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David D. Levine
21 June 2016 @ 03:23 pm
Last year at OryCon I saw a performance by the PDX Broadsides, who describe themselves as "a trio of nerd enthusiasts who sing about science, piracy, superheroes, robots, and other geeky topics with great vigor and harmony." I knew that they had composed a custom sea chantey* for Portland cartoonist Lucy Bellwood's Baggywrinkles, and I asked them if they were interested in a commission for Arabella of Mars. Well, they were, and it's now complete! I'm just thrilled with how it came out.

You can listen to it using the gadget below, or click "download" to download the MP3 from BandCamp for a "pay what you will" price (which includes free!).



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* I use the spelling "chantey" rather than the equally valid "shanty" because I want to clarify that we are talking about a sailors' song here, rather than a shack.