festive

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About festive

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  • Birthday 12/08/1973

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Drum Corps Member: 89-91; Volunteer: 08-10; Regiment Alumni Hornline: 14
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Phantom Regiment
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    PR 08
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1989
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    People's Republic of South Florida
  1. This is so good to hear! About the guard especially.
  2. And it's even uglier in person. Such a nice city--that thing...yeesh. Back OT, not in a dome (that's a must). Madison or Denver would be fine. If it's someplace decent I might actually go to finals again.
  3. I've enjoyed watching and listening to these truly outstanding Regiment drum lines. Thank you to Paul, obviously, for the great instruction and the experience he helped to give the members. If he is off to SCV, that'd be good, too--I'm a fan.
  4. I don't remember PR beating Star at any point. Scouts and Cavies, yes.
  5. Just to put in my two cents...these are fantastic recordings...there's really nothing like them in drum corps. The new disc is wonderful and if you aren't familiar with isomike and the work with BK or Troop it's tremendous stuff. Highly recommended! A shame that the Troop and BK shows from 2009 weren't recorded...I was actually looking forward to the isomike take more. Having said that, crowd noise is fine, but I don't find it central to the experience of listening to a well-recorded performance. The corps itself has to come through as life-like as possible or it's mostly a non-starter for me. Indoor recordings of drum corps are usually horrid, although the principle exception where they work would be when I might be desperate to hear a show and will willingly throw down $ for a compressed MP3 of whatever gets posted. That doesn't mean I'd prefer it. It's sort of like having those 1995 recordings--I think they're awful, but they're all we have available. Drum corps and symphonies have a lot in common as far as recordings, IMO. With a high-quality recording, I don't particularly need to hear the crowd go crazy at the end of the show, or at big hits in the performance. The music and the performance themselves are riveting and the recording allows all of the subtle nuance to be gathered and enjoyed. The only exceptions to this for me are where the crowd becomes part of the moment...where it's a phenomena, like (especially) 2008 Regiment. Though a super-clean full-dimensional recording of a show like that would have its own value in addition to a "live" recording. Another example--I prefer the "studio" recording of the 2003 Regiment show. If DCI were to offer studio recordings using near-obsessive techniques like those employed by isomike, I'd certainly buy them. Have isomike record whoever's passing through the area each summer? That'd be something!
  6. That's a great one, too. It hasn't gotten a mention yet, but I really like the ballad in the 88 Suncoast show.
  7. Hanson and Barber. Nice. Contemporaries. Could make a complete show just with their work. Not sure why they're trying to work in NRK...juxtaperformance, maybe?
  8. Fire of Eternal Glory is something legendary. It might well be the best ballad ever, but why choose? I also love 94, 95, 00, 04, and 07. Nobody but nobody does a drum corps ballad like Phantom Regiment.
  9. Myron is responsible for some of my favorite visual designs in all of drum corps. That he'd be designing the visual program for my favorite drum corps--that's just outstanding. I'm very, very happy with the announcement and am excited at the possibilities for the Regiment. I think it's going to be classic stuff.
  10. Umm, yeah. You're not listening. And I'm done reading this thread.
  11. I don't really think that has anything to do with it. They haven't, to my knowledge, asked the ticket buying public generally to provide them contact information for purposes of a survey.