As I mentioned a while ago, I had to transfer the domain registration and DNS service from one provider to Google Domains. I believe that this transfer is complete, however your home computer may have old information stored and hasn’t quite yet got the update. That information should be updated within a day, I suspect.
There is no action for you to take. Please let me know if any problems accessing the site are NOT cleared up within a day or so.
Thanks everyone for your patience! I appreciate it greatly. Hopefully, it’s all back to normal.
BandSir is moving domain registrars. What that means is that sometimes, the domain name servers around the world may not have the current information to reach BandSir. Clearing browser and DNS caches may help alleviate the issue.
I’ve never used this site for any kind of public service announcement, but these are indeed difficult times.
First and foremost, nearly everyone reading this post is in the high-risk group if only because of the dates of our births. Many of us have health issues, some minor, others not so minor. Bottom line: this pandemic has the potential to take a lot of us if we’re not careful.
I urge you to abide by the guidelines put out by the CDC. While we can’t yet quantify it, social distancing seems to be doing some good. So please do your part. Do the right thing even if you think it’s a crock. Lives depend on us doing our best.
But the real reason I am making this post is to wish all of you and yours a safe, land-mine/free journey to the other side of this pandemic. It’s always hard enough when The Forge announces Taps for our fellow alumni. Please don’t let it be one of you.
Two people provided me with this record, and for the life of me, I can’t find a record (pun intended!) of who sent them. Since both album covers are signed by the members of the dance band, I would like to return them. If you’re one of ’em, please let me know and I’ll return them promptly.
Like the annual leaf raking fiasco at the Forge, I’m cleaning up around BandSir.com over the next few days. You’ll already notice a few minor changes on the site — most of them cosmetic.
The audio player is now more attractive and the titles of the individual tracks are cleaner and easier to read. For the concerts, there’s a banner which identifies the year in which the track was performed. For the records, the album cover appears as the banner. (All the concerts are done as of this writing. I still have to clean up all the album data.)
There’s now a download button on the player so that you can download a favorite track.
A pop-out player exists so you can pop out a small separate window with just the playlist in it. It takes up less space on your desktop.
There are now social media sharing buttons on each page. If you would like to share a page, there are buttons at the top and bottom of each page which will let you share it to your favorite social media platform. If you’d like me to add a different platform than the four currently listed, let me know and I’ll add it if I can.
Lastly, I’m trying to find a better search engine that will allow you to search the site for a particular title. It sort of works now, but there’s still some refinement left in order to get it to work the way I hope it will.
I’m going to try to add more music to the site as well. I have a few more records to digitize and hopefully I can get to those in the coming weeks.
As always, if you see an error or can identify a track that’s unidentified, please drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll fix it as soon as I am able.
Sidebar: Actually, Bill Kear had a great way to help identify the tracks, but I need to talk with him about it before going forward. Thanks, Bill!
Thanks again for your patience and for following this site! It’s always great to see new subscribers and familiar names pop up on the site.