oh god no
i'd managed to forget (the Furry Song) till now
You feel bad? Think how i feel; people won't let me forget it.
Also, that Youtube video irritates me a bit because nothing happens in it except for the lyrics. Not so much as one badly animated anthro fox. If people are going to make unsolicited videos of my songs, it absolutely has to be cooler than this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faGkcs-x9sE
Thematically i've moved on from feelgood sweeping generalisations to actual songs; i've written songs about long distance Internet relationships (Maybe One Day
), phantom tails (Human Tail
), fursonas as ideals (I should really be a bird
), songs with animal noises in them (Raar!
) or even just everyone's favourite word in the universe (YIFF!
) and irritated rants (Furry Outburst
) among others, partly just because i'd be writing music anyway and partly to get other people thinking about what "furry music" can be.
Other people are same idea, different form: Bucktown Tiger is rapping as a member of the furry community. The Furry Music Foundation (none of the specifically furry music on there has ever appealed to me personally) will have more examples.
I don't think furry music will ever fall down to being an actual sound
as such (the way that hip-hop, acid, metal or country are a sound with particular familiar elements to each of them), because although there's definitely a community of us posting stuff on FA (and places like it) i think there's too much diversity in the backgrounds of the musicians posting their wares for an actual sound to arise. Personally i think its great getting to listen to rap one second and then happening upon deeply experimental stuff the next, and then not knowing what the next furry song will sound like.
So if furry music exists, it's furry music for following a particular theme or muse (be it the experiences of the furry community, or using anthropomorphic animals as devices) instead of following particular structures, and that nicely parallels furry literature and furry art where there's no particular plot that has to be followed or material/technique used respectively. Then the distinction can be made between music made about furries (members of the furry community or anthro animals) by furries (analogous to the art on FA), or music made by other people with furry-interest themes (analogous to something like Robin Hood or Secret of NIMH).
No apologies for length, because that's where i'm stopping except to post one last link: a song i did called High Flier
built around a sample from Womble of the Universe
by the Wombles. They performed on TV and in person in womble costumes and were reportedly quite popular at gay clubs. (If you don't know who the Wombles are because you're too young or not part of the British Commonwealth where they were popular, google them.)