Monday, August 18, 2014

Musical Monday - The Motherfucking Pterodactyl by Sarah Donner

One of the lesser known facts about Gen Con is that they have a fantastic music program featuring a couple dozen excellent musical acts which this year included (among others) great acts like The Doubleclicks, Molly Lewis, Five Year Mission, The Shake-Ups, and Sarah Donner. And although four days seems like a long time when you are making plans, it goes by so very fast, and it is so very exhausting. So planning for some time sitting and listening to some of this great music is something I suggest building into your schedule, You'll get some rest while being entertained, and if you happen to fall asleep, they'll wake you up and kick you out of the room before the next act, so you won't sleep through something you wanted to get to later (which is always a risk if you crash on one of the couches in one of the Con hotels).

But back to Sarah Donner, who we went to see perform for the second time, and who was just as brilliant this time around as she had been the last. And not to be outdone by the Doubleclicks and all their songs about dinosaurs (well, two songs about dinosaurs and one song about a synapsid), Sarah wrote her own song about a dinosaur (technically about a pterosaur). Except it isn't just a pterodactyl. It is a motherfucking pterodactyl. And later it mates with a bear which gives birth to a bearodactyl. I don't know how, so don't ask me. All I know is that I played a pregenerated druid for a Pathfinder session at Gen Con who had a bear animal companion, and I really wished it could have been a bearodactyl.

Previous Musical Monday: The Motherfucking Pterodactyl by Sarah Donner
Subsequent Musical Monday: Seize the Day by Symphony of Science (with Robin Williams)

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