No, we’re not getting into politics. If you’re not familiar with the musical “Hamilton,” the title comes from a line by Thomas Jefferson after some very unhappy and dark things happen in the second act. It seemed appropriate to borrow it for this post for two reasons – the post this morning, and the content of this one.
I’ve mentioned a passing interest in the musical before, right? Well, I may have spent part of my day filking part of it. Filking, for the unaware, is the act of taking an existing song and rewriting it to make it about something else, usually a science fiction or fantasy property. That’s where filking got its start, anyway. I first played around with filking in my previously mentioned Highlander fandom days. I may have tried to filk the entire “A Kind of Magic” album. I made it three songs in, I think. Thankfully, those efforts are well-hidden in a defunct forum and a more defunct Tripod-hosted website.
Given the theme of this blog,you can guess what the subject matter of my parody is, right?