The word "vagary," which here means "an erratic or unpredictable action or notion," can be used to describe many things in A Series of Unfortunate Events, but is here used to describe the miserable songs performed in "The Tragic Treasury," an album of ASOUE-related songs composed by a most misfortunate group known as "The Gothic Archies." I recently acquired this album while in the midst of my research, and made a monetary offering in exchange for the secrets within.
The band is a most unusual group, consisting of Stephin Merrit, with Lemony Snicket on accordion and John Woo on electric sitar. For an excerpt--- a word which here means "sample"--- of their work on this album, please visit http://www.lemonysnicket.com/VileVideos/GothicArchies.cfm. For those who do not read ASOUE, let me offer this as a pleasant alternative to such dreadful books as those. For readers of the series, what do you have left to lose?
With all due respect,
Aanchir: Rachira of Time