Our beloved Christy is on a well-earned and overdue vacation. We appreciated her before, but we really appreciate all she does now that we’re trying to fill in! We’re doing our best, but in the end, we know what we’ve always known: there is only one Christy.
Fort Drum is October 8th!
Save the date!
Fort Drum, a drum and percussion concert hosted by our own Peter Knudson, is coming to Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins on October 8th.
There will be eight percussion artists performing on instruments including hand pan, marimba, and an Afro-Cuban ensemble. In addition, there will also be world percussion instrument demonstrations by Peter between performances.
Fort Drum – October 8th, 2-4:00 PM
Avogadro’s – 605 South Mason Street
Admission – Totally free!
#DrumsWest #PeterKnudson #AvogadrosNumber #AvosForCollins #Percussion #FortDrum #FortCollinsMusic
Downloading the Undownloadable
Drew needed a clip from a YouTube video, but the site would not let him download it. No problem! VLC, the free media viewing software that can handle any file format, has a really useful feature that will allow you to download almost anything! In this video he breezes through using this feature.
DISCLAIMER – Do not steal other people’s stuff! Copyright is a great thing, as it encourages creativity and allows creators to benefit from their creations. When in doubt, ask for permission!
#YouTube #VLC #Downloading #ContentCreation
Donuts and Pies? It’s The View from the Road.
This week we are in what Drew calls the “Donut Hole” where we’ve settled in on the school year but have not quite started performances. The kids are working hard and will be on stage soon, so stay tuned!
He also talked about the “Pie Rule”, which simply is the person slicing the pie does not get to choose their own slice. Confused? All will be explained in the video.
#TheViewFromTheRoad #BoomerMusic #BoomerMusicCompany
Excerpted from “’I Want This on PBS, not Exhibit A at My Trial’” as published in The Podcasting Store’s Medium Page
“…At our production meeting, the notes for “Do Re Mi” said the children would be wearing sailor suits, copying a scene from the movie. The contract we had with Rodgers & Hammerstein for the sheet music included permission for an unstaged, purely aural performance (commonly known as small rights). Putting the kids in costumes would, to my knowledge, require additional permission to stage the performance (grand rights). What we were proposing was closer to an opera than an orchestra concert.
After the meeting I raised these concerns and was told that Erich changed his mind, and the kids would wear their Youth Chorale outfits. Satisfied with that answer, I moved on and did not think on it further. Days later I saw the updated concert sheet which still indicated sailor suits.
Confused, I emailed Erich. His reply was non-specific and after much back and forth, I had gotten nowhere. A few weeks later he was back in town to conduct a pops show and I tracked him down to get some answers.
“Erich,” I asked, “what are the kids wearing for the PBS show?”
“Sailor suits,” he replied, “but don’t tell Rodgers & Hammerstein or they’ll charge more.”
Alarm bells were ringing in my head. Obviously, he did not fully understand the implications of what he was proposing. I tried not to betray my trepidation to Erich (he was the maestro, after all) but I knew this was a serious problem. Later that day I met with Chuck, the Orchestra Manager and expressed my concerns about future incarceration if I proceeded to sign the agreement…”
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