Re: Art as horse race, was WSOME ST. ELEGIUS....
- --- In Authentic_SCA@y..., "skud11111" <skud@i...> wrote:
> Do you dress as well for every event as you would if it weredon't.)
> being entered in a display or being judged for points? I know I
I, for one, being an anarchist, don't do ANYTHING to be judged.
Period. That's not why I do what I do. I make things because I need
them. I sing and play because I enjoy it. The only thing I've ever
put in an A&S display was that joke bird-house.
I will, on occasion, enter bardic competitions, simply because
they're a venue to do what I do. I've so far managed to avoid the
judges of the Bard of Cynagua competition because I have absolutely
NO interest in how many points they gave me!!! Points! Did you enjoy
the performance? Fine, then I've done my job. I don't want to know
how many points everybody got. I don't care if I win. (I can see it
now: the scop stills his harp and the Danish judge gives him a 6.0
for execution, while the English lutenist gives him a 3.5 because
he's a primitive barbarian with a funny accent and the Irish filidh
won't give him a score at all because his people burned down the
I made a personal decision several years that I would only perform
period works at SCA venues. I've stuck to that decision. As long as
I've performed to the best of my ability, that's all that matters.
Nobody's going to find a CD buried in a bog. Everything I do
musically has been filtered through the best guesses of music
scholars, recording artists and my 21st century ears. You can compare
a blackwork coif to an extant one in the V&A. I can't do the musical
equivalent. It's always going to have to be a best guess.
If you want to come up to me and ask about what I'm wearing or using
or doing, fine. I'll be glad to "talk shop." If you applaud when I
perform, I am grateful. That's enough for me.
Oh, was that a rant? Yeah, probably. Never mind.
Jehanne de Wodeford
- --- In Authentic_SCA@y..., "wodeford" <wodeford@y...> wrote:
> Talk about timing. I've been hunted down like the dog I am. ;-> Igot
> a note from the outgoing Bard of Cynagua last night requesting mydo
> address so she can mail me my score sheets. I politely declined to
> so: I did my best, people applauded, that's enough for me.She didn't. Sigh. She didn't understand "No, you may not have my
> I wonder if she'll understand.
She forgot she can't make me read the damned things.
Jehanne de Sgusted