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About waliman4444

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  1. Cadets 2018

    just returned home from serious surgery...Feels like I walked into a bad dream...will always support the mm"s in spite of GH..stay strong ..peace!
  2. Cadets 2018

    there's enough negative energy in the world that ideally drum corps replaces...here's hoping for a retooled , kick ###, 1982 like year , where the next chapter of the Cadets legacy again elevates the activity..peace
  3. Favorite year as MM

    my favorite year was 1966 because it was the first and only time that my corps(St. Roccos Cadets) managed to beat Garfield(twice)..That's probably why I'm a Cadets fan to this day!!!
  4. BD, Bluecoats and the last minute and a half of the Cadets show!!
  5. Cadets 2018

    don't forget the mini bikes !!
  6. All time shows: Blue Devils

    BD 1986...the bernard herrman , taxi driver year(2000?)..1976...metamorph and the burt bacharach program..I think 2011?
  7. All time shows: The Crossmen

    1992 and any 90's shows featuring pat metheny music
  8. If anything, drum corps has provided an alternative to the current madness afloat...If shows are crafted with insight and integrity and performed well, as in any art form, meanness (which suggests intentional) has no relevance..only the perspective of the viewer whose pre-judged values might be in conflict would contribute to this "meanness" (imo)..I would not equate seriousness with meanness..a seriously concerned democracy is a good thing..it suggests that people care, just like we do when it comes to drum corps
  9. Cadets 2018

    Now that's funny!!
  10. Cadets 2018

    let us PRAY!!
  11. thank you for your observation..It's encouraging to read that jazz is being promoted at these levels..As I said in another post, regarding improvisation , the chops are there in DCI to play this music..perhaps visual priorities make it more difficult to explore (Non big band) jazz.
  12. Miles davis said " If you want to play jazz, you have to know how to play the blues"Rare to find young folks who play the blues and arrangers who attempt, as someone said, to write arrangements that require a certain "feel" that the more classically trained students just don't have.imo
  13. My favorite Crossmen shows were Pat Metheny oriented..Now is that jazz?I think you find in most jazz collections some Pat Metheny and Quincy Jones(BD)
  14. thanks for your always insightful observations..point well made!
  15. with the exception of BD and Bluecoats, it feels as though jazz is disappearing