My apologies for not having a review this week, but you’ll be happy to hear that I’m in the middle of reading a very good book. Not a lot of Beatles content, but still great.
So as my ‘mea culpa’ to my readers, I’m going to giveaway some stuff from my trip to NAMM this past January. The prize package includes: a NAMM media bag, a Voxx Amplification Ltd sticker, a NAMM show guitar pick, a Lennon Educational Bus guitar pick and a Lennon Educational Bus passenger bag.
All you have to do is leave a comment below to be entered. Only one comment per person is allowed. I will announce the winner on Sunday, July 16th. Good luck.
I just read about this on the NAMM.org website and thought all my Beatles Freak readers would be interested to know more about this amazing day. Below is a snip from the Make Music Day website telling all about this 35 year old worldwide celebration of music! Check out their website to see what kind of activities are going on in a city near you! I know I will…
Make Music Day is an annual celebration that occurs each June 21, when people in more than 750 cities around the world make music together on the summer solstice.
In 1982, Jack Lang and the staff of France’s Ministry of Culture created a new kind of musical holiday they called Fête de la Musique, which means both “festival of music” and “make music!” They imagined a day where free, live music would be everywhere: street corners, parks, rooftops, gardens, storefronts, and mountaintops. Everyone was invited to join and play music, or to host performances, wherever they were. The Fête has turned into a national music-making holiday in France every June 21, on the summer solstice. According to surveys, almost 8% of the country—5 million people—have played an instrument or sung in public for the Fête de la Musique.
Today, Make Music Day has become an international phenomenon, with millions of musicians of all styles, all ages, and all skill levels reimagining their cities as stages, and using music to spread joy to their communities. And Make Music Day is spreading quickly in the United States.
I spent two days last week at the NAMM 2017 convention in Anaheim, CA.
NAMM = National Association of Music Merchants.
It’s not open to the public, but I got in as a member of the media in search of all things Beatles related. Here’s one of several interviews I did … thank Jim Catalano from Ludwig Drums.