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PJ Harvey’s Album: The Hope Six Demolition Project

This week, GeekGirl Lacey listens to PJ Harvey’s new album The Hope Six Demolition Project.

This England born singer song writer started her career in 1988, when she joined Automatic Dlamini as a vocalist, guitarist, and saxophone player. Harvey later went on as a solo artist, and since 1995, she has released six studio albums with collaborations from various musicians.

Rolling Stone awarded her 1992’s “Best New Artist” and “Best Singer Songwriter”, and on their 1995 list she was named “Artist of the Year”.  In June 2013, she was awarded an MBE by the Queen Elizabeth II for her services to music.

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Star Wars Rebels Recap: ‘The Mystery of Chopper Base’

Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels latest episode, The Mystery of Chopper Baseaired on March 23, 2016. It followed the team of Rebels as they set up camp on their new-found base. Unfortunately, their new home isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be. Missing pilots! Creepy, crawly monsters! Sticky webs! There is definitely something strange happening on Chopper Base!

GeekGirl Lacey and I teamed up to recap and review the episode!

Check out our thoughts in the video below:

What did YOU think GeekGirl World? Let us know in the comments section!

Want more Star Wars Rebels Recaps? Check out our reviews for episodes from a long, long time ago here!

Join us next time as we review the season finale, Twilight of the Apprentice, airing March 30, 2016 at 9:00 pm on Disney XD!

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Music Monday: The Joy Formidable

This week our Music Monday girl Lacey looks into the new The Joy Formidable’s new album, Hitch.

This Welsh alternative rock band was formed in 2007 in North Wales, but they currently call London home.  The band consists of Rhiannon “Ritzy” Bryan, Rhydian Dafydd,  and Matthew James Thomas.

Hitch is the groups third major studio album.  We loved the album and we hope to hear more from them in the future!

Take a listen and let us know what you thought in the comments below!

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‘Star Wars Rebels’ Recap: The Forgotten Droid

After one long Rebel-less week, Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels returned with a brand spankin’ new episode featuring a not so brand spankin’ new droid.

The Forgotten Droid aired on March 16, 2016, and GeekGirl Lacey and I teamed up to recap and review this lighthearted episode which featured her animated alter ego, the sassy and spirited droid, Chopper!

Check out our thoughts in the video below:

What did YOU think GeekGirl World? Let us know in the comments section!

Want more Star Wars Rebels Recaps? Check out our reviews for episodes from a long, long time ago here!

Join us next time as we review The Mystery of Chopper Base, airing March 23, 2016 at 9:00 pm on Disney XD!

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Music Monday: Pete Yorn’s Album ‘Arranging Time’

This week our Music Monday girl Lacey looked into Pete Yorn’s new album Arranging Time.

Pete Yorn is an American born singer song writer from New Jersey. As a child he was highly encouraged to become a musician, and more so while attending Syracuse University. Shortly after graduating he began his career by moving to Los Angeles where he’s had seven major studio released albums.  Take a listen to the review we did on his latest album Arranging Time and let us know what you think!

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‘Star Wars Rebels’ Recap: Shroud of Darkness

Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels newest episode, Shroud of Darkness, aired on March 2, 2016. It was one of the most talked about episodes of the season!

GeekGirl Lacey and I teamed up to give a recap and a review of the dramatic episode that was full of visions and revelations!

Check out our thoughts in the video below:

What did YOU think GeekGirl World? Let us know in the comments section!

Want more Star Wars Rebels Recaps? Check out our reviews for episodes from a long, long time ago here!

Join us next time as we review The Forgotten Droid, airing March 16, 2016 at 9:00 pm on Disney XD!

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‘Rebels’ Recap: The Honorable Ones

Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels newest episode, The Honorable Ones, aired on February 24, 2016. The story followed Rebel Zeb and Imperial leader Agent Kallus after the unlikely pair crash landed and became stranded on a Geonosis moon after a foiled mission went awry. Does their feud continue on the icy rock? Or do the foes band together for basic survival? What happens to these two men from opposing sides of the rebellion when they’re forced to interact with one another?

GeekGirl Lacey and I teamed up to give a recap and a review of the action packed episode that was full of back-story, secrets, and intrigue!

Check out our thoughts in the video below:

The Honorable Ones is one of my most favorite episodes of Rebels to date! Seeing the difference between Zeb’s reunion with his friends vs. Kallus’s return to his colleagues showcased the difference between the two opposing parties. When Zeb is welcomed by his pals, the group sighs with relief and then goes on to good-naturedly roast on one another. This scene shows that the Rebels are full of life, love, and compassion. They fight to make the galaxy a better place for the people. Alternately, when Kallus returns to his craft, his Imperial colleagues barely acknowledge his return. They seem unphazed that he was even missing, much less injured or on the brink of death. He returns to a dark and empty cell alone. This scene totally represented how cold and calculated the Empire is. There is no camaraderie or emotion. There is only war and victory.

What did YOU think GeekGirl World? Let us know in the comments section!

Want more Rebels Recaps? Check out our reviews for episodes from a long, long time ago here!

Join us next week as we review Shroud of Darkness, airing March 2, 2016 at 9:00 pm on Disney XD!

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‘Rebels’ Recap: Homecoming

Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels newest episode, Homecoming, aired on February 17, 2016. The episode followed Captain Hera begrudgingly enlisting in the help of her estranged father, Cham Syndulla, to steal an Imperial carrier ship hovering over their home planet of Ryloth. Things got complicated when it’s revealed Hera and Cham have different ideas on the best course of action for bringing down the Empire.

GeekGirl Lacey and I teamed up to give a recap and a review of the episode. We talked about Hera’s rocky relationship with her father and knowing when it’s okay to change your mind about something. We also made our predictions for Hera and the rest of the team aboard the Ghost.

Check out our thoughts in the video below:

Even though this week’s episode included compelling, global statements about family, pride, and war, I thought the writing shined when it came to the smaller, subtler moments. One moment was seeing Kanan adjusting his posture and clearing his throat before meeting Cham Syndulla. Sure, one could argue it was because he was anxious to meet an influential leader of the Clone Wars, but I prefer to think it was because he was nervous to meet the father of the woman he respects and adores. (I don’t care if it’s a kids’ show— the sexual tension between Hera and Kanan is definitely there!)

Another subtle moment I loved was when Hera’s “accent” came out during her heated argument with her dad. For a split second, I was like, “Why did Vanessa Marshall start talking like she’s in a Shakespearean play?” Then I realized that English is not the native language of the Twi’leks! (Fun fact: it’s Twi’leki!) Much like a bilingual speaker naturally speaking in her native tongue when she’s mad or scared, Hera transitioned into to her first language during the emotional fight with her dad. Star Wars Rebels, being a show with a ton of younger viewers, decided to nix the subtitles and instead portrayed the verbal shift via an accent!

Brilliant, subtle moments like these make for fascinating television for viewers of all ages!

What did YOU think GeekGirl World? Let us know in the comments section!

Want more Rebels Recaps? Check out our reviews for episodes from a long, long time ago here!

Join us next week as we review The Honorable Ones, airing February 24, 2016 at 9:00 pm on Disney XD!

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Music Monday: Review of Star Wars Headspace

This week GeekGirl World’s very own Music Monday Lacey, reviews a multi artist album inspired by Star Wars.

With songs like C3Po’s Plight what Star Wars fan wouldn’t have fun dancing along to the beats.  Don’t take our word for it though,  go listen to the tracks available in iTunes and let us here at GeekGirl World know what you thought.

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‘Rebels’ Recap: Legends of the Lasat

Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels is full of drama and emotion! GeekGirl Lacey and I recently watched Legends of the Lasat (which aired  February 3, 2016) and we just had to discuss it. We explored Zeb‘s flourishing character development, from being the tough muscle of the group to a complex character with a fascinating past. We also predicted what we think might happen next to our misfit gang of Rebels as they continue in their mission to make the universe a better, safer place— one free of the tyrannies of the Empire.

For a full recap and review of the episode, check out our video below:

One of the things I loved best about this episode was the magic and mysticism. Even though Star Wars has its own set of spectacular phenomena (like the Force, for instance), it’s not something we often get to see in a franchise widely known for its action packed fight sequences. (Not a bad thing— this is Star Wars, after all.) In fact, the fantastical element to Zeb’s journey of finding a new for his people reminded me of a quest you’d expect to see in Star Trek: the Next GenerationThe beautiful shots of space coupled with legends and tradition made for a refreshing and interesting episode.

What did YOU think GeekGirl World? Let us know in the comments section!

Want more Rebels Recaps? Check out our reviews for episodes from a long, long time ago here!

Join us next week as we review The Call, airing February 10, 2016 at 9:00 pm on Disney XD!