The Pegasus Awards

Andrew Ross IF

 

Pegasus Nominations

Year Category Song Sample
2019 Best Writer/Composer  
2017 Best Writer/Composer    
2013 Best Writer/Composer    
2011 Most Badass Song Crispy Danish  


Andrew Ross 
(also known as "Miles Vorkosigan" on Facebook, "Admiral Wordsmith" in general fandom, and "Juniper Coeur de Lapin" in the SCA) is a person of several identities who was dragged to a filksing in 1997 by an over-enthusiastic friend, and found the first members of his adopted family in fandom. Today, his songs tend to focus on various media plots, political rants, and true stories from legal situations too crazy to make up.  He occasionally performs with a geek band called Possible Side Effects.

In the mundane world, Andrew is an attorney and proud father of three in Eugene, Oregon.  Outside the Pacific Northwest, his songs are most accessible via back issues of Xenofilkia and under the "Song-O-Matic" (52 songs in 52 weeks) caption on Facebook filk pages.



Representative Work for the 2019 Pegasus Awards

I've Read Everything (mp3)

Lyrics Copyright © by Andrew Ross, All rights reserved
Used by permission
(May be sung to: "I've Been Everywhere", by Johnny Cash)

I was checking out some books at the library the other day
Staggering with my load when another fellow came my way
"That's an awful lot to carry, you can put some in my bag"
So I thanked him, and we exited and hauled away our swag.
He asked me 'bout the great big pile of books I seemed to need
And I said, Listen....I've read everything there is to read!

I've read everything, man
I've read everything, man
I've read tons of books, man
For farmers, kids and cooks, man
Shelves adorn my wall, man
Man, I've read it all!

I've read Beowulf, Nero Wolfe, Virginia Woolf, The Sea Wolf
Pooh, Camus, Angelou, Catch-22, Tom Wolfe
Aslan, Thomas Mann, Prisoner of Azkaban
The Dalai Lama, Fukuyama, British drama, Peter Pan
Euripedes, Sophocles, Pericles, Mediocrities
Socrates, Hippocrates, seven-volume trilogies

I've read everything, man
I've read everything, man
I've read tons of books, man
Of robbers, cops and crooks, man
Shelves adorn my wall, man
Man, I've read it all!

I've read The Tempest, Rebecca West, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
Ringworld, Discworld, Brave New World, Nathaniel West
Bronte, Le Carre, John Gay, Hemingway
Seanan McGuire, Vonda Mcentyre, Thackeray
The Thin Man, Demolished Man, The Quiet Man, Life of Pi
Philip Dick, Moby Dick, and The Catcher in the Rye

I've read everything, man
I've read everything, man
I've read every book, man
By Glen or Robin Cook, man
Shelves adorn my wall, man
Man, I've read it all!

I've read Tom Robbins, Harold Robbins, Tony Robbins, Mary Poppins
Leaves of Grass, Gunther Grass, Alice through the Looking Glass
Shipping News, Richard Hughes, Dr. Seuss, Nabakov
Henry Miller, Daisy Miller, Arthur Miller, Asimov
Balzac, Pasternak, Cyrano de Bergerac
Tom Joad, Tobacco Road, On the Road by Kerouac

I've read everything, man
I've read everything, man
I've read Tony Hillerman
Helen and Jonathan Keller, man
On literature I feed, man
I've read all there is to read

I've read Graham Greene, John Green, The Faerie Queen, The Time Machine
John Bunyan, Paul Bunyan, Damon Runyan, Ell'ry Queen
Twilight, Northern Lights, EB White, TH White
Rabbit Run, 2001, Native Son by Richard Wright
Lewis Carroll, Christmas Carol, Communist Manifesto
Oedipus, Herodotus, and The Count of Monte Cristo

I've read everything, man
I've read everything, man
The Iliad and Odyssey
Science fiction, fantasy
Mice that roar! Ships that sing!
I've read everything!

I've read Le Guin, Harlequin, Anias Nin, Lord Jim
David Brin, Howard Zinn, Huck Finn, The Brothers Grimm
Hugo, Psycho, Cocteau, CP Snow
Poe, Stowe, Godot, Poirot, Winesburg Ohio
Pigman, Pardon Me You're Stepping on my Eyeball
Low-Carb Sudoku Secrets of the Bible!

I've read everything, man
I've read everything, man
I've read tons of books, man
For farmers, kids and cooks, man
To paperbacks I cling, man
I've read everything!

 

 
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