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Sunday, October 15, 2017

WTF! Seriously.

Hello gang...

It's a rare occasion when we have back-to-back WTF! weeks; however... this is one of those occasions. Last week we danced with Sandy & Thomas and this week we will be... well... here's how this week's theme was explained to me by...

Guest Host 
Joe Pitre 

"A theme? How about the serious nature of folk music (no smiling please - we're folkies)? People can bring their most serious pieces... or not. I'm meaning it in the double entendre - heavy as in protest and not so heavy fun songs".


So... it's fun he wants. 
S E R I O U S LY ?

The sun was setting in the west when the tall, dark, handsome stranger ambled into town. He was carrying an assortment of instrument cases over his ample shoulders. People stopped and stared. He asked the first local he spied: "Hey Mister! Could you direct me please to the nearest folk club?" The local spit on the ground and growled... "SERIOUSLY?"

"Why, yes!", replied the stranger. Folk music can be very serious business... or not!" 

"SERIOUSLY?" snarled the local again. Make up your mind. We ain't got none of that there two-faced kind of music here. This is a one horse town and that horse's name ain't "folk" so you'd best move along stranger. We don't want your kind stirring things up."

"SERIOUSLY?" asked the stranger incredulously. "You mean there's no anti-war, pro-environment, save the whales, ban the bomb movements here?"

"The only movements here are the ones that Nature dictates once or twice a day." And with that he loudly farted which woke the sleeper up.

"I just had the most unsettling dream!" said Joe to his patient, long suffering wife, Joan. To which Joan, holding her nose, replied... "SERIOUSLY!!!!!!!!!"


DISCLAIMER: WELL... APPARENTLY ROCK BOTTOM HAS A BASEMENT :)

Xo Margo


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WTF! is an artistic outreach program of the Helen Creighton Folklore Society. 
Now in its 8th year, WTF!
 is primarily an acoustic unplugged open-mike session for performers of all ages in the traditional & folk music vein... singers, instrumentalists and storytellers in particular.

Co-hosted by the ever-jovial Cindy Campbell-Stone & Margo Carruthers with occasional guest hosts, WTF!
 
meets every second and fourth Friday of the month at Spencer House Community Centre, 5596 Morris Street in Halifax where sing-a-longs are known to spontaneously erupt and laughter is always a given. 

Come anytime after 6:30pm. Entertainment starts around 7:00
 and goes until 9:00ish. As always... admission is by free-will donation 
towards the Society's work. All proceeds from the sale of baked goods and beverages from the Spencer House kitchen will go to help support the operation of Spencer House.

Parking is available on site behind the building after 6:00pm, and on some of the neighbouring streets. Avoid areas displaying Permit Parking signs.








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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

What the Folk! Dance!

Our next WTF! gathering will be on Friday, October 13th and we are delighted to welcome with a fervour of razzmatazz... 

GUEST HOSTS 

Sandy Greenberg and Thomas Cormier 

who have chosen the theme of

E!


Of course... there are songs for dancing and then there are songs about dance. Some songs and stories may have the word 'dance' in the title, but it doesn't necessarily mean they're about dancing and vice versa. Some of these songs and stories are actually about social commentary, living a dream, or simply having a good time no matter what the situation.


It was Friday night... a marvellous night for a MOONDANCE... and the band was playing Do The CONGA as the flashmob flayed about in a frenzy of moves fromFLASHDANCE. Everyone was out DANCING IN THE STREETThe dark haired girl they all called the DANCING QUEEN looked longingly out into the crowd and thought wistfully "I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY." Just then... as if summoned by the LORD OF THE DANCE, himself, a dapper man with the obvious sun-baked skin of many frolics in warmer climes and a definite European flair, sashayed up to her and said... "Oh TINY DANCER... COULD I HAVE THIS DANCE?He tipped his hat, bowed low, and huskily sung to her in a voice that was a cross between chocolate and sex... " My name is Leonard... DANCE ME TO THE END OF LOVE."


Now she loved to DANCE TO THE MUSIC just as much as any red-blooded American girl; however... the idea of being this lizard guy's PRIVATE DANCER kind of creeped her out. She looked around for a way out of this mess. She noticed that a large crowd had gathered around one lone male dancer a few feet away. They were clapping and stomping. The faster they clapped, the more energetic the guy became. He was like MR. BOJANGLES on speed!! He began to DANCE, DANCE, DANCE  like he was possessed. With feet a-fire and limbs a-kimbo, he did THE FRUG and THE MASHED POTATOTHE LOCOMOTION and THE WATUSI. But halfway through THE TWIST... his Acadien heritage kicked in like a super sonic jet the moment he spied her, and clutching his heart, he screamed..." La reine de la dance? FAIS DO DO?" She swooned! Her heart pounded! Her eyes pleaded... "DANCE WITH ME. Please save me from THE ALLIGATOR." And that is how Sandy Greenberg met Thomas Cormier and they lived, loved, sang, and danced happily ever after.


DISCLAIMER: ALL CHARACTERS AND EVENTS IN THIS FARCE... EVEN THOSE BASED ON REAL PEOPLE... ARE ENTIRELY FICTIONAL AND ARE PROVIDED HERE TO AMUSE AND TO ENTERTAIN... NOT TO INFORM :)


Xo Margo


WTF! is an artistic outreach program of the Helen Creighton Folklore Society. 
Now in its 8th year, WTF!
 is primarily an acoustic unplugged open-mike session for performers of all ages in the traditional & folk music vein... singers, instrumentalists and storytellers in particular.

Co-hosted by the ever-jovial Cindy Campbell-Stone & Margo Carruthers with occasional guest hosts, WTF!
 
meets every second and fourth Friday of the month at Spencer House Community Centre, 5596 Morris Street in Halifax where sing-a-longs are known to spontaneously erupt and laughter is always a given. 

Come anytime after 6:30pm. Entertainment starts around 7:00
 and goes until 9:00ish. As always... admission is by free-will donation 
towards the Society's work. All proceeds from the sale of baked goods and beverages from the Spencer House kitchen will go to help support the operation of Spencer House.

Parking is available on site behind the building after 6:00pm, and on some of the neighbouring streets. Avoid areas displaying Permit Parking signs.