How I lost 62 pounds in one year

One year ago today, I weighed 62 pounds more than I weigh now. Like a lot of people, I needed to lose weight and I made a New Years Resolution to do it. We were in Florida for the last 2 weeks of 2013 and the first seven days of 2014. When we returned, I stepped on a new set of scales that I got my wife for Christmas. The Withings Smart Body Analyzer. I was shocked at the number on the scale. It was 241.6! How had this happened? Here’s the story of how I lost the weight.
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Boom Box – an amplified speaker

A picture of my Boom Box. Scattershot looks on in approval.

I saw this great article over on Make last month about making a monobox. Basically taking a box and putting a speaker and a small amplifier circuit inside. Put an input on the outside for any mp3 player to plug into. I also wanted a volume control so I could use this as an amplifier for anything, not just an mp3 player. Continue reading

1996 Marching Thunder mp3’s

Here are the mp3’s for 1996. Thanks to Wes.

Prelude to El Toro and El Toro

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Midnight Over Miami

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Hot Hot Hot

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Malaga

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Marshall Thunder

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Sons of Marshall

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Fight On

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Alma Mater

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Get Ready for This

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The Rhythm is Gonna Get You

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Since I Fell for You

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Fight On

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25 or 6 to 4

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Joyful Joyful from Sister Act 2

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You’ll Never Walk Alone-Solo Trumpet

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You’ll Never Walk Alone- Solo

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Walk Beat Cadence

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1997 Marching Thunder mp3’s

As far as I know, there is no other copy of these songs anywhere. I ripped these from the master cassette that came from Ritchie Collins.

Track 1: Elegy For Dave

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Track 2: Dames Is Poison

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Track 3: A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square

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Track 4: Cool

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Track 5: Swing, Swing, Swing

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See also the video from that year.