3475Re: [SCA-JML] greetings!
- Feb 7, 2001
Re: [SCA-JML] greetings!
> If you can find a jabisen.
What do they look like? I have seen the sanxian, and the vietnamese one, but...
> If you want to do shamisen, I think you have to give up the idea of
> being a monk. Shamisen didn't really make it early on as a monastic
> instrument; the tradition of the biwa was far too strong. If you *must*
> get a shamisen, develop an entertainer persona, as these would have been
> the folks popularizing it.
That sounds good, but I really would like a monk persona. However, wouldn't it be interesting to be a No female-impersonator? Or a male prostitute? I have a (female) friend who's a 16th c. Florentine courtesan... ;)
> No, I just spent a lot of time in bars singing enka. And I have some
> friends (well, had... I've not been in contact for a while...sigh) who
> are Noh performers, and who showed me lots of cool tricks. Don't ask how
> long it took me to learn just to *walk* for Noh. And it's been like 10
> years, so of course I've forgotten it all and wasted yet another cool
> thing I once knew how to do. That sux, b'lieve me.
OH no! That does sound really cool! It would be neat to have a No actor persona... :)
> No, I'm not a musician. Not a singer, either, as you'd know if you'd
> ever been in Usami when I had the mike. <G>
he he :)
Health attend you,
Qu'er non es grazitz lunhs mestiers
menhs en cort que de belh saber
de trobar -- qu'auzir e vezer
hi vol hom mais captenhs leugiers
e critz mesclatz ab dezonor.
--Guiraut Riquier, 1292
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