Children of Bob
Another from 2008. My take on the concept of the most recent common ancestor (MRCA), and specifically on "Y-Chromosome Adam," the counterpart to "Mitochondrial Eve."
An original from 2008. The title/line in the chorus was inspired by Bugs Bunny commenting on the lunar view in 1948's "Haredevil Hare."
The Ballad of the Apache Tracker (translated from the Russian)
From 2013, based on the character from early episodes of "Welcome to Night Vale."
An original from 2006, when Iranian-American engineer (and Plano resident) Anousheh Ansari flew as a paying passenger to the International Space Station. As her crew was donning their spacesuits at Baikonur Cosmodrome for their Soyuz flight, she gave a Vulcan salute for the cameras, and won my geekly heart....
My friend and fellow filker Harold Feld fights the good fight as a lobbyist for Public Knowledge, advocating for an open Internet, sane telecom and copyright laws, and freedom of expression and communication. As you might imagine, all those things have been under assault of late, and as various chickens have come home to roost in just the way he warned would happen when he was telling the FCC and Congress not to do the things, he has come up with a word to describe the bitter satisfaction of having been right. And I wrote a song with it.
Inspired by the sixth season of the revived "Doctor Who," the second with Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor. A recurring bit in those episodes was a children's rhyme with the line "Tick, tock, goes the clock," which I at first misheard...
This is based on the trope (apparently named by Hank Azaria during the making of "Herman's Head").
Let It Something
The probably inevitable mashup of Cahn and Styne's "Let It Snow" and the Lopezes' "Let It Go" from Disney's "Frozen."
T+51 years: Space is a marathon
Apollo got us to the moon at the cost of leaving us all but earthbound for the next 50 years. Another moon or Mars sprint isn't the answer.
From 2014, and two — soon to be three — World of Warcraft expansions ago. If you were playing an Alliance character the music that played in your garrison — your home base for the Warlords of Draenor expansion — had a chord progression resembling a certain Eagles tune...