The Kirby Krackle machine is already in crazy high gear for 2013. First, our Calgary Expo gig opening for “Weird” Al Yankovic is already a go. Grab tickets here. This gig kind of warps my brain a bit, because long before “White And Nerdy” vaulted him back into the public consciousness in the mid-00s, I was rocking out to “Weird” Al’s Michael Jackson and Madonna spoofs back in the mid-80s.
God, if I only had a time machine…
[INT: a kid's bedroom in West Virginia, 1985]
Teen Me: Omigod! Who are you?!
Future Me: I’m you! From the future! I’m here to tell you that in the future all your rock star dreams come true!
Teen Me: Really?!
Future Me: Yes! You play bass in a fantastic rock band! You tour the country! You have thousands of fans!
Teen Me: \m/ YES \m/
Future Me: And your first stadium show…
Teen Me: [Excited] Yeah?
Future Me: …will be a great opening slot…
Teen Me: YEAH?
Future Me: …in Canada!
Teen Me: OMG ARE WE OPENING FOR RUSH THAT’S AWESOME OMG OMG
Future Me: Ye — what? Oh. No, not Rush. “Weird” Al Yankovic!
Teen Me: [blank stare.]
Future Me: I know, right?
Teen Me: Wha…that “Like A Surgeon” guy?
Future Me: [nods gleefully.]
Teen Me: He’s still going?
Future Me: And you’re 43 years old!
Teen Me: [visibly pales]
Future Me: Look what else we have in the FUTURE!
[ snaps photo of confused teenage self with iPhone and uploads it to Instagram.]
Okay, wow. Anyway, second: tix are now on sale for the third KRACKLEFEST, our annual nerd concert that coincides with Emerald City Comic-Con. This year’s lineup includes Paul and Storm, The Doubleclicks and Nerds With Guitars. We’re headlining, and if we pull off even a third of the stage antics that Kyle wants to do this year, it’ll still be the can’t-believe-you-missed-it, turn-in-your-nerd-badge, burn-your-character-sheet event of March 2013. Go get tickets here.