“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Top Secret Drum Corps

This is for anyone who has ever seen a drum corp performance, are fascinated by them, or have performed in one.  I found the video below rather entertaining and a joy to watch.  Being that I have family and friends who have either played in a drum corp or high school marching band, I felt compelled to blog about it.

The Top Secret Drum Corps were asked to perform at the Royal Edinburgh Tattoo last year, and have played in several venues, including the United States, Australia and Europe.  According to online sources, Top Secret has its roots in the rich drumming traditions of the band's home city, Basel, Switzerland, which is known for its annual carnival called Fasnacht.  Too cool, Fasnacht is my sister's last name.  

The drum corp, which has become world renowned are made up of factory workers, students, teachers, farmers, regular folks like you and I.  Simply amazing.


Victoria Flores Fasnacht via Facebook said...

Loved it. I've always wanted to play drums. And I've been wanting to go to Switzerland. Luther has been and wants to take me. Can't wait.

Ryan said...

I remember doing that! But without the kilts. Those were fun times being in charge of the biggest base drum, but the best part were the H O T drummer high school boys. Oh sweet memories indeed.

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