There are way to many 'o's in the title, right? And to say that the amount of versions regarding the registration is as many is an understatement. Like in my previous article regarding tax & numbers and all the drama that some wanted to create. The same drama is linked to the registration. Let us... Continue Reading →
Of Numbers and Figures
After a brief introduction about my role in all this and also the role of all the members in ethics group from my previous post let me discuss a bit the document. First of all, there is NO fine prints about taxes, and there never were. If it was for me though, I would be... Continue Reading →
Time to set the record straight!
During the past few weeks I have been “quietly” hearing and reading many comments and discussions regarding the future of our wind bands, the musicians’ role in it and all of what has emerged from the document agreed and signed by all of the wind band clubs with the exception of one. In the wake... Continue Reading →
Of Chickens, Cattles and Monkeys.
At long last, one of the most awaited week is upon us. Those who, like myself, enjoy all about the Good Friday traditions and significance of this week, try to do best out of it. As you may well know, this is also a special one for me, launching of my cd, and receiving some... Continue Reading →
We have just applied WD-40, to the gear. We now have a long way to make all the needed adjustments to make a new engine that conforms with today needs, but at least we are on track.
Missing our purpose
I always love to chat about our wind bands with who ever has them at heart, and even with those that bands do not really hold a difference in their lives, helping me understand (or try to) different point of views. Lately I was having a chat with a friend of mine regarding this topic... Continue Reading →
Music is a tattoo
Sometimes when I teach, I get faced with some unwillingness and lack of passion from students, but then they reignite their passion with a nearing concert or performance. Sometimes I too diminish my want to learn and know more but then something changes and all is back in place. But then there are those that... Continue Reading →
One big step forward…
It has been a hectic week which finished quite satisfactory. Apart from the ongoing preparations for the release of my first funeral marches album għaliex?, yesterday turned out to be a historic day, both for me personally and for what we [the ethics committee and the general committee within the band club association] have been... Continue Reading →
…and we turned 1!
Precisely one year ago today I posted my first ever blog post on my website danielvellamusic.com. One year later the blog has almost 700 followers and for this I only have you to thank. So, a round of applause for you. 2019 is going to be a hectic year, or so it seems, with myself... Continue Reading →