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Broadside sings all about life as a pirate, Saturday.

 

I learned a valuable lesson today and I'd like to share it with all of

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Pirate's Life, Naming the Mystery Band, and Getting Sunburnt at Folklife

Lessons learned from the second day of the 2007 Northwest Folklife Festival.

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Broadside sings all about life as a pirate, Saturday.

 

I learned a valuable lesson today and I'd like to share it with all of you. Some of you may know this, some of you may not. Either way, no one told me. I learned that just because the sky is overcast doesn't mean you can't get a sunburn. Now I know better and will be prepared for Sunday.

I also learned the name of Friday's "mystery band." I had some of the letters right, at least. The group is called Madame Flodd. They drew quite a crowd again today, so if everyone who watched them checks out their MySpace page, they should have plenty of friends in no time. Watch the (very) brief video below. The ten seconds represents the longest period of time without someone walking in front of the camera during the entire set.

 

I did manage to keep to my list today, unlike yesterday. Part of the list included seeing the five-member group Broadside as part of the Maritime Showcase. They sang about pirates and losing body parts and life at sea. It was good practice for Monday's Pirate Songs Workshop.
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After that, I caught the 14-piece band Orkestar Zirkonium, and their "armor-piercing Balkan brass." They had the crowd of hippies up and dancing, but I'm not sure any armor was pierced.

Last, but not least, I learned what Folk-Punk is. Think Tenacious D only more talented and not funny.  

My list for Sunday includes the accordion group Hell's Bellows, Calvin Johnson, and a Rockabilly Show. I don't have any blue suede shoes so my black suede Chuck Taylors will have to do.

 

 
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