Friday, September 28, 2012

You Are Still Needed

... as long as we have the willingness and the capacity to interact with others, on some level, our services are still needed. (Karen Casey, Keepers Of The Wisdom, 21 July) 28 September 2012

Last night I watched some of the 23rd Annual IBMA awards show from the Ryman in Nashville, TN.  The show was broadcast, for the first time, over Livestream.  At one time during the show there were over two thousand people in the chatroom, more than that were watching.  There were several technical issues with the show: 1) poor lighting on the stage, 2) audio level too low, 3) video somewhat problematic.  When I grew tired of those issues I moved to the streaming audio on WSM radio.  I turned off the broadcast during the acceptance speech of Doyle Lawson who became a member of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame.  He said he was talking from notes, but it was hard to believe that from the disjointed way he spoke.  That said, I really did enjoy being able to see and hear the show over the Internet.  Next year the awards show will move to Raliegh, NC.  I don't know what that move is all about.

Vocal Group of the Year
Blue Highway

Male Vocalist of the Year
Russell Moore

Female Vocalist of the Year
Dale Ann Bradley

Entertainers of the Year
Gibson Brothers

Mr. Dickie
28 September 2012

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