Wednesday, December 15, 2004

 

The Tactless Stage Mom

In the world of music, there's only one thing more tactless than a group that wears their own teeshirts when they perform. What is that one thing, you ask? When the mother of the group writes up a review/advertisement in her local paper without mentioning that 1) She is their mother; and 2) They are fascists. April Gaede is a "community contributor" to her local paper, the Northwest Voice, in Northwest Bakersfield. In her write up of musical acts that will be appearing at the Kern County Fair, guess who is the absolute center of her focus? You got it: Lynx and Lamb.

Bakersfield has become known as a great place to find big stars as well as up-and-coming musical talent. From country legends like Buck Owens to rock stars like Korn to “American Idol” hopefuls, we have talent that covers all spectrums, and almost anyone can find live music they will enjoy when in Bakersfield.

So when you attend the Kern County Fair this year, plan to check out some of the local talent. They will be performing on the various community stages thoughout the fairgrounds.

One local singing group that you can catch is the sister act of Lynx and Lamb. The 12-year-old twins have been playing and performing for about two years. They have a unique folk-rock sound that includes many originals as well as traditional folk music. The twins have performed extensively at folk festivals and Renaissance fairs, and recently finished recording their first CD, " Fragment of the Future." Lynx plays the violin and Lamb plays the guitar and both sing main vocals and backup, as well as some duets.

Lynx and Lamb moved to Northwest Bakersfield last year from the foothills outside Fresno. They are home-schooled. The twins grew up near their grandfather's cattle ranch and enjoy horseback riding and hiking as well as reading and writing stories. This summer, they competed on the Aqua Aces swim team.

Lynx and Lamb will be performing Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. on the Main Mall stage, Sept. 26 at 3:30 at the Goode Time and on Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. at the Goode Time stage. The girls would like to invite all their friends to come see them perform.


Gee, April, that sure is a lot of bio. Isn't it a little weird you didn't mention that you are their mother? Or the fact that they are fascists? Let's try an experiment. We'll look at the same "article," but with the truth in it:

Bakersfield has become known as a great place to find big stars as well as up-and-coming musical talent. From country legends like Buck Owens to rock stars like Korn to “American Idol” hopefuls, we have talent that covers all spectrums, and almost anyone can find live music they will enjoy when in Bakersfield.

So when you attend the Kern County Fair this year, plan to check out some of the local talent. They will be performing on the various community stages thoughout the fairgrounds.

One local singing group that you can catch is the sister act of Lynx and Lamb Gaede, my daughters. The My 12-year-old twins and have been playing and performing for about two years. They have a unique white supremacist folk-rock sound that includes many only a handful of originals, and a series of covers of neo-Nazi punk and hardcore bands like RaHoWa and Skrewdriver, adapting them to the style of traditional folk music. The My twins have performed extensively at folk festivals fascist rallies and Renaissance fairs, and recently finished recording their first CD, " Fragment of the Future." Lynx "plays" the violin and Lamb "plays" the guitar and both "sing" main vocals and backup, as well as some "duets".

Lynx and Lamb My twin daughters moved to Northwest Bakersfield last year from the foothills outside Fresno. They are home-schooled by me. The twins, grew up near their grandfather's cattle ranch and enjoy horseback riding riding horses branded with the swastika and hiking as well as reading and writing stories. This summer, they competed on the Aqua Aces swim team.

Lynx and Lamb My little girls will be performing Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. on the Main Mall stage, Sept. 26 at 3:30 at the Goode Time and on Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. at the Goode Time stage. The girls would like to invite all their neo-Nazi friends to come see them perform.


Notice how one mock-up might entice an unwitting audience to attend, whereas the other might actually drive them away. I wonder why the former appeared in the Northwest Voice, not the latter?

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