Fantastic Journalism!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Bryan_sop, May 2, 2007.

  1. Bryan_sop

    Bryan_sop Active Member

    What a fantastic bit of journalism. This is what is in todays Cambridge evening news.....they mention 3 instruments, none of which would be tollerated in a brass band! Someone really did their research didn't they!!
  2. leisa

    leisa Active Member

    Oh Dear :rolleyes:
  3. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    Classic! :biggrin:

    Or maybe someone isn't telling us something, and the Masters has been taken over by some nasty wooden things??? :eek:
  4. andywooler

    andywooler Supporting Member

    No, they didn't seem to mention the relly nasty wooden things - (the ones held together with string)
  5. David Mann

    David Mann Member

    "Philip Biggs, joint organiser and Impington resident. said: "It is a wonderful opportunity for all local band enthusiasts to witness the finest brass and playing in the world."

    This is the classic local paper story - WW3 starts - local man involved!
  6. simonbassbone

    simonbassbone Member

    Just spluttered into my post band orange juice on reading this in the Evening News :mad: (moral: never trust anything you read in a newspaper :frown: )

    Hopefully Phillip Biggs will get it put right but the ignorance of (some) journalists is amazing.
  7. Rambo Chick

    Rambo Chick Member

    :eek: That's almost as bad as saying

    'percussionists to take part in musicians competition.....':wink:

    only kidding!!percussionists are the icing on the cake and can add the juicy details that no one else can!!!being sincere here!!!
  8. Daisy Duck

    Daisy Duck Member

    I love local newspapers - some fantastic journalism! Always a good laugh!
  9. Liz Courts

    Liz Courts Active Member

    Haha! That's so bad it's funny!

    Trumpets, french horns and saxophones would've been too accurate!!
  10. Magic Flute

    Magic Flute Supporting Member

    Reminds me of the 'What's On' guide at Stevenage - where the Areas was advertised, with a picture of a saxophone next to it!
  11. John Brooks

    John Brooks Well-Known Member

    I think Philip Biggs should get an urgent message out to the composer and all the bands notifying them of the change in instrumentation to prevent any surprises or problems on the day. We wouldn't want to embarrass the local press now would we?
  12. DMBabe

    DMBabe Supporting Member

    Glad to see the local press haven't changed any! :clap:

    I was described in an article as playing a clarinet feature once in a concert(am sure it was a cornet! and it wasn't so bad it sounded like a clarinet either).

    Also my band were once described as "the rousing sound of the bagpipes"! Again we weren't so bad as to be indistinguishable from the pipe bands (having only 2 drummers and not wearing a glut of tartan should have been enough of a clue) although there were 5 pipe bands and only us as brass, so maybe they were restricted in the number of words in the article and lumped us together???

  13. Bryan_sop

    Bryan_sop Active Member

    Well obviously no-one said anything to the newspaper because it's on-line now!

    We were talking about this at our concert on Tuesday night and one of our cornet players was saying, when he and his wife (also a band member) got married, they told the newspaper that they played cornet and Flugel for the band. Whoever wrote the article must have thought a Flugel was some sort of Piano and announced that they played Cornet and Grand Piano?! :confused:
  14. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    I may be wrong, but I think that the German's call a grand piano a Flugel because its shape is similar to a bird's wing.

    Talking to Philip over the weekend, I'm sure he said he had spoken to the press about the errors, but that's no guarantee they would do anything about it! Still, they say that no publicity is bad publicity, and at least the venue and date was correct!
  15. Lauradoll

    Lauradoll Active Member

    Ha if it was in the local paper at my mum and dad's, it would have been in three weeks after the event!
  16. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    It certainly is in Dutch (a "vleugel piano"), so probably in german as well.
  17. Bryan_sop

    Bryan_sop Active Member

    Well they've printed it again without the Oboe, Trumpet and Clarinet references today. Still not completely right though, it's not the first time it's been international :rolleyes:


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