Can’t start this week in any other way than to praise Anja Pärsson…
The Swedish flying skiier, looking like a lightning in the slopes. With
thighs that is bigger than both my put together.
She is so good - and this after a really bad season where she haven’t
won anything at all and we (swedes) all counted her out about the 1 nov.
But she proved us wrong and now she’s defilating through the world cup.
In Åre, Sweden.
I am most impressed and hope that we all get inspired by her
personality, fighting spirit and joy in the slopes.
Brass band festival on radio
This week a lot of brass banding has been (or is being) sent out over
radio. The complete program is found here
This is the creme de la creme of bands in the world so don’t miss it.
Eikanger concert on radio
week, or so, ago the Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag
(http://www.ebml.no) went to Britain to take part
of the RNCM Festival of Brass together with the top bands of Britain.
This is the top band in the world as far as i am concerned and they got
some marvelous reviews, see
http://www.4barsrest.com/reviews/concerts/con381.asp. Also I have
heard that Elgar Howarth went on stage and told the band “Now I can die,
this was the best concert i ever attended!”…
So if you want to hear it find it here on Wednesday and (hopefully) for
a while afterwards also
I went to a short concert last afternoon with the Hendon band. This is one of the
biggest bands in the Salvation and maybe elsewhere. So i had prepared
for a real “earcleaner” but to my big surprise
they managed to play very controlled and balanced.
Strong, yes for sure, but also very soft where needed. Great to hear.
Cornet-soloists was amazing and the tuba
section was so nice to hear. A soft, dark sound with much richness and
really led the band.
So - if you ever have the possibility to hear this band,
don’t get scared by the size. There are some very good quality sounds to
be heard from the band.
Fling me away
When this comes to the local amusement park I’ll be far, far away…
but not via a slingshot. :)
Mecka for brass bandits
an article about the most famous band room in the brass band movement.
You’ll find it here http://4barsrest.com/articles/2006/art665.asp
The Black Dyke Band band room is a room filled with stories and famous
tales (like the Bb-tuba player that used to warm up by playing tones so
that the different photos would vibrate, cool!) that every banding
person is interested in. For the rest of you … not as interesting i
I started my family tree on Geni.com yesterday and in just one day
it boosted to around 80 people. Really fun and good to see.
I already have learned about family members that i didn’t knew i had.
The little home genealogist
a great site about genealogy.
Yes - we’ve seen this before and it probably will die together with the
rest of these site - but it’s so good looking… and so very quick to
Go on - maybe we are related.
Tuba Circus - don't try this at home kids
OK - found this on a site and it just blew my mind!
I’ve actually heard that piece with
Øystein Baadsvik before but it
For all non-brass players - this is more or
less impossible stuff. Imagine a footballer doing a tripple-salkov and kicking a basketball
into the top corner of a goal from 200 meters - and you are close in how
hard this is.
Oh no - i started to follow YouTube-links… Shouldn’t have
But this is too good to slip by me. Chad Vader - so great!