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2009-04-14
Rob Balder Here They Come 
Space exploration is probably the most venerable topic of filk music, and it was time I took a crack at it. So here's a little exploration epic about humanity's first starship...with a twist, of course. This is an original tune and arrangement, something I am trying to push myself to learn.

This song is now available on the following CDs:
   
Comments:
2009-04-14 maxgoof
That...is one interesting song.
2009-04-14 squirreludecker
dont worry, zefram cochrane will save us! he taught a pig to herd sheep, he can surely handle the alien diplomacy! hah
2009-04-14 devospice
Beautiful song, Rob!
2009-04-14 Mal
EXCELLENT! I give it 5 tophats!
2009-04-14 Knarf
Not so much funny, but definitely good.
2009-04-14 AiYume
Jesus Christ, Balder. After your political satire and sophisticated fart jokes, you bring intelligence and reflection to human space exploration. A touch depressing, but I love the irony. Looking forward to your brief history of time in iambic pentameter.
2009-04-14 Break Man Z
Very interesting song, Rob. Glad I could help in my own way. I helped provide the Car Hop Song from the Flintstones if people wonder.
2009-04-15 davidtanny
Great work, Rob. Some funny, some nonfunny mixed in. Might use it on Dave's Music Notes as well as Podcast Fun.
2009-04-15 saganth
Whoa nilly.... this song gave me goosebumps AND shivers!! Haunting, disturbing, and yet hopeful... I can't help but think of The Doctor's words at the end of The Christmas Invasion: "I gave them the wrong warning. I should have told them to run, as fast as they can. Run and hide, because the monsters are coming - the human race."
2009-04-15 batlrar
My gee-osh. This is amazing, Rob! The song sounds amazing; really professional. The message is deep and well entwined in the lyrics. The added quotes are appropriate and wonderfully nostalgic and add a touch of authenticity to the tone of the song. Yikes, this is great.
2009-04-16 Insane Ian
Pegasus what? ;-)
2009-04-16 garnsr
I'm all for original songs on the FuMP, this isn't my favorite Balder song, but keep trying to get out that originality, don't just settle for parodies.
2009-04-17 hms42
Wow! That is very different from you and this was a good one.
2009-04-18 djseamus
Very Pink-Floyd-esque of you, Captain Balder. Shine on, you crazy diamond!
2009-04-20 madmanOTL
Loved the song. Keep up the good work.
2009-04-22 Cats of War
Awesome, Rob. Your best work yet by far. I probably would have left out the Carhop song at the end - you didn't need humor to make a very poignant point.
2009-04-27 Quinton
Created an account just so I could say "I really like this song." A little somber/dark. Very nice.
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