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  1. Scott Adams mentioned this youtube "reaction" genre today - he points out how the fun of watching these videos is in observing the enjoyment of the person viewing the video for the first time. I think he is onto something - there is something deep in our human nature that allows us to enjoy something new to us when we are surrounded by others who are enjoying that musical experience. Worth a listen - Episode 1084 Scott Adams
  2. This has got some real visual possibilities - plus you could enclose electronics in the bag as well!
  3. Great discussion everyone - so in my state, for the week of July 5 - 11we have cumulative 40,163 cases and 1,490 deaths - would you calculate IFR by dividing deaths by case -- mortality rate of: 0.037 How would we calculate Infection Fatality Rate for the entire USA?
  4. At the risk of being cancelled, or having my content disabled, as Dilbert cartoonist and provocateur Scott Adams says - one thing 2020 has shown is, we suck at measuring things -- can anyone provide an objective or meaningful statistic on the infection fatality rate of c19? Do we even know? The media would have us believe that having c19 is a death sentence - equivalent to the plague or ebola - but to the best of our knowledge, do we know what percentage of people who get c19 die? I believe that the fatality rates are far higher with older (60+) and people with co-morbidities -- but HS marching band students? Is c19 particularly deadly to young people? Could anyone point to a non biased information source?
  5. Anyone know who's idea that was? It really was clever - had anything like that ever been done before?
  6. I think where I was going with this was, youtube is a content platform - if you put out good content you will get subscribers and you will get more interest in your content - if DCI wants to grow its audience, it needs to grow its social media footprint. Why is DCI not allowed to post more content? Is it simply because of music copyright issues with the shows performed? Some youtube channels that are more popular than DCI: Ask a mortician Kittisaurus - since 10/19/2019
  7. curious if any corps have more youtube subscribers than DCI itself? as of today, 6/27/2020 DCI has 117K subscribers, Blue Devils have 71.3K subscribers by way of comparison to other channels, MLW Wiffle Ball 143K subscribers
  8. So - I only knew broadway from drum corps shows - Fiddler - SCV, Cats - Scouts, Les Mis - Cadets, Phantom - SCV -- A production of Cats is on youtube right now -- will drum corps fans like the original after all tthey know is the Madison Scouts version?
  9. I watch about 4 NHL games per week and I've been noticing with MN Wild there is a really nice sounding battery laying down some nice beats during breaks in the play - I'm not sure how large the line is - it sounds like 2 or 3 snares and a tenor -- Have other sports fans noticed this recent drumline trend? I've seen it for Vikings games too --
  10. this would be haunting! the section at 2:55 where each voice just sustains and the choir creates this single mass of stacked notes and then finally resolves is genius!
  11. January 24th and we're at 165 pages -- no one does a distance urination contest like Cadets fans can!
  12. I agree - the past 4 years of drum corps have been a living example of The Emperor Has No Clothes - Devils and Bluecoats realized that because the sound basically sucks inside Lucas Stadium, the only solution is sound reinforcement - Without actually stating this as the justification, all the corps entered a sound system war to the extent that the actual sound of a drum corps is now so completely messed up, it only sounds good on flo marching through your home AV system -- Critics of these innovations are shamed or threatened into silence by the enlightened elite who silence any diversity of opinion by branding their opponents as dinosaurs or craven anti (creative)evolutionists. Corps who should have known better and sided with the traditionalists were too afraid of not being cool and made their own weak attempts at entering into the electronics war. So now we are at a point where rules need to be formed to set a fair playing field. I'm particularly ticked off because I can't enjoy seeing a show live any longer unless you are sitting high - if you are low on either side, the sound is entirely the speaker stack nearest to your seats -- this is crap and the designers know it. One idea might be to limit amplification for indoor venues where the sound reinforcement is actually helpful - outdoor venues do not need amplification - The electronics race has lead to the design mindset that this is an indoor activity or a performance intended to be recorded and viewed online - is that really the direction the elite want the activity to go? Seriously, Bluecoats, Blue Devils -- is this what you want?