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Busy Mole goes pop.
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:36 pm
See this months issue of Skirmish for an interview with our very own Busy Mole (which reminds me I was meant to come along and get a CD at the end of Blore and clean forgot.)
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:48 am
Fame at last
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:09 pm
thought it was only weasels that go pop after stuffing rice and treacle
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:25 am
After Saor Patrol and Slemish being interviewed it was good to see someone who actually has a genuine interest in period music rather than just being seen as "festival favourites".
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:24 pm
erm, Gaita interview from last months issue?
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 2:29 pm
Being the exception rather than the rule.
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:18 pm
Marcus Woodhouse wrote:After Saor Patrol and Slemish being interviewed it was good to see someone who actually has a genuine interest in period music rather than just being seen as "festival favourites".
Nothing wrong with being 'A festival favorite' is there? A lot of people like these bands to liven up the beer tents. As for period music, suggest you listen to the early Schelmish c.d.'s.
Might just change your mind
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:02 pm
The Levellers, the Sex Pistols, etc are also festival fovourites but they are not players of period music. Sclemish may be fine musicians and you are a big fan and promoter of their band but I do not see them as being historical performers and I would be shocked if they claimed they were.
They may well play some vaguely period tunes (on loud modern instruments) but that makes them no different than the Medieval Baebes, the Chieftans, the Battlefield Band and many others.
I didn't say that they should not have appeared in Skirmish either, I said it was nice to see someone who is genuinely interested in period music and instruments, and sheet music being interviewed. Just because I think they just make lots of noise does not prevent me from recognising that they have a lot of friends amongst the re-enactment community, or at least the odd one or two on this forum.
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:25 pm
I agree Marcus, but I would be rather shocked to see the Sex pistols at a Medieval/Historical/ re-enactor event.
I always think music like a lot of things is individual choice, like religion, polatics, way of life etc. everyone has that choice and I respect their choice or views, also its good to hear others views to get a fuller prospective, therefore be more enlightened and then maybe make fresh choices. Its also good that traders like Busy Mole are still there to show the younger generation that its not all about instant X factor fame. Some music lives forever but most of the cr@p they churn out these days is mostly forgotten in a few weeks.
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:35 pm
Glad we are of use for something.