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Thursday, April 14, 2005

No Piss, No Vinegar-CBC Face Off Goes Traditional

Well, surprise suprise..Christian Bők didn't win. I thought his performance piece was most worthy. It was playful, creative and, irreverent. I loved the way he thumbed his nose at the format with his nonsense words, quick as lightning recitation, and whispered chants and fusion of languages ("I sing something from some folk song/Gotterdamerung!"/ I caught bits and pieces of the other competitors and heard things like "run free, wild stallions/ limited only by imagination/ the thrill of the game/lofty goal/muck and mire..." this was the winner: a good old fashioned poem, full of cliche and anachronisms: no piss, no vinegar.

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