The Pegasus Awards

Steve Macdonald HoF IF DI SAM

 

 

Pegasus Awards

Award Year Collaboration Category Song
2015   Best Adapted Song Grabthar's Silver Hammer
2007 w/ Steve Simmons Best Dorsai Song Shai!
1998   Best Myth Song Cold Butcher
1998   Best Performer  
1995   Best Filk Song Journey's Done
1995   Best Writer/Composer  

Pegasus Nominations

Year Category Collaboration Song
2016 Best Performer Twotonic  
2015 Best Performer Twotonic  
2014 Best Adapted Song   Snitch Ball Wizard
2006 Best Performer    
2006 Best Battle Song w/ Steve Simmons Shai!
2002 Best Song That Tells A Story w/ Steve Simmons Shai!
1996 Best Spiritual Song   To Touch A Star
1994 Best Filk Song   Gather Day
1994 Best Performer    
1994 Best Writer/Composer    

A native of Michigan, Steve Macdonald has gotten around quite a bit. He found filk rather explosively in 1992, was the third Interfilk Guest in 1993, and he was honored to serve as a GoH at over 30 conventions in the next 17 years.

He is still honored and humbled by being inducted into the Filk Hall of Fame in 2006.

In September 2006, he moved to Germany to marry fellow filker Katy Dröge (now Katy Dröge-Macdonald. And yes, it's just as cool as you think it is.)

And because he doesn't like to be idle, in 2007, Steve decided he missed close harmony quartet singing. So, he asked Katy and friends Eva and Rafael Van Daele-Hunt to try out a few songs; which turned into the first filk barbershop quartet 'Barbership'. This led to him directing the harmony workshops at FilkContinental in both 2009 and 2010 and at Loncon in 2014; teaching barbershop harmony to filkers.

And if that wasn't enough, while plotting with Sibylle Machat for a birthday party; they hatched a new filk con together called DFDF (Das Frühlingsfest der Filksmusik) in 2009.

Then, to add insult to injury, he started singing together with Katy and Marilisa Valtazanou in 'DKSM' (the letters stand for David (Marilisa's husband), Katy, Steve, and Marilisa. The 'D' is silent when we perform. But he is certainly not silent when we are not performing).

Steve also performs with Katy as the duo Twotonic, and their first album, Rowan & Storm was released at OVFF in 2014.

Steve stepped down as Pegasus Evangelista (so he's now 'Evangelista Emeritus') after the 2005 Awards, but he still serves on the Pegasus Committee as the European representative under the leadership of Erica Neely. He also maintains the Pegasus Nominees and OVFF websites.

It's comforting to know that with all this going on, he still can't answer an email on time to save his soul. And that he actively promotes the benefits of using tablets as filk books, not to mention his addiction to his iPads (yes, plural, ghu help us...). And iPhone. Not to mention the Mac on his desk. Or the fact that he has wired the house for sound so he can play iTunes in every room. Just be sure you've had your trip to the bathroom before you start Steve on any of these topics- because he will gladly and enthusiastially list the benefits of these technologies for musicians until well past the tee-hee zone...

You can find more information on Steve at his irregularly updated website, www.stevemacdonald.org.

 

 
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