|Yay Band! College Marching Band, that is
||[Feb. 12th, 2004|11:57 pm]
|||||"You Raise Me Up"-Josh Groban||]|
My dad found this cute little blurb in an RU magazine article about guilty pleasures:
This one time, at band camp...I mean, this one time, at college, I realized that marching bands weren't all that lame. I know hwat you're thinking: marching bands? What's so guilty about that? Try watching a game with some of your friends and thinking, or even daring to say, "That's pretty cool. They spelled out MIAMI," or, "That's funny. They palyed the Looney Tunes theme song when the refs came out." You'll get some very interesting-read: sideways-glances. But what's not to love? Fight songs are sweet for one reason: They are played by a band and not over a P.A. system. Plus, anyone ballsy enough to slip into a polyester jumpsuit and wear a hat topped with a feather just to represent his or her school is either the ultimate fan or knows what really went on at band camp. Regardless, Band Geek, you're all right by me. Keep on keepin' on. --Matt Garrett
And one more thing. Anyone listen to that new(ish) Josh Groban cd? Ok, Linoriel got me into it last Sunday when her and Audgie "kidnapped" me, and I've been listening to it for a good part of tonight. And you know what I've realized? For as beautiful of a voice as young Mr. Groban has, the real star of the album is the French horn player! You have to listen for it, but there's some really great horn parts.