Cedric from the Bedlam Bards


10 Question Tuesday

The Bedlam Bards bring thousands of their fans into the Ren Faires they perform at each year.  We have been blessed today to have Cedric, one of the bards, take on the 10 questions for 10 Question Tuesday!

Cedric from the Bedlam Bards Takes on the 10 Questions

James Cedric Hazlerig1.  What is your favorite word? 
Flattybouch! It describes Hawke perfectly.
I also love the words absquatulate, somnambulist, anthropomorphic, and arthropod.
2.  What is your least favorite word? 
Can’t. As in, “I’d like to pay you the money I owe you for that gig you drove two days to get to, but I can’t.”
3.  What turns you on? 
(I assume you mean besides long-haired, well-adjusted, intelligent, busty brunettes with a bard/hypnotist fetish?)
An enthusiastic audience. A good conversation. A fun challenge.
4.  What turns you off? 
Pendulum thinking: the belief that it’s all this or it’s all that. The truth almost always lies in the middle.
I also dislike certainty about things one cannot be certain about.
5.  What sound do you love? 
The laughter of people I care about.
6.  What sound do you hate? 
The sound of no hands clapping.
7.  What is your favorite curse word? 
Gorram. Or possibly Frak. And Feague. (It’s not a swear-word, but it should be.)
8.  What profession other then your own would you like to attempt? 
Photographer. I can’t draw worth a frakkin gorram, but I love the way that a photographer can edit reality to bring out the beauty we so often overlook.
If only Hedonism had paid clergy, that would the career for me–especially if Hedonism had tent revival preachers.
9.  What profession would you not like to do? 
Faire manager. Those whom the Gods would destroy, they first drive mad and put in charge of renfaires.
Seriously, I know enough to know that I would not do well running a faire. I wish that everyone with my lack of management skill would recognize the same.
If you’re reading this and thinking about hiring the Bedlam Bards, I don’t mean you. You’re brilliant.
If you’re reading this and you stiffed us on a gig we drove two days to get to, or asked us to play for free at your faire because you have no budget, I do mean you. Go feague yourself.
10.  If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
“Good to have you back, Sir. I kept everything in order while you were gone.”
And now, thanks to Cedric I have a new curse word to go try on an unsuspecting world:  feague!  Thanks again to Cedric for joining in the fun.  Next time you get a chance to hear the Bedlam Bards at a Ren Faire… pluck yourself down and have a listen, you are bound to walk away singing a different tune.
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