This week for my playlist I had a very decisive theme- Science Fiction! I thought it would be the perfect thing to put together in celebration of my first ever panel at a Sci-Fi Con, a milestone event happening this Friday (FreeCon at Earlwood- check it out!).
The playlist starts off with an actual Sci-Fi film theme, then moves to how themes have been adapted using more and more experimental styles.
The next section (starting with Leslie Fish’s song ‘The Sun Is Also A Warrior’) takes us through the evolution of Filk music from it’s original purely folk based style to it’s more widespread use as a general term for music written on Science Fiction Themes.
Then there is then a short section highlighting parody songs that use Sci-Fi as their main calling card for parodying (starting with Weird Al Yankovic’s ‘Yoda’).
The last part of the playlist is showing how Science Fiction has seeped it’s way into the narrative of popular culture music (starting with David Bowie’s ‘Starman’).
If you want an in depth discussion about it all, make sure you come along this Friday! I can’t wait to chew over this fascinating musical evolution. Also, don’t forget to follow my account on Spotify or Rdio, DoomLordOfDoom, for more geeky music playlists too 😉