Posts Tagged ‘Music’


Creative Sunday – Galavant

3 January, 2016

Sometime ago, I wrote about the musical-fantasy-comedy Galavant with the expectation that it would run out it season and vanish, only remembered by myself and a handful of other fans.

Imagine my surprise, nay, shock!, when I found out a second season of Galavant was to air beginning tonight!  If you like musical comedies with a fantasy twist (a vanishingly small crowd I know) give it a look.

You can catch up on the first season at the ABC site.


Creative Sunday – Ookla the Mok (the band)

1 November, 2015

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Ookla the Mok, Fandom’s Own Rock Band.

I encountered Ookla the Mok back when Napster was still a subversive threat to the integrity of the music identry, and once I listened to some of their music, I promptly contacts the band and purchased all of their CDs, and I have kept current ever since.

They write about all sorts of nerdy things but mostly about comic books.  While I have never seen them live, they remain one of my favorite geek bands and I hope to see them preform live someday.

You can listen to much of their music at the official Ookla the Mok website, and even purchase some of it if you want to help out the band.  There are a few more of their songs available on Soundcloud too.

Go, listen, enjoy your nerdy self.

Notes: Ookla the Mok (the character) art by pixie-the-gator from DA and borrowed without permission, photo of Ookla the Mok (the band) by Michael Pereckas and used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.


Creative Sunday – Al Stewart, Singer-Songwriter

18 October, 2015
Modern Day Bard

Modern Day Bard

Al Stewart is a musician that I always associate with gaming, not that he is a gamer to my knowledge, but many of my earlier gaming friends were fans of his and his album Past, Present and Future was often a background soundtrack to our games.  He is best known for the song Time Passages, which is far from my favor piece of his, but it or Year of the Cat are the songs of his that get the most play.

Mr Stewart often chooses historical themes for his songs, many of which should be inspiration for a wide range of games.  The album Between the Wars is all tied to interwar Europe and should have useful hooks for anyone playing Call of Cthulu or a pulp adventure game, Night Train to Munich especially should be inspirational.

In any case I recommend you check out his official webpage and try out some of his music.  I will not be offended if it is not to your taste but I hope that people can find something they like among his many songs and styles.  You can also learn more about Mr Stewart from his profile on wikipedia.

Mr Stewart is currently on tour and will be performing in Atlanta on 6 December and I will be there.  Any chance that I will see you there?

Photo by Elaborating and found on Wikimedia Commons and has been placed in the Public Domain.

Notes: Second in my weekly series of looking at creative people and endeavors, last week was looking at Nwain, the Knight who Wandered Dream and her creator.


Wandering the Web [9]

12 May, 2011

Time, after a considerable break, for another post detailing fun, curious and odd things I have discovered in my travels across the web.

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Naenia’s Flute – New Magic Item / A to Z Blogging Challenge [N]

16 April, 2011
Flute Player

Flute Player

The haunting sound of a flute echoed through the forest,  suddenly the walking dead seemed disoriented, their attacks poorly aim.  We were able to pull together and reorganize and then put an end to the latest threat by the Blood Priests of the North.

Once we were done, I followed the sound of the flute and found a young woman in a mourning dress sitting cross-legged on a tomb.  “Well done soldier, Naenia thanks you for seeing the dead restored to their resting places.”

“We do what we can.  We thank the Goddess for her protection.”

Naenia’s Flute

These flutes are carved from pale wood dyed black, delicately carved with the words of the prayer for the dead.  The mouth piece is usually carved ivory but occasionally made of silver.

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