Monthly Archive: November 2013

Nov 27

LISTEN FOR A LIFETIME.

The useful box

  The HEARSAFE HS-ER 20 hearing protectors product slogan is LISTEN FOR A LIFETIME. I started playing the Highland Bagpipes at 13 years old. Very often the pipe band would rehearse in the class room. My ears would would roar with the sheer volume, and then would ring for quite a while after the rehearsal. It’s …

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Nov 19

THE ART OF GETTING PEOPLE DANCING.

Ray reading his poem.

THE ART OF GETTING PEOPLE DANCING. In a weeks entertainment program at a typical hotel, why is it that the guests will get up to dance with certain musicians, and not with others? Getting people dancing is an art and a skill that can be learned. I have nearly 30 years experience playing dance music …

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Nov 18

LATENESS Pt.2.

LATENESS Pt.2. My last post BEING LATE IS JUST RUDE attracted some interesting comments on twitter. There was one in particular from Neil Shaw Hulme that absolutely summed up what I’ve been saying  in my posts about PAYING ATTENTION TO DETAIL .Here is Neil’s comment: I always remember Goff Richard’s first words in big band. BE …

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Nov 13

BEING LATE IS JUST RUDE.

Patrick Blog Pics Small Watch

BEING LATE IS JUST RUDE.   I’m late. I’m late for a very important date. No time to say “Hello”, “Goodbye” I’m Late, I’m late, I’m  late. The opening lines of the White Rabbit’s ” I’m late scene ” in Alice in Wonderland. For so many people in modern day fast paced living, this could …

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Nov 06

IT PAYS TO USE THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE JOB.

The Bose T1 ToneMatch audio engine.

IT PAYS TO USE THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB A product review of the Bose T1 ToneMatch audio engine (mixer.) I recently bought  the Bose T1 ToneMatch mixer. When you are in love you want to tell everybody. (By the way today the 6th November is my 11th wedding anniversary, and I did hit jackpot …

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