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Hey Mr DJ: Ring of Power Edition

The Hobbit comes out in theaters next weekend. I’m a life-long fan of the book. No surprises there. Still, I’ll pass on seeing it in the theater. A night out at the movies is too much to spend for a story that I already know. And if I need to see awe-inspiring visuals of New Zealand’s natural wonders, I’ll ask CM to get a camera and email me some landscape shots or something. No, I can wait for this on Netflix.

I did enjoy the LOTR trilogy, even though there were a few changes that annoyed me. Nevertheless, I can always get into a great story, especially if it’s supported by great scenes and special effects (not eye-raping me with them, Mr. Lucas)

Let’s take this week’s DJ thread on an epic fantasy quest with dragons, space cowboys, magic items, nightmare creatures, beautiful princesses, and sorcery. I, Lord Thrill the Fell Lyricmancer of the Middle-West, have made my evil decree demanding:

1. All music with a fantasy or sci-fi element (ok, but not preferred) in the title, lyrics, sound, or video.  Myth, legend, fairy tales etc

2. Anything from any fantasy-type film or television soundtrack

3. By request, let us pay homage to the legendary, late Dave Brubeck.

4. You may undertake a solo quest and play your own off-topic selections…Know though that you’ll be totally DOOMED!

5. Music about nerd-dom.  Nerd persecution is permitted too, even though none of us will really be free until it ends, saith Gilbert.

Bilbo Ballad Bonus: A song that tells a whole story within 1-5.

Crom, aid me. Or not. In that case…TO HELL WITH YOU!

First up is the worst song on the topic I know of. Ever may it curse and trouble this unhappy world.

Next, a Brubeck tribute: That Old Black Magic

Who will dare challenge me with the dark ranks of my leftwing troll army and wicked MP3 spellbook? Lo! Perhaps these Brass Age Heroes of Yesterweek?

For pfluffy, Slayer of Minaj: Within You by David Bowie

For Santino, Champion of the North and Bearer of the Mithril Codpiece: The Crane Wife  by The Decemberists

For Mississippi Yankee, Commander of the Right from the King’s Hellhound Riders: Princess and the Frog by Jim Jones Revue

For Iconoclast, Paladin of the Holy Order of Van Halen’s Axe: FantasMic by Nightwish

For Biggie G, High Cleric of Darkened Souls: Paladin’s Last Stand by The Black Angels

The embedded video is your playlist.  I’ll update it as I can get to it.  I’m busy, being an evil overlord and all that.

 

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  1. Dave D says:

    The Nimoy tune is only surpassed by Shatner’s Rocket Man.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hARDXYz2io

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  2. Dave D says:

    Also, Nimoy is half of the subject of the COOLEST pix I have ever wittnessed:

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=448819558484607&set=a.427752363924660.104338.266198070080091&type=1&relevant_count=1

    Spck leaning on a Riviera coolness!

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  3. thelastdakrat says:

    I’ll take the low hanging fruit here.

    Mr. Roboto

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=CzzZkkiJMv8

    Iron Man

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  4. Biggie G says:

    Low hanging fruit? You’ve got nothing on this. I didn’t even have to think for this one.

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  5. FPrefect89 says:

    Iron Maiden Transylvania
    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GY0RZriJ3gk&w=420&h=315

    Alexander the Great
    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oTEQf1d9Iw&w=420&h=315

    I like the cover art for Somewhere in Time. Got my favorite saying on it, “This is a very boring painting”

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  6. Iconoclast says:

    Some of these are definitely off the beaten path…

    Dead Can Dance — Chant of the Paladin

    Enya — Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)

    Nightwish — Wishmaster

    Styx — Castle Walls

    Dave Brubeck Quartet — Take Five

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  7. thelastdakrat says:

    And some fantasy.

    Puff the Magic Dragon

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  8. Thrill says:

    Puff the Magic Dragon

    [/smacks forehead

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  9. thelastdakrat says:

    Hmm. I think I even scored a Bilbo Ballad Bonus with that one.

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  10. Iconoclast says:

    I’m putting up another version of Wishmaster, honoring today’s anniversary…

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  11. Thrill says:

    Hmm. I think I even scored a Bilbo Ballad Bonus with that one.

    Yup.

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  12. Santino says:

    Apologies if I’ve repeated anyones posts (YouTube is blocked at work, but I can Google songs and copy the URLs, that’s how dedicated I am!).

    As Champion of the North I bring you some Canadian music.
    Rush 2112 (correct link added to playlist –Thrill)
    Aldo Nova – Fanatasy

    Queen – Flash

    Ultimate nerd!

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  13. West Virginia Rebel says:

    If you want a Hobbit fix, you may remember this version:

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fw0lEaxiVs&w=560&h=315

    Personally, I’m waiting for:

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diP-o_JxysA&w=560&h=315

    Meanwhile:

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkysjcs5vFU&w=420&h=315
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  14. Thrill says:

    Updated through WVR. I’m impressed! I knew this thread was Metal-friendly, but you guys are kicking my ass. Brilliant!

    Dave:

    The Nimoy tune is only surpassed by Shatner’s Rocket Man.

    The Shat’s misses outweigh his hits, yes. But this is an awesome cover:

    Common People

    Icon, I got something you might like if you’re into the new age-y music. It’s from the old videogame Gemfire. I used to play hell out of it. Turned out to be pretty good music when Midori got a hold of it with some real instruments instead of the 8-bit stuff:


    Erin’s Theme

    Red

    Orchids

    Get ur geek on.

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  15. Iconoclast says:

    For the nerd/geek contingent…

    One of the best things I found about downloading and installing a Linux distro was a game called GL Tron — the GL refers to the open source Graphics Library that takes advantage of GPU acceleration (how’m I doin’ so far with the geekiness?), and the background music for this game was/is Revenge of the Cats…

    This post should peg the geek meter.

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  16. Thrill says:

    GL Tron

    Oh, shit. That was (surprisingly) awesome! More so because your explanation made it sound like it wouldn’t be.

    Ode to Nerds: In the Garage by Weezer

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  17. pfluffy says:

    Nerdy fantasy! I’ll take obscure for 1000!

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  18. pfluffy says:

    And, of course:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE-Q7i-ukig

    It’s counterintuitive, but I always assumed it was satire.

    ETA: for some reason it doesn’t want to embed.

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  19. Mississippi Yankee says:

    Savage Garden performing To The Moon & Back

    DaveD were you making fun of Mr. Nimoy? ‘Cause I drive a 1992 Buick Riviera, pearl white ;)

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  20. pfluffy says:

    Not so nerdy, but pure fantasy, perhaps drug-related.

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  21. Mississippi Yankee says:

    This entire album and DVD was firmed and recorded at Slane Castle in Ireland

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdFHGFkyew4

    And that fiddle player makes my bathing suit area feel jumpy

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  22. Thrill says:

    What time is it? AAAADVENTURE TIME!

    More soundtrack action:

    Inner Universe by Yoko Kanno (Ghost in the Shell theme)


    The Bridge of Khazad-Dum
    (LOTR)


    Heavy Metal
    by Sammy Hagar (Heavy Metal)

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  23. thelastdakrat says:

    Excellent choice with the Savage Garden, MY. Haven’t heard that in forever.

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  24. Mississippi Yankee says:

    I was doing some really good mescaline the first time I heard the story of Oblio. Liked it so much I tried to re-name my dog Arrow, thankfully saner mind ruled the day,

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  25. Thrill says:

    My all time favorite video:

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  26. Mississippi Yankee says:

    Thrill, I like that Jim Jones Revue…a lot

    thelastdakrat, those two boys were great balladeers, Too bad they only did two albums/CDs.

    How about some space and Christmas?

    It’s actually a Christmas song sung an Irish singer named Lisa Lambe. But the first time I heard it, I also thought of Doctor Who. :D

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  27. pfluffy says:

    My all time favorite video:

    Made me laugh, Thrill. “Shaolin Bear Strike” FTW !!!

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  28. pfluffy says:

    And that fiddle player makes my bathing suit area feel jumpy

    She looks like one of those girls trying real hard to look like Barbie. Cute, though.

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  29. pfluffy says:

    For my mandatory metal selection:

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  30. Thrill says:

    Ah, good, pfluffy. Time to get serious.

    Raistlin and the Rose by Lake of Tears (And if you think we’re dorks here, go read the comments at the link.)

    Ride the Dragon by Manowar

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  31. pfluffy says:

    You aren’t kidding, Thrill. Those folks take their Raistlin very seriously. Makes me not feel so dorky watching “Countdown to Apocalypse” on History.

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  32. Mississippi Yankee says:

    She looks like one of those girls trying real hard to look like Barbie. Cute, though.

    Albeit a very talented one. Her name is Máiréad Nesbitt

    She has been a piano player since the age of four, and began playing the violin at age six.

    Does she affect your bathing suit area too?

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  33. Thrill says:

    Ah, but Raistlin IS badass though. And the idiots who are saying he wasn’t really evil are fucking deluded. The guy would step on anybody to get what he wanted.

    Shit, I’m out-dorking them, aren’t I?

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  34. pfluffy says:

    Shit, I’m out-dorking them, aren’t I?

    Lol, just a little :).

    Does she affect your bathing suit area too?

    Sadly, no; I am not into pie. But nothing is dorkier than Pi

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  36. Iconoclast says:

    An electrified Fairy Tale from Todd Rungren and Utopia….

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  37. West Virginia Rebel says:

    Nerd rock

    More nerd rock

    Some nerd history

    And finally, the apocalypse.
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  38. Mississippi Yankee says:

    And what have we learned..never fuck with Rammstein ants

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  39. AlexInCT says:


    Casey Jones Was a Son of a Bitch!

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  41. pfluffy says:

    O.M.G., Alex. That commercial is the funniest damn thing I’ve ever seen on TV, bar none. The exec that came up with that one should be made head of the agency. Dave and I sit and stare at its abject weirdness every time it comes on.

    I love Southern Comfort !!!

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  42. CM says:

    Smeagol Rock
    Troll Over Beethoven
    Every Rose Has Its Thorin
    Good Gollum Miss Molly
    Smaug On The Water
    Ring Of Shire
    Baggins the USSR
    Mordor On The Dancefloor
    Wake Me Up Before You Frodo

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  43. Thrill says:

    Oh!

    Numenorean Rhapsody
    Mordor Love
    Balrog Blitz
    Rock the Khazad
    Don’t Fear the Ring-Bearer
    She-Lob
    You’re So Dain
    Hungry Like a Warg
    Nazgul Love Triangle
    Cry Me a Rivendell
    I’m Like a Bard
    Man in the Boromir

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  44. CM says:

    Gandalf Style
    Black Magic Saruman
    It’s Raining Dwarves (Hallelijah wood)
    Moria’s Too Tight To Mention
    Black Riders On The Storm
    Breebird
    Weathertop With You

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  45. Thrill says:

    Pelennor City
    Every Black Breath You Take
    Take a Palantir
    Amon-Sul Pie
    Smells Like Took Spirit
    Beorn in the USA
    You Dropped a Bombadil on Me

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  46. CM says:

    Mirkwood City Limits
    Aragorn Fuck You Up
    Rollin’ In The Helm’s Deep
    It’s The Ent Of The World (And I Feel Fine)
    (She’s Got) Legolas
    Heaven Is A Place On Middle-Earth
    Elven Better Than The Real Thing

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  47. CM says:

    Orc This Way
    Jealous Uruk-hai
    Sauron Seems To Be The Hardest Word
    Doom Doom Shake Shake The Room
    Tolkien ‘Bout A Revolution

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  48. Thrill says:

    Low Strider
    (I Can’t Get No) Silmarillion
    Unchained Melkor
    Eye of the Tower
    Looks Arwen Everything

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  49. Thrill says:

    Shut Your Mouth (of Sauron)
    Goldberry Beret
    Gloin Up
    Barad-dur to the Bone

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  50. CM says:

    Billy Idol special:
    Hobbit In The City
    White (Wizard) Wedding
    All-Seeing Eyes Without A Face
    Dancing With My Elf

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