Culture on My Mind – Battle of the Fictional Bands 2022

Culture on My Mind

Culture on My Mind
Battle of the Fictional Bands 2022
March 14, 2022

The week, the Dragon Con American Sci-Fi Classics Track is all about that music. The nerdy music that drove our childhoods and still pilots our geeky souls.

On March 10th, the gonzo panel of ToniAnn Marini (on Twitter and The Geeky Devil), Leigh Tyberg (The Salacious Crumbles), Keith DeCandido ( and wherever fine books are sold), Kevin Cafferty (Gleaming the Tube), Kevin Eldridge (The Flopcast), and Shaun Rosado (pneumaz on Twitter), joined Joe Crowe and Gary Mitchel for the panel that was so popular last year that it became five, including one at Dragon Con itself. Welcome back to the tour, but let’s just forget about those green M&Ms.

These Classic Track Quarantine Panels will be held once every two weeks (or every fortnight, if you will). If you want to play along at home, grab your internet-capable device of choice and navigate the webs to the YouTube channel and/or the group on Facebook. If you join in live, you can also leave comments and participate in the discussion using StreamYard connected through Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch.

If you want to connect with the track, Joe, and/or Gary on the socials, you can find them on Twitter (ClassicTrack, JoeCroweShow, and sneezythesquid) and Instagram (SciFiClassicTrack, JoeCroweShow, and Gary_Mitchel). And, of course, to celebrate more pop culture awesomeness, you can find Dragon Con all year round on the internet, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

The next panel will be on March 24th. The docket contains a famous bloodsucker and a bonus panel that shall remain nameless for now, and there are always more on the way. You can find all of this and more every other Thursday as the American Sci-Fi Classics Track explores the vast reaches of classic American science fiction.

The episode art each week is generously provided by the talented Sue Kisenwether. You can find her (among other places) on Women at Warp: A Star Trek Podcast.


Culture on My Mind is inspired by the weekly Can’t Let It Go segment on the NPR Politics Podcast where each host brings one thing to the table that they just can’t stop thinking about.

For more creativity with a critical eye, visit Creative Criticality.


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