Got a text message tonight that Dan Hammond and the ACS band was going to be playing downtown tonight. A happening so to speak was going to take place at Poor John's Ice cream Stand. I was right in the middle of boiling salt potato's, sauteing shrimp scampi and cooking sirloin steak on the grill. So what do I do? Stop everything and grab the video camera and drive down town. While I am waiting for the band to show up, I am thinking to myself......."yo JC wtf are you doing? You have put your dinner on hold on this beautiful night. Now I am thinking hard and long about this...just wtf am I doing? I got such a warm reply from my blog readers the first time I uploaded a video of the ACS marching.....Ya know comments like:
I really hope you are not making fun of some hard working dedicated students. That would be really low!
Jim, everyone thinks you were mocking and making fun of our band even though u tried to change and say u weren't. Just grow up and leave us alone please!!
Why does this site attract and breed such crude and unjust negatism?
You call that comment approval !!!
So I am having this internal dialogue with myself and not really paying attention to what is going on. Like what song the band is playing. All I am thinking about is the meal I have just left on hold at home. And all the other bullshit comments I am going to get about this new video....because everyone thinks I am secretly making fun of them. I AM HERE TO TELL YOU THAT I DO NOT SECRETLY MAKE FUN OF ANYONE. DO YA GET IT?????? If I make fun of someone it is NO SECRET. I like Dan Hammond and I like what he has done with the band. He has revived it, molded it into something that will someday soon just take your breath away. I also envy the kids that are basically the pioneers that will always be remembered as moving this band out of the 60's and 70's and placing it into the 201?'s
But, we have a problem.....all of this stuff was going through my mind as I was recording the band.....and guess what? I recorded the same tune they played at the Memorial Day Parade....Go Figure. Sorry folks, If I had not been in such a hurry I would have hung around to record more video.....My Bad......so here it is ......same tune different day.
OH BTW.....go ahead and accuse me of some sinister plot about making fun of this band.....I dare ya....I triple dog dare ya.....you will not like the outcome....