Yes, they have an annoying habit of pasting the heads on of principal players who are missing in a rather unconvincing fashion. Looks like a two year old has had a go with a pritt-stick. Check out the last B&R centre band photo for a prime example! :lol:Highams said:The BBW started off great but has also declined and is expensive, the quality of the centre band pics. is now dreadful.
I concur. The general tone of the comments here confirm what I have been thinking for a long time - that the BB and BBW need to review their content - it really is no good publishing 'news' items which have already become common knowledge via the web. Features-based journalism is what they ought to be concentrating on now - something the Brass Herald seems to have recognised.Highams said:Yes I get the BB and BBW, the BB because it's the only weekly, though it's getting worse and the Internet will gradually take over I think.
The BBW started off great but has also declined and is expensive, the quality of the centre band pics. is now dreadful.
The best ever was Sounding Brass, many years ago.
I totally agree.PeterBale said:I think it is fair to say that what with theMouthPiece, 4barsrest and the Brass Band World website, much of the news that you used to wait for with baited breath is out before the Bandsman arrives,
I've been a subscriber to the Brass Herald since the first issue, and would definitely recommend it to anyone with a serious interest in the wider area of brass playing...and with some very highly respected contributors.
I don't think demand for the blatts will ever be killed off - at least, I certainly hope not. As the current buoyant state of the book market demonstrates, there will always be a place for an actual product that you can curl up on the sofa with, and put on your bookshelf to be called your own property. And don't forget that not everyone has the wherewithal or the desire to get on-line. For myself, I prefer to get my news and views from multiple sources - that way, you get a balanced picture.jambo said:The internet has sufficiently killed off the need for a brass band newspaper for anyone with the internet. Plus, there are fewer mistakes on line. $bars rest can get away with launching speculation by saying that it is doing so, so it makes it all the more interesting.