1709RE: [SCA_BARDS] Moosiness
- Jan 2, 2002I missed the part where we declared the Moose Song to be racist or
sexist. Everything you say below could well be true about a piece that
was those things but I fail to see how the Mooses are guilty of these
crimes. Please support this claim.
--- Trey Capnerhurst <traesach@...> wrote:
> You will ever be able to convince me that pandering to the lowest__________________________________________________
> denominator will somehow elevate minds and values.
> If I hear a bard perform this kind of material, I would be repulsed
> would probubly leave. So would many others. I would definatly lose
> for the bard that would cater to such poor taste. Alienating all
> those with
> 'honor and chivalry' would mean all you had left in your audience
> would be
> those who considered this style to be in 'good fun'.
> Active participation obviously implies approval of such behaviour.
> If a
> bard chooses to wallow in that kind of muck, then it only confirms
> audiences' sensabilties. The bard looses all ground to elevate their
> attitudes. Permanatly, I'm afraid, to whomever remembers them
> such swill.
> The best and really only way of inspiring chivalric and honorable
> is to be an example yourself. Walking the walk means zero tolerance
> material that encourages sexism, rasicm, and other low minded
> >From: "Stephen Melvin" <Rathflaed@...>
> >Reply-To: SCA_BARDS@yahoogroups.com
> >To: SCA_BARDS@yahoogroups.com
> >Subject: RE: [SCA_BARDS] Moosiness
> >Date: Tue, 01 Jan 2002 00:40:20
> > >are supposed to be the guides in these forms of entertainment, and
> > >will take thier cues from us.>Sometimes though, we can start at a
> >like the Moose Song, and take them
> >all the way to a period piece about honor and chivalry. Maybe even
> in a
> >different language. :) Sometimes you have to meet them where they
> are at,
> >in order to take them somewhere else. It may be sad, but I have
> found it
> >be true.
> >There is no challenge in merely performing for a group that already
> >honor, chivalry and class. If you can find the "lower born"
> >speaking), and make them desire to act like nobles, well then you
> >accomplished something. You won't always be able to do it, there
> >camps/households you won't get past: "Hi, I'm a bard..." before they
> >out. But if you can...
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