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Everything posted by OldSnareDrummer

  1. Because we are growlers doesn't mean we like growling. Does that mean we don't like ourselves? Hell, I dunno. I forget. Pass me my Geritol, please.
  2. Angry faces and growling in drum corps should be banned. Stoic faces while performing angry and intense music, fine. Faked angry faces doesn't sell me anything.
  3. Totally agree with Fran. For me, it's more about seeing old corps buddies gathered around the Flo. The thrills of the performances are the icing on the cake.
  4. Absolute truth. Thank you, Dad, among thousands of others. It's stunning (or maybe it isn't) how little people know about the events of the World Wars.
  5. I knew the Herb Tarlek look would make a comeback someday. Sign me up.
  6. Surprised me, too. Now I'll believe my poker-buddy/band director when he says just try watching sometime, you'll enjoy it. I have to think rehearsal time for these units is somewhat limited. It's not like they're out on tour for weeks and months at a time. How much time do these bands put in?
  7. Interesting factoid. Geesh, how out of touch am I. I didn't even realize they'd been around for 30 years.
  8. How about if MLB uniforms itself like drum corps uniforms? No wait, it'd be known as MLBWGI. Only 95 more pages to go.
  9. Keep the thread alive! I liked the all black Cadets. Very Cadetish.
  10. ( A sure fire way to keep this thread alive and get it to 100 pages ) I firmly believe this is a sound proposal and worthwhile of lengthy discussion.
  11. Interesting story. I'd never really looked at Zildjan's site before. The price of cymbals (and every other musical instrument I suppose)...aiye carumba.
  12. I don't remember the Charioteers as being all that small, but maybe so. In that same vein and around the midwest, the Osage Precisionaires were always a favorite of mine. Small in maybe 80 members or so, but they sure had some talent. Fox Valley Raiders, too. If you want to go really small and gutsy, the Golden Knights from Kentucky had maybe 18 horns and 12 drummers in the 70s that rocked.
  13. Times 2. On the other hand, if they're recruiting for a production of Guys & Dolls, they may be on to something. Show 'em some BATW Crown brass, guys (and dolls).
  14. Woodwinds would cause me eyerolls and unless featured in solos or small ensembles cause me to strain to hear clearly, but wouldn't necessarily be a deal-breaker in remaining a fan.
  15. Ah dude, I learned that grip from Marty, too. Still use it to this day. Never marched under Marty, but one day in '72, we were jamming with the Bleu Raeders with Marty leading and he showed us the grip. Little pinky curled, middle finger straight up.
  16. Anyone have any raunchy, filthy bus sing-along songs? "Oh there once was a girl I knew, by the name of Slewfoot Sue...." I'd better end it there.
  17. Good on you, my friend. Nearly 40 years for me. Maybe there's a corps out there somewhere that can use me in the kitchen making PB&Js. Maybe not such a good idea. I'm not quite as quick and nimble now. Poor kids would starve before they got a sandwich.
  18. St. George..sigh..I sure miss that guy. Marty Hurley, too.
  19. I can remember MMs BITD wearing buttons on corps jackets reading "It's Drum Corps Not Marching Band, Stupid!. Which, I always found a little ironic cuz basically 90% of us came from a marching band.
  20. My only prediction - the rich will continue to get richer.
  21. At some point pre-Marty Hurley with Phantom was Jim Nevermann. I don't know which year(s) specifically.
  22. I'm not even this guy's age, but I have to grab on to the toilet when I step out of the shower.
  23. Butler, PA...home of Bret Michaels. It don't get better than this.