As Gambit we released the resulting tape of filksongs. We had done something a little different though - filk music is usually folk-influenced, and most often based on existing tunes. We had produced almost entirely original work, with one exception, and all the original songs were pop and rock influenced. Cameron's heavy rock approach to two of the songs took many traditional filkers by surprise, but the style we had suited the material.
The question some of you have been asking for the last two paragraphs is "What the hell does filk mean? Filk, or a filksong, is a corruption of folksong. Its exact origins are lost in time, but it's believed to be a misspelling which occurred when describing a long-term activity in science fiction fandom - that of reworking the lyrics to old folksongs.
If you'd like to know more about the people who made the tape, check out our biographies:
Each song had ideas and inspirations, and some of my views on the characters and what drove them. I have put a short note explaining some of this on The Songs Page.
This page was prepared by Narrelle Harris. If you have any comments please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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