Like everybody else, Anthros subscribers get the excellent anthropomorphic stories and art the zine has become known forbut in addition, theres one thing only they can have: Brothers Under the Skin, an original song by Tom Smith. Those of you who are familiar with the filking community will recognize that name; as for the rest of you, a few words of introduction might be in order.
The term filk refers to a style of music thats been defined as what happens when science-fiction fans get their hands on instruments, and Tom Smith is one of the best-knowncorrection: best, periodfilksingers around. His tunes can be disturbing (as: Hellraiser, a song inspired by the works of Clive Barker), silly (as: 307 Ale, an ode to a beer thats 1531/2% alcohol), heartwrenching (as: A Boy and His Frog, a eulogy for Jim Henson), or pretty much anything else but the one thing Smiths music always is, is good.
Thus, we approached Smith to compose a song especially for our subscribersBrothers Under the Skin. We think its definitely up to Smiths customary high standard, but you dont need to take our word for it; not when you can click on the play button below, listen to the first verse, and judge for yourself! And if you do choose to subscribe, well send you the complete song on a mini-CDwhose label you can see in the upper right corner of this page.
So: Subscribe to Anthro. You get a darned good song, in addition to all the anthropomorphic goodness youve come to know and love; in return, we get a continuing flow of money with which to support the people who actually create that anthropomorphic goodness. Its a win-win scenario!