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These awesome, limited edition headphones are based on Neon Genesis Evangelion and feature the motif from two characters from the series: Shogo-ki EVA 01 or NERV. Besides looking cool, they fold up and have all the practical features of any set of headphones. Just don’t expect them to clear out your sinuses. You’ll need one of these for that job.

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Behold, a video of a cat meow-meow-meowing the Star Wars theme music! The cat also morphs along the way from Darth Vader to holographic Palpatine to Yoda with pointy ears. Depending on your feelings about cats this is either ridiculously funny or absolutely horrific. It’s your call.

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Geeks and football are not ordinarily two things that go together, but the band at Florida State University has different ideas. They played the theme from Game of Thrones at a football game on Saturday night and nearly drowned out the announcers. The two guys covering the game continued nattering on despite the music, completely oblivious to the awesome of the moment.

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No one wants to listen to a baby cry, and most parents will try anything, and I mean anything, to get them to quiet down. These lucky parents don’t have to sing off key lullabies or resort to rocking their baby in their arms for hours like most of us. Instead, all they have to do is blast the Star Wars theme and he goes from freak-out to zen in about three seconds. Talk about growing your geek.

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As a linguist, Tolkien intended for the Elvish language of Quenya to be both written and spoken. He also had a very specific idea of how it would sound and now we can hear that firsthand in this 1952 recording of Tolkien reading the poem Namárië or Galadriel’s Lament.

The poem is so melodic that it has even been set to music. Composer Donald Swann created his own interpretation of the piece after listening to Tolkien sing it to him first. There is also a recording by Trio Medieval, a Norwegian Girls’ Choir, giving us three very different but very beautiful versions of the poem.

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You’ve got to wonder if Mexican Olympic gymnast Elsa Garcia Rodriguez Blancas is a Legend of Zelda fan or if she just really liked this beautiful music. Blancas did her qualifying floor routine to a medley of Legend of Zelda as arranged by violinist Lindsey Stirling. I like to think Blancas is a gamer in all her non-existent spare time between practices.

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Composer Hans Zimmer has worked on numerous blockbuster movies, including The Dark Knight Rises. Shortly after the shootings in Aurora, Colorado, he composed a song dedicated to its victims and to help raise funds to aid in their recoveries.

“Aurora” is dedicated to those who lost their lives and were affected by the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado. I recorded this song in London in the days following the tragedy as a heartfelt tribute to the victims and their families. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Aurora Victim Relief organization. Donate what you can and download the track here: https://watertowermusic.moontoast.com/estore/embed/1336

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The Dark Knight Rises is almost here, but you can get the vibe of the movie right now by listening to the Hans Zimmer The Dark Knight Rises soundtrack in it’s entirety thanks to Empire.

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Marian Call, geek musician extraordinaire, has entertained with concerts in every state and appearances at w00tstock and even at ThinkGeek’s offices. Yeah, her music is just that deliciously nerdy. She’s never made it across the pond, though, so she’s started a Kickstarter to fund her trip and let fans tell her where to sing.

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This parody is so good that the words will now be going through my head every time I hear the Gotye song “Somebody That I Used To Know”. Watch as Anakin sings of the horrors of Jar Jar and morphs from sad Padawan into Vader all while a very adamant George Lucas insists that “Star Wars will be done my way!”

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