Bard Fest 2008
Last weekend I played at a festival in Lovech, Bulgaria. There were over 40 guitarists who call themselves “Bards.” It was a rather nice event. I will admit that I was very nervous getting up to play because I hadn’t played public in over two years. I guess it was kinda similiar to Elvis’ 1968 Comeback but I didn’t have the nice leather outfit.
The whole Bard movement is especially needed in Bulgaria. The whole Chalga thing will wither away I predict when people wake up to how stupid it is. I mean Aziz, what’s so great about this guy? Nothing at all.
The Bards sing about meaningful and important stuff not just kickin’ it with your homies in da club. So I hope that those in Bulgaria with take up the Bard cause. The Revolution Is Now! Are you tuned in or tuned out?
My girlfriend filmed me and so here I post me playing my song “Stachkata.” I wrote the song back a year ago and it caused quite a stink with the powers that be: namely the Peace Corps. I almost got kicked out of it. The song has survived. For you non-Bulgarian readers, the song was written for the nation-wide teachers strike in Bulgaria that lasted two months.
Jim Guittard – Stachkata