The Society for Creative Anarchism

wodneswynn:

The FBI will occasionally try to infiltrate the Society for Creative Anachronism because it gets typo’d as the Society for Creative Anarchism


wodneswynn:

“They have rattan, sir.”


systlin:

“Sir, it appears that they have a large number of people dedicated to weaving. What? No, as in cloth, sir.”


rowantheexplorer:

It’s one of the largest organizations of people who could genuinely go completely off the grid if shit hit the fan. None of this doomsday prepper wannabe bullshit. The world goes pear-shaped, all the networks go down and SCA people will go “huh, that’ll make it slightly less convenient to organize the next event, might have to get Doug to teach me about his carrier pigeons,” and go back to doing the things they were doing anyway.


systlin:

There’s a song about that!


systlin:

There is, of course, also a song about the FBI mistaking the spelling of Anachronism;

Few Days – Technical Difficulties

I can’t stay in these diggings long
Few days, few days
I can’t stay in these diggings long
And I am going home

“Few Days” is one track on the album Please Stand By by Technical Difficulties, available here to share.

Surprise! – Gunnar Madsen

Beep beep beep beep…Hello there!
Sputnik sails giggling through the skies,
Red flags, red faces, jump into the race
As the space age begins with a surprise!

“Surprise!” by Leslie Fish, a song commemorating the rather abrupt kickoff of the space race. This version is sung by Gunnar Madsen, with Mitchell Burnside Clapp providing the backing Russian.

Lyrics can be found in the To Touch the Stars CD booklet, available for free download on the Prometheus Music website.

Finity’s End – Leslie Fish & Joan Gaustad

phoxbox:

.:: Finity’s End :: Finity’s End ::.

Finity’s End and Other Songs of the Station Trade
Off-Centaur Press – 1985 – OCP-45
Out of Print – Company Defunct
Producer: Teri Lee
Sr. Engineer: Jeff Rogers
Engineers: Teri Lee, Scott Prather

“It is not piracy.  It is salvage.” –Filk Zombie

Filksong Genealogy: Shapes in Shadow

(Series: Filksong Genealogy)

Above: “Shades of Shadow,” off the album A Wolfrider’s Reflections, based on the ElfQuest comic.  (The official album songbook is here; lyrics to this song are about halfway through.)  Lyrics by Mercedes Lackey, music by Leslie Fish, sung by Julia Ecklar.  The speaker in this song is Winnowill, a powerful magic-worker and master manipulator.

Below: Bob Kanefsky’s “Shapes in Shadow” is one of those filksongs that can’t really be called a parody of the original song, as there’s nothing comedic or satirical about it.  Like the original, it’s about power.