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About FaustianMachine

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  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    The Cavaliers 2010
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
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    Oak Lawn, IL

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  1. All time shows: The Academy

    I'm still relatively new to The Academy (even in comparison to older corps), so I'm only really familiar with them since 2009 (the first year of Semis DVDs I have) 2011: (RE) - I love the concept, love the music, everything just fits and I would not be mad to see some corps out of Finals to see this in the Saturday show. 2015: A Step in Time - Such a fun concept that really works well for them and lead to 2016. 2012: Left of Spring - I really like this turn in intensity from everyone's favorite recent whimsical corps. I kinda wish they stayed dark for a while. 2016: Drum Corpse Bride - The took a good overarching view of show design and made it into a Finalist show. Good job! 2014: Vanity Fair - I really enjoy the music. That's all I really remember.
  2. All time shows: Madison Scouts

    Favorites: 1995 1996 2008 2011 2012 HM to 2007 and 2009. I have yet to see either show, but I love the audio from both, especially the Kashmir opener from 07 and Malaga from 09.
  3. All time shows: Genesis and Music City

    2016 for Genesis.
  4. http://trib.com/news/local/casper/article_331f7916-b0c2-5139-aff5-546550b19604.html
  5. The number of World Class Corps

    There will be 420, and everyone will be playing Bob Marley shows. This will fulfill the prophecy set forth by George Hopkins prior to the start of the 2016 season.
  6. All time shows: The Cadets

    The Cadets are a unique corps for me. I tend to be very "meh" towards them in the season, and then I usually sway drastically one way or the other once the DVDs come out. I don't think there is a corps' shows that I have more polarizing opinions about than The Cadets. Also, I still haven't watched much of anything pre-2000, so I have always (well mostly, thanks '09) known them as The Cadets and not GC or CBC. In chronological order: My Favorites: 2005: The Zone [dreamscapes in four parts with a door] 2007: This I Believe 2008: ...and the pursuit of happiness 2012: 12.25 2017: The Faithful, The Fallen, The Forgiven (this was my Cabaret Voltaire for this season) Honorable Mentions: 2004: Living With the Past 2009: West Side Story '09: Conflict and Resolution 2015: The Power of 10 Least Favorites: 2006: Volume 2: Through the Looking Glass 2010: Toy Souldier 2014: Promise: An American Portrait
  7. 2017 DCI A/V

    So I just got my DVDs and the first thing I watched was what was left of Blue Stars. Yikes... No sugar coating, the cutting did some real damage.
  8. 2017 DCI A/V

    I got mine with Next Day Shipping if that matters at all.
  9. 2018 Rules proposals

    Sad day, another year without pyrotechnics. I just want my Rammstein show to happen. :(
  10. All time shows: The Crossmen

    Continuing my post 2000's bias (I own the Legacy Collection but I haven't watched all of it), here are my Top 5 in chronological order: 2002 2004 2012 2013 2016
  11. 2017 DCI A/V

    Just got my FedEx shipping notice!
  12. Video edits 2017

    We interrupt this discussion on piracy and the ethics of piracy on the 2017 Audio/Video thread to bring you this message: As of last night, the DVD and DVD Bundle say "Add to cart" instead of "Preorder" and have no mention of being a preorder and having a future ship date. Hopefully this means the DVDs will start shipping tomorrow! Now back to your regularly scheduled DCP.
  13. All time shows: Santa Clara Vanguard

    Even with my recency bias of only really knowing shows from 2000 - present, this is still pretty tough. In chronological order: 2001: New Era Metropolis is just such a Vanguard show. Quirky but intense music, awesome visual, and overall well paced show. Plus it just seemed different than everything else I remember from that year. 2009: Ballet for Martha is just absolutely gorgeous, from start to finish. 2013: Les Miserables is just so much fun from start to finish. Easily one of my favorite shows to listen to. 2015: The Spark of Invention is such a unique show, and the light trick is perhaps my favorite late-season addition ever. 2016: Force of Nature is stunningly beautiful, impossibly so.
  14. Video edits 2017

    Did anyone else get an email from FedEx about a shipment coming soon? I got one day shipping, so maybe that's why I got my email today, but hopefully the CDs will show up tomorrow! :D
  15. Where To Find Videos?

    I lucked out and found the entire collection at my local library.