Carmen Miranda’s Ghost – 1989
The album’s title track. Funny but also slightly unnerving. Its something I can genuinely imagine space station crews gathering around an playing.
Apparently there’s a related collection of short stories called
Carmen Miranda’s Ghost is Haunting Space Station Three. Although I’m not sure whether the book is based on the song or the song is based on the book.
The book is based on the song! The song, if I recall correctly, is based on a thing that happened at a house party Leslie attended, involving someone attempting to navigate their way through a crowded room with a bowl of fruit balanced on their head. (If anyone knows the full story and can retell it better, please do.)
(Also hello there, fellow filk-dedicated blog!)