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Wendy Comments: Music critics are the worst.

Published 1998

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 8.75 out of 10)
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14 Responses to “Fiddler Fair”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “We’ve had a complaint about the noise – it’s past bedtime.”

  2. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “What part of ‘The Forest of Death’ did you not get?”

    Is it supposed to be entertaining or frightening? Quoting Stephen King seems to imply the latter!

  3. fred Says:

    Perhaps the weirdest cover band in the history of cover bands. Dead Zeppelin.

  4. Ryan Says:

    Cover is from the sequel to “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” entitled “The Reaper Went Down to Devon”.

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    “Thanks for the offer of a fiddle contest. Maybe some other time. You’re dead”.

  6. Tor Mented Says:

    Needs more cowbell.

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    Exactly how many cervical vertebrae has this lass got?

  8. Francis Boyle Says:

    You’re not fooling anyone with that Halloween costume, Mick.

  9. Ryan Says:

    @7 Tat Wood, she does seem to be related to a giraffe, now that I look at it.

  10. Raoul Says:

    @Ryan, Tat. I think the Grim Reaper has already severed her head and just stacked it on top of the fiddle.

  11. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “I don’t do fiddles. I’m more of a double bass type.”

    @Raoul: and laughing hysterically at the result?

    @THX1139: clearly it’s past the Grim Reaper’s bedtime. Just look at that yawn!

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I can only say GSS to all. You lot are particularly clever today.

    Dear Steve K: yeah, not so much.

    Random thought —

    What if the other guy was an ordinary agricultural worker, and the giraffe-woman’s magick fiddling caused him to freeze in place (possibly past his bedtime) and now he’s died. On his way to reap some wheat with his deluxe sickle, in a fab new black robe, and here he is some months later, now only a skeleton with a tattered cloak. Waaay past his bedtime.

    Terrifying indeed. As is that first “F”.

  13. A. R. Yngve Says:

    I was THIS close to posting a “Wassaaap?” joke, but just then the Grim Reaper tapped me on the shoulder and shook his head ominously…

  14. Tracy Says:

    The skeleton could be either laughing out loud, yawning, or gaping in amazement at something beyond the cover’s limits — like a wild beast about to pounce, or the arrival of a deity, or something. It isn’t relating to the woman. Does she even know its there? Maybe when she looks up she’s going to get a helluva surprise.

    Or, maybe the skeleton was about to strike her dead from behind, but then she started playing a song that reminds it of a long-lost love, so its mouth is hanging open while emotion overcomes it. I kinda like this scenario.

    Also, crappy title. Does it refer to a special fair just for fiddlers, or that the female fiddler herself is fair?

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