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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Iconic Beatles Promoter Sid Bernstein Passes Away

Sid Bernstein, the promoter who brought the Beatles to Carnegie Hall in New York City just as their fame exploded in the U.S., has died. He was 95. Bernstein's daughter, Casey Deutsch, said her father died in his sleep Wednesday morning of natural causes. Bernstein made the Beatles the first rock group to play at the classical Carnegie Hall and arranged their historic 1965 show at Shea Stadium, rock's first major stadium concert, which set box office records. He also booked such top acts as Jimi Hendrix, Judy Garland and the Rolling Stones. He worked with Judy Garland, Duke Ellington and Ray Charles and promoted Dion, Bobby Darin and Chubby Checker. Bernstein was an early backer of ABBA, setting up the Swedish group's first U.S. appearances. He also was behind one of the first rock benefit shows, the 1970 Winter Festival for Peace, and helped revive Tony Bennett's career with a 1962 show at Carnegie Hall. Bernstein had a studious side that led to his biggest break. He took a course on Western civilization that required students to read a British newspaper once a week. It was 1963, and the Beatles were just catching on in their native country. "So here I am reading little stories about this group from Liverpool that is causing a lot of 'hysteria.' By the end of the course, I was so Beatle-ized by what I read, even though I did not hear a note, I said, 'gotta get 'em.'" he explained in a 2001 interview with the music publication NY Rock Confidential. As Bernstein recalled, he couldn't get his agency interested in the group, so he handled the job himself. The Beatles were still unknown in the U.S. and the price was cheap — $6,500 for two shows. The timing was perfect. By February 1964, Beatlemania had crossed over to the U.S., and the band was set to play on The Ed Sullivan Show just three days before the Carnegie concerts. In 1965, he landed the group at Shea Stadium. Some 55,000 fans lost their voices and their minds. The New York Times described the scene as meeting the "classic Greek meaning of the word pandemonium — the region of all demons." Like so many in the music business, Bernstein was the hustling son of Jewish immigrants. He sneaked into the Apollo Theater as a boy and, while studying journalism at Columbia University, ran a ballroom that featured such Latino stars as Morales, Tito Puente and Marcelino Guera. Over the past 20 years, Bernstein's best client became himself. He wrote two memoirs, It's Sid Bernstein Calling and Not Just the Beatles, and even recorded an album of duets. At age 90, he started a Twitter account. "Twitterland!" he called out in one post. "Let's all have a productive week. I have a few very interesting projects in the works and I'll reveal them very soon." Bernstein and his wife, Geraldine, were married for more than 40 years. They had six children.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Is The Drum Corp International Not For Profit A Racist Orginazation? My Open Letter In Response To Alleged Copyright Infringement Claim

 

HOW IS THIS NOT FAIR USE???
I love how you cowards operate. Why do you allow all these other videos to remain online, while discriminating against me, I asked for permission from one of your video representatives, which said it was ok to upload.

THESE VIDEOS WERE FOR FAIR USE ONLY as I explained numerous times. THEY ARE NO WAY COMMERCIAL( No ads, no dvd sales). How do you usurp the copyright over all that music your teams cover???? How do you have video copyright over video you DID NOT SHOOT especially in a public place? If I mute the audio do you still have copyright over the visual part of footage?

Letting non-blacks,you claim as dci family, upload same said material is RACIST. It's a shame that you rely on the percussion of your minority members, but bar their relatives and fans in sharing the joy aswell ??? You have millions of views. How will my hundreds of views hurt you???

Do you tell the Cadets, Blue Devils, Carolina Crown what to upload to? Do you usurp authority over there images in public places aswell??

Here is a list of other that I saw that seems to miss your Columbo squad of video POLICE.

ISNT THIS COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT TOO??

WHERE IS YOUR CONSISTENCY OR DO JUST BLACK UPLOADERS APPLY?

1. RAY HERNANDEZ RECORDED YOUR BROADCAST OFF THE TV SCREEN, AND WAS ABLE TO AMASS 3,500 VIEWS WITHOUT SCRUTINY.
THIS IS FAIR TREATMENT???? UPLOADED AUG 6, 2013.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCHOYAkmRKY


2. Carolina Crown 2013 6/11/13 Full Run

UPLOADED BY DCIPHAN08 JUNE 11, 2013 54,225 VIEWS?????
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPpcaeMwY3g

3. JEREMYBUGLES YOUTUBE CHANNEL

this channel is full of so called copywritten material from your broadcast. The channel has 3,500 subscribers and over 3.8 million views. Doesnt this hurt you commercially????? How much of this was actually shot by JEREMYBUGLES???

http://www.youtube.com/user/JeremysBugles?feature=watch

4. Troopers 2013- "Magnificent Eleven"- DCI Southwest

(FULL SHOW) uploaded by Nickthedrummer July, 21 2013 4,611 views

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i913waMVCMQ

5. NICKTHEDRUMMER VIDEOS PAGE WITH SO CALLED COPYWRITTEN MATERIAL YOU PENALIZED ME FOR. SOMEBODY MAKE THIS MAKE SENSE. http://www.youtube.com/user/MrSHSDrumline/videos
Troopers 2013

full show uploaded by wazitsay upload July 20 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mZMLKLv1DU


6. Madison Scouts 2013 uploaded by jswilliams74 7,598 views

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIiEf_Yp8Cw

7. Boston Crusaders 2013 7-16-13 in Kansas

uplaoded by n8dawgindahouse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qZUP-F3SYs 4,674 views July 18 2013

8. Carolina Crown 2013 DCI Southwestern Championships

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl7TrgX4xQk UPLOADED JULY 21 2013 17,600 VIEWS BY youtuber: jp123727

9. 2013 Madison Scouts Alabama A&M DCI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se5b40niaDk uploaded july 28 2013

9,235 views by youtuber Dustin Dykes

10. Phantom Regiment, DCI Hattiesburg 2013!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aGGGoWSSqw uploaded by Katie Stolee 3,098 views

11. Phantom Regiment 2013 - Nightbeat full show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RP8HpnbDUOg uploaded by Josh stogner 756 views

12. Carolina crown 2013 Massillon, Ohio UPLOADED AUG 6 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGzsEgvYDY8 1,200 VIEWS

summation:
I HAVE JUST LISTED NUMEROUS EXAMPLES OF FANS UPLOADING PERSONAL VIDEOS FROM YOUR PRIZED DCI EVENTS WITH NO THREAT OF BEING TAKEN DOWN FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT OR LOSS OF YOUTUBE PRIVILEGES. ONE IDIOT EVEN RECORDED YOUR BROADCAST OFF A TV MONITOR. HOW MANY OF THESE PEOPLE ASKED FOR YOUR PERMISSION, OR DOES THAT ONLY APPLY TO THREATENING MINORITIES???

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Avenged Sevenfold Blows Up Stage @2013 Musikfest In Support Of Upcoming Album "Hail To The King

Avenged Sevenfold Bat Country & Unholy Confessions Live@Musikfest Sands Steel Stage 2013 Avenged Sevenfold Stage Explodes @2013 Musikfest Concert PyroTechnics Finale

Friday, August 9, 2013

Sunday, August 4, 2013

(Audio Fixed) CAROLINA CROWN DCI 2013 Allentown Pa. J Birney Crum Stadiu...

(Audio Fixed) CAROLINA CROWN DCI 2013 Allentown Pa. J Birney Crum Stadium Seven DCI Worldclass Bands Await Tour Of Stars Competition Results 2013 @J Birney Crum Stadium (Allentown Pa)
Drum Corps International (DCI), formed in 1972, is the non-profit governing body for junior drum and bugle corps in the U.S.A. and Canada. Junior corps are composed of members 21 years of age and younger. DCI is composed of member corps who have earned their membership through competition. It is responsible for developing and enforcing the rules of competition and is the sanctioning body for junior corps competitions. DCI is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Its Board of Directors is composed primarily of directors of the member corps. The stated purpose of a DCI corps is "...to provide a life changing experience for youth through the art of marching music performance." The DCI competitive summer tour, consisting of DCI-sanctioned competitions (known as the Summer Music Games) throughout the United States and Canada, culminates in August with the week-long DCI World Championships.[1] Other drum corps associations around the world are largely based upon DCI. Currently, DCI assigns North American corps to two classes, and corps from Europe and Asia are assigned to the International Class. Corps from all classes often compete together, but are judged and ranked separately. In the past, classes have been fully or partially determined by the number of marching members in each corps; at present, all corps may march up to a maximum of one hundred fifty (150) members. World Class (formerly Division I) corps are the corps that have chosen to compete at the highest level and that have shown the DCI leadership that they have the ability to survive at this level both competitively and financially. The higher a corps is ranked at the DCI Championships, the higher the performance fees they will earn for the following season's performances. Open Class (formerly Divisions II & III) corps are generally smaller or committed to a lesser competitive level. In September 2007, DCI combined the former Divisions II and III into this new division.[2][3] International Class is for corps based outside North America that wish to participate in DCI competitions. Corps in this class are allowed to follow certain of their own country’s organizational guidelines which are not allowed for North American corps, such as a higher maximum age limit.[2] Prior to the advent of DCI, many locals corps were a year-round youth activity. Still, the competitive season generally ran from Memorial Day to Labor Day, which essentially coincided with the school systems' summer break.[4] Today, drum corps is often still a year-long activity, but not in the same manner. Where once memberships were almost entirely local, many corps now have a membership drawn from all over North America and the world. Therefore, off-season activities occur during "camp" weekends. At the early camps, potential members audition for membership in the corps. Later, the members gather monthly or bimonthly to work in preparation for the summer. As the season nears, many corps go into intense, full-time camps, with the members "moving in" and spending days on end in preparation for going "on tour." At the present time, the competitive season begins in mid-June and ends with the DCI World Championships during the second week of August. For members of all World Class corps and the most competitive Open Class corps, the activity is a full-time summer commitment. Members travel from show site to show site, performing in competitions and parades across North America nearly non-stop until the DCI Championships. Corps travel by coach buses in convoy with semi-trailer trucks holding equipment and field kitchens. Once on the road, members generally sleep on the buses as the corps travels at night, and in sleeping bags on school gym floors when their next destination is reached. The corps practice their shows for as long as the schedule allows during the day, and then they go to the stadium for the local competition. After each show is over, the cycle repeats, with only a few breaks in the cycle for laundry days and an occasional free day for relaxation. Some corps have neither the finances nor the member commitment to spend the entire summer "on tour." Some of these corps restrict themselves to local competitions only. Others may delay the start of their touring, marching only a short season on the way to the DCI Championships. See also: Drum Corps International World Class Champions and List of Drum Corps International World Championship Finalists The DCI Championships, first contested in 1972, are the culmination of the drum corps season.[1] Originally held during the third weekend in August, this has moved to the week of the second weekend in August, as the school year has lengthened and the Championship activities have increased. Over the years, the DCI Championships were held in college or professional sports stadiums in eighteen U.S and Canadian cities, spread from Montreal in the north to Miami in the south, and from Philadelphia in the east to Pasadena in the west.[4] Since 2009, however, the Championships have been based in Indiana, with the Open Class Championships being held at Ames Field in Michigan City and the World Class Championships at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. DCI plans to remain at the current venues until at least 2018, with the exception of the 2014 season.[5] Beginning in 1975, the DCI Championship Finals were televised on PBS.[6] From 2006 to 2007, they were carried on ESPN2.[7] Although the Finals have not been broadcast live in several years, since 2004, the quarterfinals have been screened live at a large number of movie theaters across the country.[8] During championships week, in addition to the Open Class and World Class Championships, Individual & Ensemble (I&E) competitions are also held, typically at an indoor facility near the championship stadium. Members of all corps are able to compete, and participating members often use much of their limited free time to prepare their I&E routines. There are a great number of categories or captions for each individual brass and percussion instruments, for auxiliary (aka "color guard") equipment, and for brass, percussion, auxiliary, and mixed ensembles. In the 2005 season, I&E included woodwind instruments for the first time, in recognition that many marching members play instruments other than brass and percussion.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Sara Ayers Band And StoneCat Invade 2013 Musikfest Moloch Ritual

Here's my Musikfest schedule... August 2nd through the 4th... Stay on the north side, enjoy the superior food and avoid the teenyboppers that will be the primary audiences for the headline acts. I would much rather watch Lucky 7 and The Aardvarks at Festplatz Friday and Saturday night than Carly Rae and One Republic. August 5 through the 8th... go to the south side and listen to washed up (but hopefully still somewhat entertaining) bands from the '70s and '80s from the free confines of 1st Street. Fill up Musikfest mug from beers in cooler in trunk of car. August 9th and 10th - head to Cape May for the Craft Beer and Crab festival. Man cannot live on Musikfest alone. Besides... Darius Rucker and Kesha? I'll pass. August 11th - A7X - 3rd row, stage center, watch the fireworks, wait two hours for traffic to be let out of the area. I'm looking forward to it... warts and all. I'll probably go at least 6 nights, maybe 7.