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Julia Ecklar

Posted by shanoah on June 24, 2008

You know, the trouble with being naturally somewhat morbid is that by the time someone actually dies, you’ve used up all the good music for it.

In any case, while I was a George Carlin fan, I’ll let Sean cover his death. Instead, I thought I’d play some music sung by Julia Ecklar, filker extraordinaire:

Hope Eyrie/Apollo 11 – Julia Ecklar (written by Leslie Fish)

This is pretty much the unofficial anthem of sci-fi and space flight. You may also note that it is written by Leslie Fish, who is probably one of the best-known filkers out there.

As sung by Julia Ecklar, it pretty much becomes a hymn, and almost religious in tone. Which is as it should be.

The Eternal Flame – Julia Ecklar (written by Bob Kanefsky)

And here we have a discourse on what programming language God used to program the world. Yes, I am a geek. Oh, and this song is actually a parody of another song Julia Ecklar actually wrote, “God Lives In Terra”.

Lullaby for a Weary World – Julia Ecklar (written by TJ Burnside Clap)

The video is from the John Adams miniseries. And a lovely song, too, as usual for Julia Ecklar.

Terminus Est – Julia Ecklar

This song is inspired by Gene Wolfe’s “Book of the New Sun” books. So, if you’ve read them, you’re one up on me. The video is directed and edited by Per Malm.

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2 Responses to “Julia Ecklar”

  1. Oh, *nice* videos! I love Julia’s version of my “Hope Eyrie”, and I really enjoyed the video of her “Terminus Est”. Lovely stuff!

    Could I ask you to please link your site to mine? (www.lesliefish.com) I’m a Toddler on the Information Highway, and have no idea how to do that myself.

    –Leslie <

  2. shanoah said

    Oh, I did, actually. On Hope Eyrie, where it says (written by Leslie Fish), it links to your website. Though I linked to it again here, to be on the safe side.

    And I totally agree. I’d been hanging on to links to both of those videos for a while, looking for a good opportunity to post them.

    And if I’d found a video to her singing your song, “Horsetamers Daughter”, I’d certainly have posted that. That song was what got me looking for more music either written by you, or sung by Julia, in the first place.

    Of course, the song is 13 and a half minutes, which I think is longer then youtube allows, anyways.

    I believe I found it here, thinking about it.

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