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.

O Christmas Tree Cluster – Sophus

sophus-b:

I wrote an ode to the Christmas Tree Cluster, and all the other awesome astronomical objects in it’s region. This is my present to you, Internet.

Have an awesome holiday– and may the stars shine bright tonight!

O Christmas Tree Cluster

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,

How brightly shines
your majesty!

Called NGC
two-two-six-four,

But you are also so
much more.

O Christmas tree, O
Christmas tree,

How brightly shines
your majesty!

 

O Christmas tree, O
Christmas tree,

So many stars adorn
thee!

Your stellar furnace
casts it’s glow,

And bathes us in
it’s light below.

O Christmas tree, o
Christmas tree,

So many stars adorn
thee!

 

O Christmas tree, O
Christmas tree,

Twinkling for our
jubilee!

So far to fly for
Santa’s sleigh:

Twenty-six-thousand
light years ‘way.

O Christmas tree, O
Christmas tree,

Twinkling for our
jubilee!

 

O Christmas tree, O
Christmas tree,

We greet you at our
apogee!

We lift our eyes up
to the sky;

Your light inspires
man to fly.

O Christmas tree, O
Christmas tree,

We
greet you at our apogee!

 

I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 licence.

Santa’s Got a Time Machine – The Moldy Filters

For those who celebrate, fear not! “Santa’s Got a Time Machine,” courtesy of The Moldy Filters. Catchy as can be, and seasonally appropriate.

Santa’s got a time machine
Got a flux capacitor under the seat
Of his sleigh, he’s traveling
With gallifreyan reindeer
And presents to bring

Anonymous asked:

Do you take donations to help support your other location?

We didn’t have a donation system before, but your question prompted me to set one up! If you want to help us keep filkyeahfilk.com hosted, you can now donate at http://ko-fi.com/filkyeahfilk.

If you want to donate in something other than Ko-fi units of $3, you can message me off of anon or through the contact form on our site, and I can get in touch with my Paypal information. [Since it displays my actual name, I’m not comfortable posting a Paypal link online for the entire world to see.]

Keeping the site online costs me about $100 per year, so if folks wanted to help offset that, I would be incredibly grateful. Thanks for asking! <3

-The brain mod

Announcement from Tumblr

Hey everyone, we hopefully won’t be going anywhere, but with Tumblr currently hurtling towards its LiveJournal-style doom, this is a good time to remind you that we have this entire blog cross-posted at filkyeahfilk.com

I own and independently host the site, so even if Tumblr goes, we’ll be around as long as I can keep paying the hosting fees. This weekend I also made sure that we have our own backups of any files that were originally hosted at Tumblr, so the music and images we’ve gathered should stick around regardless of what happens. 

With love,
The brain mod

Flashing Blue – Adolphson & Falk

In the early 80s, one of the big bands on the Swedish music scene was Adolphson & Falk. A lot of their early stuff covered space, technology, radios, and astronomy (they met during their military service at the Swedish agency for signals intelligence). This is their breakthrough song “Blinkar blå” in English translation.

As far as I know they have never been a part of or encountered sf fandom, but this is true found filk.