GEEK PUB SONGS with Marc GunnAuthor: Marc Gunn
21 May 2018

GEEK PUB SONGS with Marc Gunn

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Pub Songs aren't just songs about drinking. For The Celtfather, these are fun songs you can sing-along and enjoy. Some are Irish or Scottish. Others are smash hits at science fiction conventions. Geek Pub Songs highlights the music of Marc Gunn, as well music from Celtic and Geek musicians that he loves. You'll enjoy this music over a pint at your local pub or while hanging out in your local game store. It's a show to make you smile.

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    Memorial Day Pub Songs #168

    We're gonna honor those who died while serving in the armed forces for Memorial Day. I picked a few songs for soldiers as well as those of parting and even one that's an satirical twist on how people celebrate the holiday. I also have my own little memorial for a musician friend who passed away recently.

    We have music from Marc Gunn, The Selkie Girls, The Rogues, 3 Pints Gone, Jed Marum, Bedlam Bards, Jiggernaut, Scooter Muse, The Changing Room.

    If you enjoy this show, LIKE it, SHARE it, post in the comments, or tell a friend. Then subscribe to the podcast and my mailing list at http://pubsong.net/

    WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY?

    0:12 "Bring Me Home, Boys" by Marc Gunn from Sci Fi Drinking Songs

    4:32 "Fall of Serenity Valley" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Single

    8:29 "The Parting Glass" by The Selkie Girls from Parting Glass

    13:44 "The Warrior's Salute" by The Rogues from RogueTrip

    17:52 "Freedom Costs" by Bedlam Bards & Marc Gunn from Firefly Drinking Songs

    22:07 TRIBUTE TO JED MARUM
    Jed Marum is a Celtic folk singer out of Dallas. He was a big part of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. I am broken-hearted to share that he died at the beginning of May at the age of 66. He was incredibly kind and generous performer who touched many lives, including mine.

    22:56 "Loch Lomond" by Jed Marum from Calla's Waltz

    26:46 PUB TALK

    27:57 "Two Minute's Silence" by Jiggernaut from The Well

    34:24 "Wear the Brown with Pride" by Marc Gunn from As Long As I'm Flyin'

    37:00 "The Parting" by Scooter Muse from Saddell Abbey

    Annie Binding, the Royal British Legion‘s community fundraiser for Cornwall, added:“The joint project by The Changing Room and The Lost Gardens of Heligan to produce a Cornish EP to commemorate the lives of the Heligan gardeners who served in The Great War will act as a poignant reminder of their sacrifices. The Lost Garden of Heligan’s support for The Royal British Legion over the past few years has been fantastic, and we hope to keep our partnership strong for many years to come as we continue to keep alive the memory of the fallen and support the future of the living.”

    41:07 "We Will Remember Them" by The Changing Room from Names On A Wall

    45:43 "The Sailboat Armada" by Marc Gunn from Kilted For Her Pleasure

    49:33 "Raise a Glass in Parting" by Marc Gunn from Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits

    If enjoy any of these artists, please support the musicians who support this podcast, buy their merch, follow them on Spotify, and share the show.

    Geek Pub Songs was produced by Marc Gunn. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can join the Gunn Runners Club for as little as $1 per month to support my music. You can get regular updates of new videos, podcasts, lyrics, stories behind the songs, plus 21 songs for free at www.pubsong.net.

    THANK YOU PATRONS

    I want to thank everyone in the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. There are 143 people who pledge a $1 or more per month so that I can keep creating new music and entertainment for you. You are amazing.  I want to thank my newest Gunn Runners: Russell Witte-Dycus, Craig Wallerstein, Mark Albright, Rob Wilson.

    Go to marcgunn.net to express your generous nature today!

     

    PUB TALK

    The next CeltfatherLive concert is scheduled for Sunday, May 20 at 8 PM CST. Register at Celtfather.com/watch to join me for this free concert on YouTube.

    I finished up a video challenge on YouTube last month. It was called Video Every Day in April. I happily completed the challenge. So you can watch 30 new videos in a playlist I created. They are not all music. Some are vlogs for Gunn Runners and others are for musicians.

    That said, I have a bunch of new videos I've released. Every Tuesday, I put out a new music video. Right now, it's just me singing songs. But in the future, I hope to have more produced official music videos.

    In the meantime, I hope you'll check out my videos of "She's Shiny", "Browncoat Baby", "Spancil Hill" "Jasper Tabby Kitty Cat-y", "Lord of the Pounce" and "Molly Malone". I think the videos are getting better. I'd love your thoughts.

    I released two new singles to Patrons. The one in April is a comedy song called "Why Do You Torture Me?". The May one is of the "Mingulay Cat Song". There's also a podcast all about that episode on Celtfather Music & Travel. Check the link in the shownotes for details.


  • Posted on 20 May 2018

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    Funny Cat Songs #167

    I have a new album up on Kickstarter. It's Sea Shanties for Cat Lovers. I have an extremely ambitious goal. So I need your support and I need your help sharing the project. You'll find a link in the shownotes.

    For that reason, today's Geek Pub Songs is dedicated to funny cat songs. With two albums of Irish Drinkings for Cat Lovers, I have quite a few cat songs. But I also found a few funny cat songs by other artists.

    This week in the Geek Pub, you'll enjoy music from Marc Gunn, Jamie Anderson, Ed Miller, Sarah Donner.

    If you enjoy this show, LIKE it, SHARE it, post in the comments, or tell a friend. Then subscribe to the podcast and my mailing list at http://pubsong.net/

    WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY?

    0:12 "Kitty at the Door" by Marc Gunn from Whiskers in the Jar

    4:46 "What Shall We Do With a Catnipped Kitty" by Marc Gunn from Whiskers in the Jar

    7:51 "When Cats Take Over the World" by Jamie Anderson from Never Assume

    11:16 "The Old Woman and Her Cat" by Ed Miller from Live at the Cactus Cafe

    13:54 "The Rebuttal of Schrodinger's Cat" by Sarah Donner from That Is a Pegasus

    17:10 MEMORIAL FOR TORRE GUNN

    17:36 "Catnipping Green" by Marc Gunn from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers

    22:02 PUB TALK

    24:32 "The Cat Came Back... The Cat's Perspective" by Marc Gunn from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers

    27:41 "Cat Mat Combat" by Sarah Donner from Hairball: Songs from the Depths

    29:45 "Lord of the Pounce" by Marc Gunn from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers

    35:29 "When the Dairy Farm Caught Fire" by Marc Gunn from Whiskers in the Jar

    Geek Pub Songs was produced by Marc Gunn. Special thanks to all of my patrons in the Gunn Runners Club. If you enjoyed this episode, please support the musicians who support this podcast, buy their merch, follow them on Spotify, and share the show. You can get regular updates of new videos, podcasts, lyrics, stories behind the songs, plus 21 songs for free. Subscribe to the podcast and newsletter at www.pubsong.net.

    THANK YOU PATRONS

    I want to thank everyone in the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. I have 141 patrons who pledge a $1 or more per month so that I can keep creating new music and entertainment for you.

    I updated the levels last month. Now there's a $5 per month Behind-the-Scenes level and the new $10 level allows you to get a bonus CeltfatherLive streaming internet concert every month.

    I want to thank my newest Gunn Runners: Darlene Kane, Valerie Petrovits, Ian Gifford, Steven Polunsky, Jenn Evans, Ed Powell, Philip Kennedy, Jerrie Adkins, Karen Cox, Andrew Lee, John Lude, River Godbee, Lisa Dalton, Dan, Erika Poole, Mike Mestemaker, Tina Good, and also Paige who raised her monthly pledge

    Go to marcgunn.net to become a patron today!

    PUB TALK

    I released three episodes of Celtfather Music & Travel last month. You can hear how my Firefly Drinking Songs came to be, learn ten fun St Patrick's Day facts, and hear the story behind "The Long Arm".

    The next CeltfatherLive concert is scheduled for Sunday, April 15 at 8 PM CST. Register at Celtfather.com/watch to join me for this free concert on YouTube.

    My old band, the Brobdingnagian Bards, launched our own Nagians Only Club on Patreon last month. As a result, we have started working on new music together. We released our first single at the end of March. And have more planned And of course, the Bards' patrons will get those tracks first.

    I have a brand new single that should be out very soon. It's called "Why Do You Torture Me?" And it's all about people requesting old songs that I no longer remember the lyrics to. The single will come out next month. But it'll be available to my patrons very soon.

    If you love my music, please follow me on Spotify. Add my songs to your playlist. If you're looking for a great playlist to get started with, check out Top Irish & Celtic Music of the Week.

    I know some musicians complain about how Spotify doesn't pay, but ye know what, streaming music is the future of the music industry. Yes, I would LOVE for you to buy my music too. But I'm honored that you would stream my music on Spotify as well. Please add it to your Spotify library and playlists. Spotify is great for sharing.

    Watch this video: What do you think of Spotify?

    March is over. So As Long As I'm Flyin', my new album of Firefly drinking songs is no longer available as a CD... or is it? I have left ONE way open for you to buy the album, that is through the Deluxe Package. Check out my Bandcamp page. You can get a Songbook, T-Shirt, tote bag AND a physical copy of the CD while they last.


  • Posted on 15 Apr 2018

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    Canton Radio #166

    You are listening to K.M.U.D - Canton Radio, bringing you the finest music on Higgins' Moon. Marc Gunn join us live today right here in the Canton Inn to tell us about this awesome new Browncoats album As Long As I'm Flyin'. So poor yourself a tankard of Mudder's Milk and relax.

    If you enjoy this show, LIKE it, SHARE it, post in the comments, or tell a friend. Then subscribe to the podcast and my mailing list at http://pubsong.net/

    This week in the pub, you'll enjoy music from Marc Gunn, Bedlam Bards, Mikey Mason, Kilted Kings.

    Special thanks to Matt Ledder who plays J. Wheaton in this show.

    WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY?

    0:09 "Monahan's Mudders' Milk" by Marc Gunn from Kilted For Her Pleasure

    3:31 "As Long As I'm Flyin'" by Marc Gunn from As Long As I'm Flyin'

    5:36 "The Ballad of Joss" by Bedlam Bards from On the Drift

    9:00 INTERVIEW

    13:39 "Hero of Canton" by Marc Gunn from As Long As I'm Flyin'

    15:37 "Kaylee" by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners' Tabby Cats from Live at the Cactus Cafe

    23:11 "She's Shiny" by Marc Gunn from As Long As I'm Flyin'

    27:26 "She Don't Like Firefly" by Mikey Mason from Impotent Nerd Rage

    We got a wave from Johannes Rimmer: "A train is going from an Alliance supply depot to a small mining town at 200 kph carrying 25kg of medicine to treat "Bowden's Malady," leaving at 7:10PM. At some point outside of town, the train is robbed by Nishka's hired guns in a job that lasts from one commercial break to the next. How much distance away from the town did the Browncoats have to be in order to begin the operation in time? Alternatively, estimate the amount of force (in Newtons) Mal had to exert on Crow's chest to kick him into Serenity's intake."

    32:57 "Blue Sun" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

    35:30 "Freedom Costs" by Bedlam Bards & Marc Gunn from Firefly Drinking Songs

    41:42 "Sail the Sky" by Marc Gunn from As Long As I'm Flyin'

    Thank you for listening. Geek Pub Songs was produced by Marc Gunn. If you enjoyed this episode, please support the musicians who support this podcast, buy their music, then share the show. Special thanks to all of my patrons in the Gunn Runners Club. Would you like 21 songs for Free? Plus get regular updates of what's new. Subscribe to the podcast and newsletter at www.pubsong.net.

     

    THANK YOU PATRONS

    I want to send out a very special thanks to my generous patrons in the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. These awesome people kindly support my music and allow me to keep this show running for nearly 13 years.

    The music business has changed. Streaming music is king. Musicians can no longer rely on CD sales to make a living. For that reason, I turned to Patreon to support my music.

    Here's how it works. You pledge a buck a or more every month. And Your generosity allows me to keep creating. You get monthly music in this Geek Pub Songs Podcast, fun adventures in Celfather Music & Travel, Behinds the Scenes look at the life of a musician, and Stories from the Road. Plus, every month, I'll send you a free song, video, or concert recording.

    This is one helluva deal for as little as a buck a month Please support what you love. Join the Gunn Runners Club today!

    I want to thank my newest Gunn Runners: Jennifer Bartlett, Jeff Peterson, Eva Schweber, Ari Koinuma

    Go to marcgunn.net to become a patron today!

     

    PUB TALK

    Hey there. I hope you enjoyed this interview from Canton Radio. Before I split, I wanted to share a little bit of news.

    My new Browncoat CD, As Long As I'm Flyin', is now on sale. Go to FireflyDrinkingSongs.com to get the physical album and the Deluxe Package with a shirt, songbook, totebag and more. Get 'em while they last.

    If you haven't registered to watch my next CeltfatherLive concert. Go to celtfather.com/watch/. This is a free, monthly, live streaming internet concert series. Register so you don't miss the next show. Did I mention it was free?


  • Posted on 04 Mar 2018

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    Hopeful Love Songs are Shiny! #165

    Welcome to the all new Geek Pub Songs. I say "new" but in all honesty, it's the same as the old Pub Songs Podcast but with a shiny new title and a new format. I changed to the title to fit a new niche. Yes, this show features a lot of Celtic music. As I am the host of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, I get a lot of awesome Celtic music. So you can expect that. But I wanted a title that better fits my music as well. Most of my original music is Geek Pub Songs. So I decided to make that the new focus.

    In this show, you will hear Celtic music and Geek music mixed together. You'll also get a sneak peek at my new album of music inspired by Firefly. Yes, my album of Browncoat drinking songs called As Long As I'm Flyin' comes out on March 6, 2018. So I want to share that music with you.

    Now the first section of each show will be the theme of the show. No telling what will pop in during the second set. But for now, I have some hopeful love songs that share.

    If you enjoy this show, LIKE it, SHARE it, post in the comments, or tell a friend. Then subscribe to the podcast and my mailing list at http://pubsong.net/

    This week in the pub, you'll enjoy music from Melanie Gruben, Serious Kitchen, The Elders, Jiggy, The Blibbering Humdingers, The Jackdaws,The Gatehouse Well,  Dan the Bard, The Founding, and of course, Marc Gunn.

    WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY?

    0:09 "A Faery Song" by Melanie Gruben from A Faery Song

    4:00 “She’s Shiny!” by Marc Gunn from As Long As I'm Flyin'

    8:15 “Open” by Serious Kitchen from Tig

    13:24 "This Is True" by The Elders from True

    17:40 “The Goodship Hope” by The Gatehouse Well from And the Sparks Did Fly

    21:25 "Bean Phaidin" by Jiggy from Translate

    26:25 PUB TALK

    30:21 "Elegy for a Nerf Herder" by The Blibbering Humdingers from Fantastic Geeks and Where to Find Them

    34:16 “The Long Arm” by Marc Gunn from As Long As I'm Flyin'

    37:00 "Molly" by The Jackdaws from Troubles

    41:08 "The Owlbear Song" by Dan the Bard from Cross-Genre References

    45:36 "Piper's Folly" by The Founding from Form.

    54:12 "Wear the Brown With Pride" by Marc Gunn from As Long As I'm Flyin'

    Thank you for listening. Geek Pub Songs was produced by Marc Gunn. If you enjoyed this episode, please support the musicians who support this podcast, buy their music, then share the show. Special thanks to all of my patrons in the Gunn Runners Club. Would you like 21 songs for Free? Plus get regular updates of what's new. Subscribe to the podcast and newsletter at www.pubsong.net.

    THANK YOU PATRONS

    I want to send out a very special thanks to my generous patrons in the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. These awesome people kindly support my music and allow me to keep this show running for nearly 13 years.

    The music business has changed. Streaming music is king. Musicians can no longer rely on CD sales to make a living. For that reason, I turned to Patreon to support my music.

    Here's how it works. You pledge a buck a or more every month. And Your generosity allows me to keep creating. You get monthly music in this Geek Pub Songs Podcast, fun adventures in Celfather Music & Travel, Behinds the Scenes look at the life of a musician, and Stories from the Road. Plus, every month, I'll send you a free song, video, or concert recording.

    This is one helluva deal for as little as a buck a month Please support what you love. Join the Gunn Runners Club today!

    I want to thank my newest Gunn Runners: Dan, Erika Poole, Mike Mestemaker.

    Go to marcgunn.net to become a patron today!

     

    PUB TALK

    Listen to the Top Irish & Celtic Music of the Week on Spotify.

    I first heard the song "Bean Phaidin" when I first took Gaelic lessons years ago. I love the melody, but I never really learned the lyrics. Now I feel like I've been missing out! Here's the lyrics.

    Last week, I posted an interview with my fellow hobbit musician, Samantha Gillogly, on the Celtfather Music & Travel podcast. You can find a link to that interview in the shownotes. Incidentally, Samantha has a new band called Revival that is now crowdfunding a new album on indiegogo.

    If you haven't heard yet, I am performing every Thursday in February at 11 am on my Facebook Live page. It's free show. I'll play about five songs on different themes. You can watch past ones there, or find individual song videos on my YouTube channel.

    I'm also playing this Friday, Feb 16 at Interstellar Ginger Beer & Exploration Co. in Alabaster, AL at 8 pm. I'm sharing Sci Fi Drinking Songs. If you can't make that, join me on Sunday, Feb 18th on Concert Window. I hope you will join me.

    March 6 is the official release of my Firefly CD. But in the meantime, you can get the Firefly Drinking Songs songbook as well as the Sci Fi Drinking Songs songbook in my merch store on Bandcamp.

    And since Valentine's Day just happened and you might be in the mood for love, I posted a beautiful Celtic Love sticker in the store as well. It is two cats beautifully bound together in a Celtic heart knotwork. It was designed by Ingrid Houwers. And best of all, you'll also be able to download my Celtic Love compilation, including two unique songs. The sticker is only $5.

    Bean Phaidin Lyrics

    It's a pity that I am not, that I am not
    It's a pity that I am not Páidín's wife
    It's a pity that I am not, that I am not
    And the woman he has is dead

    I would go to Galway, to Galway
    I would go to Galway with Páidín
    I would go to Galway, to Galway
    And I would return home with him in the boat

    I would go to the Clifden market
    And into Béal Áth in the Bay
    I would look in through the windows
    Hoping to see Páidín's wife

    May you break your legs, your legs
    May you break your legs, Páidín's wife
    May you break your legs, your legs
    May you break your legs and your bones

    I wore out my shoes, my shoes
    I wore out my shoes chasing Páidín
    I wore out my shoes, my shoes
    I wore out the soles and the heels


  • Posted on 13 Feb 2018

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    Famous Irish Songs #164

    We all have our favorite traditional Irish songs. I was curious what the most-popular ones were this year. I found a nice list on the web. I compiled my own list of Famous Irish Songs using music from bands featured in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. What songs are missing from this short list? Post in the comments. Then subscribe to the podcast and mailing list at http://pubsong.net/

    Enjoy music from Screeched Inn, The High Kings, Skully, The Gothard Sisters, Kilted Kings, Sligo Rags, Dun Aengus.

     

    WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY

    0:16 "Whisky in the Jar" by Screeched Inn from Screeched Inn

    4:57 "Rocky Road to Dublin" by The High Kings from Decade: Best of The High Kings

    8:07 "Molly Malone" by Skully from Irish Makeover

    12:06 "Wild Rover" by Brobdingnagian Bards from The Holy Grail of Irish Drinking Songs

    14:30 "Danny Boy" by The Gothard Sisters from Compass

    18:25 JOIN THE GUNN RUNNERS CLUB

    19:42 PUB TALK

    21:18 "Wild Mountain Thyme" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

    25:52 "The Irish Rover" by Sligo Rags from The Night Before the Morning After

    30:06 "Star of the County Down" by Dun Aengus from Fortified

    34:52 "Slainte Mhaith" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

     

    THANKS YOU PATRONS!

    I want to send out a very special thanks to my generous patrons in the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. These awesome people kindly support my music and allow me to keep this show running for over 12 years.

    The music business has changed. Streaming music is king. Musicians can no longer rely on CD sales to make a living. For that reason, I turned to Patreon to support my music.

    Here's how it works. You pledge a buck a or more every month. Your generosity allows me to keep creating. You get monthly music in the Pub Songs Podcast, fun adventures in Celfather Music & Travel, Behinds the Scenes look at the life of a musician, and Stories from the Road. Plus, every month, I'll send you a free song, video, or concert recording.

    Please show your support for what you love. Join the Gunn Runners Club today!

    I want to thank my newest Gunn Runners: Brian Morin, James Lawlor, Theodore Dykstra, Elizabeth Burkholder, Tarren Enn, Sarah Donner. A very special thanks to Laura May Sorkin, Jeremy Hendon, Jim Cope, Tom Smith, Scott & Anita Gorrell, Jason Denen, Eric Ray who increased their pledges.

    Go to marcgunn.net to become a patron today!

     

    PUB TALK

    If you want to watch live Pub Songs, then join me on Coffee with The Celtfather, every Tuesday in January at 9 AM. I'll play a few songs for you on my Facebook Live page. You can have fun and sing-along with me. I plan to do weekly shows on Facebook Live. Subscribe to my mailing list and check my website for February details.

    I have made my own recordings of every song in this show, plus lots more. Almost all of them can be found in my new Celtic Music 6-Pack. It's a CD and digital album collection with six Celtic albums. Find both the physical CDs and the digital copy in my Bandcamp Store. You can buy it all at one low price. Or stream the albums on Spotify.

    Please Follow me on Spotify!

    Spotify is my new project for 2018. I am creating a bunch of fun playlists highlighting my music and as well as that of bands I enjoy. Right now, I have several awesome playlists including:

    More are coming. If you have ideas for playlists, drop me a line. Or create your own, add my music and send me a link so I can follow it and share.

    Should I start a Patreon page for Brobdingnagian Bards?

    The Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. If you enjoyed this episode, please support the musicians who support this podcast, buy their music, subscribe to their mailing lists and share the show. Special thanks to all of my patrons in the Gunn Runners Club. Would you like 21 fun songs for Free? Plus get regular updates of what's new. Subscribe to the podcast and newsletter at  www.pubsong.net.


  • Posted on 23 Jan 2018

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