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Our Name that Tech Tune contest is back this week with a special compound challenge, requiring you to use your knowledge of both the Seattle music scene and the technology community to come up with the answer.

And we’ve got a great prize to give away to the winner — Stumptown Vol. 1, a hardcover compendium of the comic book series illustrated by Matthew Southworth, one of our in-studio guests on this week’s GeekWire radio show and podcast. This copy is signed by both Matt and our other in-studio guest, William Katt, a.k.a. The Greatest American Hero. (Both are appearing at today’s Jet City Comic Show.)

If you’ve never played the contest before, here’s how it works: Listen to the sound below, and if you know it, send your answer to From the pool of correct answers, we’ll pick one person at random to win the book.

Here’s the key for solving this week’s challenge. You’ll first need to figure out the band. The answer we’re looking for is the name of the large technology company that currently employs one of the alumni of this band.


Here’s the MP3 if anyone has issues with the player.

For more context, here’s the full segment, with our commentary and comments from Matt Southworth.


Send your answer to if you know the name of the big tech company that employs one of the alumni of that particular band.

We’ll give the answer and announce the winner on our next show. Stay tuned for this week’s show coming up at 7 a.m. today on 97.3 KIRO-FM in Seattle and on

By the way, the answer to last week’s Name that Tech Tune challenge was Justice League. Congrats to everyone who got it right and to our randomly chosen winner, Adam Click, who gets a pair of passes to the Jet City Comic Show today.

Update, 9/30: The answer is HP — the large tech company that now employs former Presidents of the The United States “guitbassist” Dave Dederer. (HP acquired the Seattle company, Melodeo, where Dederer previously worked.)

Congrats to everyone who got it right and to our winner, Richard Burte, who was chosen at random from the pool of correct submissions. We’re mailing Richard a copy of Stumptown Volume 1 signed (with illustration) by the comic’s artist, Matthew Southworth, and our other guest from the show, William “Greatest American Hero” Katt. (Signatures pictured below.) Pretty cool, huh?

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