Posts Tagged "music"

Has the MiniDisc revival begun?

Posted by on Jul 2, 2011 in Editor's Choice | 2 comments

Has the MiniDisc revival begun?

By Chris Stevens SONY is bringing MiniDisc back from the grave, soil between its toes and a blade between its teeth. The MZ-RH1 is was set for release in 2006. You might have thought the format was dead, but MiniDisc is alive once more, and it deserves to be. But why would any sane person think that? Back in the mid-90s, MiniDisc seemed like the logical replacement for the cassette tape, and perhaps even the CD. MiniDiscs were re-recordable, like tapes, but used a digital format that wouldn’t degrade with age. But unlike CDs, each MiniDisc came in its own thin plastic caddy. You could...

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Person of the week: ‘Mr. Mid-Day’, Don Bassett

Posted by on Oct 18, 2010 in Editor's Choice | 0 comments

Person of the week: ‘Mr. Mid-Day’, Don Bassett

By Tari Trott A CERTIFIED¬†electronics technician¬†by trade, most Bermudians know DJ Don Bassett, as “Mr. Mid-day” — churning up the “Mid-Day Madness” weekdays on Power 95 FM. [LISTEN to audio: Don Bassett in his own words (2-minutes) courtesy Power95.bm] Mr. Bassett, 50, born Weldon, is from Southampton. He has come a long way in the radio business, even being recognized by the Bermuda Government for his weekly program promoting local artist, called “Local Licks”. Many would be surprised to know that his start in the radio business was a...

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Spotlight: Bermudian Gospel singer Tricray Astwood

Posted by on Oct 11, 2010 in Editor's Choice, Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Spotlight: Bermudian Gospel singer Tricray Astwood

By Shay Dawn Burgess [CLICK HERE to listen to audio interview (2-minutes)] [Listen to his song, "All I need" by clicking here - MP3] AT around age five, Bermudian Tricray Astwood, knew he had a natural calling to music. “Maybe I was five or six when I really took a liking to music — I used to listen to all of my Mom’s CDs, like Boyz to Men and Whitney Houston,” he tells Bermuda Wired. It was then that he realized a love for music and knew it was something he wanted to do in the future. Living in Bermuda But being a Bermudian presented its own set of challenges....

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Seven questions for Bermuda’s Gospel Voice: Kelly Zuill, M.B.E.

Posted by on Oct 4, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 2 comments

Seven questions for Bermuda’s Gospel Voice: Kelly Zuill, M.B.E.

By Shay Dawn Burgess IF you have ever turned on our local gospel radio station (FM 105.1), you have inevitably listened in to the smooth voice of Kelly Zuill, MBE.  Kelly, 67, has graced the airwaves for the past 48 years. He has promoted the classics of gospel music in addition to advancing the songs of lesser known artists. Having worked with Kelly for the past 15 years, I am always in awe of how he masterfully mixes sounds to bring out the best in any musical program. I sat down with Mr. Zuill to find out his motivation for staying on course with the music scene for almost half a...

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