Last chance to back the Misbehavin’ Maidens’ 3rd Album Kickstarter.

Okay folx, last chance to back the Misbehavin’ Maidens’ 3rd Album Kickstarter! It ends May 10 at 10 p.m. EDT! We are a 100% indie, self-funded band.

The album we’re funding, “Swearing is Caring,” is full of wonderfully nerdy, feminist, LGBTQIAP+-inclusive filk music, plus a lot of swearing, because #Big2019Mood, y’all.

It’s got songs about libraries, anxiety, what not to say after sex, mansplaining, catcalling, Star Trek, Harry Potter, and more.

Because we’ve met stretch goals, everyone who backs the Kickstarter gets bonus stuff, too:

1. All physical-reward-level backers will receive a “Swearing is Caring” sticker

2. ALL backers will receive a bonus, downloadable coloring book page

3. All $5+ level backers will receive an early-release single IF we hit our $17,500 stretch goal (and as I write this, we’re less than $500 away!)

Backer-exclusive rewards (ones you won’t be able to get anywhere else) include:

1. Skull pillow

2. Drunken postcard

3. Glittery variant “Swearing is Caring” enamel pin

So don’t miss out! And thank you to everyone who has supported the campaign so far – please continue spreading the word! And even if you don’t have money to spare right now, reblogs are super helpful. Thank you for boosting the signal!

I’m Winning – The DoubleClicks

“I’m Winning,” by The Doubleclicks

Check out this song about maybe gender and maybe video games that made me unexpectedly emotional!

Also check out the Kickstarter (30 hours left as of now) for the band’s new album!  It’s fully funded, but there are stretch goals!  Including an RPG livestream, since that’s all the rage right now.

Free Spirit – Ben Newman


She called out to the Sky Eye as she gripped the ancient stone
Tell my sister when you see her: As of now, we’re on our own

@animatedamerican​ says: I got to hear Ben sing this in open circle at Boskone 2019, the weekend after Opportunity was declared dead. We needed it.

Written for Opportunity’s sister rover Spirit, and as relevant now as it was then. Full lyrics and chords can be found here.

sophus-b asked:

What is your recommendation for non-tumblr-dependent sound hosting? I was considering Soundcloud, but if I’m reading their TOS correctly, anything that uses copyrighted elements risks getting one’s entire account terminated. To name an example, I was working on a version of Pure Imaginations based on the “World of OSHA Violations” joke, but though that *is* a parody, it’s also a copyrighted tune. Do you know of any sound hosting services that allow transformative works?

I personally have…no idea.  I use Soundcloud, but I haven’t tried putting up a parody.  Does anyone out there know?

Water – Cathy McManamon

Time for a live video! “Water” is one of my favorite earlier songs by Cathy McManamon, accompanied here by Alexander James Adams. There’s just something ethereal about it that stays with me.

I say favorite earlier songs because she has written some killer recent ones as well. Some of them might even show up here, once they have been officially released. Keep an eye out!

Shadow Moon – Cheshire Moon

So Cheshire Moon has had a fourth album out for a little while now. “Shadow Moon” is one of the new songs. It’s about the recent solar eclipse, and it has a chorus I just can’t get out of my head. Isn’t the album cover cute?

Shadow Moon, shadow moon
Cast your dark light upon me
Take the sunlight from my sight
Show me what I need to see