This Side of the Knife – Seanan McGuire and Dead Sexy

This side of the knife
When I was fool enough to wonder
Asked what I should not have asked
Called down rain and called down thunder

“This Side of the Knife,” a wonderfully dark and cryptic song by Talis Kimberley. This version was performed at MarCon by Seanan McGuire and Dead Sexy (Seanan McGuire, Amy McNally, Brenda Sutton, Teresa Powell, Dr. Mary Crowell, & Bill Sutton) with the fabulous Judi Miller providing ASL interpretation.

Talis Kimberley has described this song as a companion story to Crazy Man Michael, which doesn’t necessarily make it any less cryptic, but definitely provides some context.

Light Runs Out – FeatherWriter

tanoraqui:

featherwriter:

So every now and then you just feel the need to rewrite the lyrics to a song for your fandom and record it because reasons. So here, have a Shallan song.

Original Song: “Love Runs Out” by OneRepublic
Background Track: Cyberwave Karaoke
Lyrics and Cover: FeatherWriter

Lyrics

I’ll be your Light, your storm, your emerald broam,
I’ll be the knight, in training, guiding you home.
And we’ll feel alright, and we’ll feel alright,
‘Cause we’ll work it out, yeah we’ll work it out.

I’ll be doin’ this, if you have a doubt,
‘Til the Light runs out, ‘til the Light runs out.

I’ll be your ghost, your blade, your little knife.
I’ll be the long-shot bet that could take your life.
And I feel alright, and I feel alright,
‘Cause I worked it out, yeah I worked it out.

I’ll be doin’ this, if you have a doubt,
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.

I got my mind made up, and I can’t let go.
I’m lying every second ’til it saves my soul.
(Ooh) I’ll be running, (Ooh) I’ll be running,
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.
And I’ll don the mask, and I’ll break it down,
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.

There’s a murderer deep inside of me.
I’ve got Pattern on my shoulder, and my Memory.
But Father raised me good, Father raised me right.
Father never would have guessed his girl would fight.
Now I’m pushing down, all those screams and shouts.
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out, yeah.

I got my mind made up, and I can’t let go.
I’m lying every second ’til it saves my soul.
(Ooh) I’ll be running, (Ooh) I’ll be running,
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.
And I’ll don the mask, and I’ll break it down,
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.

Oh, we all want the same thing. 
Oh, we all lie for something.
Lie for home, for fate,  
For love, for hate,
For peace, for wealth,
For family, for self.

I’ll be your Light, your storm, your emerald broam,
I’ll be the knight, in training, guiding you home.

I got my mind made up, and I can’t let go.
I’m lying every second ’til it saves my soul.
(Ooh) I’ll be running, (Ooh) I’ll be running,
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.
And I’ll don the mask, and I’ll break it down,
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.

I’ll be your Light, your storm, your emerald broam,
I’ll be the knight, in training, guiding you home.
And we’ll feel alright, nothing feels alright,
‘Till I work it out, yeah we’ll work it out.
And I’ll don the mask, and I’ll break it down,

‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.
‘Til the Light runs out.

I was listening to a random pop mix today and “Love Runs Out” came up, and literally my thought at the opening chords was, “wow, a real pop band covered a Stormlight Archive fansong?”

Omega 13 – The Faithful Sidekicks

“Omega 13,” a dance number by The Faithful Sidekicks (Eric and Jen Distad), who are made of win. This one is for those who love Galaxy Quest. Which should be everyone. Yes, that was a judgment.

Come on, do it again
Let’s rewind the scene
Put your coat on the hanger
And grab your doppelganger
Let’s do the Omega 13

Playlist: What the Filk?

astriiformes:

Folks have been asking me for sort of an introduction playlist to filk music for a little while now, and while I don’t think I’d ever be able to make a perfect primer to introduce people to all the genre has to offer, I figured it was far more doable to make one with a fair amount of variety of my favorites (at least, of the ones I actually have access to recordings of) – with a mix of old classics, new stuff, and some newer covers of songs that have been around for a while – and hope it would stand for itself. Enjoy!

Tracklist:

Dawson’s Christian – Vixy & Tony // Come All You Knights  Technical Difficulties // Never Set The Cat On Fire – Frank Hayes // The Traveller –  Julia Ecklar // Few Days – Leslie Fish & The Dehorn Crew // Banshee –  Cheshire Moon // Fire in the Sky – Kristoph Klover // Everybody Hates Elves – Kari Maaren // Cheshire Kitten (We’re All Mad Here) – S. J. Tucker // Neil Armstrong – Cat Faber // Ship of Stone – Leslie Fish // The World They Call Terra – Juliana McCorison // Everyman Julia Ecklar //  Witnesses’ Waltz – Arlin Robins, Catherine Cook, Gloria Oberste, Joey Shoji, and others // I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing?) – Heather Dale // We Are Who We Are – Vixy & Tony // Somebody Will Sassafrass

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The Battle – Dave Weingart

animatedamerican:

Two men face off across the field
One must win and the other yield
Razor knives shining in the light
The judges wait to decide the fight
And the contest starts, they begin the game
For honor, glory, self and fame
But who will win at the final breath
The challenger … or the Iron Chef?

(Posting mostly because this inspired me to.)

Tonight’s the night of Halloween

filkyeahfilk:

Tonight’s the night of Halloween,
and the fairy court will ride;
And she that would her true love win
at Miles Cross must bide.

Happy Halloween (or Hallowe’en, depending on your spelling preference)!

In celebration, have some filkers performing everyone’s favorite traditional ballad about getting knocked up by a weird guy in the woods and having to go rescue him on Halloween before the Faerie can sacrifice him to the Devil 🙂

This version of Tam Lin is performed by Tricky Pixie, aka S.J. Tucker, Alexander James Adams, and Betsy Tinney. Lyrics are available on bandcamp.