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Folklife: The Performers - Elf M. Sternberg
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Folklife: The Performers
Christopher of the Wolves
Christopher of the Wolves
Christopher of the Wolves had an ideal spot for his own busking, right in dead center of the main drag, across from the CD store and between the food tents and the Fischer Green stage. He was good enough that I almost broke my embargo on New Age music, or on impulse buying at Folklife. He performed on five instruments at once: two foot gongs, two hand-pounded steel drums, and a didgeridoo. And the music was quite impressive. Kouryou-chan put a dollar into his open hat.

Folk singers
Folk singers
This was a small circle of folk singers set aside in a room. They sang songs about how war is bad and peace is good. It was just like filk music, except without the irony, so painfully earnest, and so painfully amateurish, that I could only take a little bit before I had to retreat.

Tap dancers
Tap dancers
Despite the almost constant drizzle all day long, these guys were enthusiastic and happy, and did a fine job of continually entertaining the crowd. They earned a busking dollar from me.

Conjugal Visitors
Conjugal Visitors
The Conjugal Visitors. The music was pretty good, but the name was fabulous.

Alex F on brass
Alex F on brass
I don't know who these guys were, but they were playing Axel F pretty well.

Fighter X Chiptek
Fighter X Chiptek
Fallen Pegasus and I went over to hear the chiptek. We were there only long enough to hear Fighter X, which Fallen Pegasus assured me wasn't chiptek but burner, complete with the "saw your head in half when you're high" distortion in the bass.

Recess Monkey
Recess Monkey
Recess Monkey is a band for children. Their songs were things like "Build a Fort" and "Moonboots" and other stuff that kids would enjoy. Most of the kids were a lot younger than Kouryou-chan, but she still enjoyed it and still got the point of it all.

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lisakit From: lisakit Date: June 1st, 2010 07:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Like the filk circles, the folk circle wasn't all painfully bad, only a few of them were. Just because you showed up late and didn't stay above 2 or 3 singers... sheesh! Some of them were obviously professional (and 1 or 2 even made a plug for their later Folklife show) and performed well.
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