I'm not into big band bashing; 13 years in The Regent Hall band played a big part of my development as a young Christian.
I have great respect for the commitment of those that still engage in this ministry; some of which goes largely unnoticed. Some of these ISB guys I know willing to help small inner city corps with their carolling effort in order to raise funds for ministry into their communities.
So I'm not really that bothered about the ISB recording deal - and I really hope that the venture raises the money that is hoped for and that it will then be put into those areas that need it.
But something bothers me.
I asked Bethan what she thought the poster said about The Salvation Army. She looked and said "...we're more bothered about the countryside..."
"Do you think that is right..?"
"No... something is missing!"
I smiled but then again maybe I am still a rabid inner city officer with a chip on his shoulder!