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scifantasy ([personal profile] scifantasy) wrote on February 28th, 2011 at 09:55 pm
A Filktron Bomb, or Filkaboom
I came up with this a few weeks ago, and demonstrated it at yesterday's Jersey City housefilk...

I have developed what can only be described as the Neutron Bomb of Filk: it gets rid of all the people but leaves the building standing.

I would ask for forgiveness, but Leslie Fish is on record never forgiving, and Richard O'Brien probably doesn't care.

As [personal profile] filkertom proved with the Rocky Horror Muppet Show, "The Time Warp" scans to "Yellow Rose of Texas."

And as we all know, "Yellow Rose of Texas" is in the classic Common Meter, as demonstrated by the infamous "Emily Dickinson" rule--that you can sing pretty much every Dickinson poem to "Yellow Rose."

And as every filker knows, there's an infamous filk song that became such a hit in part because, since it's Common Meter, it can be rewritten and refilked so easily...


"Time Warp from Argo."

You need to tweak the chorus ("And a step to the right" needs to fit into the unsung counterpoint of "Banned from Argo, everyone"), but...well, you're probably already hearing it in your head, aren't you?

Of course, I figure this is a neutron bomb on a thirty-second timer. Twenty seconds to sing a verse and chorus, and then a ten second head start while the rest of the room sits, stunned, before pulling pitchforks and torches from wherever those come from (hammerspace, I guess) and starting to chase you...
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