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had music on the NY Times site today! check out @uliang’s article & video excerpt from @9mandoc about the sport of 9-Man street volleyball & this weekend’s tournament in Chinatown

had music on the NY Times site today! check out @uliang’s article & video excerpt from @9mandoc about the sport of 9-Man street volleyball & this weekend’s tournament in Chinatown

"Move That Dope" @CHOPSmusic remix

CHOPSmusic.com/move

CHOPSmusic.com/move

one of my favorite birthday presents this year & possibly in life so far… Aunt Sandi sent a bottle of Thunderbird with her pic on it, & a bday card that plays “Boogie Oogie Oogie”

one of my favorite birthday presents this year & possibly in life so far… Aunt Sandi sent a bottle of Thunderbird with her pic on it, & a bday card that plays “Boogie Oogie Oogie”

new joint Too Short presents Beeda Weeda ft E40 “Hustla” #CHOPSonthetrack

new joint Too Short presents Beeda Weeda ft E40 “Hustla” #CHOPSonthetrack

tube swap

tube swap

Wawa hoagies & lemonade, the Beatles cover band played Tax Man & Day Tripper, the Chicago cover band played Saturday in the Park (“i think it was the 5th of July”) & 25 or 6 to 4. plus fireworks too #4thofJulyweekend #Camden

One of the best things about doing the Strength In NUMBERS project is getting in touch with artists I didn’t know about before. Adam WarRock showed love for the project & is an independent artist doing good, unique work. He releases hella free music and videos, and only asks for donations from supporters once a year. That time is now. Drive ends today. 

adamwarrock:

Adam WarRock “Broken People” (Free Download)

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ALL DONORS GET:
-NEW MIXTAPE ALBUM
-LIVE BAND ALBUM
-SUPER ART FIGHT PIN UP GALLERY!
(all rewards are sent to paypal email)

The Donation Drive is going on. Support adamwarrock.com, keep it free and running for another year, get some free stuff in the processAlso, during Donation Drive, ALL MY FOR-SALE MUSIC IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD AT MY BANDCAMP PAGE

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Here’s the thing about nerd rap, or nerd core, or nerd culture or whatever. It’s something that I try to stress every time someone asks me a question like, “What’s it like being a nerd rapper?” or “What does being a nerd mean to you?”

Nerd culture is full of a lot of broken people. And that’s totally okay, because honestly, everyone’s pretty broken inside. While websites and thinkpieces talk about how COOL it is to be a nerd nowadays, what most people who didn’t grow up nerds seem to forget is that the general way our brains work (obsessive, compulsive, overly enthusiastic and addictive) made a lot of outcasts. Being a nerd was never about being “uncool” the way that movies tried to frame it as. Being a nerd was always about being different, feeling like you didn’t fit in. Just because Captain America 2 was a huge blockbuster and bros wear Wolverine tshirts, it doesn’t change the fact that we are conditioned from a very early age that in some way, we are less-than-deserving of the love and acceptance that all people are entitled to.

I know a lot of people who think it’s perfectly silly to make nerd music for a living. I get that. I know a lot of fellow artists who think it’s a ploy for hits and attention; that it’s easy to make pop culture-based stuff, to play off of it. I won’t lie, I found a working model; and it just so happens to be what I love to do, so sure – there’s some of that inside of me. But here’s the thing: I love making music that speaks to people who feel fucked up and alone. I like espousing the notion that your obsessions and your predilections don’t in some way, make you less worthy of the life that “normal” people would have you sometimes (intentional or not) believe you aren’t entitled to.

Nerd culture is fun, it’s great, it’s wonderful. I’m a nerd. But it’s also full of a lot of depressed, anxiety-ridden, emotionally messed up people. I don’t cast stones, trust me – I’m one of those people. I struggle with that stuff daily.

The point is that you’re not alone. And sometimes it can feel like you’re a bit  more alone than usual, because the world seems to think it’s done you a favor by giving you Big Bang Theory and The Avengers and comic tshirts at Target and Thor cups at 7-Eleven. It’s still a struggle. Just like everyone goes through, daily.

So if you’re hurting, if you’re feeling alone, if you’re feeling utterly broken. Hey, I do too. You’re not alone. You can find help, you can find a family of people who will get you through the dark spots. And all I can say is that I’m very proud if I get to be the soundtrack for you on not only the good, but also the bad days.

Where my broken people at?

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WHY SHOULD YOU DONATE?

Because I have released almost 600 free songs on my website over the past 5 years of its existence. Because I never accept donations at any other point during the year. Because I have never monetized my Youtube account with ads. Because web hosting isn’t free. Because I’m 100% independent, no agents, no managers, no bookers, no merch people, no interns, no financial backing, no nothing. Because Internet content should be free. Because indie music and great web content should be supported. Because this isn’t a kickstarter. Because you want tshirts and new albums and posters and shows. Because maybe, over the past four years you’ve enjoyed a song or two, and maybe you’d find it in your heart to drop some money in the bucket to help me keep doing this, and doing good things for nerd and geek culture. Because it’s the right thing to do!

Thanks for the support and a wonderful last four years. Help keep adamwarrock.com up and running for another year! DONATE DONATE DONATE!

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