In the Middle Ages patronage was important to the arts. Painters, sculptures, poets and musicians (mathematicians, astronomers too) were often only able to survive and create art because of the support of their patrons.
Life here in our in the Current Middle Ages is not all the different. For many of us the only way to survive as a working artist in the SCA is though patronage. I would be grateful for your support on Patreon.
I have never enjoyed recording. It’s confusing, it’s complicated, it’s finiky, it’s repetitive, it’s boaring.
It’s also necessary . Profoundly necessary .
Continue reading “And So It Begins”
“You’re only as good as your next performance.” If it will be your first, how to be ready. If you have performed before, how to be better each time.
Continue reading “A Bardic Primer”
A long time ago in a Kingdom far far away there was a Bardic Colliegum. One of the people teaching that day was Baldwin of Erebor, and his class was a walk though of the writing of “Burden of the Crown.” Baldwin had kept all his notes, and had turned those notes into overhead slides (if you don’t know what those are ask your parents) Projected on the screen was a thing I’d never imagined seeing; the map of another persons creative process. It was an amazing experience for me, to be guided though the writing of a song that has become a part of the fabric of the SCA.
Continue reading “When Northshield Sings of the Griffin”
Like a lot of people I made a few New Years resolutions. You know the deal; read more, exercise, eat better, that kind of thing. These are the things that are on my list every years, but this year there was something new.
Continue reading “Step 3: Profit!”
This is the excerpt for your very first post.
Inspired by my teacher, the excellent Master Owen Alun, I have decided to return to the wonderful world of blogging. This will present many challenges, not the least of which will be having to deal with WordPress. But I shall bring what powers I possess to bear on the task.
Of course, this blog in only one part of my upcoming media blitz. Stay tuned for more details as they develop.