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  1. He's been banned from every forum he's ever participated in. Says something about old Howdy.

  2. I'd say "Howdy, Howdy!" but Howdy's been banned! ^_^

  3. "classless cheap shot inaccurate personal attacks. "

    Seriously? You have the nerve to whine about cheap shot and personal attacks?

  4. Howdy! Have a blessed day, Howdy!

  5. The future of Heritage Drum and Bugle Corps at this point in time is uncertain, but perhaps it is better than it has been in a long time.!/group.php?gid=236501631478 We will be holding a feasibility meeting about restarting Heritage Drum and Bugle Corps this fall. OT: The horse trailer was great for puppet shows, as the back doors opened half way up. Only the puppeteers ever entered the horse trailer, never children. The horse trailer was not good for moving sound equipment because it was not fully enclosed and equipment got damaged. Chuches have had a well respected longstanding tradition of holding vacation bible schools and kids bible clubhouses in local neighborhoods for years. One reason for this is for logistical reasons. The recording studio is coming slowly. I now have most of the equipment that I need. I am currently finishing up my instrumental trumpet and flugelhorn DOVE cd at Upperbandwidth Recording Studio. I anticipate that I will start recording at my new home recording studio once DOVE is released.
  6. I agree with John, enough with your classless cheap shot inaccurate personal attacks. Thank you John. Jeff they were in poor taste.
  7. Bravo. Dig this, I even have a puppet names Jonathan who has hands that can work the valves of my trumpet. Can you imagine all of the ge points if an entire hornline of puppets did this?
  8. I know what great drumming is, after all I was once in North Star, seen by many in this activity as one of the greatest drumlines in the history of DCI. Knowing what great drumming is is not the same thing as being a great drummer, or being able to properly judge DCI drumlines at the top level. Yes brass and visual is my thing, and in my humble opinion I like to think that I great in those areas (mostly because I had the finest teachers), but in the real world where there are limited finances judging and teaching drummers is something that I have been asked to do. This by no means makes me a world class drummer, I just want to be helpful and fair. My scores from the Atlanta show were given out here in DCP just for fun. I think that in my opinion they perhaps show not as much as I am right but more that those hard working DCI judges that we love to criticize get their scores right most of the time. I stand behind my placements, and I believe that the Cadets and Cavies deserved to beat BD. As for being perfect if you are looking for the perfect horn player, marcher, instructor, volunteer, judge, skateboarder or even ventriloquist I am without a doubt of any kind, not him. Please don't knock the puppet shows, the art of puppetry is more difficult than you might think to pull off well, and kids often rate puppetry as one of their favorate childhood experiences. I think that DCI could even use some more puppetry. Be blessed, MIKEY Athens, Tennessee
  9. Being that you are a teacher and all, I think you were trying to say splendiferous. (hate to see you teach parochial kiddies to say the wrong word, but hey that word that you used was also once used wrong in a kiddies book so does that make the wrong usage now the right usage*) Things are going for me much better than I deserve. Better than you know. [That usually happens to those who follow Dave Ramsey's Money Makeover plan] While I no longer am well enough to skateboard or teach/coach skateboarders anymore, from time to time as a past award winning and former professional skateboarder I am asked to judge skateboard competitions. (note to self please try to completely retire from doing that). While I do not have that trailer anymore and have not for years (I think about 8 years now), I do have a much nicer 10' fully enclosed trailer with a nice "little Mikey" cartoon on the sides of it. We also now have a Steve Barry original "Little Mikey" professional - full sized ventriloquist puppet. * note to self, never enter into a debate with a theologian
  10. But then the best corps that was in Atlanta on Saturday would have won. :)
  11. I sure did, and I showed my scores to several Spirit of Atlanta Alumni BEFORE the DCI scores were ever announced as proof. I bet most people would believe that I did come up with those scores BEFORE I heard any of the DCI scores. These were ALL MY SCORES based upon watching 26 drumcorps, I was scoring these corps where I thought they should be, I was not trying to guess where the DCI judges might score them. Wow TO Mike, your accusing me of being dishonest really dissapoints me.
  12. You are not kidding...fair warning to all contras marching backwards... yikes!!! ...this is the first time that the words crown is on the field does not mean a good thing...
  13. here are two more negatives those who do not have club level seats should not be allowed on the club level the food on the club level, being that it was the club level, was lousy... where was the roast beef, ham, turkey and mashed potatoEs???
  14. curoius as to how those who actually sent to the Atlanta show think about how I scored the top 3 corps ??? seems that almost everyone that I have talked to think that the Cavies and Cadets were better than the Blue Devils. What so say you???
  15. TO Mike I am so ready to listen to any samples of AA's trumpet playing...but there does not seem to be any anywhere on the web...I know why...