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Captain Ambivalent


  1. 1.
    If I Were a Pirate Ninja Zombie
  2. 2.
    Save the Orcs (DND Parody)
  3. 3.
    Miskatonic University Fight Song (Lovecraft Parody)
  4. 4.
    Goin Jawa Rap (Star Wars Parody)
  5. 5.
    The Computer Is Your Friend (Paranoia Parody)
Captain Ambivalent is a nerd-rock singer/songwriter/superhero, boldly battling market forces since 2005.
His glacial rise from obscurity to international obscurity began at the Front Porch Music open mic in Valparaiso Indiana and has grown to include Doctor Demento, The Midnight Special, South Bend Public Television, PierogiFest, GenCon, and even a brief cameo on America’s Got Talent. His debut album, Fear the Accordion (2012), enlisted long-time collaborator Mark Frey of the 1990s Buffalo NY band “Riley” to help create a signature accordion, drum, and tuba based sound they thought about calling “oom-punk” but found it was too hard to say. His genre-defying second album, Pirate Ninja Zombie (2014), added touches of mariachi, bluegrass, easy listening, prog rock, hip-hop, old-time country, gospel, house, and even musical theatre. But the main focus is always the words. The 50th anniversary of GenCon brought a 10 song EP of extra-geeky songs called Save the Orcs (2017). Increasingly theatrical concerts evolved into ~50-minute one-man shows for Fringe Festivals and other alternative theaters. Pirate Ninja Zombie - Captain Ambivalent's solo show #1 grouped songs into the Captain's lifelong quest to become a hero of some kind, “Laundry Night” delved into Dan's lifelong quest to get the songs inside his head outside, and Happy Fun Time At The Complex - Captain Ambivalent's solo show #3 explored the history of the future and internet dystopia.


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