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Weekend Playlist: Recent Geek Music

November 30, 2012 // 2 Comments

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. [...]

SF/F Music in the Mainstream

March 23, 2012 // 1 Comment

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 [...]

Weekend Playlist: Music to Read To

March 9, 2012 // 1 Comment

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 somewhat [...]

Weekend Playlist: Steampunk!

February 10, 2012 // 4 Comments

…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 [...]

Weekend Playlist: Geek Christmas!

December 23, 2011 // 0 Comments

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 November [...]

Weekend Playlist: Songs About Mars

December 2, 2011 // 7 Comments

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, [...]

Weekend Playlist: War

November 11, 2011 // 1 Comment

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 [...]

Weekend Playlist: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic

October 21, 2011 // 2 Comments

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 [...]

Weekend Playlist: Songs about Moon

October 14, 2011 // 1 Comment

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 a [...]

Weekend Playlist: Songs About Firefly

October 7, 2011 // 4 Comments

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 [...]

Weekend Playlist: Reader Recommendations

September 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Weekend Playlist: Songs About Zombies

September 16, 2011 // 2 Comments

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 [...]

Weekend Playlist: Jonathan Coulton

September 9, 2011 // 2 Comments

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 [...]

Weekend Playlist: Songs About ‘Star Wars’

September 2, 2011 // 6 Comments

Welcome to The Weekend Playlist, a regular look at science fiction references and popular music and a mix tape of music for you to tide you over until next week. This week, [...]

Weekend Playlist: Songs About Gaming

August 26, 2011 // 1 Comment

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 you [...]
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