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Weekend Playlist: Recent Geek Music

It’s been a little while since we’ve done a Weekend Playlist feature, which has moved to occasional status as we’ve drifted to various projects. [...]

November 30, 2012 // 2 Comments

SF/F Music in the Mainstream

Here’sa group of songs that are particularly well known from their films. You might hear them on the radio, and when you do, you’re pretty sure you know what [...]

March 23, 2012 // 1 Comment

Weekend Playlist: Music to Read To

Last week, I was laid up in bed with a nasty cold, unable to do much but prop myself up with a good book. If I’m going to be missing work, I might as well be [...]

March 9, 2012 // 1 Comment

Weekend Playlist: SF/F Songs About Love

We recently celebrated Valentine’s Day and while it’s a little behind the curve, it did get me thinking about what songs grab you by the heart: No related [...]

February 24, 2012 // 3 Comments

Weekend Playlist: Steampunk!

…And we’re back! I had a couple of columns for Janauary that I’d been working on, and which were subsequently lost to computer problems. To kick off [...]

February 10, 2012 // 4 Comments

Weekend Playlist: Geek Christmas!

Happy holidays! There’s geek music from just about everyone out there, and I know that I’m completely sick of it already. (Some radio stations had begun [...]

December 23, 2011 // 0 Comments

Weekend Playlist: Songs About Mars

Welcome back to the Weekend Playlist! We hope that you had a good week off for Thanksgiving, and now that the holiday is over, we’re back to full swing. On Saturday, [...]

December 2, 2011 // 7 Comments

Weekend Playlist: War

We’re back after an unexpected break! In all of speculative fiction, there’s very little that captures the public’s imagination quite like stories of [...]

November 11, 2011 // 1 Comment

Weekend Playlist: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic

The first real ‘geek’ musician that I really followed was “Weird” Al Yankovic. His fantastic Star Wars parodies opened me up to quite a bit of new [...]

October 21, 2011 // 2 Comments

Weekend Playlist: Songs about Moon

Not *the* moon, but Duncan Jone’s fantastic film, Moon. It’s remained one of my favorites, despite repeated viewings, and I fully believe that this will become [...]

October 14, 2011 // 1 Comment

Weekend Playlist: Songs About Firefly

On to a new group of songs! The first block of music (five weeks, plus a break and reader feedback) saw songs about books, zombies, Star Wars, and more, and with this new [...]

October 7, 2011 // 4 Comments

Weekend Playlist: Reader Recommendations

The first part of the Weekend Playlist is over, and we’re already up to six weeks! Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve gotten a number of recommendations from [...]

September 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

Weekend Playlist: Songs About Zombies

This week, we get to a subject that’s been covered quite a bit, with a good variety of songs: zombies. One thing that I’m continually impressed with is the [...]

September 16, 2011 // 2 Comments

Weekend Playlist: Jonathan Coulton

Last week, Jonathan Coulton released his latest album, Artificial Heart, his first with a full backing band, produced by They Might Be Giants member John Flansburgh. The [...]

September 9, 2011 // 2 Comments

Weekend Playlist: Songs About Gaming

Welcome to a new feature here on SF Signal, The Weekend Playlist, a regular look at science fiction references and popular music and a mix tape of music for you to tide [...]

August 26, 2011 // 1 Comment

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