This page features some filk lyrics I wrote in the late 's and early 's. This is about a software project I worked on in It can be sung to "King of Pain" by Sting. Got a brand new project for the Macintosh It's the first Mac printer with outline fonts All the source is from Bitstream, it arrived just now And we need to port it but we don't know how.
What is Filk Music?
Filk music is a musical culture, genre, and community tied to science fiction, fantasy and horror fandom and a type of fan labor. The genre has been active since the early s, and played primarily since the mids. The term "filk" originally a typographical error predates As Interfilk's "What is it?
Filk version of "Eleanor Rigby"
The term "filk" supposedly originated as a typographical error for "Folk Music" in an article about science fiction songs. The genre originated in the early s and filk songs have been recorded since the early s. The BGSU Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives has a large collection of filk materials, including scores, periodicals, fanzines, and books, as well as LPs and cassettes, produced both privately and commercially. If you are searching for filk material, you can search our online catalog for the subject heading Filk music.
Filk music started off forty or fifty years ago, at science fiction conventions, where people got together late at night to have good old-fashioned folk music song circles. Well, late night circles being what they are, some folks got a little silly and started singing song parodies about their favorite [science fiction] books and authors. Fans started writing song parodies about themselves or each other.