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  1. alphabetmonkey

    2019 Show Ideas

    Bluecoats sequel to Session 44: The Recording Studio - music from the engineer's perspective (reverses, interesting mixing, experimentation with volume and tone)
  2. alphabetmonkey

    2019 Bloooooooooooooocoats

    This is a really great profile of Bloo snare Yuuka. I imagine it would be very inspiring to those just starting out in DCI:
  3. I feel like learning about innovation cannot be done by simply watching a show. Reading thoughts from show designers and composers tends to reveal the innovation for me. My ears are not good enough to hear innovative techniques without having some backstory first. Someone may have played, say, a reverse chord (like those fabricated by music engineers, the band Yes used a lot of these) on the field but my ears may not pick up on it unless it was told to me it was happening. It would be innovative, but not from a purely observational perspective.
  4. alphabetmonkey

    Bluecoats Hype Topic!!

    No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments. 1Timothy5:23
  5. alphabetmonkey

    Modern brass books

    Ha! I have uttered the phrase "last chair in the pre school band" more than once in my life...
  6. alphabetmonkey

    Has Audience Culture Changed?

    Was watching old YouTube videos from early 1990s concerts I attended (Jane's Addiction, Nine Inch Nails) and in the comments people are awestruck at how much fun people seem to be having at concerts then compared to now. Dancing, mosh pits, etc. Someone commented on how now, everyone stands in the audience with their phones up recording the thing rather than enjoying the event.
  7. alphabetmonkey

    Bluecoats 2018-LETS GO BLOO

    cymbal frisbees
  8. alphabetmonkey

    Houston.... I mean, Katy show- July 20, 2018

    Take up a collection, I will contribute to your power needs!
  9. alphabetmonkey

    Houston.... I mean, Katy show- July 20, 2018

    much better transition into Saro imo
  10. I think God Bless the Child may have been her 44th session? And she did 44 sessions for the Columbia label?
  11. I think 44 is referenced many places for them this year (someone should do a compilation).
  12. Bluecoats posted on Twitter that today is anniversary of the death of Billie Holiday at age 44.
  13. alphabetmonkey

    St Louis, MO - July 15, 2018

    In jazz, you know, we play ALL the notes
  14. CLOSER: Tour bus on field. Horn players emerge in fear as Bloo percussion chew them out with I’m up there workin’ my balls off tryin’ to do somebody a favor and you m****s are suckin’ all over this joint. What kind of trumpet section do you call this tonight? And mellos! You gotta f*****’ be kiddin’ me! a la Buddy Rich rants Gotta get those perc scores up! GE for days!
  15. alphabetmonkey

    Bluecoats 2018-LETS GO BLOO

    In a super weird coincidence, am in Minneapolis this weekend and randomly ran into former center snare Kyle Tsuchiya - accosted him (not sure he gets a lot of that) and told him to help out the current perc crew. He just laughed. What a random occurrence.