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Issue No. 172 - Wednesday, 7th November 2007
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Page 1 [Don't Cry. You've got to celebrate! - Theresa sends her heartfelt thanks]
Page 2 [This week's news - WNTV: Ross Lions Bonfire and Fireworks Spectacular]
Page 3 [WNTV: The Dark Side of the Moon - Great News about Jamstand 2008]

Page 4

[Surely nobody in theeir right mind would do such a thing! - What's Happening - Phil Rickman to open Library]
Page 5 [Letters - It's All Done With Dynamos at Ross Cider - Local Crime Report]
Page 6 [Flood Scheme - Children in Need Quiz - Happy Birthday Amy!]
Page 7 [Christmas Menus - Jumpin' Jive - Looking for members - Cubs get stuffing - Public Notices - Rugby - Weather]
Page 8 [News from around Herefordshire]
WNTV: Dark Side of the Moon

Local Jam band 'Totem Pole' repeated their 'Jamstand' performance of Pink Floyd's ' Dark Side of the Moon' at the Prince of Wales on Saturday evening. Unlike the Jamstand event, which unfortunately only got the go-ahead from the local authorities a week before it took place, Saturday's performance had been publicized every week on Wyenot News and on the 'What's On?' page for some time and attracted a much larger than usual audience, adding to the atmosphere of the evening.

Ben Johnson (bass) made his premier appearance with the band during Saturday's event and he performed brilliantly, having only had a short time to practise with the other members. Jack Baldus returned from university to play keyboards beautifully. Tom Lee Hynes was great on lead guitar and vocals - although, through equipment failure and no fault of Tom's, the vocal levels were unfortunately overpowered at times by the rest of the instruments. Tony, from the 'Mighty Pledge' gave his usual great performance on drums and Crack, whom I had seen only the evening before playing with the 'Jiveoholics', gave an absolutely stunning performance on sax.

It was nice that Tom's brother, Liam Lee Hynes, who played bass with the band at last summer's Jamstand event was invited on stage towards the end of the evening, during the Totem Pole set finale. We wish Liam much success in his new career as a professional musician, playing bass with Nicole Russo.

I filmed the whole of Saturday's 'Dark Side' performance and this can be watched below. Due to the length of the performance, I have had to make the bit rate lower than I normally would for broadcast but it is still very watchable, as long as you keep the viewing size small. (When I tried the usual resolution, the file size came out at over 100 Mbytes.) There are also just a couple of small filming errors - shots of the ceiling. Tina was working, until later on in the performance and so I was forced to operate the two movie and two stills cameras alone. The male of the species can multitask - but personally, I find it difficult when it comes to four tasks.


  Totem Pole's performance of the Dark Side of the Moon - November 2007.

Totem Pole performing Dark Side of the Moon. Ref: DSC_2433

Tom Lee Hynes - lead guitar and vocals. Ref: DSC_4063

Crack (Caracticus) Downs on Sax and clarinet. Ref: DSC_4066

Ben Johnson - fretless bass. Ref: DSC_4073

Tony Johnson on drums. Ref: DSC_4074

Jack Baldus - keyboards. Ref: DSC_4088

Liam Lee Hynes made a guest appearance later in the evening. Ref: DSC_4100

And, of course - Tina Dancing. Ref: DSC_2439
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Great News About Jamstand 2008!

The Jamstand concert which was held at the Bandstand in August was a huge success. Thanks to organizer, Jack Baldus, his friends and kind sponsors, the people of Ross and visitors to the town were able to enjoy an excellent concert of all kinds of music, culminating in a grand finale of 'The Dark Side of the Moon' which was brilliantly performed by local band, Totem Pole.

Ross Town Council were so pleased to see the Bandstand being used in this way, they asked the Town Clerk to write a letter of thanks to Jack. Jack was delighted with the letter and when I spoke to him on the telephone he told me that he is in the process of organizing another concert, which will take place at the same venue on Saturday, 26th July 2008. This a date well worth putting in your diary.

Jack is hoping to expand on last year's event and would like any one with a stall who would be interested in taking part in the event to contact him. It would be nice to see jewellery stalls, clothing, music stalls etc. he tells me, so why not send him an email at

Thank you for the good news Jack. We are looking forward to it already!

Keep watching Wyenot News for further updates.


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