"I am blown away." -Gregory Frost, author of Shadowbridge and Lord Tophet
"A nuanced and beautiful piece of music." -Kay Kenyon, author of Bright of the Sky
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:
A man has to pay the bills.
Some Cool Things That Have Happened
- Pyr Books commissioned a song for Mike Resnick's Starship series of books. The sheet music & lyrics for my song: "The Ballad of Wilson Cole" appear in the appendix of Resnick's Starship:Flagship.
- I wrote a Battlestar Galactica influenced song called "Cylon #6" that was noticed and endorsed by actress Tricia Helfer.
- My most popular song: "George R.R. Martin is Not Your Bitch" (27,000 downloads and counting) amused both Neil Gaiman and George R.R. Martin.
- Lots of my songs have been featured on a bunch of way cool podcasts like Wired Magazine's GeekDad, The Sword & Laser, Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing, Seattle Geekly, The ForceCast, and Beam Me Up.