[Fwd: Re: minstrel: Who's afraid of the big bad filk?]
Camin Keplinger Bradbury
camin at mbayweb.com
Mon Mar 20 22:39:55 PST 2000
Thank you Milord for your courtesy in pointing out that I wasn't
making the list.
From: Camin Keplinger Bradbury <camin at mbayweb.com>
To: Greg Lindahl <lindahl at pbm.com>
References: <200003172350.PAA11800 at happy.xkey.com>
Greg Lindahl wrote:
> > Hey, like I said I like period music but I love filking. You show
> > me that website and I'll filk to it. No problems there
> You just told me to ignore or avoid you... I'm confused.
> BTW, like most people, I don't call writing new words to period music
> -- gb
And case in documentable fact, it isn't either, Fillk is a word that was
misspelled back in the 60's having to do with a science fiction
and some how the new term just stuck.
There is some serious documentation, to be found that Folk Music, and
yes one letter in this case is all the difference there is.... but that
was used both as a means of delivering news and Law, as well as to
entertain and amuse. One tiny little letter doesn't, however, change
arguement, Of to filk or not to filk to modern sources
For myself I will use what ever I have to, to hook them in, and then
back to more period stuff, or better let them give me words to work with
and see just where it can get to...( I have to be in a really odd mood
to do that)
What occurs to me here is that the one format, ( modern case in point
of "I love you") can be taken to another format ( pre end of period's "
and for all of me I see no reason why one shouldn't do so.
I've noticed that when I do, it fascinates people no end, because in a
really didn't know there was a difference. WE really get into fun when
with the ABC/BlackSheep/twinkle twinkle/ and so on groupings, a lot of
that don't study music at all seem to be interested and amazed at the
then one set of lyrics can fit a tune.
Filk was and is a misspelling created in the 60's for Folk; and Folk
music, well I
want to try and document how far the entire genre goes, or when it
place in the SCA.
Personally I don't think I would want to change a word of "Children of
And I wouldn't want to change any of the stuff being done by The
Something to think about quietly. And we are going to see this debate
as time goes on, simply because new resources for study are being
every day. Ain't Science a wonderful thing.
To unsubscribe from this list, send email to majordomo at pbm.com containing
the words "unsubscribe minstrel". If you are subscribed to the digest version,
say "unsubscribe minstrel-digest". To contact a human about problems, send
mail to owner-minstrel at pbm.com
More information about the minstrel