Some of you should already be familiar with July’s Featured Independent Musician of the Month. I made mention of him last week. He is the talent behind the song Unicorn Pegasus Kitten. As you can probably imagine, I am extremely excited to have him featured this month! What is more fitting than featuring a musician who writes about science fiction on Geeky Pleasures. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you: John Anealio (@JohnAnealio).
I do have to say, choosing only a handful of songs to feature was quite difficult. Normally I ask the musician to tell me which songs they want featured. John told me to pick whatever songs I wanted. Well… there is a problem with that. I quite enjoy all of his songs. It is very rare that when I listen to a musician, that I like every thing they have done. John is one of those few rare exceptions where I liked every single song for different reasons. Each of his songs share a very similar sound yet the sound is also varied between each song. I was torn between choosing songs that I love which not everyone may understand and choosing songs that I love that most people should grok. I think it would also be fair to say that my mood is dictating these choices a wee bit. Hopefully my mood didn’t overtake these choices too much and you can grok them. Sound wise, if you like Jonathan Coulton, I am pretty sure you will like John.
Below you will find his bio, some of his songs for your listening pleasure, a link to download 20 of his songs for free and links to purchase the rest of his music.
My name is John Anealio. In the summer of 2008, I launched the Sci-Fi Songs Blog as a way to combine my passion for music with my love of Science Fiction. Since that time, I’ve written, recorded, and released over 30 songs that were inspired by various Sci-Fi & Fantasy novels/movies/T.V. shows.
I’ve been told that my music sounds like Jonathan Coulton, Weezer, Jack Johnson, & Barenaked Ladies. I just like writing catchy songs that usually feature alternate-tuned acoustic guitar, vocal harmonies, synthesizers, and slide guitar solos.
Lots of my music is available for free, depending on how technical you are. You can get all of it for free if you really try. Please, download as much as you like, but I encourage you to check out the official Sci-Fi Songs CD, or the high quality MP3’s available through: CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon.
*I had to include this one. If you cannot listen to any of these songs because you are getting the blue lego, well…
So I now tell you, click this handy dandy link to download these songs and more FOR FREE. You will also find lyrics and a bit of background for each song, if that is the kind of thing you are into. I will point you above to the links to purchase his album Sci-Fi Songs, and if you look up… waaaaaaaay up… you will find the link to his website and twitter.