Sep 16, 2009

9, Bach for the New Millenium, and Beardfish

Why hello again Blogosphere! I haven't seen you in a long long while. Have you missed me? No? Well, I didn't miss you either!!! Jerks... Just kidding. Sorry for the giant hiatus between blogs now a days guys. I've been really really busy. Between Band and guitar lessons and homework and band and... band, I hardly get a chance to breathe, much less blog! So, until marching season dies, blogs may become few and far between. Which isn't cool, because I have just as much fun writing these as you have reading them. Or, as much fun as I wish you had reading them.

9 was, as I expected, a fantastic movie! It brought in aspects of the short film, and explained things quite well. It's one of those movies, though, that if you don't pay attention, you're gonna be extremely lost. But if you do pay attention, it's a great story of humanity, teamwork, leadership, and all the rest of the good things that that one teacher lady taught you in Sunday school when you were 4. I'd have to say that the movie takes much more effect if you've seen the short film first. It just ties it all together and I HIGHLY recommend this movie!

So, as I said above (that is, if you read the intro to the blog, which I'm sure half of you didn't) Marching Band is taking up a hefty chunk of my time, Tuesdays and Thursdays till 6pm, and Fridays until at least 10:30pm to be exact. Therefore, I figured I'd tell you a little bit about our show. Our show this year is called "Bach for the New Millennium" and is a very fun show. The three parts of our show are Neo-toccata, Modern Ayre, and Fugue Fantasia. (Click on the titles to listen to the song. If you want to see us performing the show at half time, I'll post a list of links at the end of this blog post.

Beardfish, in case ya didn't know, which I'm 99.98% sure you didn't, is a Swedish progressive rock band from Sweden (I was purposely redundant.) They are pretty successful, seeing as they have released 5 albums so far. They were scheduled to play with Dream Theater, Pain of Salvation, Zappa Plays Zappa, and Opeth (I think) in the Progressive Nation 09 Tour but unfortunately Beardfish AND Pain of Salvation had to back out do to financial problems of their record label. They recently released a new album called "Destined Solitaire" and it's quite good if I do say so myself. I will put some Beardfish songs in the playlist for everyone to enjoy!

As I promised, here is the list of our shows (with links)
Clinton Game
Sevier County Game

Powell Game
Webb Game

And, this concludes my oh so incredible (sarcasm) blog. Thanks for sticking around this long and please endure the wait as marching band slowly dwindles to a close. Just try and not lose interest, thanks!