I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Metalheads are geeks. Even the ones who may not seem geeky on the surface, you talk to them for a bit and the geekery will come out. It’s just hiding right beneath the surface.
Okay, well maybe this isn’t true of the violent offenders who are in prison and would just as soon rape you as look at you, but all the rest — geeks. That includes me, mind you, and every other metalhead I know. I don’t think that’s a bad thing, because frankly, every friend I’ve got is a geek in some way. If you don’t agree, then try to convince me otherwise through rational argument (I’m not gonna suggest that you fight me, because . . . duh . . . I’m a fuckin’ geek!).
Thanks to our buddy Phro, I have found a geek anthem. Undoubtedly, there are other geek anthems, but I do like this one. It’s catchy and funny and you can understand the words, and I think understanding the words really is essential for a song to be an anthem, because if you can’t sing along, then it really isn’t an anthem, is it?
The only problem is that it’s not metal. I’ve tried to think of a metal geek anthem, and nothing is coming to mind, maybe because in most of the metal I like, you can’t understand the fuckin’ words. So if you have a metal geek anthem in mind, leave a comment. In the meantime, I’m goin’ with this one. It’s called “I’m the One That’s Cool”.
The song was co-written by Felicia Day and Jed Whedon. Jed Whedon is a screenwriter and musician who happens to be Joss Whedon’s brother. As a geek, you will recognize Joss Whedon’s name. Felicia Day is a new discovery for me — and I admit that, despite the fact that it may undermine my claim to lifetime membership in the Eternal Order of Geekdom.
There’s a video for this song that was directed by Jed Whedon and made for a web TV series called The Guild. Just in case you can’t quite hear all the words, you can find the lyrics in the description of the video here.
Well, we’ve gone this far, might as well just stay with it.