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Thursday, July 7, 2016
Sam Metrigueye delivers scifi music with a story to tell
Sam Metrigueye as The War Doctor, checking out a "friend."
With the often slurred pronunciation of the New Orleans suburb of Metairie, the artist was born. Facebook wouldn’t let him use Some Metry Guy as a page name, so he eventually becameSam Metrigueye, singer/songwriter and artist. Sometimes called “That Metry Guy” and sometimes simply “Metry Guy,” his label varies as people try to describe him. His music, however, is a constant – a constant delight, that is. A blend of rock and roll, techno and folk, his tunes sound deceptively simple, even as the clever lyrics transport the listener into fantasy world.
Sam has performed in various venues over the years, including the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus’ annual Chewbacchanal. Armed with a guitar, he brings original lyrics infused with science fiction references, such as “Drunken Nerd Blues.” He’s adaptive, as well, with such alternatives as “Drunken Nerd Blues (Space Cadet Version).”
In the single song, he celebrates the franchises of Star Trek, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, DC Comics and more. Over time, he’s rewritten lines to accommodate changes in the scifi world, such as updating the number of Doctor Who regenerations. He acknowledges that he gets a thrill when an audience sings along with him on the signature number.
In addition to his Youtube channel, his music is available on hisBandcamppage, NumberOneMusic, iTunes and Spotify.
Besides his music, he expresses his creative side with handcrafted items in his Etsystore. From wall décor to costume pieces for role play, he offers a variety of items for fellow members of scifi fandom.
The multitalented Some Metry Guy provides listeners with thought-provoking music and art, even if they aren’t too sure about his name.
Originally appeared 06/10/2016 at http://www.examiner.com/article/sam-metrigueye-delivers-scifi-music-with-a-story-to-tell