Friday, January 14, 2011

BGov Rumored to be making another purchase

Yet another rumor emerged through the grapevine this week: BGov is looking to purchase a contract service in the state and local space.

True or not, the move would make sense given the purchase of Eagle Eye for federal data, and the recent hiring of skilled editorial talent like Allan Holmes.

I have also spoken to a few (very few, this is no scientific sampling) of the folks who have taken the "free 30 day test drive" of the BGov product. For the most part, they find it interesting but not useful enough to purchase. At least not yet.

If you hear of anything regarding BGov and its new moves, drop me a line at Mark FederalDirectnet. Confidentiality of sources is guaranteed.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Great Brass in Howard County & Kennedy Ctr

The brass quintet Saxony-Anhalt performed this evening (1/8/11) at St Louis Church in Clarksville, Maryland and they were EXCELLENT! My son Travis & I attended and it was a blast!

A wide range of pieces from Wagner to Vincent Gover. Vincent who, you ask? Vincent Gover is a 17 year old senior at River Hill who composed the Childrens Suite and the world premiere was tonight at St Louis.

Other pieces included Jean Joseph Mouret (Romdeau- famous as the theme to Masterpiece Theatre), Henry Mancini, Johann Strauss and others, classic and modern.

They will be playing at

Emmanuel United Methodist Church (Laurel, MD)- 1/9/11, 3 PM
Abiding Savior Lutheran Church (Columbia, MD) 1/11/11, 7 PM
and at the Kennedy Center 1/12/11 at 6 PM

It is a great 90 minutes of brass. Attend & enjoy!