Kraken Not Stirred is a musical act which spans various genres,
writing songs about all manner of nerdy pursuits.
If you grok songs about science fiction, fantasy, computers,
conventions, and general weirdness, you've come to the right place.
January 1st, 2018
Hello, land-dwelling simians!
I'm given to understand that one of your human "years" has just passed so I thought I'd give you an end-of-year recap.
This year, I made my minion write and record an EP about robots fighting monsters.
He also made a free-to-download compilation EP with four other bands, about the movie Tron.
On top of all that, he released 12 additional masterpieces of my music!
Don't Blink, Don't Panic, Don't Feed Them After Midnight
A Sea Monster Decided to Write a Song! What Happened Next Will Amaze You!
There Are Four Lights
I've Been In This Fight Since I Was Six Years Old
OK To Go
Dragons Are Cool
No More Campers
The X-Men Xmas
He was interviewed by JR Talks to People, Thunder Geeks, Fandomania, and the "Interviews from Uranus" portion of The Things That Dreams Are Made Of.
He spread the word of my greatness at 8 conventions:
Forest City Comicon
Quinte Mini Con
Played 4 live shows:
"Robots vs Monsters" Release Party
Kari Maaren's book launch.
and, as if all that isn't enough, he began streaming on Twitch!
Also he built a purple guitar.
Holy frisky tentacles, that's a busy year! Perhaps I'll push him hard enough to finally kill him in 2018. We can only hope!
December 15th, 2017
And now... the final chapter of
Robots vs Monsters!
December 7th, 2017
In part 5 of
Robots vs Monsters, the Monsters get salty.
November 30th, 2017
In part 4 of
Robots vs Monsters, the Monsters sing their theme song.
Also, if you're in the Toronto area, drop by Bakka Phoenix Books for their holiday party and the launch of Kari Maaren's new novel, "Weave A Circle Round." My minion will be performing in the basement sometime between 2pm and 6pm.
November 23rd, 2017
Part 3 of
Robots vs Monsters is "Robots are Superior."
November 20th, 2017
My minion will be performing live on
Twitch tomorrow at 8pm, EST.
November 13th, 2017
Did you miss the "Robots vs Monsters" CD release party? You can watch the whole thing right here!
November 10th, 2017
My minion will be performing an acoustic concert live via
Twitch on Wednesday, November 15th, at 8pm Eastern time. There will be an ongoing Q&A between songs.
November 9th, 2017
Song 2 from Robots vs Monsters is...
Make Way For The Singularity
November 3rd, 2017
The first song from Robots vs Monsters is...
Robot Invasion of Earth
October 24th, 2017
With only one week left until Hallowe'en, please enjoy this sad, sensitive little ditty about the end of summer... "No More Campers"
September 29th, 2017
ROBOTS VS MONSTERS IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!!!
Click the pic below to order yours now!
"Robots vs Monsters" is a 6-song EP featuring three songs about Robots, and three songs about Monsters.
It has action! Adventure! Robot/Monster Rap Battles! General awesomeness! Plus there may, perhaps, be an appearance by a certain giant, subaquatic, tentacled megalomaniac!
"Robots vs Monsters" is available as a download or compact disc! Plus, there is an awesome matching T-shirt or Three-Button set!
Or, if you want things to get really wacky, you can get The Robots vs Monsters World Domination Pack, featuring the digital download, the CD, a shirt, and the three-button set, ALL FOR ONE LOW, LOW, DEATH-DEALING PRICE!
WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO LOSE? TELL YOUR FRIENDS! WAKE THE KIDS! THIS IS THE MOST EXCITING THING TO HAPPEN TO THE HUMAN RACE THIS YEAR!
September 22nd, 2017
WINTER IS COMING
Better get a toque.
September 18th, 2017
"Dragons Are Cool"
Smaug, Tiamat, Trogdor, Khaleesi's little guys, Petes... The list goes on.
What's your favourite dragon?
August 7th, 2017
Have you ever intended to look up something on the Internet, only to emerge from your laptop hours later, bleary-eyed and exhausted, with a head full of interesting but useless knowledge?
Yeah. Me, too.
July 9th, 2017
Today marks the 35th anniversary of the movie Tron!
In honour of that, five nerd bands have each created a song about Tron.
You can download the EP for free right
Click the links below for info on the bands involved.
Kraken Not Stirred
Bedford Level Experiment
Regdar and the Fighters
July 7th, 2017
Day 5 of Tron Week features
Hardcore Pong with their song "Excitebyte."
The full EP will be available for free download right here on Sunday, the 35th anniversary of Tron!
July 6th, 2017
The 35th Anniversary of Tron is coming up this Sunday! In anticipation of that, this week is officially Tron Week. Five Tron songs by five bands. Day 4 of Tron Week features
Regdar and the Fighters.
Check it out before it's derezed.
July 5th, 2017
It's Tron Week! Five Tron-related songs by five bands over five days, culminating in a free download of all five songs on July 9th, which happens to be Tron's 35th anniversary.
Day Three is "Bit Pair" by Bedford Level Experiment
July 4th, 2017
The second release for Tron Week is by
CTRL-ALT-ESC. Check it out...
July 3rd, 2017
In honour of the upcoming 35th anniversary of the movie
Tron, five nerd bands have teamed up to create a Tronpilation EP.
Over the next five days, five songs will be released, followed by a free download of the Tronpilation on July 9th.
Here is the first song:
For the next week, look for additional songs by
Bedford Level Experiment,
Regdar and the Fighters, and
Hardcore Pong .
June 25th, 2017
Thunder Geeks interviewed me for their latest show. You can listen to it on iTunes.
June 13th, 2017
Check out my interview on the inaugural edition of
JR Talks To People
June 12th, 2017
Next month is the 20th anniversary of the film Contact, starring Jodie Foster, directed by Robert Zemekis, and based on the novel by Carl Sagan.
It's awesome and you should watch it if you haven't.
And then, after you've watched it, you should watch this:
And then you should back my Kickstarter!
May 29th, 2017
Humans! I have launched a Kickstarter campaign for a 6-song green vinyl EP called "Robots vs Monsters."
$1 gets your name in the record, $30 gets you the record, and $5500 gets you the actual guitar my minion used to record it! Plus there are many other awesome rewards.
Click here to check it out.
May 4th, 2017
Happy Star Wars Day!
April 3rd, 2017
Here's a little something about a classic moment from Star Trek The Next Generation
March 8th, 2017
Happy International Women's Day! On this day, try strapping on this song about Deadpool...
February 24th, 2017
This one is about a weird, hard-to-follow show called "The News." The writers recently added a new bad guy who seems to be some sort of tiny-handed Cheeto-man or something. It's ridiculous and completely unbelievable.
Please enjoy these Alternative Facts...
February 6th, 2017
New song! This one details the amazing thing that happens when a sea monster decides to write a song! This will shock you!
February 1st, 2017
My minion will be at
Genrecon in Guelph this weekend.
Find him in the dealer's room at booth 7 to tell him how much he sucks.
Here is a handy map to avoid awkward encounters with other, less sucky humans...
January 24th, 2017
Two more convention appearances!
My minion will be at Genrecon in Guelph, Ontario, February 3rd - 5th.
And on March 17th - 19th, he will be at Toronto Comicon!
If you see him at either of these events, be sure to point at him and say, "YOU STINK, MINION!"
January 14th, 2017
My pathetic human minion will be spreading the word of my immortal moistness at
Frostcon 2017 in Burlington, next weekend. (January 22nd and 23rd.)
He will be at booth A2 which, I am sad to say, is not marked with an X on the below map.
January 9th, 2017
New year, new song!
My pathetic minion has created another new song at my behest. This one is about what not to do when you find yourself stuck in a movie or TV show.
Behold... " Don't Blink, Don't Panic, Don't Feed Them After Midnight!"
" Old News" is an oxymoron, but here it is, anyway.