God Bless America - World Series 2012

I would expect that everyone who watched the last game of the world series 2012 has seen this but for those of you who missed it here it is in all it's glory.

Normally, I would show a lot more respect for our troops in uniform but, seeing how this is a batch of zoomies, and they laid it out there all by themselves, they've got it coming.

     Posted By: Expat47 - Tue Oct 30, 2012
     Category: Public Humiliation

I never watch the seventh inning stretch entertainment. There is a reason it's called that. So, I didn't see this group although I have heard about it. The problem as I see it is that one of the microphones has the gain up too much. Don't blame the group, blame the sound engineer.
Posted by KDP on 10/30/12 at 12:40 PM
There is more than bad sound engineering to blame for this bomb!
Yes, This is a cluster bomb.
1. The strange non-standard arrangement.
2. The apparent tone deafness of the woman on the right.
3. The mismatch of singers to each other,in relation to the mikes.
4. The type of mikes used tend to favor high pitched sounds making
it impossible to raise the volume on the lower pitched singers for a
proper mix.

Yes, As Expat said they are zoomies, So maybe that is the root cause!
Nothing can stop the U.S. ChAir Force :lol:
GO NAVY!! :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 10/30/12 at 01:39 PM
Ah, Tyrus. I would have given each a radio microphone for a better mix. I agree that the microphone type is probably to blame - probably directional types instead of cardioids. I listened carefully and could make out only one female voice in alto harmony and one partial male voice in baritone.

I still blame the sound guy. And don't dis the Air Force. I worked with them as a civilian and had some of the best times ever. :coolsmirk:
Posted by KDP on 10/30/12 at 02:26 PM
The options for the Uniform of the Day will henceforth be "Paper or Plastic?" ... for the bags over their heads, of course.
Posted by tadchem on 10/30/12 at 03:01 PM
I think Expat should sing this for us and post it :cheese:

Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 10/30/12 at 04:57 PM
It takes a lot of balls to stand up like that and do your best. I feel sorry for them, especially if the equipment added to the problem. Its not like they were doing it badly on purpose like Roseanne did. Practicing inside and performing outside can make a difference too.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/30/12 at 05:04 PM
Ah, KDP, We mostly agree! On the music anyway, As to the abilities of the ChAir Force,I meant no disrespect. Just a little good natured ribbing.
But truly I will always prefer Navy Airedales. Their Aviators Man!!
GO NAVY!!! :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 10/30/12 at 08:16 PM
These were the Air National Guard. Some air lift command or other.

@BD: I've not heard that tune in quite some time and that was one of the best renditions of it. But, me sing it? I can't on so many levels.

@KDP: I was Navy and worked with the AirFarce for over 10 years. I'll take the Navy any day. In fact, every Wednesday AM is the Old Farts Meeting where a group of military retirees get together to solve the problems of the world and consume various beverages. This group has representatives from all but the Marines. (but we'd probably not let them in anyhow)
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/31/12 at 01:23 AM
Sound equipement issues: Check. Bad mixing: Check. But that doesn't cover that A: It's obvious they did not practice much before hand. B: Off-key singing and non-harmonizing between them. Even with proper sound and equipement, the four would still fail. Now for Karaoke, that's fine. That's amature time. This was a professional gig in front of thousands live and many many more televised. Should have practiced and gotten their act together first. Then the blame on the sound equipement and mixer would be justified. As for the fact they're in uniform: Totally irrelevant to the point of the music. Not even relevant for patriotism. It's a non-issue.
Posted by Jim on 10/31/12 at 07:45 AM
It's a non-issue if you're civilian but no sailor worth his buttons could/should/would let this one slide.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/31/12 at 10:37 AM
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