Sometimes life throws cool stuff your way. And sometimes life drops the ball and Sci-Fi Songster John Anealio steps in and throws something cool your way.
John has just made his 4-song Halloween E.P. available for download. You can download for free…or you can listen for free first below and then do John a solid and let him know you like his stuff by naming your price and buying it.
Listen after the jump!
Sci-Fi Songster John Anealio (he loves it when you call him that) is now offering his new song “I’ll Be Your Thor” for the low, low price of free. He says the song is dedicated to his wife, but there’s a lot of love for Chris Hemsworth in there.
Listen below, of head on over to his site and sing along with the lyrics.
Thrill to the soothing sounds of
“Batman Smells (A Rebuttal)” and “The Millennium Falcon For Christmas”, as well as the soon-to-be-classics “Winter Day” and “Is A Chupacabra Kosher?”…
Head on over to John’s blog and start downloading Seasons Geekings!
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. There’s been a whole slew of great geek-related music that’s come out recently, and it’s too good to pass by. For your listening pleasure:
While the rest of America was stuffing their faces with turkey, SciFi Songster John Anealio was hard at work writing another song.
“The Ferryman” was inspired by John Mierau’s Walk The Fire, a shared world, science fiction anthology that features stories by Jake Bible, Jason Andrew Bond, Brand Gamblin, Nathan Lowell, Patrick McLean, Edward W. Robertson, J. Daniel Sawyer, Matthew Sanborn Smith and John Mierau.
Give it a listen right here.
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John Anealio writes songs about science fiction and fantasy and other geeky things. Alternate-tuned acoustic guitar picking, soaring synthesizers, and catchy pop hooks power his odes to androids, princesses, and vampires. His newest album, available on his website JohnAnealio.com as well as iTunes is the Chuck Wendig named album Laser Zombie Robot Love. He also recently released a free single to commemorate the fall of Felix Baumgartner from space to the ground. He is the co-creator and co-host of The Functional Nerds and has come up with theme songs for a variety of other podcasts as well, including the one for the SF Signal podcast.
I decided to sit down with John to learn more about him and his writing and creative process…
Paul Weimer: Laser Zombie Robot Love is your newest album. But where did the idea of doing geeky songs, as opposed to, say, covers or homages to Rush or Emerson Lake and Palmer come from?
John Anealio: For years, I was a straight-up folk/pop singer/songwriter. My songs were about relationships and other typical subject matter. As my writing grew, I started to write about all kinds of things. The first CD that I put out as a typical singer/songwriter included a song about vampires and one titled Orbit. At one point, I decided to focus my writing on subjects that would appeal to genre fans and tech geeks. Part of the idea behind this stemmed from my then, new found interest in blogs and podcasts. I was reading all of these Sci-Fi review blogs and I thought if I wrote songs inspired by the books that these folks were reviewing, then they’d probably enjoy them and maybe even spread the word about them. That was the start and it pretty much worked. However, it quickly changed to writing about all different subjects and themes within the genre, not just about specific Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books.
Leave it SciFi Songster John Anealio to tap into the consciousness of geek pop culture. Here’s his ode to space-jumper Felix Baumgartner.
In episode 148 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down to chat with Singer/Songwriter John Anealio
About John Anealio:
With little more than an alternate-tuned acoustic guitar and a dog-eared copy of The Hobbit, Sci-Fi Songwriter John Anealio composes and performs geeky anthems for writers, librarians, lovers of Science Fiction, Best Buy customers, and robots. His music sounds like John Mayer, Weezer, and James Taylor playing Dungeons and Dragons together on their iPhones. He is the Co-Host of The Functional Nerds Podcast
Sci-Fi Songster and SF Signal contributor John Anealio shared a stage with Paul and Storm at Nerdtacular last weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah. Here’s the video. John’s set begins at the 26-minute mark.
EDIT (from Patrick): The video is no longer available – we hear there will be a youtube version uploaded soon – when it is, we’ll re-add it back to this post.
Sorry folks – it was a really great video. Anealio’s laser show put Pink Floyd’s live show to shame!
SciFi Songster (he loves it when I call him that) John Anealio has just released a new must-listen track “The Empire State“, a song commissioned by Mur Lafferty and Angry Robot Books for the WorldBuilder project, the companion website to Adam Christopher’s novel Empire State.
Listen to the song right here…