November 2, 2011

The University of Wisconsin Marching Band practices "I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'" in the rain...

... and Meade and I watch from the car. We proceed around town and there's some miscellaneous conversation about ant heads and graveyards and so forth. This is just a late-night trifle for anybody who wants to hang out with us for 14 minutes or less.

21 comments:

Allie's Apple said...

We Wisconsinites are hardy sort, after all we fish through ice. On Wisconsin!

EDH said...

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Mel Gibson also depicted using ant heads to suture wounds in "Apocalyto", his movie about the Mayans.

EDH said...

Woops, "Apocalypto".

MadisonMan said...

I saw snow falling tonight.

traditionalguy said...

Thanks for the ride. I liked the conversation very much.

gutless said...

Kinda late. I'll go with less. Good night.

Shouting Thomas said...

A great song, considering the current economic difficulties.

I played this Kinks' song with a band last year.

It also is a great comment on these here times.

A. Shmendrik said...

That's nucking futz!

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edutcher said...

Ann's been reading the Air Force Survival Manual.

And speaking of cemeteries (segue alert), I found out the old family story about an ancestor serving in the Continental Army is for real. He served in the 8th Albany and, possibly later with his father (who died in August 1776 at age 42) and younger brother, in the 1st New York Regiment of the Line, which served at Germantown, Monmouth, and in the campaigns against the Iroquois. Can't help wondering how the father felt, wondering if this Revolution in which he and his sons were engaged would succeed, as he died.

PS The band plays, "I Got Plenty o' Nothin'"? There's a vote of confidence in the team.

PPS Another song best avoided by marching bands.

(yes, George and Ira are undoubtedly spinning)

ndspinelli said...

Driving Miss Daisy.

ndspinelli said...

I am a big believer in energy. From a practical standpoint I found over the years that cemetaries are a great vantage point for surveillance. You can sit there w/ impunity..just look sad if someone drives by. But the energy always told me the spirits were fine w/ me being there.

Another practical point. You have a good steady hand. But, you might consider bean bags to rest your camera on the dash. You have to have the right kind of dashboard. But, it saves you from having to hold the camera @ length. The new ones are lightweight but having the camera on the dash allows you to see more and then you can pick it up and shoot whatever else you see.

edutcher said...

Interesting point. I've read the Sioux from the nearby Indian reservations won't go near the Little Big Horn battlefield. They say they're not welcome there.

MadisonMan said...

I agree that Forest Hill is much better looking than Resurrection.

I looked for my house in the video and didn't see it. Saw my neighbor's however.

Curious George said...

Keep practicing Bucky Band...you have a long way to go to be the best damn band in the land!

Dual Script Ohios to of course Le Regiment.

MadisonMan said...

I thought that was Alexander's Ragtime Band.

Old RPM Daddy said...

Oh, that takes me back. Over 25 years back. Lots of starting, stopping, and marching in the rain -- oddly, marching band was one of the few fond memories I have of college. I don't remember if we ever got to see the Badger Band when the team came south to beat the hell out of us, but we might have.

I remember watching the OSU band when we went to Columbus one year, and they were awesome as always. And I remember the Gopher Band made the trip to West Lafayette one year. During half time, they went on first, while we knelt on the sideline for our turn. At one point, their line of pom-pom girls was positioned right in front of us, kneeling. Scoop-neck teeshirts. The girl in front of me caught me looking. I got a smile.

Curious George, speaking of the Marching Buckeyes, have you seen this particular take on the Script Ohio? Ouch!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EevMBTQpV4U

ndspinelli said...

edutcher, You're correct, few cultures understand energy better than the American Indian.

ndspinelli said...

And, I think the Ho-Chunk have put a bad energy on their casino. I hardly ever win there and I do much better @ the many other casinos where I gamble. I think karma has something to do w/ it also..which is also energy from the other Indian culture!

Curious George said...

@ Old RPM Daddy

Yep, I've seen that.

One of the things I remember most about Friday night games in high school was our band marching out to the field just with snare drummers doing whatever they call that. We had great drummers.

Kit said...

I also heard the band practicing, as I stood in yesterday's rain, waiting for my bus to go home. It's one of those perks, living in a college town. I love it.

A short story about Forest Hill Cemetery - we used when she was learning to drive - to give her a little simulated road experience - after graduating from the Hill Farms parking lot.

Also, for the first time, we took the historical society's tour, this last September. Great fun - actors taking on the Civil War stories of some buried there. Highly recommended