O holy night

Yes i know that this is old and cheesy but i can’t help myself. It’s Christmas time and she is doing a very good performance, in her style. This is before she started to wailing every song to death.

Extra kudos to the very good gospel choir in the background. They really look like they are enjoying themselves.

Here you go, O holy night, with Maria Carey.

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Displaying XML in WebBrowser control

This is one of those “how can this be hard stuff”, and after checking the Net i couldn’t find anything much about how to do it.

The case is as follow; say that you have some XML that you want to display to the user. What better way than to use the nice format used by Internet Explorer itself. So you use the WebBrowser control in Visual Studio 2005 and simply pour the XML into the DocumentText-property… But hey - where are my tags? Where is the formatting?

So how do you display XML in the WebBrowser then? Well the simplest way is to save the XML-file to disk and simply start it with Process.Start. This might also be quite enough for some solutions.

But if you need to do this over and over you want to work with the XML-file in memory. In order to get the nice formatting...

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The last couple of days i have been home sick. The first time in at least five years.

It is so boring - every time i get to much on my hands i always fall into thinking that it would be so nice to be home a couple of days. But when you are you’re not feeling well and nothing is fun to get started with. So you end up with boredom.

Well - i am back now - still not feeling well but it was just to boring to bare it… I’ve seen all the series and watch all my DVD’s that was appealing. I was missing my code ;)

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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.


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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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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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