Category Archives: Music

The Demise of Sudden Death

I’ve been confused by “Sudden Death” for a while now. It’s only been in the past year that I’ve understood how the term applies to football. Until this evening however, I could never tell you whether Sudden Death the musical comedy act was one person or several.

It turns out that the answer has evolved over time, but it no longer matters. Apparently I’m not the only one who’s been confused and as of October 21, the name Sudden Death has been retired. Devo Spice, who’s been performing solo as Sudden Death will now be performing as himself.

The announcement doesn’t mention whether he’ll ever team up with Scary, Baby, Ginger, Posh and Sporty.

Luke-Ski Music Videos

Every so often I’ll check out Luke Ski’s site to see if he has any interesting projects going on. Visiting the site today and progressing onto YouTube, I discovered a batch of music videos based on his songs. Some appear to have been created with Luke Ski’s direct input, some by his fans.

Check them out if you dare:

Holding out for Hiro

You Don’t Know Jack

Wannabe a Slayer (Only visible on YouTube)

Stealing Like a Hobbit

And then, it appears that somebody took a part of one of Luke Ski’s derivative works and created their own derivative work, “Jedi School Dropout” (featuring an excerpt from Luke Ski’s “Grease Wars”).

Meandering Away From the Musical Mainstream

Following an inquiry into whether Leslie Fish had any upcoming performances in the Baltimore area (I’m not aware of any), I set out to see if she had an official web site anywhere. I didn’t find one, but I did manage to get distracted by what seems to be the officially unofficial Leslie Fish biography as well as a sampler of her filks (including the one which she apparently wishes we’d forget).

At about the same time, thanks to Gavroche, I became aware of the Funny Music Project (aka “The FuMP”) which offers an assortment of comedy songs on a rotating basis. (Although I’ve never played any of the RPGs mentioned in the song, Possible Oscar’s “Talk Nerdy to Me” is definitely catchy.)

From there, it was off to iTom where Tom Smith is posting a new song every week and in the course of just a few months has accumulated enough material to release two new albums. Not everything will appeal to everyone, but compare it to the mainstream where an artist will take two years to put out an album that doesn’t appeal to everyone and no matter how you slice it, it’s still impressive.

So the bottom line is, I don’t know Leslie Fish’s con appearance schedule. If anyone does know it, drop me a line and we’ll see about getting her added to the convention list. In the meantime, I have some new music to listen to.