After my post about music, I received indignant feedback about the lack of information about filking. Filking is apparently the ancient art of taking existing music – traditionally folk but it’s crossed over into other categories – changing the words to make a geek song. I’d heard the word ‘filking’ before the national convention in June this year, but I didn’t know what it meant. At the natcon I started my learning journey.
Here are some examples of filking I’ve found recently. The first one was linked by Boing Boing and everyone is linking the second so I can’t remember who linked that first. I first saw it early yesterday morning when only about 200,000 people had seen it 🙂
The below songs are probably not filking but I’m including them anyway.
This is NSFW and could cause offence to some people.
Thanks to Chloe Webber (@LustfulSloth on Twitter) for reminding me of this filking gem from Weird Al
Update: More geek music also thanks to @LustfulSloth on Twitter
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