Audio has previously presented its products at BAS meetings
07/2020 and 02/2019
) and hosted a BAS meeting in its office. They have created
several leading edge products which have been very positively
received in the audio world. Haniwa has approached the BAS with
an interesting offer. They are looking for two BAS members who
are interested in reviewing a Haniwa product. Haniwa is offering
for review the low impedance phono cartridge with interface
unit and the loudspeaker with DSP amplifier system. There would
be a 30 day in-home review period resulting in a report written
by the reviewer and a later BAS meeting presentation of the
experiences. Haniwa may assist in the home installation to ensure
the proper operation of their products. The written report may
be subject to publication.
2) In January, President Trumps
campaign team played the R.E.M song Everybody Hurts
at a rally in Milwaukee. R.E.M took exception -- Please
know that we do not condone the use of our music by this fraud
and con man, bassist Mike Mills posted on Twitter.
Aerosmiths singer Steven Tyler doubled
down on his objection two years ago, after Trump used the bands
Livin on the Edge at a speech in West Virginia.
No is a complete sentence, Tyler tweeted.
After the Rolling Stones complained repeatedly
about his affinity for their end-of-era epic You Cant
always Get What You Want (odd counsel from an elected
official, no?) the music rights organization BMI told Deadline
that the Trump campaign has a Political Entities License,
which allows it to use any of the 15 million songs within BMIs
purview, unless the artist submits a formal request for exclusion.
Boston Globe 10Jl20
3) Heeeres the pitch...and the
crowd goes (choose one) Wild. Disconsolate.
Meh. Such are the decisions facing an anonymous
Red sox employee entrusted with speaking, cheering and grumbling
for the 37,000-plus fans who will not pack Fenway Park for each
game this season. The noises will be piped in over the public
address system. A ubiquitous crowd murmur will be
always set to on."
...Something like a sitcom laugh track.
Boston Globe 24Jl20
4) The BAS is still looking for an
assistant editor. The B A S Speakers Editor seeks one
or more individuals who will serve as an assistant editor, for
no more than modest remuneration from the BAS. Functions will
include writing, editing, fact-checking, finding topics and
articles for synopsis and reprint, obtaining reprint permission,
and (to paraphrase the catch-all expression from job descriptions
I worked under as a Federal civil servant) other duties as negotiated.
If interested, call me to discuss. David J. Weinberg. 301-593-3230.
email me here