Marching Arts

DCI 2018 In 6 Minutes

One of my favorite YouTube, social media, and drum corps people is Jdfuncorps, who has put out videos recapping some of the recent past DCI seasons with his own unique twist and brand of humor.

His 2018 recap video is out now, and it does not disappoint.



Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame – Official Trailer – YouTube

Just in case you haven’t seen this yet…


2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge Book #5: TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking by Chris J. Anderson

The fifth book in my challenge was recommended to me by Bob Coppedge. Bob is the CEO and founder of Simplex-IT, an IT consulting firm in Hudson, Ohio.

Title: TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking

Author: Chris J. Anderson

Read from January 10 to January 21


SpaceX Iridium-8 Launch

I don’t know how I missed it, but SpaceX had their 8th and final launch of Iridium’s Next satellite cluster on January 11th. As always, SpaceX live streamed the launch on YouTube.

SpaceX Iridium-8 Mission Video on YouTube

Iridium also released a music playlist on Spotify. If you start the playlist at T-12.55 of the launch countdown, it lines up perfectly with the entire mission. You can find the playlist here.

2019 Indoor Season

The 2019 Indoor Season Is Here

New year, new marching arts seasons.

In just two weeks, the first event of the 2019 indoor color guard, percussion, and winds season takes place. Thousands of performers will start taking the floor, literally, to entertain the fans and compete with each other, culminating in April at the Winter Guard International World Championships in Dayton, Ohio.


Watch “FUNNY OR DIE’S 2019 Rose Parade with Cord & Tish” on YouTube

I want Cord & Tish to cover all the parades.


The Haunting of Hill House – Two Storms

One of the best episodes in the Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House, if not all of television this season, was the 6th episode, “Two Storms”. Not only was the dramatic tension of the story at a fever pitch, enhanced by the incredible acting, but the technical excellence and demand of the five continuous shots, some lasting more than 15 minutes, made watching this show worth it in its own.

Mike Flanagan, writer/director of The Haunting of Hill House, recently posted a Twitter thread giving an in depth description of what the crew and actors had to do in order to pull this episode off:

Netflix has also posted a behind the scenes featurette on YouTube about the episode: