The Mellocast -- Year One
The Pod Cast reaches its first anniversary
Queens, New York, March 1, 2008 Ė Al Perkins has a very good soul. Never shying away from a project, Al created an important web reference for historians and fans of the mellophone and itís close cousin the tenor horn. Additionally, Al is a noted playwright and performer. His works have received recognition and are routinely performed by regional theaters throughout the East Coast. Of course, Al has also obtained a successful career in the information technology world.
One of Alís creations is celebrating its first year
anniversary next month. The Mellocast (mellocast.com)
was formed in early April 2007 to serve as an audio record of all things related
to the mellophone. Its history, its present, and its future have been the
subject of no less than 39 episodes in eleven months featuring introspectives,
interviews, product reviews, and general conversations about all things
For most Wednesday evenings since April 2007, Al has
fired up his Skype account and coordinated time with guests and regular
contributors Mark Taylor and Scooter Pirtle to capture a portion of the strange,
somewhat maniacal energy that encompasses the mellophone experience.
So, this article is a celebration of the creation of one person. The mellocast epitomizes the strange energy that seems to reside in those who chose to perform with the horn of scorn. If youíve been a listener of the pod cast during itís first year, thank you! If you havenít yet taken a listen, I enthusiastically invite you to take a few minutes to try it out.
Congratulations Al for devoting your talent and
energy to a worthy cause. The mellophone couldn't have a better advocate!