If you already know the song, then simply reading the poem below is enough to see that the two really do match. But listening to “Nemesis“ being sung by songwriter and performer Julian Velard as he also plays “Piano Man” is one of the most unsettlingly sublime things the internet has ever produced.
I lament the scarcity of Serious Lovecraft Songs almost constantly
…this isn’t one, but it is linguistically clever, aggressively posh, and played on a tiny banjo, and that’s almost as good
Leslie Fish’s “Polaris/Recall” based on a fragment of verse in the story by H.P. Lovecraft, “Polaris”
(the story is good except for the racism, which is a pretty good summary of a lot of Lovecraft)
Do you have any idea how hard it is to find serious Lovecraft filk? Do you?
so some of you know that I often rant about how there are TOO MANY SILLY LOVECRAFT ADAPTATIONS and NOT ENOUGH SERIOUS ONES and then I REFUSE TO INTERACT with the silly ones on PRINCIPLE
…but today I found a parody of the Most (in)Famous Filk Song Ever about getting kicked out of Arkham for causing a small apocalypse
it’s by a filker from Singapore called Terence Chua
and he’s adorable
I love him
So, uh. There’s an entire album of these and I had no idea. Lovecraftian sea shanties, as sung by sailors out of Innsmouth the like.
This is the track they offered as a free sample, but it’s only a matter of time before I break down and post more of it not really legally. SO – STOP ME FROM BEING ILLEGAL: BUY THE ALBUM
(For any Assassin’s Creed fans, you’ll recognize some good tunes from the game: Spanish Ladies, General Taylor, Leave Her Johnny, Haul Away Joe, and, of course, Drunken Sailor. For Stan Rogers fans, there’s a version of Rolling Down to Old Maui. For everybody, there are sea shanties. With eldritch horror. And I’m so happy. You have no idea.)
More Lovecraft, more Tom Smith, more Christmas.
“Silent Night, Blasphemous Night,” from the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society
“Awake Ye Scary Great Old Ones,” from the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society