Wednesday, March 04, 2015

On Music

One of the joys I get from ZOE and other indie films occurs when they bring musical numbers into their creations. We've seen this most recently with Standard Action's ambitious musical episode: Performance Check. But vocal numbers crop up in other places too, such as Gary's brief memorial to Ninja Dragon Riders (and Firefly) from The Gamers: Hands of Fate, and this Dorkness Rising filk song:

If you've caught any of the Dead.FM podcast episodes, then you've enjoyed an eclectic range of musical talent mixed between sketch comedy and Don's soap boxing. There's also &@, who regularly include songs in their episodes -- like this opening from Have a Wet Christmas.  And finally, those in attendance at ZOECon2014 were lucky enough to hear Emilie Rommel Shimkus, as Wren Birdsong, belt out a song a cappella during a table read of JQ Season 3. A-mazing (remember to #RenewJQ).

Did I miss one of your favorites? Let me know in the comments.

Lindart, Lindart, Pigraeshae

This week's Fancraft goes along with today's music theme. This time it is another one for JourneyQuest (Did I already mention #RenewJQ? :) ). The inspiration came while I was singing my daughter to sleep and noticed the melody could be sung with several different lyrics. You've probably noticed them already: Twinkle Twinkle; A B C D; Baa Baa Black Sheep; and Do Do So So [ok that last one isn't a real song and came from my days of sight singing/ear training]. When I discovered  the core words needed for Twinkle Twinkle existed in Matt Vancil's Orcish-English Dictionary, I had to make it a thing.


P.S. Working on this reminded me that, as of yet, no one has performed Rival Guy's 6-part orcish ballad "Kit No Morfiart". I hope that gets rectified before GenCon.

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