So, I guess the weather for this camp will be mild. Not too hot, not too cold. If your reading this and not marching, you should definitely stop by TI and JOIN. There are contra, mello, sop, and guard spots open (on the forum there is a concise number). If you want to march season 1.0, this weekend is the time put that thought into action. Actions speak louder than words. Come join the chaos of coffins.
Saturday: Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the upper 50s.
Sunday: A few clouds. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the mid 50s.
7 a.m. – Wake up
7:30 – Shower/eat breakfast (not at the same time…you weirdos)
7:40 – Leave for work
7:42 – Play show music on the way to work, practicing and reviewing what I memorized the previous day.
8 a.m. – Start work
10 a.m. – 10-min break, sit with music in front of me, ipod playing show music…memorizing/practicing.
NOON – 30-min lunch break, eat for 10-min, go back to binder/ipod. Practice and memorize.
2:30 – 10-min break, practice more music.
4:30 p.m. – Leave work, play show music in car, play along as if my steering wheel was a bass drum.
4:50 p.m. – Arrive home, check email etc…
5 p.m. – Practice for 2 hours, memorizing more music
7 p.m. – Dinner with girlfriend, and relax for the rest of the evening.
Make sure this gets to the private member only forum so that all the corps members can get the scoop on our ending!!!
Musician’s Atlas asked me to write a piece about my work in the entertainment industry called “My Scene.” This was a little difficult to write, as it is inherently hard to write yourself without it coming across as “I am so Great.”
So, I talked about everything from Renegades, to getting shot at, to the rules I set up for myself when I moved to Los Angeles. I think it came out okay, or at least won’t put too many people to sleep when they read it. lol.
I flew up to San Francisco for Renegades rehearsals this weekend. We got the ballad (My Immortal) on the field. The Vampire medallions are in, and the first of the 7 levitating coffins are in the opener. Speaking of which, the technology our resident engineer name Jed used to invent the levitating coffin illusion should be patented (really), as I’ve never seen anything like it. Once we get these fully incorporated into the show, the result should be Beatlemania.
So far, each piece of the 2007 show has been incredible, and this weekend was no exception. We have two camps before the first show, to add Stone Ground Seven, and then the closing piece of music. We didn’t have the closer figured out until Sunday morning, when Chris and I went into a Starbucks and mapped out a Genius ending to My Immortal (expect the unexpected).We have had some great shows over the years with Renegades, but if I had to pick one, and only one show, to represent all of my years with Renegades, My Immortal would probably be it. This show is on another level, specially from a theatrical standpoint.
The Key to Success for the 2007 Renegades, however, is getting the members to rehearsal. We have a drum line, we have a full maniac guard, and we got a fantastic horn line that is coming into its own as a force to be reckoned with. The downside is that rehearsal attendence, especially among the horns and drums has not been the best. Truth be told, it is hard for me to be critical of others, as my new-found 100 mph law practice has made it difficult for me to get to rehearsal as well. But, if the corps commits to getting to rehearsal, this will be the best Renegades corps to ever take the field at DCA, by a lot.
And you can quote me on that.
The scenic veiw from Treasure Island is always better from the arc.