John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey

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On a Quest for Quirks and Quests

Many years ago in the dim, dark past, I got a tape of fantasy and SF filksongs from satyrblade, called "Quirks and Quests." I don't know if this tape was a compilation, a published anthology, or what, but there are some songs on here that I really love a lot, including a song written from the point of view of Grendel's mother ("I know you would be sorry, if you weren't so very dead...") and "The Gay Vampire Boogie" (as I've taken to calling it).

Unfortunately, I have no way of transferring these things to MP3, so I've spent a large portion of the morning searching for them. I have found out that the Grendel song, at least, was written by Kathy Mar and Leslie Fish, who are apparently something of major forces in the filking community. I still haven't found anything called "Quirks and Quests" yet, and there's not a lot from them in the way of CDs ... but it is at least a start.

BONUS ITEM! I did finally find the soundtrack to Süleyman the Magnificent, which I've been searching for ever since I recorded a piece off of the radio in 1990 or so. Awesome!

-The Gneech
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