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  1. DocFox

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    Jim, you were mostly right about the Sousa statement. The "lost march" was put into the public domain. You never publically acknowledged that I profoundly apologized. Ah .. so what. I also said you had some fine ideas. Why did I not do them in public? I wanted to shut the door on this...
  2. DocFox

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    Hmm ... not what they taught us in school - that you could make a copy for your own organizations use if you bought a legal copy (fair use has to fit somewhere). It was not in the law, it was an appellate decision I read the information. Lots of decisions have been passed down. There are...
  3. DocFox

    Top 20 Melodies on All Brass Radio Station for March, 2017

    Andy, I am not going to go that far back. I sticking with what NABBA said for the most part. The station and the website's goal have been to promote banding. I think history would be and interesting addition, I would invite someone who knows a lot to write a page for the website. As for...
  4. DocFox

    Top 20 Melodies on All Brass Radio Station for March, 2017

    Good point about the Amateur part (although when I mentioned that point on this board I got blasted). I have a good friend who is the Coordinator of the Salvation Army bands for Canada. I was hoping he would write a page on Salvation Army bands. You are right, they believe music, even...
  5. DocFox

    Top 20 Melodies on All Brass Radio Station for March, 2017

    Thanks, Peter & Andy. I got my info from the NABBA site. I didn't want to go deep into the history and so I used NABBA's simple one (hence the reference to their site). The history is very long and complicated. I looked for a book on it and found one for $135! Whew! After reading many...
  6. DocFox

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    Peter missed the quote. Hmmm... Again Euphman2, I apologize for reading too much into it. I wish you just would have explained yourself, as I asked a question (with a question mark). I said I wanted to shut the door on this, and again you bring it up. You could have thanked Peter in a PM...
  7. DocFox

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    Send it airmail :). I have not had a beer in 20 years and it is something I miss. Some will not believe this, I have never been drunk (an alcoholic father who beats you has a strong influence). But I would have a pint every so often. I have been on a medication (a life important one) that...
  8. DocFox

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    For those who are not familiar. From Wikipedia. "Goodwin's Law is an Internet adage which asserts that "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Hitler approaches ‍—‌that is, if an online discussion (regardless of topic or scope) goes on long enough...
  9. DocFox

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    It is OK. You expressed your opinion clearly, and I respect that, and I will think about it. Disagreeing politely is a good thing.
  10. DocFox

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    Colour, Color, Practice, Practise, Honor, Honour, and so forth. Like golly dude, don't you get, like, how we Americans, hmm, well talk. Well, we don't really talk my man, we text on our cell phones and make fun, like all the time man, of people in the UK who call their phones mobile phones...
  11. DocFox

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    Peter, With all respect. I did apologize so I would like this to go away. But go back and look. He called me unhuman. That has strong connotations! Several Americans post rarely. Mostly about NABBA and leave. Not all. I have probably near a thousand posts. I participate much more. If...
  12. DocFox

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    That has been said. My reply is, why can I not be myself? Sensitive is a judgment call. You noticed I did apologize for my misunderstanding with Euphman2. I would like to be treated the same way. And I really do believe this board can grow again. But not with disrespect as its base...
  13. DocFox

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    Oh, we have a history. Euphman2 knows I hate being called names. I stand up to bullies. Noticed he called me a name and everyone supported him. Very strange. I take a lot of abuse, for everything from being an American to having a doctorate. The bullies have killed the nice conversation on...
  14. DocFox

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    How is it recorded so often? You would think the copyright holder would have a fit. I guess the family could have done what the Sousa heirs did -- they simply gave up all rights to the marches and put them in the public domain. In the US, the public domain due to the Sonny Bono Copyright Term...
  15. DocFox

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    Euphman2, you are back. I asked a simple question (yes there are differences in English around the world), and suddenly I was unhuman. That is very dangerous talk as I pointed out. I did not understand you, and you called me a name. That is not "taking umbrage at random." Instead of saying...
  16. DocFox

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    I personally think this is an outstanding point. I suppose publishers do not want their music in digital format making it easy to copy and distribute (illegally). I have seen several orchestras and one brass band on YouTube use and digital music folder or iPads to keep all their current music...
  17. DocFox

    Top 20 Melodies on All Brass Radio Station for March, 2017

    Friends, I wrote a page on "What is a Brass Band?" for the radio website. I know it has been done by NABBA and lots of bands. It has been done on Wikipedia, but it was not a good job done there. I would love some critique of the page which can be found here. If you do not wish to appear...
  18. DocFox

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    Well, you don't like me and never will. So no skin off my nose. Orwell was not a philosopher. He was mostly a man of fiction. "Unperson," "non-person" and other such words leave someone wondering what I am? A synonym to such a word could be "sub-human." That was used a lot in the 40's in...
  19. DocFox

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    Were the copies illegal? (I am sorry Euphman2, by links, do you mean brass band music is on the web to be downloaded, probably illegally?) This is the point I am trying to get at. With respect to Philip Sparke who makes a living by selling written music, music is quite expensive. Do most...
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