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Brigadoon Reborn Ch. 3f: Cool Down (Layne Gneiting)

COOL DOWN

Emptiness



"Stop." My amble down the center of Main Street slowed considerably. "Stop." The impression hit me stronger. So I stopped. All weekend long these impressions had led me to new friends, and a journey into myself. "Look around." Did I have to stay in the middle of the street? There’s a bench right over there. I’ll just sit there and drink in this experience. "Stay here. If you move, you’ll lose the experience." Unwilling to offend this silent guide who had led… Continue

Added by Layne Gneiting on November 6, 2008 at 9:18am — 2 Comments

Brigadoon Reborn Ch. 3d: Performance of Antiquity (Layne Gneiting)

Toby Keith's declaration has been echoed with deafening tones in the storytelling world. "I wanna talk about me!" I remember sitting with a revered teller, seeking his advice, and seeing him shudder. "Why does an audience need to hear about my life? Why on earth would they want to hear about little old me? I'm a classicist, Layne. I want to tell them a story, not a life sketch."



Forgive my own bits of self-indulgence. When re-reading these dissertation entries I've cringed, wondering… Continue

Added by Layne Gneiting on October 27, 2008 at 12:41am — No Comments

Brigadoon Reborn Ch. 3c: Socialization of Apparel (Layne Gneiting)

Having not returned to Jonesborough for a number of years I wonder if the observations of apparel hold constant or if they've altered a bit. In any case, here's the next installment. Enjoy!



SOCIALIZATION OF APPAREL



Walking across the festival grounds, one can easily identify members of the storytelling community by what they wear. Newcomers to the festival stick out, in part, by their choice of clothing. Apparel feeds into the festival in two distinct ways. First, apparel… Continue

Added by Layne Gneiting on October 20, 2008 at 9:17pm — 1 Comment

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