Filk, apparently. 

I am a poor Space fairing stranger.
Travelin' from that world below.
There'll be no hunger, toil, or danger
On that bright world to which I go.

Filk, apparently. 

I could probably do this whole song.

Ah hell, I'm starting a space band.

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Space folk musing 

Country, blue grass, and hillbilly music is the perfect music for space, because it's the music of the working class, and you bet your ass that space fairing folk will be working class.

I'm might rewrite some folk and gospel songs to be about outerspace and try to talk @DoctorDeathray in to recording some backing parts and vocal accompaniment.

I'm not a vocalist, or a musician.

But I'm going to sing, and play something if I do this.

re: Space folk musing 

@ajroach42 @DoctorDeathray a theremin playing the part of a harmonica is completely appropriate in my professional opinion...

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@djsundog @DoctorDeathray that was the basic plan, but with a really overdone delay or echo.

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@ajroach42 @djsundog ok, so into all of this! Space folk is about to be my jam. Once we make it.

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@DoctorDeathray @ajroach42 @djsundog ok quality on that one is dogshit, here’s the stage feed: youtu.be/C587cB404_Q

Space folk musing 

@ajroach42 @DoctorDeathray This gives me serious Future Folk vibes, though they were more of a comedy band.

Space folk musing 

@ajroach42 @DoctorDeathray There's a Jack Vance novella that argues this. Plot summary: to gain entry into the galactic league of civilized species, earth has to send cultural ambassadors to an art contest (or face annihilation - as far as I remember, the stakes were high as they tend to be in this kind of story). The opera singers don't impress the jury, but the crew's jug band does.

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@ajroach42 @DoctorDeathray It would be interesting to see folk instruments optimized for space and weight or built from scratch, like futuristic versions of cigar box guitars.

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@mhd @ajroach42 I'm so here for space cigar box guitars

Space folk musing 

@ajroach42 @DoctorDeathray
It's not really folk, and not about space in the lyrics at all, but this is the first thing I thought of when you said space music:

Fear For the Storm
procyonpodcastnetwork.bandcamp

That audio-drama/podcast is SO good.

Space music 

@kingannoy @ajroach42 @DoctorDeathray
sweet, my favourite space music is probably Splendour & Misery, Clipping's scifi concept album. Partially influenced by folk music (spirituals) so I think it counts

youtu.be/VpXiEb2KVoY

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