People are just throwing information at me for Tomorrow’s Songs Today, which this morning is just $2 short of the 25% mark in its IndieGoGo campaign. Leslie Fish has sent me some very useful background information, including how she came to write “Hope Eyrie.” Harold Stein has provided me with complete scans of Rick Weiss’s Filking Times. Most exciting of all, Karen Anderson and Astrid Bear have given me background information on Poul Anderson’s “Mary O’Meara,” including the original Danish song on which he based it. The song is Anna Lovinda. I can’t read Danish, but between the German and Danish cognates I can recognize and Google’s quirky translation (“the song must be worn at Sea Gull Wings”?), it’s clearly the same story.
This weekend I’m interviewing the Golds and Spencer Love.
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