Music

Greatest Hits of Science Fiction

If you’ve attended a science fiction convention, you’ve heard of Filk Songs.  For those of you who haven’t heard of them,  Filk songs are kind of hard to define.  Even wikipedia has difficulty!  For now, we’ll say that a filk song is lyrics and music that is sung at a science fiction and fantasy convention.

Here’s a quick sample of a Filk Song:

I Hate Little Firelizards by Julia Ecklar

The guys on the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway?  (the U.S. version), took science fiction and music to a whole different level. I hope you enjoy the zaniness of  improv stars: Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady.

Greatest Hits of Science Fiction

For those of you who are wondering what happened to the Going to Mars Word by Word post this month — thank you so very much for your responses last month.  You voiced your preference and I am every so grateful for that.  Worry not.  I’m taking a couple of months break while I finish a re-write.  Going to Mars Word by Word will resume during the fall.

Monday’s Bad Rap

Did you know that the average person will see about 4,040 Mondays in a lifetime? So why do Mondays get such a bad rap?

In a search of YouTube, songs about Monday you can find include:

  • The Carpenters sing a sad song Rainy Days and Mondays.
  • Jimmy Buffett’s Come Monday at least had a ‘looking forward’ type of message even though the song is about longing.
  • Monday Monday by the Mamas and Papas says Monday can’t be trusted.
  • And the Bangles declare that it’s a Manic Monday.

There are Blue Mondays and Stormy Mondays. Sheesh. It’s no wonder Monday causes anxiety.  So let’s turn that upside down, shall we?

wrong end for that diaper!

Nothing you wear

is more important

than a smile.

~Connie Stevens

 

Are you giving Monday a Bad Rap?

What Monday songs do you listen to?  Do they make you smile?