Weekend report - part 2

The second part of the weekend - Saturday and Sunday, i spent with the Windcorp Brass Band. It can without any doubt say that they are the best band in Sweden right now. Oh goodness - the play well. And they are all very nice people also. I felt right at home. Thank you guys! With the risk of being self-admiring now (brrr - hope not) i also love the feeling of going in to present a very good concert (and band) to a full hall. I didn’t feel at all nervous although the hall was filled with 600 persons waiting to be entertained. But then again i always have my little trick - i bring God with me on the stage. Otherwise i would be very, very nervous. Try a prayer the next time you have to do something scary - he has never let me down. How funny...
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Weekend report - part 1

What a weekend! Phew - a most hectic period is to an end but it all went very well - soon i will stop to worry about this. I fall into the same trap each time… Well - this Friday we finally did the Vasakårens Jul - concert at Nybrokajen 11 in Stockholm. What a hit it was - about 260 persons came (which is circa 100 more than last year) and the reception from the audience was great. Also the Vasa Gospel, Vasas Granather and the Vasa Band outperformed themselves. With KarlMagnus Fredrikssson as a highlight of the evening. I am so proud of my corps - we really have nice atmosphere in the corps and can still maintain high standards. I really like being a part of the Vasa corps.
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4BarsRest - review of 'In perfect peace'

4BarsRest has just reviewed the last CD from Gothenburg Brass Band - In Perfect Peace. You can read it here: http://www.4barsrest.com/reviews/cds/cd344.asp It’s a more warm and appreciating tone and language the suites the spirit of the band and Bengt. And my notes goes unmentioned which i only can takes as it was not too bad. Phew! On the more serious side - this is a very good recording from a very good band. Go get it! Now!
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Vasakåren Jul

Tonight is the night! My corps is putting on our yearly Christmas Concert. This year i have been in charge for the planning of it and i am quite nervous. Also the program up to this and this weekend has been almost to much to handle. But i am really looking forward to the concert tonight - it will be great. KarlMagnus Fredriksson is our guest soloist and that will surely be great. Vasa Gospel is in kick-… form. And the band also sounds great. To top the whole thing off we have our youth gospel choir - Vasas Granater that will be nice addition to the whole scene. This will be great. The rest of the weekend will also be fun as i am presenter at the WindCorp Brass band Christmas concerts.
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Sandcastle - in build scripts

I found this article, via a tip from a colleague, on how to use Sandcastle (Microsoft’s new documentation generator) to generate system documentation as part of a build script: Here it is Nice examples both for CruiseControl and TFS also.
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Håkan Björkman

As i wrote the solo trombone of Stockholm Brass Band played a solo, Doolalynastics, that just blew me and a large part of the audience away. Here is a video of that performance. For anyone into playing brass i can say that this was the second last piece and before this we have just played Celebration - notorious hard on the lip… Thank you Håkan - i am still amazed
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Stockholm Brass Band

I got the opportunity to play with Stockholms Brass Band this weekend. First baritone this time. What a great bunch of guys! Really nice people and the playing was at a very high level. If they met a little more often they could kick some serious … in any competition. Yesterday Håkan Björkman, solo trombonist of the Royal Swedish Opera, blew the audience away with a unbelievable performance of a crazy hard piece called Doolalynastics. What a player! I am truly amazed of his skills. Here is a video from the concert when we are playing the marsch Celebrate Rotary.
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TFS Widget

Found this great resource today - www.teamsystemwidgets.com. It’s a site with a lot of great stuff that can be used to improve TFS functionality. Here is a Microsoft movie that shows you how to use one of the widgets to accomplish Continuous integration with TFS. Another highlight was the MS Build status via LCD-TV
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Marcus - published!

Today was a proud day for me as i for the first time ever was published. I have written the commentaries for Gothenburg Brass Bands last CD, In Perfect Peace. And now it has been released. I feel so proud to be associated with that great band and such great musicians. It sound terrific and i shed a tear or two on certain places, when i thought about what Bengt would have said. Thank you
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