|12/19/2018 - 5:49pm||I got that video when I was…||
I got that video when I was accepted. I cried.
|12/19/2018 - 2:17pm||Why, so that Nickelback can…||
Why, so that Nickelback can finally have a good song, and Leppard will have a terrible song?
|12/13/2018 - 4:07pm||They didn't have anything to…||
They didn't have anything to say on "Pyromania," "Hysteria," or "Adrenalize" because that was the point. They placed all the emphasis on music and melody, and the lyrics we're purposefully shallow and nonsensical.
If you want better lyrical content, check out their "Retroactive" and "Slang" albums. The music is a lot darker and the lyrics more meaningful. Those albums are seen as a departure from the traditional Def Leppard sound, which is probably why they didn't sell a whole lot.
|12/13/2018 - 3:58pm||Very rarely, they'll pull…||
Very rarely, they'll pull out "Wasted" from OTTN. I think they just did on their European tour. But it's been ages since we've seen it played in the US.
|12/13/2018 - 3:33pm||Iron Maiden, apparently.||
Iron Maiden, apparently.
|11/05/2018 - 11:17am||I think what Bando is trying…||
I think what Bando is trying to say is "Don't hold it against the candidates, that they have degrees from MSU. Some of them want to change the system." Nowhere does he imply that one party is better than the other. In fact, party matters a lot less on regent/trustee races than others. What matters more is do the candidates support change? Do they support Engler's obstruction?
|11/03/2018 - 7:41pm||Neat||
|09/07/2018 - 2:30pm||You're leaving? Well there…||
You're leaving? Well there goes my Hero.
|07/18/2018 - 2:27pm||There are a few that I…||
There are a few that I consider second best, so I'll divide them into categories:
All of football: Notre Dame (As a full march, it's crap, but the chorus melody is great.)
Big Ten: Go U Northwestern
Best adapted for high school: On Wisconsin (as long as the band playing it isn't Wisconsin's. My God they're awful.)
Worst: too many to count. Having to learn the opposing team's fight song every week as part of the MMB showed how lucky we are to have The Victors. Though if I have to pick a worst, it would be a tie between Buckeye Battle Cry and Across the Field.
|07/02/2018 - 7:02pm||The kids aren't asking for…||
The kids aren't asking for trophies, the parents are forcing them upon their children.
|06/05/2018 - 8:14pm||No worries, thanks for the…||
No worries, thanks for the clarification (and all of the hard work!)
|06/05/2018 - 7:06pm||I'm not sure if it's an…||
I'm not sure if it's an artifact of the migration, but site search still doesn't work. For instance, I searched for the Dave Brandon obit by searching "failure" and it returned no results.
|06/04/2018 - 6:30am||Discord name: Squilts||
Discord name: Squilts
|05/31/2018 - 6:10pm||There are also some UM users||
There are also some UM users to bang in this thread:
|05/30/2018 - 2:20pm||I read it as "Occupy Penn||
I read it as "Occupy Penn State."
|03/24/2018 - 11:23pm||Hey man, Champions of the||
Hey man, Champions of the West has a nice ring to it. Could you write a song about that for us?
|03/24/2018 - 11:20pm||Now for a cheer they are||
Now for a cheer they are here, triumphant!
|03/18/2018 - 12:36am||You can say that again||
You can say that again
|03/16/2018 - 8:47am||Screaming Woman was close to||
Screaming Woman was close to a TV microphone, because she's in the band.
I saw Ace had proposed a GoFundMe to get her to stop screaming. Donate enough to the Michigan Marching Band, and I'm sure Dr. Brown will be happy to move Screaming Woman or have her shut up. Until then, we'll have to get used to her screams annoying us (but more importantly, annoying the other teams).
|03/15/2018 - 11:32pm||That fuckin bitch is one of||
That fuckin bitch is one of the MMB trombones. While her screams are annoying, you could do without the name calling. She's a nice lady.
|03/03/2018 - 9:53am||I like it, but no way could||
I like it, but no way could their band pull it off. "Lousy Fuckers" is longer than four letters.
|11/17/2017 - 10:42am||Not sure if joke about||
Not sure if joke about bestiality or comment on appearance of OSU co-eds.
Either way, +1
|10/30/2017 - 11:18pm||The band played a medley of||
The band played a medley of Michigan traditionals, "Victors Rhapsody," that included snippets of Temptation and Hawaiian War Chant. But if Brian (or anyone) wants the songs in their entirety, then stick around for postgame at literally any game. The band plays both after every game.
|10/26/2017 - 2:24pm||An MMB trombone alumnus||
An MMB trombone alumnus created this Bob Ufer series a few years ago. This particular episode has clips from the Iowa game starting around 4:36, though I'd recommend the whole video. I'm not sure where GhostsofMichigan got the source video of the game, perhaps WolverineHistorian or Dr. Sap would know where to find it?
|10/06/2017 - 9:47am||To this day I've only watched||
To this day I've only watched that play once, when it happened ten yards in front of me. I refuse to watch it again.
|09/20/2017 - 11:17pm||You know, Otis Redding's "I||
You know, Otis Redding's "I Can't Turn You Loose" from Blues Brothers? The song the MMB plays in The Cake and at the start of every 4th quarter?
|09/20/2017 - 11:03pm||I'd like to present an||
I'd like to present an alternative:
Let's Go Blue
I Wanna Go Back to Michigan
Hoover Street Rag
Rocky the Flying Squirrel
Heaven/Everytime We Touch
Hawaiian War Chant
Yellow and Blue
... I think that about covers it.
|09/20/2017 - 4:26pm||AFAIK there's no||
AFAIK there's no comprehensive site, but the MMB youtube channel has videos of the last ~6 seasons.
Here's the video of last year's Wisco show with the SMTD, along with the song list:
Express Yourself / The King's Motorcade / Mambo #8
La Isla Bonita / Freedom
|09/20/2017 - 2:51pm||Without going into too much||
Without going into too much detail, certain discriminatory laws in the state of Indiana made the MMB apprehensive about travelling there.
|09/20/2017 - 1:41pm||I was on an MMB planning||
I was on an MMB planning committee in 2015, and we did discuss travelling to a non-ND/MSU/OSU location.
Maryland was dismissed because of the distance and because it would have meant 6 straight games (9 straight weeks) without a break for the band members.
I think Minnesota was dismissed due to distance, but I don't recall exactly.
Indiana was dismissed due to "political" reasons.
IIRC, Penn State was the most likely candidate, but we were still skeptical due to the past difficulties of sending a band to the uncooperative PSU. I guess the plans fell through sometime after the committee met with the band staff.
|09/08/2017 - 8:01pm||The band actually did play||
The band actually did play Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald for the Hawaii halftime last year. I doubt they would ever play it as a stands tune, but it's not impossible.
|09/07/2017 - 11:17am||OK I'll bite: What is it||
OK I'll bite: What is it about the current band's renditions of The Victors that you don't like?
|09/07/2017 - 11:14am||While I have my gripes with||
While I have my gripes with this CD, I do recommend it. There are no weak tracks (except Heath System Victors, but it's a version of The Victors so it gets a pass). The mix is fantastic and of course the playing is impeccable.
Full disclosure: I played on most of the tracks on this CD.
|08/29/2017 - 11:29pm||Well for me, the two were the||
Well for me, the two were the same thing
|08/09/2017 - 2:35pm||It looks fine to me. I think||
It looks fine to me. I think Reddit is really reaching here.
(this is coming from a guy who's so sex-crazed he's had syphilis 27 times)
|08/07/2017 - 11:17pm||I was prepared to hate it out||
I was prepared to hate it out of principle but it's not the worst thing I've ever seen. I dig the winged shoulders, though I'd also like to see what the back of the jersey looks like.
I also like how the maize bumper on the helmet blends in to the wings. It's so much better than the old white design.
|07/26/2017 - 2:44pm||It's not generational. I'm||
It's not generational. I'm barely out of college, and I couldn't even make it through the whole video due to the "music." But like you said, the clips and editing of the portion I saw were good.
|07/11/2017 - 11:42pm||It's always been played at||
It's always been played at the end ot the band's postgame concert. Starting last season, however, the MMB finally began playing the Yellow and Blue while the team was celebrating with the student section.
|07/11/2017 - 8:26pm||That's fair. I don't think it||
That's fair. I don't think it would hurt to ask the current band members their feelings on the matter though.
|07/11/2017 - 4:31pm||I'm sorry you feel that way,||
I'm sorry you feel that way, Carl. Do you have any recollection as to why Dr. Boerma had the band stop playing it?
|07/11/2017 - 4:29pm||Bring it back!||
Yes! I always felt that the Victors Waltz was a big "ha ha!" to the opposing team. As if they didn't hear The Victors enough, here it is in a bouncy, taunting style.
|06/28/2017 - 11:50am||michigan crowds would rather||
I mean, during the RIchRod era, the band was the only thing worth seeing on Saturdays.
|06/27/2017 - 8:29am||This is probably the best||
This is probably the best I've ever received.
I was at a flea market in the summer after the 2015 season. I was (naturally) decked out in Michigan gear, when I went to buy candy from a little stand. The guy manning it was wearing a Sparty hat. Before I even ordered, he wordlessly handed me a candy bar. Guess what kind it was.
I tipped my hat and silently walked away while the Sparty laughed.
|06/15/2017 - 2:26pm||Exactly. The away games are||
Exactly. The away games are fun, but the time spent traveling and rehearsing at the site is not fun. Sometimes you need a break to rest and study.
|06/15/2017 - 2:21pm||I thought the issue with||
I thought the issue with Wisconsin wasn't their fans. but their band itself. The Wisco band is notorious for being terrible (both musically and as representatives of the university). While their shenanigans aren't quite Stanford-level, the band still has been suspended a few times for bad conduct. They even tried to steal the Revelli Hall piano a time or two during postgame receptions. I always thought that we didn't travel to Wisconsin because the staff didn't want to deal with Wisco's band if at all possible.
|06/15/2017 - 12:45pm||The band will be traveling to||
The band will be traveling to Texas, and I hear that they actually get a hotel this time. Last time, they made the entire trip within 24 hours, and it was a nightmare.
I don't think they will be going to any other away games. While most members would love to be at the games themselves, the time and travel involved typically make members not want to go on away trips. Fans forget that the band members are students too, and get none of the extra academic support that student-athletes get. When I was in band (drink!), I used our free Saturdays as a catch-up day for homework.
|06/13/2017 - 12:41pm||I don't see the resemblance.||
I don't see the resemblance. The guy in the picture is sitting up straight, almost as if he has a spine.
|06/10/2017 - 1:01pm||Also, water is wet.||
Also, water is wet.
|06/09/2017 - 10:11am||I'm not sure humans have even||
I'm not sure humans have even communicated with anything intelligent native to Earth
|05/17/2017 - 12:18pm||It doesn't matter what my job||
It doesn't matter what my job is, what matters is the end result: I get paid to read MGoBlog.