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archcitymadman


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Comment 17 May 2015

I knew an architect would chime in.   knew it.   I'll put it this way, Whether it's true or not, many  professional musicians feel leading a marching band is the least artistically satisfying avenue to be gainfully employed in their field.   Whatever the intern bitch work is in your field, that's how 90% of working musicians feel about marching bands.  Finding someone highly skilled and enthusiastic about marching bands is a small pool.  Even if it is one as storied as TBDBITL.  Especially when they fired the last one for things that go on in almost every band.  Maybe BYU has a band that doesn't get half naked on buses changing, drink, or engage in fairly low level hazing, but most bands do.

Comment 16 May 2015

Surprised there aren't more established people on here.   Waters made $150k in 2013.   This is pretty serious money for a college professor who isn't teaching chemical engineering or something.  For those who don't know, directing the marching band can be the crap job in the music department, unless you have someone who just loves it to death.  You teach mostly non music majors music that just isn't that interesting.  It's medleys and arrangements of mostly pop music.  For some people who devote their lives to the study of music, it's the lowest form of  music making, which is why there are some terrible marching bands out there.  It's also tremendously time consuming. I'd imagine it's like an architect building parking garages all the time. It's a special kind of person that genuinely embraces the marching band, and has enthusiasm for the choreography, outdoor practices, and has the talent and organizational skills to pull off what Jon Waters was doing at OSU.  His last season was a genuine phenomenon with all the youtube videos and stuff.  They have big shoes to fill for sure.  My money is on the guy from Missouri.  I am sure they will get someone great.  The challenge for them is to find  that person who genuinely loves marching bands, as Waters clearly did.

Comment 08 May 2015

Seconding short north or downtown, there is a bus that runs on high street until 3am on weekends, runs from campus down to broad street.  I ended up booking the comfort inn on south high for the rolling stones, everything else was booked or like $500 a night.  plan on drinking my way up high, i bet that would be a pretty good plan for football too.

Comment 19 Apr 2015

You are not alone sir!  The obsession with super hoppy beer has to end at some point, right?  I hate that if someplace carries 50 kinds of beer, 30 of them will be ipa's or other similarly hoppy brews.  I blame hipsters.

Comment 11 Apr 2015

My top 3- Mo C strip in 02, Bosa vs PSU, Zeke's 85 yarder.   The most heart stopping was Clarett's strip, because as I remember, the announcers just kept talking about how great a play Sean Taylor just made, and didn't seem to notice Clarett stole the ball from him.   I was in my parent's basement watching, so I thought I had lost my mind until they finally realized he had the ball. Longest 10 seconds of my life.  

Comment 26 Mar 2015

First- Aerosmith in like 98.   They were awful, unfortunately.  Best- probably Radiohead on the Amnesiac tour at blossom in 2002 I wanna say.  I also saw a show with Stone Temple Pilots opening for Red Hot Chili Peppers between Scott Weiland rehab stints.   I remember buying tickets for that show not really sure if stp was really even gonna play, but they did.  Weiland was incredible.  

Comment 22 Mar 2015

Deadwood gets my vote.  Loved that show, and it really ended mid-sentence basically.  As much as I loved The Wire and The Sopranos, they kind of ran their course.  I kind of saw them both as shows that caught really interesting stories mid-stream, told what part of the story they wanted, and sent the stories back into their fictional universe.  I was kind of happy they ended before the writers were just mailing it in like heroes-sorry fans of the last season, but it was rough to watch them wind that down.

Comment 22 Mar 2015

Drove a few cars of my dad's, but the first I ever bought with my own money was a 1994 Geo Prizm.   I doubt it had 50 horsepower, but it was indestructible.  I didn't know how to drive stick when I bought it, the guy I bought it from taught me how in a parking lot so I could get home. 

Comment 22 Mar 2015

I commend you for still being alive.   That is a machine built with bad intentions.   I'm sure I would have either died or been arrested within 24 hrs of getting the keys when I was 16!

Comment 22 Mar 2015

Overachiever!  In all seriousness, that is absolutely amazing.   I can't fathom running 50 miles.  Thanks for sharing.

Comment 22 Mar 2015

Dayton fan here, don't hold it against me.  Don't forget that Dayton won alot of these games after they kicked the center and his backup off the team in the middle of December.  They only had 7 players available for games after that, including a walk-on.  If Archie Miller doesn't get a godfather offer from someone and sticks around, Dayton could really be on the upswing.  If he leaves, it could be back to the drawing board.   Xavier and Cincinnati will always be at a certain level, but Ohio State is at the top of the pecking order.  I think they will be as long as Thad's there.  The great thing is, there is just a ton of good college basketball in Ohio.  Always a little state pride on the line this time of year.

Comment 18 Mar 2015

I was in Vienna back in 2001 and knew that a friend might be there on a different trip.   We met up, which was a little surprising, but we hoped we might.   So we decide to go out that night, end up at a bar and run into a high school girlfriend of his.  The next day, I ran into a college professor on the train.   Talk about crazy.

Comment 18 Mar 2015

Several years ago, my dad watched something about Cholula on Food Network, and they said they bottle their hot sauce for an american chain, but wouldn't say who.  He was convinced it was Skyline.  I don't eat Cholula or Skyline often enough to say for sure.

Comment 16 Mar 2015

I went on a kick a couple years ago to watch the whole afi top 100, and there are a ton of good movies on there, but a few were rough going.  Nashville has to be one of the worst "best" movies out there.  Lawrence of Arabia is about an hour too long, and i still couldn't tell you what happens in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe, or why anyone thinks that's a top 100 movie.  

Comment 07 Feb 2015

If this ever happens, Paul Keels must never see that media guide.  He gets worked up enough that guys on the same team wear the same number.  I mean there are 85 scholarships and 99 numbers, shouldn't they be able to work that out?

Comment 07 Feb 2015

Yeah, Randy Moss was a once a generation type athlete.  I have grown to love me some Devin Smith, but he is no Randy.  I think if Smith runs a smoking 40, he could go really high, and could have a very good professional career.  

Comment 06 Jan 2015

It's easy to say that logically, he should sit out, but I think the great ones are just built differently than us.   Him sitting out a whole year would probably be like asking us to forego oxygen for a year, it's just not possible.  He'd find a flag football league to destroy if he weren't playing college ball.

Comment 22 Dec 2014

A crayon letter of apology would probably get alot of laughs in the locker room.   Also, learning how to apologize is a life lesson, or so I've been told.  I bet you could send it to the football offices or whatever. 

Comment 19 Dec 2014

Lot of good stuff on that list, but I feel like Kind of Blue (Miles Davis) should be in any top 10 albums list, jazz fan or not.  Also, like the radiohead in there.  Went to see them in cuyahoga falls on the Kid A tour, great show.   My favorite band of all time.

Comment 14 Dec 2014

The USC band is based in L.A.   It's a matter of convenience that they record with people.

Comment 14 Dec 2014

The Stanford band is an embarrassment.  They are a comedy skit holding instruments.