Dumb Ways to Con – Misbehavin’ Maidens

Dumb Ways to Con

To the tune of Metro Train Melbourne’s “Dumb Ways to Die”

Stop for pictures at the top of the stairs,
Try to lick all of the vendor wares
Rush a panel room when you’re told to wait,
Tell a Xenomorph you wanna procreate

Chorus:

Dumb ways to con,
So many dumb ways to con,
Dumb ways to co-o-on,
So many dumb ways to con

Keep a Tribble as a pet,
Sell a vial of Chris Evans’ sweat,
Enter the Pokemon tourny with all bidoof,
Do a barrel roll off the hotel roof

Chorus

Challenge a Wookiee to a fight,
Smoke a cigarette and set your wig alight
Go to the LARP with a sharpened sword
Throw some chimichangas at a Deadpool horde

Chorus

Yell spoilers at the Game of Thrones shoot,
Tell an Alucard his Carmen Sandiego’s cute,
Go to the rave when you’re feeling faint
Hug somebody while in unsealed body paint

Chorus

Agree to a group skit without committing…
Watch all of Evangelion in one sitting…
Go all weekend without taking a shower,
Chug energy drinks and just live in the game room
Blow your money on swag and forget food’s important,
They may not rhyme but they’re quite possibly

The dumbest ways to con,
The dumbest ways to con,
Dumb ways to con-o-oooooonnn…
So many dumb
So many dumb ways to con….

Bring On The Starlight

My local Faire’s season just wrapped up this weekend, and our Shakespeare sang this song. That version doesn’t seem to be online yet, but this is probably a higher quality recording anyway. Is there a specific word of “End-of-the-performance-run-ose?”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNXplGvCyoI

When We’re Together – Summer Russell

I was thinking about Lauren Cox and her wonderful filk of the Disney song “Part of Your World.” Her version is about the sense of belonging in the greater filk family. Alas, I cannot find a recording of her singing it, but I stumbled across this instead. “When We’re Together” by Summer Russell is about the same topic, and I’m so glad I found it. All the feels.

Alchemy – Cerian Cantwr

@arachnaetheyarnspider submitted: It’s been a while since I’ve seen any SCA filk on here. How about a song about a Very Serious Ancient Science?

(Let’s be honest, it’s been a while since there’s been ANYTHING on here.  I Have Become Grad School -dog mod)

Cerian Cantwr singing a song called “Alchemy,” about….alchemy.

Take it Back – Kathleen Sloan

“Take it Back” by Kathleen Sloan, the official opening song of Filk Ontario and an anthem for filkers and creators everywhere. Lyrics are available on the Filk Ontario website.

The song was inspired by Barry & Sally Childs-Helton’s acceptance speech to the Filk Hall of Fame about communities of creativity and filk as a space where we are all welcome to participate.

As Kathleen sums up in the last verse,

Welcome to our diverse little clan
Don’t worry you’re not good enough, come grow with us
We’ll help you with your melody, we’ll catch you if you trip and fall
We’ll celebrate the art you choose to share with the world

Filk in the Lobby – Jeff & Maya Bohnhoff

“Filk in the Lobby” by Jeff and Maya Bohnhoff, which I can only assume is based on a true story. The songs referenced in the lyrics are Fire in the Sky by Jordin Kare and March of Cambreadth by Heather Alexander.

Lyrics available on Bandcamp.

Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Vikings – Joe Bethancourt


“Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Vikings” – good sound advice from Joe Bethancourt, a bit late for most of the Society for Creative Anachronism crowd