scifantasy
Dedicated to the Bavarian Fire Drill Instructor, the Indy Ploy Player, the Galactic Champion of Making Shit Up.

(Seriously. A bunch of Vorkosigan songs, and an unrelated song called "I Meant To Do That"; how am I the first person to put this together?)

"I Meant To Do That, Vor Style"
by Will "scifantasy" Frank
ttto: "I Meant To Do That" by Echo's Children

My cousin is a genius and a fast-talking man... )

Really, it was the thought (from the Firefly Wild Mass Guessing page of TV Tropes) of Miles as the "deadly and unpredictable midget" that did it.

Or more accurately, the commentary line: "But I had to set it on fire for a very good reason that I will explain at length as soon as I have made it up, no, honestly, Simon/Gregor/Mother!"
 
 
Soundtrack: I Meant To Do That - Echo's Children - A Dancing World
Velocity: amused
 
 
scifantasy
28 July 2007 @ 12:48 am
Incidentally, as promised, I've recorded Fugue For Hallows. It may be found at:

http://www.stwing.org/~wmfrank/music/fugue.mp3

Enjoy.
 
 
Soundtrack: Fugue For Hallows - Will "scifantasy" Frank - Downloaded
Velocity: filky
 
 
scifantasy
I finally found the time and recorded my Re Your Booze filk. The guitar tracks were provided by Geordie Keitt, who I met through [livejournal.com profile] partiallyclips, and to whom I am very thankful.

http://www.stwing.org/~wmfrank/music/booze.mp3
 
 
Velocity: filky
Soundtrack: Re Your Booze - Will "scifantasy" Frank - Downloaded
 
 
scifantasy
10 September 2006 @ 11:48 am
At Dragon*Con this year, during his Friday night concert, [livejournal.com profile] filkertom explained that his first Twenty-Four Hour Comics Day songwriting project was to solicit suggestions of two words and a musical style from his LiveJournal readers, and to write as many songs as possible.[1] One of the suggestions had been "Badger, Pajama," and Klezmer music, which Tom mentioned he'd had to look up, because he didn't know what it meant.[2] Later, during the open filk, [livejournal.com profile] adrianna_r mentioned that Heather Alexander, a Celtic-style musician/filker, is very popular in Israel.

When I got back, I took a step back and realized that a lot of filk seems to be derived from that area of the world: the Brobdingnagian Bards, Heather Alexander, and Emerald Rose, to name three, are all steeped in Irish or Celtic traditions. I guess this is largely because folk music, from which filk comes, is heavy in that tradition too, but it still caught me off guard. As I thought about it, the first lyric, "Why are there so many/Filks about Ireland" popped into my head, and I ran with it.

This song isn't seriously decrying a problem in filk, just taking a thought I had and running it to its logical extreme. There may be a few terms you don't know, or references you can't identify, so if you have any questions, just ask.

The Klezmer Connection )

And, as a special treat (or possibly a special hell), I've recorded this one again:
http://www.stwing.org/~wmfrank/music/Klezmer.mp3

[1] My contribution, by the way, was "Space squid," and the music style was rock-and-roll.
[2] If you don't know either, call it Eastern European Jewish jazz; at least, that's how I always hear it.
 
 
Soundtrack: The Klezmer Connection - Will "scifantasy" Frank - Downloade
Velocity: filky
 
 
scifantasy
21 July 2005 @ 07:32 pm
I blame [livejournal.com profile] filkertom and [livejournal.com profile] dragonscholar for this one. Which is ironic, because [livejournal.com profile] dragonscholar blames me for [livejournal.com profile] filkertom's latest work, a charge I will deny to the end. [livejournal.com profile] filkertom is too experienced at this to blame me or [livejournal.com profile] dragonscholar for anything[1].

Anyway...[livejournal.com profile] filkertom posted a filk Slight spoiler ) In comments, [livejournal.com profile] dragonscholar suggested a different tune. When I heard it...well, let's just say that I got kicked in the head. There's a reason the difference between "muse" and "mule" is only one letter. [livejournal.com profile] dragonscholar and I hashed out the lyrics over the following day, and there you have it.

Before we get to the work, though, there is a bit of disclaiming we need to do. First, SPOILER WARNING for Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince. Second, neither [livejournal.com profile] dragonscholar nor I am declaring allegiance to the "Pumpkin Pie" or any other ship. However, when we came up with the idea, we decided to explore how people may feel, even if in a somewhat humorous manner.

Pumpkin Pie
by DragonScholar and Will "scifantasy" Frank
ttto: "American Pie" by Don McLean

A long, long time ago... )

And, just because I'm truly insane...
http://www.stwing.upenn.edu/~wmfrank/music/pumpkin.mp3

In addition to the caveat of the last song, I think this one suffers by my not having a guitar, electric piano, drum set, backup singers, or for that matter Don McLean's talent. *grin*

Now hopefully, for a while at least, my muses will shut up and let me get some work done...

[1] Except for the ideas we gave him for the 24-Hour Projects, but that's OK, because we claim responsibility freely.
 
 
Soundtrack: Pumpkin Pie - DragonScholar and Will "scifantasy" Frank - Do
Velocity: filky--again
 
 
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http://www.stwing.upenn.edu/~wmfrank/music/Wank.mp3

I'd like to start out by saying that I have no voice training to speak of (I was in chorus in elementary school, but that's about it). But since so many people were asking...

(Yes, that's me.)
 
 
Velocity: shocked
Soundtrack: The Wank Of The Fleet Harry Potter - Will "scifantasy" Frank