Quick blog here. Just wanted to remind you to watch the latest episode of Nerd of the Week on the Chiptunes Nerd – you don’t know what that is? Well, how serendipitous, I have a full and informative explanation for you in the form of a fun and entertaining video!


Also, don’t forget to sign up for OurStage through the eye-catchy banner on the side or through this link. It works like this: A) you sign up, B) you confirm your email address, C) we get a dollar, D) movie debt is reduced by exactly 99 pennies, E) the beginnings of a smile begin to emerge on my face. In fact, Presumptive President Obama is thinking of using the same five part strategy to reduce the country’s budget deficit. BUT, he agrees that reducing the Nerdcore Rising deficit is the first national priority. Obvi.


And finally, I heard from a little internet bird (i.e. a helpful RSS feed) that MC Frontalot is performing Nerdcore hip hop at the San Diego ComiCon. When questioned about the event, Frontalot said, “shut up, Negin and read my blog.” He then threw a lamp on the floor, broke a chair, and violently penned a new rap song called “Lamp On the Floor & Broken Chair.” If you would like to learn more about that gig, as a wise man once said, “shut up and read [his] blog


You’re the tops!


negin & the raging media addicts of Team Nerdcore Rising

 PS – Oh yeah, I’m speaking on a panel at the Long Island Film Expo on Sunday about how to get a movie out when you’re not rich and famous. Here’s the info if’n anyone’s interested. 

OurStage & New Nerd of the Week!


It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve posted, officially making me a bad blogger! God awful! First rate crap! Downright ghastly! There’s no excuse for such willful tardiness but if I had to make one, I’d tell you about the evil assault my nose made on my face! It was a violent allergy episode that lasted days, depleted my oxygen sources, and threatened the very power base that keeps this ship-of-negin-state in operation. Thankfully, after mounting a nasal steroid offensive, allergens became the vanquished and I became the glorious victor.


And, what did I do with my victory? Wrapped up the latest episode of the wildly ill-titled series, “Nerd of the Week”! This “week’s” episode is on the Chiptunes Nerd. The Chiptunes nerd is known for 8bit melodies, provided by precision crafted instruments like the Gameboy, or its elder, the Commodore 64. Chiptunes music will not only make you dance and sway but it will take you back to those warm and fuzzy days when you scored on the Atari or had wet dreams about Ms Pac-Man. First, watch this episode, then, go rip apart your Nintendo and become a maestro of the chiptunes!


The episode will remind you to click on the OurStage link above and become a member. Why would we want for you to do this? Because for every new member that comes through us, Nerdcore Rising gets ONE DOLLAR. You just have to give them your email address, create a password, and verify your membership through the email they send you. Do they send annoying emails all the time? NO! Do they provide a great source for new music? YES! Would your faithful nerdy filmmaker love you forever? ABSOLUTELY!


Please, thank you, you’re awesome,

negin & the team @ NR:TM


PS: Special thanks to the people at deadCENTER Film Festival who gave us the first ever experience as a closing night film, in the open air no less. Also, Oklahoma City folks are super friendly – the kind of friendly where strangers help you out and give you rides and accurate directions. Who could ask for more? I for one, will never ask for more!


PPS: You’ve seen MC Frontalot on G4 haven’t you? He’s done a little spot for them, DVR your face off and hopefully you’ll catch it!


PPPS: Extra thanks to Two Player Productions for lending a few second of footage to make our episode extra chiptunes-y, they are afterall, the docu-masters of the genre. Peruse their website to confirm.  


Oklahoma, where the nerds come sweeping down the plain



Two quick things!


First: If you sign up to OurStage through this link, we get ONE DOLLAR! Ain’t that swell? You know who would really like that? My creditors!! They would love it if you help me raise money. They’re real sweet. They like to call me and check up on me regularly. They’re very attentive! I think its love. We here at Nerdcore Rising promise that every dollar raised will go to debt and to getting the movie into your faces, your lovely faces.


As for OurStage, they too are lovely because they give you access to new music – you get to listen to it, judge it critically, vote on it ostentatiously, and be a part of the gleeful process of helping musicians “make it.”


Thing Number Two: As the title of this blog entry might indicate (a title for which I should possibly be fired) the movie is screening in Oklahoma City at the deadCENTER Film Festival. Nerdcore Rising is, in fact, the closing night film – ain’t that something! And its screening in an outdoor type thingeejig which will make it a very starlit evening of the Nerdcore. Here’s the deal:  


deadCENTER Festival Screening Details:
Closing Night Film
Saturday June 14, 9:30pm
Corner N.E. 3rd & E.K. Gaylord
Free to the Public!


See you at the country’s hearty center point.



PS: Here’s a chat I had a with local Sooner named Chad. Outstanding fella.


PPS: By the way, did you know that 27,000 new people have visited us here at since the movie premiered? That’s just the newbies, I’m not even counting visits from the old-bies! Those are some numbers! Thank you for visiting!

Nerdcore Rising on From Here To Awesome

Hey Folks!


Like Hillary and Barak before us, we here at Nerdcore Rising find ourselves in the midst of a fierce primary struggle. As you might already know from Wolf Blitzer’s "We Report, You Decide" coverage on CNN, Nerdcore Rising is running for President of the From Here to Awesome Discovery & Distribution Festival!


What do we win if we win? That’s a good question. We would win different types of distribution deals on multiple platforms, screenings in various cities around the country, free marketing/promotion from fancy big name outlets, and we would win the right to preside as President Pro-tempore of the US Senate. Basically, winning would be really really terribly awesome and it would make it more likely for the movie to come to a theatre near you. Like actually near you.


But we need your help. The schtick behind "From Here to Awesome" is that audiences actually help curate the festival. i.e. we report (what films are in the running) and you decide (what films make it to the top ten). FHTA has created an elaborate algorithm that involves, your "awesome vote" on the FHTA website, our youtube hit stats, our youtube subscriber stats, our myspace subscriber stats, our Twitter follow stats, the number of comments our videos get, and the square root of Avogadro’s Number.


*Please watch the vid (above) before June 6, also linked here:


*Please register to FHTA so you can vote "awesome" on the button below our vid (before June 6):

Register to From Here to Awesome



*Please subscribe to our youtube channel, our myspace blog, our twitter account, our facebook group, and comment your face off wherever you can (before June 6):

 If our fanbase proves to be more hardcore than the other fanbases, then we get into the Top Ten and become an official selection of FROM HERE TO AWESOME. The result will be: more screenings, more distribution, and utopia.


Please help!!!!


Love & Vote-Begging,
Negin & Team Nerdcore Rising: The Movie


PS: If you’re really feeling like going the extra mile, please follow the link below and sign up for OurStage – for every new member that signs up to OurStage through this link, Nerdcore Rising gets $1 – which in the world of oh-so-broke-credit-card-debt-laden-negin, is a painfully necessary thing. Plus, OurStage is awesome, its really trying to give independent musicians a designated platform to reach audiences and its giving audiences a chance to bypass record execs, radio playlists, and critics in deciding what tunes are worth listening to.



PPS: Do you live in Oklahoma City? Cause we’re gonna be there as the Closing Night Film at the DeadCENTER Film Festival on June 14. I would love to meet you there.


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