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Friday, June 09, 2006

TGIF - Thank God It's Firefly Day 4

Remember The Ballad of Jayne?  If you're a Browncoat, then of course you do!  The Bedlam Bards loved Firefly so much, that they created an homage, "The Ballad of Joss", and an entire album of Firefly/Serenity -inspired music,

On the Drift: Music Inspired by Firefly and Serenity

The Ballad of Joss  .MP3
by Bedlam Bards

Joss, the man they call Joss . . .

He wrote about spaceships
       and shepherds and whores,
Stood up to the networks
       and gave ‘em what for.
Fox cancelled his program,
       but that was their loss--
The creator of Firefly,
       the man they call Joss!

Our Joss saw the viewers’ hearts breakin’,
He heard the Browncoats’ lament,
He saw the Fox network takin’,
His show in a way that made no sense.
(He said) “You can’t do that to my program,
Can’t grind it under your heel.”
So he took all the cast,
And now at last,
They’ve landed a Big Damn Movie deal!

He wrote about spaceships and shepherds and whores,
Stood up to the networks and gave ‘em what for.
Fox cancelled his program, but that was their loss--
The creator of Firefly, the man they call Joss!

Now here is what separates Whedon,
From writers who slave in the core,
The man they call Joss,
Well, he said to Fox,
“I’m going where no show has gone before.”
He told us about reavers,
He told us about sin,
He took us to the black,
And we ain’t comin’ back,
‘till all those crazy Browncoats rise again!

He wrote about spaceships and shepherds and whores,
Stood up to the networks and gave ‘em what for.
Fox cancelled his program, but that was their loss--
The creator of Firefly, the man they call Joss!

Now, here is what separates Firefly
From other shows you’re likely to see—
It’s meaningful and witty,
And the setting’s really gritty,
And the theme song is about Serenity.
It’s a little like a western,
And a little like X-Files,
It’s better than Trek,
And funnier than Shrek,
And it beats out Andromeda by miles!

He wrote about spaceships and shepherds and whores,
Stood up to the networks and gave ‘em what for.
Fox cancelled his program, but that was their loss--
The creator of Firefly, the man they call Joss!


(Anyone else think the line "better than Trek" should read "better than crack", tehee!)

 
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