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Cool Musical Group of Dragon Con Award

Rampway is Georgia State University's student-run online magazine. There was a great article about DragonCon called "Dragon 20006: Everything You Need". We got a nice feature...

So last year, I was at Dragon Con, minding everyone's business, when a friend declared she would die if she didn't hear this group play. I figured I had enough bad Karma, so I tagged along with her. This group was amazing! They played comedic Celtic Music one second and achingly poignant tunes the next. But the whole point was this song...Lily the Pink. It's about this medicinal compound and all these stupid people and well...I thought it was hilarious. It haunted me for the next year. So this year I am all ready to hear the B.Bards play my personal jam, Lily the Pink. I go to a performance gathered around a huge Jabba the Hutt statue. Yes, it was weird. But the stupid fire marshal shut down the performance before they could play my song. *sad me*

But, I hunted them down to two more performances and they still didn't play it. Although I am normally a shy,retiring person with a gentle manner and a kind word for everyone, I cornered one of the bards. See, the group is made of two men. Andrew McKee and Marc Gunn. Poor Andrew was in the direct path of my wrath. Well, not direct, he sort of snuck up on me and made me scream. But the point is, I demanded they play Lily the Pink at their next performance. I was given the promise that they would. I expressed my doubts. But they did it! They played the song! Yay! So Andrew is a man of his word. A musician with strong morals? I know.

This incident prompted me to give this group my newly instituted Cool Musical Group of Dragon Con Award. There's no money, physical award, or even a gift certificate, but if you work it into a sentence it sounds great. So I say go to their site, to find out how to pronounce their name if nothing else. They also have clips of their songs for you to listen to and believe me, it's your loss if you don't take advantage of it.


--posted by Marc Gunn of the Brobdingnagian Bards, Celtic Folk Music
  Monday, October 09, 2006


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