A ‘Borg and a Baritone #17: “The Proving Grounds!”

Greyhound didn't screw up a rehearsal trip(!!), I got my first taste of The Proving Grounds, and the opener is on the field! More after a word from these not-sponsors; I have to calm the feet down. 😉 6 years. 6 long years. That's the amount of time it's been since I stepped onto a … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #17: “The Proving Grounds!”

“Fullmetal Alchemist”, Episodes 2-3

LINK to Ep.1 Ep. 2: "Body of the Sanctioned" This episode picks up almost exactly where the first episode left off: the aftermath of the battle between Edward and Cornello, and the revelation that Ed was the "Fullmetal Alchemist". Cornello realizes that Ed's title was literal: he was 'full metal'. He also chastises the boys for … Continue reading “Fullmetal Alchemist”, Episodes 2-3

A Look Back to 2018… A Look Ahead to 2019

I made a few resolutions/wishes for 2018. This is how I did with them: 1. Get down to 230 pounds, by April 1st; get to 215 pounds, by Halloween. Regardless of the final numbers, this felt like a success. Going strictly by weight and time, it was a partial success: I got under 230 lbs. … Continue reading A Look Back to 2018… A Look Ahead to 2019

“A ‘Borg and a Baritone”: ‘Prologue’

On Sunday November 18th, I am going to Silverton, Ohio - a few minutes north of Cincinnati - for Cincinnati Tradition's "Opening Night". Cincinnati Tradition is an all-age Drum & Bugle Corps that competes on the Drum Corps Associates (DCA) circuit; "Opening Night" is their tryout night. I haven't made up my mind on which … Continue reading “A ‘Borg and a Baritone”: ‘Prologue’

40 ’til 40: #25 – #28:

25. 2004 UofL Exhibition at BOA In addition to football games, the University of Louisville Marching Band performed at various community events, exhibitions, and the occasional High School Marching Band exhibition. One such exhibition took place at an old football stadium. Bands of America (BOA) is a national marching band circuit for high schools, with … Continue reading 40 ’til 40: #25 – #28: