DIYAPASON-L Digest #599 - Thursday, July 11, 2002
 
Re: [Residence Organs]  Newbie
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Re: Dave's Intro
  by <Jess4203@aol.com>
Re: Newbie
  by <TheGluePot@aol.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Re: Newbie
  by "W. D. Heimer" <dheimer@sensible.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Re: Dave's Intro
  by "W. D. Heimer" <dheimer@sensible.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Re: Dave's Intro
  by "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Re: Dave's Intro
  by "Nelson Denton" <ndenton@cgocable.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Newbie From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 17:31:27 +1200   Throw you off the List? Never! Welcome to the list of idiots who feel exactly the way you do, me included. Ross -----Original Message----- From: W. D. Heimer <dheimer@sensible.net> To: John Oncken <jponcken@trinityos.ws>; DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> Date: Thursday, July 11, 2002 11:50 AM Subject: [Residence Organs] Newbie     Yo' Organ List Guys, I'm new to the list, been lurkin' and reading the archives for the past coupla weeks. Here's my story, an I'm sticken to = it.   Like most of us, I started out small time, you know, piano lessons at = age eight. By jr. high I started to get into the heavy stuff , Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms. Then my piano teacher/pusher really slipped the hook in = me, Bach, ahhhh Bach. None of that candyassed CPE, JC or WF, but the pure JS. I began with small doses, Two Part Inventions, WTK, The Little 'Ludes & Fugues. The next thing I knew, I had a full blown Bach habit, playing Bach on the xylophone, euphonium, and a lot of other instruments that are hard = to spell.   While in high school my addiction reached an even more fervent pitch. I was given organ lessons, and on a 4 manual Moller to boot. I done hit the mother lode of counterpoint, a veritable plethora of polyphony, but enough of this polysyllablatic prattle, the saga continues...   I wasn't just content to just play the thing, nooooo, I had to know what was inside, so... one summer I sold my body to a local organ service company....real cheap (but hey, it wasn't much of a body, even back then). I started out holding keys, then tuning, building chests, service calls. = I kept coming back for more and more, my confidence grew, unfortunately my talent didn't. Mr. Fabrey, my boss usually fired me about once a month, = Ya gotta remember, this was the seventies and I was an 18 year old hippie = with a major atty-tude 'round some serious republican types. But before I left Mr. Fabrey's employ I had gathered enough organ refuse to build a three = rank unit, emphasis on the rank part.....in my parents house.   When I brought home the first truckload Pop was just a might testy, so discretion being the better part of cowardice, I neglected to inform that there were two more truckloads. I just kinda snuck 'em in bit by bit. = In retrospect it wasn't an organ, more organized junk. At the time I thought = it was a Flentrop on steroids, but even Dr. Frankenstein thought his monster had a certain j' ne sais quois.   My addiction with Bach and the organ abruptly ended because of my other bad habit, MOTORCYCLES. Broken legs, hips etc. do impact on ones pedal technique somewhat. So I took about a thirty year hiatus from my old = buddy JS.   I was clean for those thirty years, ok so I occasionally did some E. = Power Biggs, but only at parties. I moved to a small town in Georgia. Then = about a year ago it happened... The organist needed a sub.... It was either me = or a cappela. The nightmare begins... again.   I've leared to control my habit....I thought. Somehow the Monster In = The Cellar started to grow. It started out as a six rank Estey chest with an Korg midi'ed to it. Then came the pedals, the console, more ranks, bigger lungs, ah blower, the brain, er, I mean relay, a newer console..... It's ALLIVEEEEE   Hope y'all don't throw me off list for this, Dave Heimer            
(back) Subject: Re: Dave's Intro From: <Jess4203@aol.com> Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 02:05:00 EDT     --part1_8c.1adabd9d.2a5e7a0c_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 7/10/02 9:39:36 PM Pacific Daylight Time, W. D. Heimer writes:   > I've leared to control my habit....I thought.   Hi Dave:   Thanks for the intro . . . I agree with the others, you have certain = points of similarity with the other freaks, er, members here, and are quite = welcome here . . .   I leared to control my habit and stared and gee'd and hawed and tried lots = of other strange things, but none of it works. . . I'm still addicted and = still too lazy to get it (Das Orgel) together with dispatch. I hope to get the blower reworked in the next few weeks. . . it's apart on the living room floor.   Tell us what you're doing with your Monster at present, Dave.   Regards, Roy Kersey Curator/Builder of the "Brown Gap Hall Chamber Organ"   --part1_8c.1adabd9d.2a5e7a0c_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><BODY BGCOLOR=3D"#3dffff"><FONT = SIZE=3D2>In a message dated 7/10/02 9:39:36 PM Pacific Daylight Time, W. = D. Heimer writes: <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">I've leared to = control my habit....I thought.</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 = FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR>Hi Dave: <BR> <BR>Thanks for the intro . . . I agree with the others, you have certain = points of similarity with the other freaks, er, members here, and are = quite welcome here . . . <BR> <BR>I leared to control my habit and stared and gee'd and hawed and tried = lots of other strange things, but none of it works. . . I'm still addicted = and still too lazy to get it (Das Orgel) together with dispatch. &nbsp;I = hope to get the blower reworked in the next few weeks. . . it's apart on = the living room floor. <BR> <BR>Tell us what you're doing with your Monster at present, Dave. <BR> <BR>Regards, <BR>Roy Kersey <BR>Curator/Builder of the "Brown Gap Hall Chamber Organ" </FONT></HTML>   --part1_8c.1adabd9d.2a5e7a0c_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Newbie From: <TheGluePot@aol.com> Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 03:28:27 EDT   Dave - Welcome to the list. I won't write much since it is hard to type = with a pencil in my mouth. The keepers won't even loosen the straight jacket = one little bit. You have no idea how hard it is to put on leather nuts with = just your teeth.   Al Sefl Certifiable Organ Fanatic...  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Re: Newbie From: "W. D. Heimer" <dheimer@sensible.net> Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 07:44:55 -0400   Yo Al, I've found that a good speach recognition program is just the = ticket when the home puts me in restraints. But it dosen't work too well with = the slurred speach when the Thorizine and Lithium kick in. ;-o>   Dave Heimer ----- Original Message ----- From: <TheGluePot@aol.com> To: <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2002 3:28 AM Subject: [Residence Organs] Re: Newbie     > Dave - Welcome to the list. I won't write much since it is hard to type with > a pencil in my mouth. The keepers won't even loosen the straight jacket one > little bit. You have no idea how hard it is to put on leather nuts with just > your teeth. > > Al Sefl > Certifiable Organ Fanatic... > > DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own > Residence Pipe Organs. > HOMEPAGE : http://www.diyapason.pipechat.org > List: mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:owner-DIYAPASON@pipechat.org > >    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Re: Dave's Intro From: "W. D. Heimer" <dheimer@sensible.net> Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 08:01:03 -0400   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0028_01C228B1.1A0D5900 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Roy, The Monster is essentially complete. But there is still room =3D for growth. Pictures and text concerning it can be viewed at =3D www.heimer.siteblast.com click on pipe organ. Good luck with the =3D blower, Dave Heimer   Tell us what you're doing with your Monster at present, Dave.=3D20   Regards,=3D20 Roy Kersey=3D20 Curator/Builder of the "Brown Gap Hall Chamber Organ"=3D20   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0028_01C228B1.1A0D5900 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META content=3D3D"text/html; charset=3D3Diso-8859-1" =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.00.2614.3500" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#3dffff> <BLOCKQUOTE=3D20 style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: = =3D 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px"><FONT=3D20 face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT color=3D3D#000000 face=3D3DArial = lang=3D3D0 =3D size=3D3D2=3D20 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF">Roy,&nbsp;&nbsp; The Monster is essentially =3D complete. But=3D20 there is still room for growth. Pictures and text concerning it can be = =3D viewed=3D20 at <A=3D20 =3D href=3D3D"http://www.heimer.siteblast.com">www.heimer.siteblast.com</A>&nbs= =3D p;=3D20 click on pipe organ.&nbsp; Good luck with the blower, Dave =3D Heimer<BR><BR>Tell=3D20 us what you're doing with your Monster at present, Dave. =3D <BR><BR>Regards,=3D20 <BR>Roy Kersey <BR>Curator/Builder of the "Brown Gap Hall Chamber =3D Organ"=3D20 </FONT></FONT></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0028_01C228B1.1A0D5900--    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Re: Dave's Intro From: "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net> Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 07:05:38 -0700   Went to your site, and I must say it's a great site! Nice job. Compliments to the sitemaster.   I must also say that the organ installation looks first rate. Compliments also to the organ installer.   Good job. Keep up the good work!     At 08:01 AM 7/11/02 -0400, you wrote: > The Monster is essentially complete. But there is still room for >growth. Pictures and text concerning it can be viewed at >www.heimer.siteblast.com Good luck with the blower, Dave Heimer > >Tell us what you're doing with your Monster at present, Dave. > >Regards, >Roy Kersey >Curator/Builder of the "Brown Gap Hall Chamber Organ" >   Regards, Bob, in beautiful Lake County, California, USA http://home.jps.net/~rrloesch/index.htm   Credendo Vides (by believing, one sees)    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Re: Dave's Intro From: "Nelson Denton" <ndenton@cgocable.net> Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 22:43:39 -0400   Organic Insanity runs in families. For me that means since ~1860 when poor ol' Walter Spencer heard one of John Sloan's Melodians for the first time. It got so bad with him he kidnaped a kid from the church choir to help him build the dang' things. That was me grandfather. Granddad never stood a chance, his Mom being a bible thumpin' organist and his Pa being a Concertina playing cabinetmaker,so it was kinda a lost cause for him too = to become a doctor or a laywer.   I was jest a bulge in my mum's tummy when I heard Leon Berry's "Beast in the Basement".   Nelson