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02 August 2013

Memory 100 - Future Corps 2

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Come and join us for another installment of the WDW-Memories podcast, where I try to make it possible for you relive your Walt Disney World Memories when you can't actually be there.

100 Episodes! I can’t believe I’ve actually reached this milestone. I feel like there should be a trumpet fanfare or something . By the way, that was a hint. That’s right, we’re doing more Future Corps, and you can thank Paul Barrie and Magic Joe from the Window to the Magic podcast for that. I got started in a twitter conversation with the both of them on April 8 and they mentioned they would love to hear everything else I have on Future Corps, so I thought about it, and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate 100 episodes than to go back to where it all started.


Let me first say that none of these live recordings are mine, but I didn’t know how to get in touch with the owners. So if you hear a file that belongs to you, please contact me.

Since it’s my 100th memory, let's catch folks up.

This all started back in 2006. I had been listening to some of those Disney podcasters for a little while now (as they were also just getting started) and I thought to myself, this could be how I share my live recordings from the parks. Originally, I had recorded a bunch of park audio and was trading for other live recordings on Napster, but when that shut down, I didn’t know what to do. I tried Live365, but that was starting to get expensive. Then Podcasting began and this was perfect. I could share my memories with all of you, and we could all escape to the parks together every couple of weeks.

On September 21, 2006, I released my first podcast... and it was (and still is) bad. I shortly followed it with my second podcast Memory 002 - Future Corps. As I mention in Memory 002, this group was the reason I started recording the audio in the first place.

Well the show format morphed a couple times since then. I originally started out sharing details of the attraction, and realized shortly that was just not my strength. I could leave that up to some of the other great podcasts out there to handle, you know, the Lou Mongello and WED Way Radio’s of the podcasting universe, and I would focus just on you the listener and taking you to places you’d want to go. I’ve upgraded equipment, getting more portable and longer lasting recording options, and today when I go to the parks, I hardly have to turn my recorder off.

98 Memories later (plus a few Christmas specials) we’ve reached this point.

So for today’s memory, as I mentioned we’re doing something special. As I said before, I traded a lot of my live audio recordings on Napster with other guys, and I found some great gems including today’s audio. I’m going to do something today only I said I would never do, and will probably never do again, and that’s to share someone else recordings. So these memories were shared with me a long time ago, and I’ve since lost contact with the original recorders. If you know who originally recorded them, please contact me. Maybe a Big Brian or even you Paul might know.

I’m going to group today’s memories into 3 groups (by each original recorder). Our first set is from 1994, and was recorded on a tape recorder if I remember correctly. It’s in Monaural and can be a little scratchy at times. I want to draw your attention to one of my favorite parts in this grouping. In Malagueña, pay attention to the two horn duel that occurs, and how tights these guys are. Even as they’re screaming at each other, they stay right in tune and move exactly as one. That’s not easy to do.

Songs in Group 1
  1. Channel One Suite
  2. Aquarius
  3. Bohemian Rhapsody
  4. Jetson’s Theme
  5. Malagueña
Our second group was recorded in 1996 on a video recorder and converted over to audio files I believe. So there may actually be video out there of this one. It’s also in Monaural and can be a bit scratchy or distorted, but it has something I was never able to capture, and that’s dual contra-bass bugles. I remember seeing a set once (without my recorders sadly) where they had 2 contra-bass bugles, and when they do things such as splitting and one guy going for the pedal tones... it’s just awesome. Listen closely to the end of Groove is in the Heart, you’ll hear it.

Songs in Group 2
  1. Groove is in the Heart
  2. Everybody Loves the Blues
  3. Theme From the Jetsons
  4. Sophisticated Lady/It Don’t Mean a Thing...
  5. Malagueña
Finally we’ll finish with grouping 3. These were recorded in 1998 using a stereo microphone and a minidisc recorder I believe (similar to my setup at the time). This was the main guy I traded with, and I believe he said that he recorded these at a special convention at Epcot for Drum Corps International (DCI). In any case, listen to the end of Everybody Loves the Blues when Mark Zaus slides his way up an octave... that’s insane to do.

Songs in Group 3
  1. Epcot fanfare
  2. Give It One
  3. First Circle
  4. Everybody Love the Blues
  5. Give It One
  6. The Tower of Inspiration
  7. One More Time Chuck Correa
  8. Bill Chase Medley
  9. Sophisticated Lady/It Don’t Mean a Thing...
  10. Groove is in the Heart
Today’s memory is in Monaural and Stereo, so while headphones aren’t required, you really should turn these guys up to 11 and just let it rock. When I saw them once, I stood about as close as I could and let them just blow at triple forte. It was almost painful, but the sound reverberated through my body so much that it made it worth it.

Oh, and before I forget, if you want to hear more from these guys you should check out Memory 002 - Future Corps for my recordings from this group. Or maybe check out WindowtotheMagic Podcast Show #110 - Future Corps and America the Beautiful for Paul’s audio. He’s actually got some of the same recordings I’ve featured here, but he’s edited them down a little better where I’ve kind of left them in the raw state (mostly cause I don’t know how to clean them up like that). Also, in the show notes on the website is the list of song names, and a link to a site where you can find the only CD on ReverbNation.

Now sit back. Relax. Close your eyes. And come with me as we relive someone elses memory that should never die.

Future Corps: Future of Corps http://www.reverbnation.com/futurecorps

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