I’m trying to put together an online gig set-list
maker that uses drag-n-drop to order the tunes.
The drag-n-drop aspect is nicely handled here
(scroll down to “This next list is intentionally
http://tool- man.org/examples /sorting. html
What I’d like to be able to do is 1.) select a
sub-list from a large list using checkboxes then
2.) rearrange that sub-list and finally 3.) post
Anybody know of a site that offers something like
1. Sing (or play) a descending major scale.
2. Sing ‘Joy to the World’
I’m off to go catch Hubert Laws at Yoshi’s
See him if you can – Hubert’s great!
UsedFlutes.com now has a blog.
[From Ransom Wilson]
I just found out that the Steve Reich marathon concert from the
Whitney Museum in NYC will be webcast TODAY, from 2-6 p.m.
(14.00-18.00)and again from 6:20-10:20 p.m. (18.20-22.20), New York
time. The web address is www.whitney.org It’s full of great
performers and great music. I will be playing “Vermont Counterpoint”
in the latter half of the show.
Tune in if you can!
Yesterday a young man posted on flutenet re: inline vs offset G flutes. The discussion has been interesting and I certainly have ‘chimed in’ plenty! In sum, I have a strong bias towards the open hole offset G. This stems from having tried playing inline for several years but never really feeling comfortable with the violin-like position of my left hand, then moving to offset back in 1979 (a time when very few people were buying pro flutes with offset G) and liking it much better.
There’s a short clip of Dave Valentin playing Pedro Flore’s “Obsession”
I’ve been fortunate to catch Dave numerous times in concert over the past twenty-five years or so (yikes! – has it been THAT LONG already??) – check him out!
Recently on flutenet, a question about which kinds of pads came up. This is one of those areas where I really can’t hear the difference or understand why people would dish out lots of money to have Straubinger’s put in. The durability and lower cost of the standard pad still gets my vote.
I just got back from seeing the show at the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium. It was great!
Ian Anderson really knows how to put on a show: the comedic/natural rapport with the audience, the ballet-like theatrical movements of his legs and body, his vocals, his songwriting and of course – his flute playing! – all make for a highly entertaining and memorable experience. Thanks Bruce for the ticket! 🙂
If you get a chance to see his act – do!
The 34th annual NFA flute convention is being held in Pittsburgh, PA from August 10 – 13. As usual, many top flutists and flute companies will be attending. For more info, go to http://www.nfaonline.org/conv.asp#info
Catch it if you can!