quietcity

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About quietcity

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    French Horn: Santa Clara Vanguard 1984, Guardsmen 1978-82, Fox Valley Raiders 1977
  • Your Favorite Corps
    SCV, of course
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    At the moment, SCV 1999
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1984
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    Male
  • Interests
    Djembe and West African music, traveling the world, politics, my beautiful wife and baby boy.

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  1. That is rather irresponsible and impetuous conjecture on your part. You are besmirching someone's name based on one data point. If you have seen a PATTERN of favoritism from this man, please provide it.
  2. What a short memory. Crown's 2016 Relentless show featured cowboy murder and mayhem, complete with prop guns. It led to a fair amount of debate on these boards. Crown changed the end of the show from an early season revenge killing to an end of season forgiveness, if I recall correctly.
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    Caption Awards

    SCV and Cadets tied for top brass in 87. SCV tied with BD and Cadets in 84.
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    Reference in SCV 2018

    Almost forgot: Cymbal line did their patented Viper move near end of Club Sound. Hard to see because they are behind tenors and snares, and cameras usually did not capture it.
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    Reference in SCV 2018

    All true, but you are referring to matters of style. The OP was asking about specific references to past shows, which I am assuming to mean samplings of music, drill or guard moves that have been used by them before. Thinks of the "Clowns" quote at the end of SCV's show last year. As well, there is a percussion riff that SCV has used in many shows since at least 1978, and it was present as recently as two years ago (it goes something like: bum bum budda bu-dum.). And of course, the famous "V" formed by the cymbals. That said, I cannot see or hear any references to past shows in SCV 2018. It appears to be sui generis. Any one else notice any?
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    SCV's show was an epic musical fail.

    The OP's post reminded me that even great musicians could not agree on what constitutes good music: "You know what Debussy is? Calf's-foot jelly. It is spineless music" - Prokofiev Opening a piano and sitting on the keys, Rossini declared, "There! That is what Wagner's music sounds like!" Asked if he had heard any music of Stockhausen, Sir Thomas Beecham replied, "No, but I believe I have trodden in some." "Why is it that whenever I hear a piece of music that I don`t like, it is always by Villa-Lobos?" -Stravinsky "A very tolerable imitation of a composer.” Ralph Vaughan Williams on Gustav Mahler "Listening to the fifth symphony of Ralph Vaughan Williams is like staring at a cow for 45 minutes." - Aaron Copland "If he'd been making shell-cases during the war it might have been better for music." --Maurice Ravel on Camille Saint-Saëns "What a giftless bast-ard!" -Tchaikovsky on Brahms
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    Best Baritone solos or features

    1979 Guardsmen, phenomenal baritone solo by Rich Moss in Tiger of San Pedro . A little hard to hear in those non-mic'd days, but worth a listen.
  8. Sure, the level of performance is impressive, but what lousy field coverage!
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    Your 2018 Top 6

    SCV Bluecoats Mandarins Cadets Cavies Spirit HM: Genesis, SCVC, Southwind, Music City (whose rendition of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah was more heartfelt than Crown's)
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    Your 2018 Top 6

    Cappy, how come your top six list does not match the list in your signature??
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    SCV's show was an epic musical fail.

    "If it sounds good, it IS good." -Duke Ellington.
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    SCV's show was an epic musical fail.

    Thanks, SWriverstone, for letting me know how misguided I have been! I will endeavor to un-love SCV's show, starting right now!
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Men of the Cloth?
  14. Talk about exposure!
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    Vanguard Yell

    A few weeks ago, a DCP contributor (sorry, can't remember who) made the observation that most shows tend to be on a continuum between feeling audience-focused, e.g. Bloo and Cavies, or technique and judge-focused, e.g. BD and Crown. But SCV this year is neither; they are intensely INNER-focused. The rest of us can simply marvel at their phenomenon, like watching a star go super-nova. I agree, leading me to see the Yell from the audience as superfluous. Better just to dance along with the dub step, like I do!