fair point that
|5 years 8 weeks ago||The Wolverine preview||
I'm guessing it was in The Wolverine preview magazine, or at least it always used to be. Haven't bought it the past few years, though
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Defenseless - at the game||
I was at the game and I definitely heard him say defenseless.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||attended and worked his academy||
I both attended and later worked at his Drum Major Academy, and while it was several years ago, I'll remember him as a great man and developer of leaders....
|5 years 10 weeks ago||Not if they're||
Not if they're retractable.....
|5 years 12 weeks ago||True Fact||
I have a co-worker who is going to be attending the game in a suite on Saturday as part of a campus-wide group he works with (Voices of the Staff). He won a monthly(?) drawing for those that regularly attend their meetings.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||I'm with you....||
#2 also due in (late) September and I have season tickets. I think we may get past Uonn, so I'm hoping (and think it's likely) it will be in the two weeks following.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||Disagree on Roh and Martin||
I think they are all-conference caliber, though not necessarily BG caliber
|5 years 13 weeks ago||Song Selection vs. Arranging skill||
I think his strength IS his skill at arranging, however I think his weakness is in song selection/programming. Nix was a little stronger at the latter, yet nearly as skilled at the former.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||It's of interest to them when||
It's of interest to them when the reason they're not playing is BECAUSE there's other music playing over the sound system. I'm not saying that the two (MMB and RAWK) were always in conflict last year, but they certainly were at certain times.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||Robert Goulet always gets a||
Robert Goulet always gets a +1
|5 years 13 weeks ago||Or Run-D.M.C sing Aerosmith?||
Just because a song was written for one style/genre/instrumentation doesn't mean you can't effectively re-write/transcribe it into a new one. It takes some musical skill, and sometimes a song isn't a good fit for translation, but we wouldn't have a lot of music we have today if we musicians only played what was written for their instrument/genre.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||Still two different things....||
quality/quantity is a non-issue in this situation, acoustically speaking. HOWEVER, your point about playing opera has nothing to do with the acoustics, it has to do with program selection (which I'm not denying is a source of controversy). Not being able to hear the band and not liking the songs they're playing are two different things. Prof. Haithcock seems to be intentionally adressing only one of these.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||Yes!||
I'm happy we're not just saying we won't do it because it's hard. We have tons of talent on this campus, so I'm happy we're putting it to use on this. It actually poses some good practical challenges where students/faculty can apply their knowledge.....
|5 years 13 weeks ago||Shhhh.....||
I didn't think anyone else noticed this. I thought I was seeing things, albeit good things.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||Closer...||
I'm 10 miles away witha very pregnant wife. I'll be at every home game that doesn't conflict with actual labor/birth activities
|5 years 13 weeks ago||Not if he wants a scholarship||
Big Ten rules would apply....
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Michigan for college sports, MN for pro (mostly)||
I grew up in Minnesota and remain a fan of all pro sports from MN. I went to school at Michigan, and therefore college sports will always be Blue for me.
The only exception for my pro sports allegiances is that I am a Red Wings fan (in addition to the Wild. I boycotted the NHL for several years after the North Stars moved south. This was after I had moved to MI, so I had to choose whether I wanted to never watch pro hockey or to pick a new team. I adopted the Red Wings (happened to be right during their first cup run), as it was my adopted home town team. When MN got the Wild, I did decide to cheer for them in addition to the Red Wings. The only challenge I have, then, is who to cheer for when the two teams play. I usually go for whomever the specific game means more to (usually ends up being RW).
|5 years 14 weeks ago||It's never too late||
It's never too late for a posbang
|5 years 14 weeks ago||I Love....||
|5 years 14 weeks ago||In the end, all will get a||
In the end, all will get a posbang. Benevolant Posbang Granting God permits it.....
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Plus One||
Because the thread demands it!!!!!
|5 years 14 weeks ago||The power of positive ... posbang?||
Upvotes go well with a nice bourbon.....
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Buffalo Trace at A&L Wine Castle||
I was talking to the guys at A&L about Buffalo Trace, and they actually go down to the distillary a few times a year to taste and select specific barrels of bourbon. Those barrels then get bottled and sold specifically by A&L.
I like it both straight, and in manhattans with Vya vermouth.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Customers||
And to deliver what your customers want, you need to know who your customers are. identify them first, then your question becomes much easier to answer.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||3 & 4||
I like a combo of those two
|5 years 16 weeks ago||2009||
Actually, it says 4-0 in non-conference play in 2009, so those are the B10 schools that went 4-0 last year...
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Actually, neither were||
Actually, neither were convicted. One was charged and the other was not....
|5 years 18 weeks ago||Yeah, that link is much more||
Yeah, that link is much more informative. I've been involved peripherally with the project for a while now, so I lost track of the official communications that when out when it was released. they are much more informative, as they should be.
|5 years 18 weeks ago||UM App, Android, etc.||
The application developed by the students was actually bought by the University (ITS) and is continuing to be developed. I believe they're also working on an Android version, but the initial iPhone version got out the door first because of the development work that was already done. FWIW, they're going to be adding more functionality to the UM app in the future.
-an ITS employee, not on the Mobile Apps team
|5 years 22 weeks ago||A Tie guarntees that Germany||
A Tie guarntees that Germany doesn't win the group, as Ghana is ahead of them going into the match, so they would still be ahead. They still could advance with a tie, but at best they'd be second which means we would have to play them. Ugh.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||good call||
good call on the difference between ten and 10.....
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Big Ten - Duodecimal edition||
I don't know how to correctly notate it, but something like:
Big Ten - Duodecimal edition
Big Ten (base 12)
|5 years 26 weeks ago||Not state employees||
As a U of M employee, I can state that University employees are not considered state employees. These also would not be union type jobs but rather professional/administrative, so they would likely fall into an Exempt category where there is much more flexibility in terms of the termination process. It's still a public institution, and it's hard to get fired from the University, but not because this is position is covered by union contracts.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Threaten ND with RU - Threaten UT with NU/MU||
I see it like this:
Rutgers is being used to let ND know the B10 could break up the Big East if they don't join.
If ND joins, there's one more spot, they could add Pitt, or better yet Syracuse and wrap up the NY market as much as is probably possible (ND, Rutgers, Syracuse). In this scenario, they got their prize in ND and can add one more school as they see fit.
If ND declines, there are 14 teams with two potentially open spots. The B10 makes an offer to UT/A&M, as losing MU and Nebraska likely spurs the breakup of the B12 . If the Texas schools balk, the B10 goes after Syracuse/Pitt to wrap up the East and follow through on the threat to the Big East/ND. Either way, they're at 14 so they could stop where they are without any further action.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Winking Lizard?||
I think it may be the Winking Lizard. My sister-in-law lives there, and she and her husband are frequent patrons of that establishment (for the drinks, not the food FWIW). I'll also second Great Lakes. We watched part of Prior's meltdown against Purdue last year there as part of my in-laws wedding day extravaganza.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||I'll vouch for his skills||
My first hand experience says he's a skilled musician that's worth whatever he's charging for transcription
|5 years 42 weeks ago||turf, turf, glass, brick...||
Turf from the '97 OSU game,
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Dexter||
The Dexter area.
For Tigers fans sake, I hope he isn't leaving. I think he's a valuable asset to the team for more reasons than just what shows up in the stats. As I mentioned, I'm actually a Twins fan, so my true interest in this is almost solely as his neighbor.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Yep||
That's the one...
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Thanks! Makes sense based on what I know||
While I have yet to meet him (I just moved in over the summer), I've never had the sense that they wanted to leave the area, regardless of his status with the team.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Ballpark estimate||
probably average of 300k, give or take 50k. We just moved in this past summer, so it should be pretty reflective of the current real estate market. Like I said, I'm pretty sure he can afford more house than he has here. I think he's been in this house for 4-5 years or so. The development is only about that old, so it wouldn't have been any longer than that.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Could be moving up?||
He actually could probably afford more house than what houses are going for in our neighborhood, so I suppose it's possible he signed a new contract and bought a new house in the area. He was around here as recently as a couple weeks after his surgery, but his family generally spends the winters in warmer weather.
|6 years 7 weeks ago||Receiver Chart||
A great idea, though I think that would be a more appropriate visualization for the receiver chart Brian produces. I think the two could happily live side-by-side, and would love to see it.
|6 years 8 weeks ago||Actually, yeah, that's pretty close to it||
In your scenario (a bit simplified, but still generally true), you get $100 in your pocket, and your employer withheld the other $30 for taxes. Your total taxable income was $130 because your employer chipped in to cover the taxes on your $100. Your effective bonus is now $130 and not $100
Contrast that with your employer giving you a $100 bonus, then taking taxes out of it, so your take home is ~$75.
|6 years 8 weeks ago||Gross-up, indeed||
That's the term I recalled from my experience with it, from the perspective of the employee being reimbursed.
You also better explained in words what my table tried (poorly) to display.
|6 years 8 weeks ago||Income Table - (hope it formats correctly) - (It didn't)||
If it's what I'm familiar with, the taxable income/reimbursement loop is recursive. I was reimbursed by an employer in a similar fashion for several years, so I have some familiarity with how it works.
My assumption here is that it is a 35% income tax rate. The sum totals seem to be in the general ballpark....
|6 years 8 weeks ago||Edge to Minor||
Both are dangerous in different ways when you give them the ball, but I've seen Minor make huge contributions without the ball, a little more so than Brown.
Exhibit A: (ND Wooooooo!!!!!)
|6 years 9 weeks ago||Probably Beer||
Probably the bottle of Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere Farmhouse Ale sitting in the beverage fridge. If I don't crack that open, it'll be Bell's Oktoberfest.
Later on, I may shift to manhattans with Buffalo Trace bourbon and Vya vermouth.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||2003 season shirt||
My 2003 season shirt, which I wore for most games last year. It is now only worn for household chores, and only on non-game days
|6 years 9 weeks ago||still in press box||
The email did say "and now PA guy", implying it wasn't always so. I think the point was that he's still been in the press box for the last 40 years, so he has perspective on the changes in volume over time.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||You-know-who||
You-know-Rosen-who was a pretty decent writer for the Daily before he got paid....
|6 years 9 weeks ago||I remember||
I'm pretty sure I was right by you for that game. My parents are MN alums, so I sat with them for that game. It's even worse in MN for their home games, because they do it over the PA for EVERY first down. (or at least they did at the Metrodome. Haven't talked to the parents after the opening game at TCF stadium to see if they still do)
|6 years 10 weeks ago||How quickly people forget Colorado||
I prefer the celebrations to happen at :00, lest you have a gut punch like Colorado in 1994....
|6 years 10 weeks ago||True||
I lost track of when the conductor duties got consolidated (1996). They didn't replace Dennis Glocke as conductor of the concert band (he left to become Director of Band at Penn State), but rather consolidated the duties with the marching band director. I know they've been separated again, but I haven't followed the concert band director changes as closely as the MMB changes, mostly because I actually know all the guys that have been MMB directors.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||Endowed chair||
Also, FWIW, the MMB director is already an endowed chair (Donald R Shepherd Chair in Conducting)
|6 years 10 weeks ago||Don't disagree||
I think your point is 100% valid. What it does illustrate, though, is that there isn't the same stability in that position that there used to be, granted, for all the reasons you pointed out. The new guys coming in usually take a year or two to really settle into the job and get things done in their style.
It's not a perfect analogy, but RichRod had a year of disruption when he (dramatically) changed the system. A new director may have their own personal preferences for how the band operates and it may take some time for that to become ingrained in the culture of the band. The fact that turnover is higher now just means that there are more frequent cycles of disruption and less cycles of stability which may (or may not) have an effect on the final product on the field/in the stands.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||MMB Directors since Carr became coach (1995)||
Jeff Grogan (interim)
We're on our second coach, but fifth MMB director
|6 years 10 weeks ago||Agreed||
I agree that it likely has a lot to do with football success, and maybe that's the biggest correlation to band size/volume/general effectiveness. It may not be a coincidence that both the band and football team enjoyed decades of success, with the past several years being a bit of a decline.
As with the team's national standing, maybe winning will fix everything for the band, too (though delayed a bit due to football-success-induced recruiting)
|6 years 10 weeks ago||Close to the truth....||
The marching band director job here, as at most schools, is a stepping stone in a band conductor's career. The days of the Director of Bands also leading the marching band went out decades ago.
That doesn't mean that the people holding the job shouldn't care about all aspects of their job (marching band duties, symphonic conducting duties, classroom teaching, etc.), but to expect the highest level of conductors to take a marching band director job is unreasonable.
The job is a career stepping stone, but that doesn't mean that the MMB shouldn't expect to get the best available directors at that career level....
|6 years 10 weeks ago||Cosigned||
I think the last time there were 50 trombones was 1997, and before that 1994. I don't think there has ever been much more than 50.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||Kinda, but not really||
The MMB is an ensemble of the School of Music (Theater & Dance). That doesn't mean the athletic department doesn't have influence, given they play at athletic events, but it does mean the AD doesn't necessarily get to call the shots.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||Boerma - Ironic||
It's a little ironic, then, that Scott Boerma's drum corps connection is that he was the brass caption head and primary arranger of the Madison Scouts for many years.
-Former Scout and MMB member