ATOS Prez Blog...March 25, 2011
News about ATOS and the world of Theatre Organ internationally.
Frank Bindt, one of the founders of the American Theatre Organ Society (then known as ATOE), and a legend in ATOE/ATOS history, passed away on July 12, 2010
Most certainly there were tears, but there were clearly more laughs, most generated by video stories and remembrances as Rosa Rio, in a fitting tribute, enjoyed the stage and spotlight at her beloved Tampa Theatre one more time.
To say I’ve been traveling a lot does not do the term “traveling” justice.
As I write this, I have been home now for four days...my longest stretch at home in over five weeks!!
Greetings all from (today, July 13) rainy St. Petersburg, FL.
I’m not sure where to begin. The convention has ended and there is a warm glow, a busy buzz, a need for a nap, and a great big smile for a most successful event on almost all fronts.
Thank heaven I packed heavy long sleeved shirts. It’s still cold in Chicago!!
GET ME OFF THE PHONE, AND GET ME ANOTHER DRINK!!
Yikes has it been busy!
Greetings from St. Petersburg, FL where we have not had rain in three weeks or more. Mrs. O’Leary’s cow won’t have nuthin’ on the guy who drops an ill-timed, still-burning cigarette butt on the side of the road down here!
ON THE DUSTY TRAIL
I counted dates on the calendar the other day, and once February 28th hits, it will signal the end of a 41-day stretch, of which I will have spent 32 on the road. At times, I wonder why I pay rent!
But the travel is enlightening, heartening, mostly fun, and very worthwhile. In January and February, I have had the opportunity to touch base on the following:
TWO DAYS IN LAS VEGAS AND NOT ONE ONE-ARMED BANDIT!
Greetings from sunny Florida where we are several days into the New Year, and back from the ATOS Mid Year meetings that were held in Las Vegas, NV.
Ken Double’s Blog – or – This is a good way to spend time while at the airport!
I am winging my way back to Florida after an 11-day trip into Indiana and New York State. This trip accomplished several things. First, I performed at the Grande Barton organ at the Warren Performing Arts Center in Indianapolis, and then had the chance to play the Forum Theatre 4m Robert Morton organ in Binghamton, NY. I always enjoy playing the Barton – a truly great sound in that hall; and thoroughly enjoyed my first opportunity to play the Morton.