I can never really participate in those Open Thread "what are you listening to" threads that everyone does on the weekend, because I listen to things that pretty much no one has ever heard of. Not because I'm cool or anything, but rather because I'm hopelessly geeky. Really, there is no coolness to be had from hanging out with me, but I'm okay with that. *grin*
But lately I've been thinking we need open threads around here because by gum I like hearing you guys speak and I like hearing you speak on things that aren't necessarily ON TOPIC to whatever inane thing I've decided to write and publish online that day about ElfQuest or H.G. Wells or the nuances between a Nook and a Sony Reader.
So this is a completely open talk-about-whatever-you-want thread. But because it's an internet law that these have to be about music, here is my "what are you listening to" entry for the week. Are you ready? It's *really* nerdy. Ok, deep breath. Here:
I am listening to Heather Alexander's "King of Elfland's Daughter".
It's filk music, which is new folk music designed around fantasy/scifi works of fiction. This particular song is based on the novel of the same name, which can be bought in paperbook form here or downloaded in ebook form here.
I would have liked this song regardless (I'm a huge fan of Heather Alexander / Alexander James) but it's interesting to me that the YouTube clip has spawned some interesting Twilight comparisons. Would you give up your mortal life to go off with the King of Elfland's daughter? The consensus on the YouTube board is that it pretty much depends. For myself, I like that the song implies that the two have something of a childhood history together -- and knowing how the fae sometimes traditionally operate in literature, it's not 100% clear how much of a choice the young man was given...
I really need to read the book, but I haven't gotten to it yet.