Another great song that I was reminded of:

Imago by Pain of Salvation
youtube.com/watch?v=l3dtoQ2lyA

The metaphor in the lyrics reminds me of Mado Kara Mieru from Christopher Tin's Calling All Dawns.

Just a little bit of fan I ran across:

SylphStorm's redux cover of "Neverending Strife" by H8_Seed.

youtube.com/watch?v=3iOfwwyHUj

If you're not a fan of bronies, don't hold it being MLP music against it. Catchy music is catchy music and, like "In The Dark of the Night" from Anastasia, it sounds *great* on its own even if you don't know the context.

As a side-note, did the casual self-introductory "don't worry, I'm just the villain" start remind anyone else of "Brains!" by Voltaire?

Since I'm impatient when it comes to partially finished stuff, you get another music roundup today. covers:

The two I wound up tweeting about are "original arrangement, better instrument" covers of songs I love:

Haunted Woods from Diddy Kong Racing for N64:
youtube.com/watch?v=y37R33rTPD

Fillmore from Actraiser for SNES... the "what Castlevania is this from?" song:
youtube.com/watch?v=7b0GxFFour

I'll probably also do a few faves rundowns covering stuff I didn't tweet about, like filk music.

I just got introduced to this great song satirizing the state of online discourse.

youtube.com/watch?v=3ToEvz-7tr

I almost forgot today's ...my other top favourite:

Pushin' the Speed of Light by Julia Ecklar and Anne Prather.

youtube.com/watch?v=ud6LiVJkwy

The best way I can sum this story up is "The plight of the young working man, watching everyone else age into oblivion as he lives life aboard a relativistic starship." Very poignant.

I like to contrast it with '39 by Queen, which has a similar theme, but with the main characters being seen as heroes rather than everymen.

youtube.com/watch?v=kE8kGMfXaF

I think I'll also share some of my favourite (sci-fi/fantasy geek folk) because it deserves more attention.

Let's start with The Horse Tamer's Daughter, written by Leslie Fish. This ballad, is set in the world of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover and this recording by Julia Ecklar is from an out-of-print album that apparently went for CA$400 at a FilKONtario auction.

youtube.com/watch?v=fuGIBX9FGZ

...with this and Big Iron by Marty Robbins, I learned that I want more ballads.

OK, now for the first of my "summary of tweets that are still relevant" posts... :

First, "The Nameless Murderess" by The Once. A swing-y murder ballad with some *amazing* vocals.

youtube.com/watch?v=q5ijxVHxzq (See also: singout.org/no-fortune-fame-na)

Second, "Jabberwocky". Kate "Erutan" Covington's comeback song after struggling to recover her singing voice:

youtube.com/watch?v=TlyrweRsIL

Third, "Long Lost Century" by The Woodlands:

soundcloud.com/the-woodlands/l

More music roundups to come.

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