jaylogan

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About jaylogan

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Infatuated Observer
  • Your Favorite Corps
    The Cavaliers (also BD and Cadets)
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Right now, SCV 1999, Cavaliers 2010-2011, Cadets 2011, BD 2003-2016
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    2010
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  1. I don't think they improved on the pieces. A lot of the pieces are repetitive in motif and rather similar to each other. Repetitive motifs have been common to Bluecoats' repertoire lately, it seems to me; they seem to favor minimalistic sources and mesh them together, and they do that quite well. To me, the true joy of 'Heat of the Day' (the source material, I mean) comes from the individual soloists that break out of that motif and how whoever is in support mode at the time gets out of the way and then gradually nudges and then pulls the soloist, almost kicking and screaming, back into line. That's how it feels, at least to me, and I wish there was more of that represented in what The Bluecoats put on the field musically, instead of just the motif. But people loved what they did, and there were other shows that provide a variety of thematic and melodic ideas that were more to my liking like BD, Cavaliers, SCV, BK, and others, and I think those arrangers/composers have the fortitude to stay true to their path and not follow someone else just because it was popular. So I don't have serious qualms about the choices Bluecoats made. It was just not for me, except for the slow jam in the middle which was really good. I definitely understand where Lance is coming from. Again, as always, different strokes for different folks.
  2. Cadets, I love this show. It will be on my playlist for a while to come. I'm glad you attempted something different and the backseat designers of this forum won't temper my appreciation of what you accomplished. Next year is coming up and I look forward to what the design team, with a new resolve and some experience working together, come up with. In the meantime, I'll be enjoying your 2016 show!
  3. Beautiful job, Cavaliers. Your improvement pleased me to no end and this show was immensely enjoyable from being to end. So happy to see how far you've come. Always proud to be a fan of yours. Keep it going!
  4. Blue Devils, yours was my favorite show of the season by a long shot. Thank you for this show. It was astounding in content and performed with a passion that left me breathless. Thank you. Just thank you, and i can't wait until next year!
  5. The Windows version of the app used to automatically scroll to the closest day in the tour schedule if you viewed the events in a list (as opposed to the tour map.) At least I thought it did. Is there any way you can make that happen again in the updated version? Also, it would be useful if you could include the date in the list the way you do in the scores section. Nice work overall!
  6. Nice job Cadets! Keep cleaning and tightening the show! I'm starting to get into it.
  7. My goodness. I can't believe the best show on the field (IMO) is getting even better. This is just astounding And I can't wait to see the finished product.
  8. Blue Devils are amazing this year. I love the different movement they have on the field and the curvilinear forms apparent throughout the show from all the performers. I LOVE the music and how they use the horns to create effect. This is the most mature show on the field to me. They always bring something new to the form and I'm rooting for them all the way. Along with The Cavaliers, who are returning to form in a good way.
  9. Stormy Weather is featured thought the opener and a bit during the storm part as well. Honestly I can't get enough of this show music.
  10. Huh? You don't have to be a minority to stand up for inequalities and injustice. So much is wrong in the world. Complacency is not the answer. There. How's that for some Propaganda? :)
  11. Really like this show!
  12. I already have tickets to DCI event in Florida but based on the Cavaliers' show I may have to go ahead and get to Atlanta as well. Took me a couple of listens but I really like what they're doing! Ready to see where the go with the show. I know The Cadets will be great but I'm not into the show yet. I'm sure I'll get there eventually though. Right now I'm into Blue Devils and The Cavaliers. Neither will be in Florida :(
  13. From what I've seen and heard, I absolutely love this show and the music.
  14. Cadets BD SCV The Cavaliers BK BAC Madison Scouts PR