Tough news. I must inform you that I will be away for the next 3 weeks, and must put Blood and Banjos on a hiatus. Don’t panic though, I got some real treats lined up for you that will be automatically posted while I’m away!
So then, what is Prior Art? Well, one of the first things you do when you have a good idea/invention, is try to patent it. In order to accomplish this, one must first do what is called a Prior Art Search. This is a look into “all information that has been made available to the public in any form before a given date that might be relevant to a patent’s claims of originality.” (thanks wikipedia)
Blah blah blah. I know this because I took a class on patent law.
What I’m getting at here is that in any case, it is important to look into what has been done before… especially if you’re going to go out there and say you have something fresh and original.
I have done just that. With the help of some Redditors and the lovely folks over at No Clean Singing (a truly awesome site), I’ve compiled a few great examples that I’ll be sharing with you over the next few weeks.
Make sure to check in periodically as I show you the true predecessors to Blood and Banjos.
Side note: because the realm of Folk Metal is vast indeed, I won’t be exploring it. I will however post this video, because it’s awesome. Yes, at 0:16, the bassist is playing with gloves on.