minstrel: Apology

Tim Connor timcon at flash.net
Sat Mar 11 09:43:45 PST 2000

Oh, I have no objection to contrefacta--just to the first two categories
you mentioned.  And I don't really care if people want to entertain
themselves by making up humorous lyrics to modern tunes, I just don't
want to listen to them at an event.


John F. Hirling wrote:
> <snip>
>   (And I'd like to see filks banned altogether, but
> |that's my personal quirk.)
> |
> |Tadhgh O Cuileannain
> |
> Hmmm. . . . Interesting notion. Guess it depends on what you mean by "filk."
> If you mean non-period lyrics to a non-period tune, in non-period style, I
> couldn't agree with you more (and this from someone who has had the
> privilege of having his mouth duct taped shut for far worse).  If you mean
> doggeral set to period music, I wouldn't cry too much.  But if you mean the
> time honored (and period) tradition of putting new lyrics to an old tune,
> either as parody or with a new theme (e.g. "A Mighty Fortress is Our God"),
> I'm afraid we have disagreement.
> --ihon

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