[Bards] Dream? What Dream? Did you see a Dream? I know I didn't!

Ken Theriot kentheriot at ravenboymusic.com
Tue Apr 22 09:07:31 PDT 2008

Your Grace,

I would like to use your post to make a shameless plug to the list that my
lady, Mistress Adelaide de Beaumont, will be teaching several classes at
King's College, one of which will be on "Period Filk."  The practice of
using an extant tune and placing new lyrics to it is definitely period.
Adelaide will cover things like how and what was done in period, and also
touch on how we, in our modern SCA, can use filk as a perfectly valid medium
to create performance pieces while avoiding the problems that Her Grace and
I have both mentioned we have with the way filk is typically used in the

Be there or be a parallelogram:).



-----Original Message-----
From: willowjonbardc at juno.com [mailto:willowjonbardc at juno.com] 
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2008 10:21 PM
To: bards at lists.ansteorra.org
Subject: Re: [Bards] Dream? What Dream? Did you see a Dream? I know I

Dear folks 

I know I am going to come across like a authentic Nazi but what I hate about
filk is the attitude of the singers. Most of them know their song isn't in
the spirit of the SCA and they think they are thumbing their nose at the
"Establishment". Their conversation before and after their performance is
usually very mundane. Many of the people singing those songs seem cynical
and sour.

OK I will admit that the officialdom of the Kingdom makes mistakes and
sometimes people of upper rank and position make pills of ourselves but the
magic of the SCA is something most of us joined to feel. The upper level
people are usually over somewhere being waited on and they feel the magic.
The people by the fire are usually everyday folks that could use some magic
to make them forget the price of gas this week. Performers have the ability
to make everything about Ansteorra seem real and inspire people to a higher

some of the newcomers and new fighters sitting around our late night fire
will someday be our nobles, peers and officers. Should not we show them that
we value magic and instill in them a love of the magic so when they get
powerful they will protect and nourish it. 

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