I hadn\'t even officially released \"A Tribute to Love\" when I started working on my next solo album--\"What Color Is Your Dragon? Folk Music with Delusions of Grandeur\".
The album started when I realized I have a LOT of songs recorded that are not yet available on full-length albums. I listened to many of them and realized most were filk songs.
So I decided that would be the main focus of this album. I would compile a list of songs on a variety of Sci Fi/fantasy genres including: Lord of the Rings, Bugs Bunny, Firefly, Star Wars, Dr. Who, and Harry Potter. Added to that would be a few songs I wrote a long, long time ago (not necessarily in a galaxy far away) and a few new songs exploring new musical genres (blues, in particular).
The result is my latest album available in August 2008--What Color Is Your Dragon?. The album features 17 tracks of fun music that one fan compared to the Brobdingnagian Bards\' chart-topping album, \"Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales\".
That is kind of appropriate because the first song on the album, \"Don\'t Go Drinking With Hobbits\" was inspired by real-life event that happened several years ago at DragonCon when I went out drinking with hobbits and by the end of the weekend was so sick I had no voice to sing with. \"The Virgin Diet\" was a song inspired by another song popularized by The Bards called \"Do Virgins Taste Better Medley\", as well as the fan-produced magazine that arose from that song, The Medieval Virgin.
I get a lot of emails from fans with song lyrics. Now and then some songs really stand out and I record them. \"The Nazgul Song\" and \"The Lusty Young Sith\" were written by fans who decided to parody songs played by Brobdingnagian Bards. The lyrics made me smile so much, I decided they had to be recorded.
Nevertheless, \"What Color Is You Dragon?\" has taken on a life of it\'s own as I dug into my experience to write most of these songs about some of my favorite Sci Fi and fantasy fandoms. This was a wonderful way to share my love of those fandoms in song. I am happy to share this album with you.
Oh! A special thanks to Nikki O\'Shea (www.dragonpressgraphics.com), the Bards Comic artist, who beautifully designed the CD cover. I hope you enjoy the new album.