From Modern Mythcraft to Magical Surrealism

Musical blog for a beer!

Spinnng out of last week’s contest, we’re echoing writer Daniel Ausema and calling on you all to help SF move beyond its knee-jerk tendency to describe literary trends by merely adding the word “punk” as a suffix to them! That is, enough with the steampunk and the mythpunk and the whateverpunk — we want you to either suggest or actually show off new or latent subgenres of the fantastic that claim kinship with other musical traditions. As Daniel put it: “Where’s my Iron Age reggae? How about ray-gun prog-rock? Bronze Age bluegrass? Agrarian techno? I want a fantasy with the intricate acapella harmonies of Ladysmith Black Mambazo.”

So tell us what you got! At the end of the day, we’ll choose a winner and PayPal them $10. Have a refreshing weekend beer on us — preferably at a venue where there’s live music playing! (Minors, keep your melodies in a minor key and get a birch beer.)

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