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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

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:

https://www.reddit.com/r/CFB/comments/8ndo4t/what_is_your_schools_best_…

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:

 

M Fanfare

The Victors

Varsity

Let's Go Blue

I Wanna Go Back to Michigan

Hoover Street Rag

Cheer #1

Intimidation

Iron Man

Black Dog/Kashmir

Respect

Rocky the Flying Squirrel

Heaven/Everytime We Touch

Calyptors

Blues Brothers

Temptation

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"

Express Yourself / The King's Motorcade / Mambo #8

La Isla Bonita / Freedom

Express Yourself

 

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

michigan crowds would rather stand for the band than the football team.

 

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.

A Butterfingers.

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.