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About nsxanax

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    40 yr. Fan
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Carolina Crown
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    SCV 1989; "Phantom of the Opera"
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
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  • Location
    Eastern NC
  • Interests
    DCI, BOA, photography, collector cars, vintage audio.

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  1. Harloff is a beast! Avon’s still unloading the trucks from GN’s, and MH is modulating to Crown mode. He’s got a work ethic I can only dream about.
  2. K, you never fail to deliver: that’s the exact vid I had in mind. I’d be willing to pay the price of a seat at NightBEAT, to have had a chance to hang out on that porch! Even on my iPad, you can hear and feel the energy & enthusiasm. That was the opening track off of EWF’s ‘79 release “I Am.” Maurice White smiles down from the cosmos when he hears CrownBRASS’s rendition😇
  3. Dunno if EWF’s In the Stone qualifies as true funk—you’d never confuse it with George Clinton’s Mothership jamz —but I recall a vid of Cream Crown crushing that tune as parade repertoire.
  4. Love the subtitle for ‘15’s show. Others will staunchly disagree, but here in HomerLAND I believe Crownies will always believe Inferno was gold.
  5. Hey, shouldn't Matt be in full Avon mode, this time of year?!?!
  6. All quiet on the Western front; here and on CC 2020 thread. Trying to take the position that no news is good news. I’ll resume my “head in the sand” position now...
  7. Okay, I’ll take a stab at this one: 1) Crown ‘13 & Blooo ‘16 [Tie]: As a fan of Philip Glass and a Crownie, I was predisposed out the gate to like E=MC^2, but I was never prepared for the emotion that the show evoked in me. The brass was stellar, and contrary to what many have opined over the years, I thought the narration was extremely effective. Insofar as DS^, I am still blown away by the musical and visual energy it delivered. Others have suggested that in time it will be viewed as a watershed program for this activity. I’m inclined to agree. 2) BD ‘14: Didn’t get an opportunity to see that live in ‘14, but have watched [many times] the vid I recorded from the Nashville show. Tilt was tremendous that year, but Felliniesque was flawless. 3) SCV ‘18: Outstanding job with staging, but the screamers alone were worth the price of admission.
  8. For Crown, taking home another Ott to Ft. Mills perhaps ameliorated some of the sting of missing a medal.
  9. I think your idea is positively inspired. Like you, I have zero design expertise, but the concept just seems to have so much potential. While much of the marching arts tends to be trickle down—i.e. DCI—>BOA—no reason that idea couldn’t be, wait for it, elevated to a corps field. BTW, would have used the term “corps stage,” but as much as I’ve raged against “staged” programs, that term is not one I associate with Crown. 😎
  10. With respect to the latter, it is a sentiment widely held in CrownLAND. Too much of a coward to take a position on the former.
  11. Doh!!! Wasn’t paying attention to the date of the last post. Just call me Lazarus... You know, I copied the ‘89 PBS broadcast on my VHS recorder, the night it aired that season. It wasn’t until I purchased the MP3, that I heard the BD’s, non-frack version of If We Were In Love. My understanding is that was from the Semi’s performance. Still standby my recommendation. In fact, Suncoast Sound became one of my fav’s.