Win 1 of 3 Copies of “Crossing The Streams” by Copy Red Leader

CRL - Crossing the Steams coverIf you like songs about Star TrekStar WarsCalvin & HobbesThe Muppets, and Jessica Rabbit, then you’ll want a copy of Crossing the Streams by Copy Red Leader. If this sounds like it could be your jam, I have three copies to give away.

If Copy Red Leader sounds familiar to you, it could be because I featured their The Princess Bride musical, Iocane Power, a few months ago.

Following the same sound styles, Crossing the Streams has a wide variety of musical styles for you to enjoy, including funk, bluegrass, rock, and folk. To make this album even more awesome, the title track includes two adorable children making some of the best geeky references to my childhood.

Crossing the Streams also includes four songs about Star Trek; four songs about Star Wars; one song about Calvin & Hobbes; one song about The Muppets: Pigs in Space; and a sultry jazz number sung by Jessica Rabbit. Plus, it includes a lovely instrumental to help you daydream and a song about not being Bon Jovi, yet still being awesome.

My two favourite things about Crossing the Streams are: 1) It contains so many different styles of music; and 2) The pure, unadulterated love for so many different things geek. Copy Red Leader is certainly not afraid to mix things up, and meld different areas of fandom together.

Here. Take a listen yourself:

So, how can you win one of three copies of Crossing the Streams?

  1. Leave a comment telling me the following: If you could have any two fandoms appear together in any form of media, what would they be and in what medium would you cross them? If two fandoms is not enough, feel free to list more.
  2. Only one comment per person. Leaving multiple comments will disqualify you. When leaving a comment, please use a valid e-mail address so that I can notify you if you win.
  3. You have until Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 23:59 PST to leave a comment. At that time, I’ll use a random number generator to select three winners. Winners will be notified by e-mail on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Winners will be announced in the comments of this post on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 before 16:00 PDT.
  4. If you have any questions, please e-mail me.
  5. CASL notice for Canadians entering the giveaway: By leaving a comment, you are giving me explicit permission to send you an e-mail notifying you that you’ve won, and to give you your download code.

CRL - Dev & Les - PromoAbout the band:

Copy Red Leader is the geek rock duo of Leslie Hudson and Devin Melanson, based in the Toronto area. Together they flirt with the dark side of geek, playing everything from rock to blues, metal to bluegrass, funk to folk. Star Wars, Star Trek, The Princess Bride, comic books, sci-fi, speculative fiction, movies, pop culture… all have been assimilated.

They started off collaborating in a song writing challenge and produced a rock musical for The Princess Bride. They record in Devin’s home studio, and have an impressive tech-heavy live show setup. Though not a strict comedy act (they have beautiful and serious songs), their humour and musical chemistry shines through.

CRL is part of a collective of Canadian Geek Bands represented on the newly launched

CRL launched their new website on June 1st:

Previous work:

CRL previously released a sampler with fellow geek musician, Kari Maaren called “Pirate Elves In Space”. They included some of their Star Wars and Princess Bride tracks:

Copy Red Leader have performed many local shows, including conventions like Anime North, and Filk Ontario. They are a fresh (and seemingly rare ‘Filk Rock’) addition to the local filk community, have won song writing contests and been invited to some of the cons as special guests. Things are starting to heat up, and the band has been invited to play at Confluence (Mars, PA) and Ohio Valley Filk Fest (OVFF, Worthington, Ohio).

Leslie & Devin have been nominated for a “Prix Aurora Award” (by the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association) alongside Kari Maaren for “Pirate Elves In Space” (Best Fan Music), and hope to lose to astronaut Chris Hadfield who is in the same category! J


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Ode To Spot:

Jules Sherred is the parent of two teenage boys, freelance writer, web designer, author of Five Little Zombies and Fred, General Manager and radio personality at The Look 24/7, owner of the largest Star Trek community on Google+, Geeky Pleasures creator, geek support for Parsec Award winning The Minister of Chance, and more. On the Geeky Pleasures Radio Show, Jules has interviewed Wil Wheaton, Jonathan Coulton, Phil Plait, Sylvester McCoy, Richard Hatch, Paul and Storm, R.A. Salvatore, John Kovalic, and so many more. Jules' writing can also be found on Hugo Award winning SF Signal, GeekMom, United Federation of, Nerdy With Children, Star Wars vs Star Trek. Slowly, Jules is working on another book titled Nerd Love. You can follow Jules on Twitter @GeekyJules. Also, JULES LOVES STAR TREK.

4 Responses to Win 1 of 3 Copies of “Crossing The Streams” by Copy Red Leader

  1. One crossover I’ve recently been dreaming about is Hellboy/Atomic Robo. It would be a comic miniseries.

    Here’s why I think it would be awesome:
    Atomic Robo is stuffed with mad science (with tons of research into historical context), and humor.
    Hellboy is stuffed with mad science, monsters and mythology (with tons of research into the myths used), and dark humor.
    Oh, they also both deal with Nazis.

    The stuff Robo has to deal with at Tesladyne and the stuff Hellboy deals with (with or without the B.P.R.D.) have a lot in common. It’s just that the former is always mad science, and the latter is almost always paranormal (with mad science occasionally mixed in).

    The solution for how the two meet? While they could use science and/or magic to toss one team of heroes into the other’s universe, I’d simply go with the old standby that takes place in a completely non-canon alt. universe where they happen to coexist (like the incredibly bizarre Archie/Punisher crossover).|

    Simply have a group of Tesladyne Action Scientists deal with something horrible wrought by mad science, discover that there’s a paranormal element to it as well, and call in the B.P.R.D. to help out. HB and Robo end up teaming up, and taking out the threat.

    Anyone familiar with both franchises can probably imagine the sort of banter and interplay that would occur.

    With the apocalyptic situation the B.P.R.D. are dealing with and Hellboy being dead and in Hell, it seems unlikely that such a romp-ish crossover is likely to occur, even if Mike Mignola and Brian Clevinger saw the awesome potential, and the legal rights were straightened out.

  2. Hard copy would be preferred, but digital download OK too.
    I want to see/hear a Bauhaus Soundtrack in a Cthulhu Movie. And while you’re making dreams come true… Revive Ian Curtiss and have Joy Division tour with Alien Sex Fiend, Sisters of Mercy, Bauhaus, The Southern Death Cult, and Siouxsie & the Banshees for the Monsters of Goth Rock Tour. Just Wishing.

  3. I would love to hear a radio show (War of the world style).
    It would feature the fantasy novel heros, such as Harry Dresden. Teaming up with various comicbook superheros (they’ve been real all along) to fight back the encroaching alien invaders (Because we all know the common cold won’t actually be enough!)
    And of course in true-to-form-Orwell-style it would sound like a real news broadcast, and be mystically terrifying.
    Who knows how awesome a radio show could be?
    The Shadow knows!

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