I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Michigan Marching Band
Well, there's not much to say about this, but that Ohio's halftime show this week is much better than our commercial last week.
While it probably won't change anything, the least we can do is try to fight Brandon's insanity. Someone created a petition on change.org to get the band to travel to Dallas. Sign the petition below, join the resistance!
As my 'joined' date suggests I've been a pretty regular user (and infrequent poster) for almost a year now, and a regular reader / follower for even longer. I've been attending Michigan football games for over five years since my days of visiting U of M football games in the students' section of the Big House (I'm a Grand Valley graduate, but having spent my freshman year at U of M - Flint, had their equivalent of an M-Card which granted me access to the student section. I digress). I made it to the SDSU game this past weekend and, for the first time ever, stayed to watch the band play as people were filing out of the stadium. To my surprise, closing off their post-game show, the band played "Temptation", followed by the announcer saying "...and you can't have one without the other", proceeded by the Hawaiian chant we are so wont to see posted here on MGoBlog after glorious Michigan victories.
This particular bit of diction from the announcer was of course more than familiar to me as a regular MGoFanatic, and caused me to wonder, "Did that announcer just totally rip-off Brian?" If so, that's hilarious and awesome, but I couldn't be sure if he's always done it, and Brian's useage of it is an homage to the announcer. So, which is it? I'm genuinely curious.
My apologies if this is common knowledge or has been previously discussed. As mentioned above, this was my first time staying to listen to the band after the game - I usually just leave.
A dedication ceremony will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the field. Vice President for Student Affairs E. Royster Harper will speak at the event, as will Michigan Marching Band Drum Major Jeff McMahon and Club Sports Council President Jessica Craft.
After the short ribbon-cutting ceremony, guests will be invited onto the newly resurfaced field and will be able to participate in several games and activities with members of various club sports teams and the Michigan Marching Band.
"We want to encourage the campus community to join us in our celebration," Canning says.
Fred Steiner, composer of "Rocky and Bullwinkle " and an Oscar nominee for his work died of natural causes Thursday at his home in Ajijic, Mexico. He was 88.
Steiner was Oscar nominated for his contributions to Quincy Jones' 1985 score for "The Color Purple." He also scored, on his own, a handful of features including "Man From Del Rio," "Time Limit," "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre" and "The Sea Gypsies."
But it was in television where Steiner made an enduring mark, with memorable scores for seven early-1960s episodes of "The Twilight Zone" and a dozen scores for the original "Star Trek" including such now-classic episodes as "Charlie X," "The Corbomite Maneuver" and "Balance of Terror."
His TV work -- which spanned the 1950s through the 1990s -- also included dozens of episodes of "Gunsmoke," "Have Gun -- Will Travel," "Rawhide," "Daniel Boone," "The Wild Wild West," "The Virginian," "The Guns of Will Sonnett," "Hogan's Heroes," "Mannix," "Hawaii Five-O," "Dynasty," "Amazing Stories" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation." He also penned the themes for TV's "Navy Log" and "Boots and Saddles."
Steiner's most famous piece is probably the 1957 theme for the long-running lawyer series "Perry Mason," although his fun music for the 1961 cartoon series "Rocky and His Friends" (later, in primetime, "The Bullwinkle Show") is an equal favorite of baby boomers; Steiner's music included the Broadway-style "Bullwinkle Show" theme and a sendup of silent-movie-music cliches for "Dudley Do-Right of the Mounties."
So, there are two official show ideas for next year but no set songs for said shows:
Imported From Detroit
Viral Video Show
The directors are accepting ideas for songs (i'd assume nothing explicit/too explicit). I think songs by Eminem, Wihte Stripes, Motown or a combination are being tossed around. So i'm asking what the mgoblogosphere might think would be good songs and representations of Detroit? I think we should stay away from the white stripes since penn state has taken overship of 7 nation army.