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Postby christopher_robin » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:50 am

acereraser wrote:
christopher_robin wrote:Archipants is exactly right.

Most marching bands are so bad that they need many people to play each each part.

That way, it's harder to hear how out of tune and off-time each one of them is.

(This theory is also deployed effectively by many jam bands).


Cheap shot, you know it. I agree though, and many orchestras are the same way, and punk bands would be if they could afford enough instruments.



Uhhh no and no. Orchestra members are usually highly skilled and no punk band cares, by definition.

You are, however, right about the cheap shot, sir.

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Postby jjoyce » Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:22 am

UW's band makes matters worse by adopting the "stop at the top" marching style. It's herky jerky at best and that doesn't really help when you're trying to hit notes and get the perfect position on your trombone.

Anyone who has ever played any kind of instrument could tell you that it's much harder to do when you're essentially jogging in place.

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Re: Sheesh.

Postby Karl Hungus » Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:31 am

Marvell wrote:
Jabbering Paranoiac wrote:
Fixed it for you.


Right back at you, O Hungus Who Walks Among Us.

Maybe you just might know someone who can tell you that your ass is not a hole in the ground.


Do you need a therapist? I know a good one. What a whacko.

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Re: Sheesh.

Postby Mean Scenester » Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:10 pm

Karl Hungus wrote:Do you need a therapist? I know a good one.

Anecdotal evidence would suggest that you do not.

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Postby jammybastard » Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:15 pm

You know what surprises me about all this???
No video!
It's shocking that out of all those band members that one of them wasn't dumb enough to record some of the action on a cell phone camera and upload it to youtube.
We can only hope something gets leaked at some point.

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Re: Sheesh.

Postby Karl Hungus » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:09 pm

Mean Scenester wrote:
Karl Hungus wrote:Do you need a therapist? I know a good one.

Anecdotal evidence would suggest that you do not.


You people here are odd.

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Re: Sheesh.

Postby Marvell » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:12 pm

Karl Hungus wrote:Do you need a therapist? I know a good one. What a whacko.


If he's such a whacko, why would I go to him?

Do you need to study basic rhetorical construction? Yes - yes, you do.

Unless you want to keep Hungusing yourself by your own petard.

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Postby acereraser » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:16 pm

christopher_robin wrote:
acereraser wrote:
christopher_robin wrote:Archipants is exactly right.

Most marching bands are so bad that they need many people to play each each part.

That way, it's harder to hear how out of tune and off-time each one of them is.

(This theory is also deployed effectively by many jam bands).


Cheap shot, you know it. I agree though, and many orchestras are the same way, and punk bands would be if they could afford enough instruments.



Uhhh no and no. Orchestra members are usually highly skilled and no punk band cares, by definition.

You are, however, right about the cheap shot, sir.


You're right too, I just threw the orch. & punk thing in there cuz your generalization was, well, too general, and at least slightly off-topic. Good bands are good, bad ones are bad, whatever the flavor.

You did get me thinking, and maybe this is a threadjack, but I still would like to get your opinion, because you are much more knowledgable about punk bands than I am. Do you consider Green Day to be a punk band? Where does the line stop on punk cred? Like I said, just wondering. Metallica has to be considered a metal band no matter what they do, and Pete Seeger is folk no matter how many times he played Carnegie Hall, but punk seems to be intrinsically tied to just scraping by. Since you appear to have a definition worked up already, I'd love to hear it.

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Postby christopher_robin » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:54 pm

Always up for talking punk rock...

I saw Green Day live early on, pre-Dookie, and they were definitely a punk band. Not hardcore (MDC/Fear/Circle Jerks/DOA), but clearly drawing directly from punk (Ramones/Sex Pistols/Clash/Buzzcocks/Damned): short songs, lots of attitude, high energy, 4/4 songs.

I think they became a pop/rock band pretty soon after that, and I'd call them stadium rock these days. No slight intended: they were good enough to rise from bars to arenas and well-managed enough not to implode.

At the time of seeing them live, I was more struck by their derivativeness than anything else, but I let that slide. The Pistols learned a lot from the Ramones, too.

Later, when the Green Day imitators ruled for a while--Good Charlotte, Blink 182, Sum 41, I realized that Green Day stand on its own pretty well. That third generation of ripoffs was atrocious, and about as punk as Third Eye Blind.

Which is to say: not at all.

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Postby harrissimo » Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:37 pm

To get back on topic

As a Wisconsin tax payer I demand a full investigation of this scandal.

We must know if there were any gang bangs involved and if so was there any coerced sperm swapping between band chicks. Did the boys keep their band uniform hats on during these evil deeds. I demand that all photos and videos be immediately posted to youporn.com for full disclosure!

The taxpayers have a right to know the full details of this shameful scandal.

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Postby markkay » Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:21 pm

Looks like there are problems at the UC Davis, too. See here: http://deadspin.com/5059715/naked-van-c ... ching-band

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Postby acereraser » Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:58 pm

christopher_robin wrote:Always up for talking punk rock...

Later, when the Green Day imitators ruled for a while--Good Charlotte, Blink 182, Sum 41, I realized that Green Day stand on its own pretty well. That third generation of ripoffs was atrocious, and about as punk as Third Eye Blind.

Which is to say: not at all.


I am in total agreement with you here. I disliked Green Day when they showed up on my Alternative Rock station, but when Blink 182 came along, they showed me how much better (more real/punk?) Green Day really was. Good Charlotte is that absolute end of that road, as far as I can tell.

I listened to a decent bit of punk in my high school days, but it didn't fit most of the time. I was bored in my small town, sure, but I just wasn't that pissed off. And that led to Umma Gumma and Skylarking.

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Postby harrissimo » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:20 pm

Isn't Green Day a polka band?

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Postby pulseCzar » Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:43 am

Wow, fans of the band waited over a month to see them play and Leckrone gave them yet another recycled halftime show. Impressive.

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Postby wallrock » Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:31 pm

pulseCzar wrote:Wow, fans of the band waited over a month to see them play and Leckrone gave them yet another recycled halftime show. Impressive.

I know! I was kind of excited to see what they would come back with, and then the announcer tosses out "Jesus Christ Superstar" - Seriously? I watched about three minutes of it and decided to go out for a smoke. The only good thing I have to say about that halftime show is it gave me a reason to trade Wet Hot American Summer and Hamlet 2 quotes with my friend, and those were a bit off-topic.


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