Derby #273: Animals as People
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Freebird

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kylemittskus


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Re: Freebird


I'm not sure this really fits the theme. Humans don't fly. And the bird isn't playing the guitar.

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TobiasAmaranth


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kylemittskus wrote:I'm not sure this really fits the theme. Humans don't fly. And the bird isn't playing the guitar.


I agree. This seems quite unfitting for this derby. :<

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lyonscc


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I had in mind the hitchhikers wandering across the country with a guitar strapped to their back, and just the clothes on their body. I realize you don't see as many of those nowdays, but back in the 70's and 80's it was fairly common. One of my friends was a musician who hitchhiked from place to place w/ his guitar, until he sold a couple of songs in Nashville and could afford a vehicle.

EDIT: Also, they title of this piece ("Freebird") is a direct take on the song "Free Bird" (or "Freebird") by Lynyrd Skynyrd, which contains the same imagery (of a guy "moving on" - which, in the 70's, would have been the quintessential hitchhiker w/ the guitar on his back).

kylemittskus


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lyonscc wrote:I had in mind the hitchhikers wandering across the country with a guitar strapped to their back, and just the clothes on their body. I realize you don't see as many of those nowdays, but back in the 70's and 80's it was fairly common. One of my friends was a musician who hitchhiked from place to place w/ his guitar, until he sold a couple of songs in Nashville and could afford a vehicle.

EDIT: Also, they title of this piece ("Freebird") is a direct take on the song "Free Bird" (or "Freebird") by Lynyrd Skynyrd, which contains the same imagery (of a guy "moving on" - which, in the 70's, would have been the quintessential hitchhiker w/ the guitar on his back).


Ok. Well argued.

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tangolite132


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Re: Freebird


Yes. All of my yes.

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