By James Robert Shaw
(The Wind up Geek)
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Sean Jordan, the man responsible for releasing an entire album dedicated to the GI Joe license titled “Welcome to Cobra Island”, returns to his hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia this October. Currently based in Toronto Jordan spent his early career in Halifax performing under the stage name Wordburglar. Jordan has released a total of eight studio albums since his debut SJ the Wordburglar in 2003. Of those albums Burglaritis (2005) was nominated by the Canadian Music Week‘s Indie Awards for “Favourite Urban Artist/Group or Duo”. It was also the third most played hip-hop album on Canadian college radio in 2006 according to a year-end chart summary by the band Earshot. The track “Word Owner” won a fan-voted award for “Best Lyrics” by CBC Radio 3.
Jordan has never been one to shy away from all things geek in his music. Past tracks “Dude, Where’s my AT-AT at?”, “Rap Viper”, and “Drawings with Words” has expressed his knowledge and love for Star Wars, GI Joe, and all things comic book. He continued this expression outside the recording studio by appearing at Toronto’s annual Nerd Noise Night in 2016 and wearing a Cobra insignia t-shirt (from the GI Joe series) in the Moore and Exit Only music video “Go Off.” Jordan has also created and writes the comic book action comedy series Snakor’s Pizza and The Last Paper-Route. Paper-Route is available through indie publishing house Decent Comics and was debuted last August at the Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival. More can be learned from Wordburglar’s music and comics blog Burgie’s Basement.
Wordburglar will be performing with special guest DJs Jorun Bombay and Uncle Fes at Halifax’s Seahorse Tavern (2037 Gottingen St.) on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Show starts at 8pm.
Source(s): Wordburglar official Facebook.
Video Source(s): Wordburglar Official.