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MikeRapp

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  1. Almost no one was told. They hired someone four weeks ago from google in New York and told him he had to move to Arkansas or lose his job.
  2. Thank you. I am good. On Monday they dropped an even bigger bomb on the whole design team, over 300 strong. Including the product team. Everyone was mandated to move to Arkansas. It has rocked the entire company. It’s hard to process. Being honest.
  3. Hey all, Mike here. Been learning about and processing what has transpired at Walmart Health. Basically Walmart has decided to close the entire Walmart Health division. This includes telehealth, on which I was the principal designer. I will be working on the details of this today. I don’t know about timelines yet.
  4. I’m actually the designer of Walmart Health virtual care! No kidding! Telehealth does not include any store-centered services, including pharmacy, vision or store products. It does include on demand doctor visits, on phone or computer. It’s a really good service and I am really proud that somehow I am connected to DCI.
  5. Angels and Demons is the only right answer. Top 10 all time DCI.
  6. I worked with Omar in Nashville around the time he produced Aja. This makes me feel even more strongly that someone should do a Steely Dan program.
  7. A Steely Dan show…dang. It would be the ultimate cool groove.
  8. He is only the second artist in history to win a Grammy for each of his first four albums.
  9. Thanks for saying this; it means a lot to me to share a uniquely UN common musical passion. So glad it made your day.
  10. Nah I think any of the top five could do it.
  11. Wow really? A full one song Jacob Collier arrangement would be so Bloo!
  12. Yep he is a true savant who also innately loves arranging. He said he maxed out the number of layers in Logic, and when Logic heard about it they upped the max to 1,000! I bet he would see arranging for a drum corps as a life milestone. If he ever heard Babylon I bet he would beg for the opportunity. And how cool would that be for DCI? Jacob is playing Nashville in June at the Opry House, I am going to pay for the best tix in the house. His shows are on or a kind. He will probably have Take 6 show up, and other artists whom he has worked with here in Music City. I believe Moon River for Blue Devils was based on his now epic arrangement of the song, which is one of the things that put him on the world stage.
  13. What if a corps did an entire show of All Night Long, fully arranged by Jacob. It would have to be probably one of the big four corps, because it would take all that insane talent to pull off. But wow../
  14. It’s sorta like if Blast went rogue…
  15. https://www.instagram.com/reel/Czq2ZZdu26l/?igshid=ODhhZWM5NmIwOQ==
  16. The NHL has sponsors for their practice/warmup jersies. And now helmet stickers and small uniform emblems. I get it, it’s not the best thing for the aesthetics. But it’s survival time.
  17. It may be time to think more seriously about what donors get for their dime. Yes if you are an equipment manufacturer that’s one thing; your stuff is on the field. But what if you are a bank, or a grocery store chain? It may be time to look at things pro sports are now doing…like uniform patches. Or sponsorship mentions: Carolina Crown, sponsored by Truist Bank.
  18. Very very few people get into a creative activity with a mind to run it as a profitable business. They get into it for their own artistic interests and hope someone else makes sense of the business. Therein lies the problem, and frankly it seems DCI as an org has done very little to close that gap.
  19. In a weird way I find this whole thing reason for optimism. Folks if corps simply run standard issue businesses with standard issue business and accounting practices—they will be fine. Its absurd that SCV—with all the access in the world to the best of the best minds, accountants, strategists and business leaders—could find a way to make your local Girl Scout troop look like Warren Buffet.
  20. Wow thanks for this info. Fascinating. Would think Collier would love DCI.
  21. I could see so many corps doing his stuff—obviously Bluecoats, but also Blue Devils, Blue Knights and maybe even Crown. Amazing.
  22. I watched Filliniesque this week and was struck by how sparse the field was. Almost no props. Highest scoring show of all time. Today I am not sure that show wins Gold.
  23. I get what you are saying but not sure I agree. Right now the last thing DCI needs is someone coming in and blowing up things that work. Usually I am all for innovation but with two of the most successful corps of all time not financially able to compete, DCI needs a come to Jesus with the powers that be for a solution.
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