffe #7

You know what? Fuck it. I'm posting these before I do my Instant in the morning. Having them written in advance is just a bonus. No more apologies. I have the organisational skills of a diseased whelk. Let's just live with that.

Okay? Okay.

Today's reason: Five-star production values on a five-dollar budget

Pretty much all of the money that SPG earns from their music and the Engineer-ateer site [for as little as $2 a month, you can have access to all

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Random reason to love Steam Powered Giraffe #6

Argh, I wrote yesterday's post in the morning so I could post it by the evening, and then I forgot to post it. I derped big time.

Fingers crossed, I actually remember to post this one tonight. I'm not holding my breath though.

Today's reason to love Steam Powered Giraffe is: Their covers.

Once in a great, long while [averaging roughly once per album] band members hear something cool on the radio and decide, "Hey, we can do something to that."


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Random reason to love Steam Powered Giraffe #5

Yeah, I'm being erratic with this. My life kind of imploded. Things get interrupted when my life implodes a bit.

Anyway. Today's reason to love Steam Powered Giraffe: Holy shit, they're sexy.

Yes, I know. They're so very much younger than I am. I'm plausibly old enough to parent them. But... consider exhibit A.

Pictured here is David "The Spine" Bennett nomming on a granola bar. Just... standing there and staring at not very much whilst masticating calmly for all to see.

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