1. Ira Leonard, Treasurer of
the Boston Audio Society and dear friend, passed away on August 23, 2006. He tirelessly
worked behind the scenes to make the BAS (as well as the AES and ASA) better.
He almost single-handedly arranged the Mead Killion (Etymotics) meeting last March,
one of the best meetings in years. No matter what topic I brought up, he was always
interested and would follow up with a clipping or a reference for more information.
Always thinking of the other person, he was truly without ego.
2. Most of the major orchestras
have signed contracts making it easier to make recordings. They are generally
accepting royalties rather than upfront payments, which will allow recordings
to be made in the US which before would have been unthinkable.
President, Boston Audio Society
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