Carmen Miranda’s Ghost – Leslie Fish


Carmen Miranda’s Ghost – 1989

The album’s title track. Funny but also slightly unnerving. Its something I can genuinely imagine space station crews gathering around an playing.

Apparently there’s a related collection of short stories called
Carmen Miranda’s Ghost is Haunting Space Station Three. Although I’m not sure whether the book is based on the song or the song is based on the book.

The book is based on the song! The song, if I recall correctly, is based on a thing that happened at a house party Leslie attended, involving someone attempting to navigate their way through a crowded room with a bowl of fruit balanced on their head. (If anyone knows the full story and can retell it better, please do.)

(Also hello there, fellow filk-dedicated blog!)

Hey, you know what’s a great resource for obscure music?

Hey, you know what’s a great resource for obscure music? Shared playlists, especially the kind that multiple people can add to. There’s a hell of a lot of filk and closely filk-adjacent music on this playlist, and it’s growing all the time.

Obligatory disclaimer: this playlist isn’t and can’t be comprehensive, since there’s also a hell of a lot of filk that isn’t on Spotify. Still, here’s almost six hours’ worth of music by an amazing variety of artists, and even if you’re familiar with filk there’s likely to be some you haven’t heard. Enjoy!