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Heroine Barbarian

GUEST,Liland 03 Oct 00 - 08:41 PM
bflat 03 Oct 00 - 08:51 PM
bflat 03 Oct 00 - 08:54 PM
Naemanson 03 Oct 00 - 09:23 PM
MMario 03 Oct 00 - 09:28 PM
WyoWoman 03 Oct 00 - 09:33 PM
Troll 03 Oct 00 - 11:55 PM
Haruo 08 Jun 01 - 07:36 PM
McGrath of Harlow 09 Jun 01 - 05:39 PM
catspaw49 09 Jun 01 - 05:48 PM
Haruo 10 Feb 20 - 11:18 PM
Stilly River Sage 11 Feb 20 - 12:13 AM
Richard Mellish 11 Feb 20 - 04:30 AM
John C. Bunnell 11 Feb 20 - 10:49 AM
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Subject: Heroine Barbarian
From: GUEST,Liland
Date: 03 Oct 00 - 08:41 PM

I realize Gilbert & Sullivan isn't really blues & folk, but then Xena isn't really Greek mythology, either! But Kevin Wald's Heroine Barbarian is still hilarious, if one's tastes run to multipurpose, highbrow parodies.

Liland


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Subject: RE: Heroine Barbarian
From: bflat
Date: 03 Oct 00 - 08:51 PM

This is quite good. G&S were geniuses. Anyone who can work with their meter is likely one too. Oh to be a Heroine Barbarian!!!

bflat


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Subject: RE: Heroine Barbarian
From: bflat
Date: 03 Oct 00 - 08:54 PM

Rather, Ode to be a Heroine Barbarian.


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Subject: RE: Heroine Barbarian
From: Naemanson
Date: 03 Oct 00 - 09:23 PM

Xena's all right but she doesn't hold a candle, er, sword, to MAUREEN BIRNBAUM, BARBARIAN SWORDSPERSON!

And if you hven't read those stories, you haven't read fantasy SF.


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Subject: RE: Heroine Barbarian
From: MMario
Date: 03 Oct 00 - 09:28 PM

Maureen is one of my favorite fictional people!


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Subject: RE: Heroine Barbarian
From: WyoWoman
Date: 03 Oct 00 - 09:33 PM

I absolutely LOVE this. I want to mount this production!!!

I mean ... you know, like mount a production ... like ... put on a show ... like ...

nivver mind

ww


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Subject: RE: Heroine Barbarian
From: Troll
Date: 03 Oct 00 - 11:55 PM

C'mon back Wyo. It was startin' to get interestin'. Where is thisyer Mount Production anyhow? An' what were you gonna show who?

troll


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Subject: RE: Heroine Barbarian
From: Haruo
Date: 08 Jun 01 - 07:36 PM

A couple days ago I added a MIDI of "Modern Major General" to my Heroine Barbarian page.

Liland


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Subject: RE: Heroine Barbarian
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 09 Jun 01 - 05:39 PM

I think Gilbert would have loved this one.


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Subject: RE: Heroine Barbarian
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Jun 01 - 05:48 PM

One of my favorite folksingers, Patrick Sky, did an absolutely great rendition of "Modern Major General"....frailing banjo and all. It was also hilarious!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Heroine Barbarian
From: Haruo
Date: 10 Feb 20 - 11:18 PM

Yesterday I sang this at Seattle Song Circle (along with another more recent parody in which the Major General has switched careers and is now an opinionated Historical Linguist). It went over well. I emailed the author, Kevin Wald, and asked if there was a recording of it that could go on YouTube or wherever. He replied, There was a folk-singing group that recorded it (and I got a tape of their recording), but that was over twenty years ago and I'd have to do some digging to see if I even have the recording any more, or even what they were called. So now I'm wondering if anybody here might know of that recording and how it might be located.


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Subject: RE: Heroine Barbarian
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 11 Feb 20 - 12:13 AM

I have lots of cassette tapes and CDs that John Dwyer picked up at events all through Western Washington, BC, Canada, and down into Oregon. If you come up with a little more information maybe I can find something in the shelves here. Where is Kevin Wald? Is he in the Pacific NW and would the group be local, or do you have to search further afield? (I also have a lot of tapes of the Seattle Song Circle sessions he attended.)


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Subject: RE: Heroine Barbarian
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 11 Feb 20 - 04:30 AM

I am inclined to think that this is better in writing, where one can read the footnotes, than sung, when some of the references could whizz by too fast to be appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Heroine Barbarian
From: John C. Bunnell
Date: 11 Feb 20 - 10:49 AM

"Heroine Barbarian" made a sizeable splash in the filk community following its original appearance, and at that time there were a couple of micro-publishers that regularly released albums compiled from song circles at larger science fiction conventions (and the early filk conventions themselves). I think that's the likeliest source of a recorded "Heroine Barbarian", but it will take some checking to see when and on which cassette that might have appeared. [Yes, I said "cassette", that being the practical indie media of the period in question.]

Let me just go ping one of my other mailing lists....


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