PipeChat Digest #160 - Wednesday, December 10, 1997
 
Re: Organist needed!!! Long Island, NY
  by Adam Levin <alevin@advance.net>
job interview NOT!
  by Kenneth O. Woods <kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil>
Re: job interview NOT!
  by Shirley <pnst@itw.com>
Unit organs?
  by Thomas Kirves <tomax@axionet.com>
Geelong Wurlitzer Organ.
  by Brian Pearson <bpearson@adelaide.on.net>
Re: job interview NOT!
  by Roger <pamnroy@wolfenet.com>
Re: Unit organs?
  by Jon C. Habermaas <joncharles@ameritech.net>
The Nocturnal Period Between Dusk and Dawn Preceding the  Commencement of
  by Stephen F P Karr <karrlist@scescape.net>
Virus
  by Bill 6827 <Bill6827@aol.com>
Re: Virus
  by Shirley <pnst@itw.com>
Re: Gospel or hearsay?
  by Bill 6827 <Bill6827@aol.com>
False virus scare
  by Bill 6827 <Bill6827@aol.com>
Virus Warnings
  by Dr. Peter G. Pocock <pgpocock@ix.netcom.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Organist needed!!! Long Island, NY From: Adam Levin <alevin@advance.net> Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 08:40:31 -0500 (EST)   On Mon, 8 Dec 1997, Ken wrote: > Adam Levin wrote: > > It's 4-5 hours on a good day for me to go from Northern New Jersey to > > Syracuse -- it's probably about the same to get to Long Island from > > Syracuse. > It can take that long just to get from Long Island to New Jersey on certain > days, you should see the Mother's Day traffic! St Christopher, pray for us!   Alas, that's very true. Thankfully, I don't have to go out to Long Island very often. Unfortunately, the funeral plots on my mother's family's side are out there, so I can't avoid it altogether.   -Adam      
(back) Subject: job interview NOT! From: kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil (Kenneth O. Woods) Date: Tue, 9 Dec 97 15:24:48 EST   As some of you may recall, I asked for advice on questions to ask during an interview for a local organist position. I thank you all for your good advice, but it was of no use for this one. I didn't even get an interview. After not hearing from them that they had even received my letter, I began calling until I got an answer. I'll leave out the flimsy excuses, but even a brief phone call to me would have dispelled their questions. The lady seemed very uneasy talking to me and rightly so. I didn't let her off the hook too easy about not asking me some simple questions. I'm a bit steamed. Thanks for letting me vent. -- Kenneth O. Woods kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil  
(back) Subject: Re: job interview NOT! From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Tue, 09 Dec 1997 16:10:24   At 15:24 12/09/97 EST, you wrote, in part: > I'll leave out the flimsy excuses, but even a brief phone >call to me would have dispelled their questions. The lady seemed very uneasy >talking to me and rightly so. I didn't let her off the hook too easy about not >asking me some simple questions. I'm a bit steamed. Thanks for letting me vent. >-- >Kenneth O. Woods kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil   It always amazes me how unprofessional church committees can be. Sheesh. None of them would ever conduct an interview process in their workplaces the way they do in churches.   Abington's still open, Ken.... and we'll tell ya if you're not the one we hired! We've promised that to all our applicants.   Anybody want a church organist job? You get to play recitals and orchestral works, too..... and teaching privileges..... a very creative position.   --Shirley (pnst@itw.com)  
(back) Subject: Unit organs? From: Thomas Kirves <tomax@axionet.com> Date: Tue, 09 Dec 1997 16:04:47 -0700   What is a 'unit' organ? How is it different than a 'normal' pipe organ? I understand Casavant made a substantial number of these 6-8 rank instruments in the mid 'fifties to offer an affordable alternative to churches considering the purchase of electronic 'appliances'.(read Hammonds etc)   Anyone out there with any info about these instruments?   T. Kirves  
(back) Subject: Geelong Wurlitzer Organ. From: bpearson@adelaide.on.net (Brian Pearson) Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 09:04:39 +0930   > Last night Saturday 6-12-97 I had the pleasure of being one of twenty >five people to be invited to the 80th Birthday of a very special Wurlitzer...   Just to add to Darren Everitt's interesting message, you may like to know that this is not only the oldest Wurlitzer organ in Australia, but is reputed to be the very first ever to be exported from the United States - and that includes exports to Canada.   When a few of us visited it during the 1995 TOSA convention in Melbourne, Alan Glover put it through its paces in a programme of mixed classical and popular music. It sounded very fine on both, and I was particularly taken with its classical mode.   When 14 year old Ryan Heggie (this year's ATOS Overall Winner at Indianapolis) and John Seng played it, both fell in love with it. John stated that he knew of only one other Wurlitzer in the USA as old - and that wasn't then in playing condition.   Regards, Brian.      
(back) Subject: Re: job interview NOT! From: "Roger" <pamnroy@wolfenet.com> Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 17:02:26 -0800   To vent or not to vent, is that the question? :)       >...I'm a bit steamed. Thanks for letting me vent. >-- > >   >    
(back) Subject: Re: Unit organs? From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <joncharles@ameritech.net> Date: Tue, 09 Dec 1997 19:25:23 -0600   Thomas Kirves wrote: > > What is a 'unit' organ? How is it different than a 'normal' pipe organ? > I understand Casavant made a substantial number of these 6-8 rank > instruments in the mid 'fifties to offer an affordable alternative to > churches considering the purchase of electronic 'appliances'.(read > Hammonds etc) > > Anyone out there with any info about these instruments? > > T. Kirves > Unit organ describes the type of chest action used to control the pipes. Theatre organs are unit organs as each set of pipes can be controlled from any keyboard or from the pedals. Classical organs are usually straight organs were groups of pipe ranks are controlled from a keyboard. For example the Great Organ consists of pipes which can be controlled only from the great manual. A two manual straight pipe organ which actually consist of 3 separate organs playable with each organ playable from its' associated manual. Couplers are used to allow coupling of an individual organ to another keyboard of pedal. ie: Swell to Great, or Swell to Pedal, etc. Unit organs are electrically constructed so that each pipe has its' own individual electrical control so that it can be controlled from more than one keyboard and is playable at more than one pitch. An 8' Flute stop and a 4' Flute stop on a straight organ would require two separate Flute ranks, one starting at 8' and the other starting at 4'. On a unit organ one rank of pipes could be used at both pitches. A unit organ makes it possible to have a small organ of five or six ranks capable of providing more stops and flexibility. Many classical organs used some unification to make more stops available than would be possible if all the stops were straight. In a unit organ the use of electrical switches and relays makes it possible to have this flexibility. Needless to say a unit organ has to use either electro-pnuematic or direct electric chest action. Hopes this helps you without confusing the issue too much.   regards,   Jon C. Habermaas  
(back) Subject: The Nocturnal Period Between Dusk and Dawn Preceding the Commencement of Yuletide From: Stephen F P Karr <karrlist@scescape.net> Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 22:21:15 -0500 (EST)   This was sent to us by a friend, hope you enjoy it   Twas the nocturnal segment of the diurnal period preceding the annual yuletide celebration, And throughout our placeof residence, Kinetic activity was not in evidence among the possessors of this potential, Including that species of domestic rodent known as Mus musculus. Hosiery was meticulously suspended from the forward edge of the wood burning caloric apparatus, Pursuant to our anticipatory pleasure regarding an imminent visitation from an eccentric philanthropist among whose folkloric appellation is the honorific title of St. Nicholas.   The prepubescent siblings, comfortably ensconced in their respective accommodations of repose, Were experiencing subconscious visual hallucinations of variegated fruit confections moving rhythmically through their cerebra. My conjugal partner and I, attired in our nocturnal cranial coverings, Were about to take slumbrous advantage of the hibernal darkness When upon the avenaceous exterior portion of the grounds there ascended such a cacophony of dissonance That I felt compelled to arise with alacrity from my place of repose For the purpose of ascertaining the precise source thereof.   Hastening to the casement I forthwith opened the barriers sealing the fenestration, Noting thereupon that the lunar brilliance without reflected as it was on the surface of a recent crystalline aqueous precipitation, might be said to rival that of the solar meridian itself - Thus permitting my incredulous optical sensor to peruse A miniature airborne runnered conveyance drawn by an octet of diminutive specimens of the genus Rangifer, Piloted by a miniscule, aged chauffeur so ebullient and nimble That it became instantly apparent to me that he was indeed our anticipated caller. With his undulate motive power traveling at what may possibly have been more vertiginous velocity than patriotic alar predators, He vociferated loudly, expelled breath musically respective cognomen... "Now Dasher, now Dancer..." et al. - Guiding them to the uppermost exterior level of our abode, Through which structure I readily distinguish the concatenations of each of the 32 cloven pedal extremities.   As I retracted my cranium from its erstwhile location, And was performing a 180-degree pivot, Our distinguished visitant achieved - with utmost celerity and via a downward leap - entry by way of the smoke passage. He was clad entirely in animal pelts soiled by the ebon residue from the oxidations of carboniferous fuels which had accumulated on the walls thereof. His resemblance to a street vendor I attributed largely to the plethora of assorted playthings which he bore dorsally in a commodious cloth receptacle.   His orbs were scintillant with reflected luminosity, While his submaxillary dermal indentations gave every evidence of engaging amiability. The capillaries of his molar regions and nasal apertenance were engorged with blood which suffused the subcutaneous layers, The former approximating the coloration of Albion's floral emblem, The latter that of the Prunus avium, or sweet cherry. His amusing sub- and supralabials resembled nothing so much as a common loop knot, And their ambient hirsute facial adornment appeared like small, tubular and columnar crystals of frozen water.   Clenched firmly between his incisors was a smoking piece Whose gray fumes, forming a tenuous ellipse about his occiput, Were suggestive of a decorative seasonal circlet of holly. His visage was wider than it was high, And when he waxed audibly mirthful, His corpulent abdominal region undulated In the manner of impectinated fruit syrup in a hemispherical container.   Without utterance and with dispatch, He commenced filling the aforementioned hosiery with articles of merchandise extracted from his aforementioned previously dorsally transported cloth receptacle. Upon completion of this task, he executed an abrupt about-face, Placed a single manual digit in lateral juxtaposition to his olfactory organ, Inclined his cranium forward in a gesture of leave-taking, And forthwith affected his egress by renegotiating (in reverse) the smoke passage.   He then propelled himself in a short vector onto his conveyance, Directed a musical expulsion of air through his contracted oral sphincter to the antered quadrupeds of burden, And proceeded to soar aloft in a movement hitherto observable chiefly among the seed-bearing portions of a common weed. But I overheard his parting exclamation, audible immediately prior to his vehiculaion beyond the limits of visibility: "Ecstatic yuletides to the planetary constituents, and to that self-same assemblage my sincerest wishes for a salubriously beneficial and gratifyingly pleasurable period beween sunset and dawn." _____ | |_____ | || |_____ |Stephen || |_____ ______|F.P. Karr| || |_____ ______ |o o || || || || || |_____ | o o| | o o||Student Organist || || |_____ |o o | |o o || || || || || || || | | o o| | o o||Organist and Director of Music, | |o o | |o o || Bethlehem Lutheran Church|| | | o o| | o o|| || || || || || || | |o o | |o o || Aiken, SC || || || || | | o o| | o o| \ / \ / \U/ \S/ \A/ \ / \ / |o o | |o o | V V V V V V V | o o| | o o|_____________________________________|o o | |o o || E E | E E E | E E | E E E | E E | || o o| | o o||_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_||o o |    
(back) Subject: Virus From: Bill 6827 <Bill6827@aol.com> Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 22:45:30 EST   Greetings All, I just got an E-Mail from a friend that included the following: The following are new viruses that can wipe out a hard disc: Do not down load the following: JOIN THE CREW OR PENPAL GREETINGS. Stay alert guys and gals. (Double posting) Bill6827  
(back) Subject: Re: Virus From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Tue, 09 Dec 1997 23:07:46   It's amazing how many really intelligent people can be taken in by things like this. My husband, who works as an engineer for an international chemical company, forwarded me one the other day. Seems one of the employees got a hold of it, and sent it around the entire engineering division. An hour later, a supervisor sent a follow-up email saying to ignore that and to please resist the urge to create mass hysteria and paranoia by sending out notices like that.   These are new to me though.... have heard about "goodtimes", "badtimes", and "PKUNZIP3000" (or some such very high version number), all of which are hoaxes. This one is new.   Since I'm no longer an owner of this list, and since I too am violating list policy by posting this, I'll shut my virtual mouth at this time. :)   --Shirley   At 22:45 12/09/97 EST, you wrote: >Greetings All, > > I just got an E-Mail from a friend that included the following: > The following are new viruses that can wipe out a hard disc: > Do not down load the following: > JOIN THE CREW > OR > PENPAL GREETINGS. >Stay alert guys and gals. >(Double posting) >Bill6827    
(back) Subject: Re: Gospel or hearsay? From: Bill 6827 <Bill6827@aol.com> Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 22:40:28 EST   Greetings All, I just got an E-Mail from a friend that included the following:   Do not download any E-Mail that is labeled: JOIN THE CREW OR PENPAL GREETINGS   These are new and apparently very infectious viruses that would wipe out your hard disc. Just stay alert guys and gals.   Bill 6827  
(back) Subject: False virus scare From: Bill 6827 <Bill6827@aol.com> Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 23:02:12 EST   Greetings again,   I just got another E-mail from my friend who is the "Virus Detector" and he reminded me that you cannot download a virus with your E-Mail. Sorry about the false alert. Bill6827@aol.com  
(back) Subject: Virus Warnings From: "Dr. Peter G. Pocock" <pgpocock@ix.netcom.com> Date: Tue, 09 Dec 1997 21:52:59 -0800   Hi everyone,   Can I remind you all that Virus warnings are a definite NO as far as posting them to this list, no matter how serious you think they are. The list guidelines clearly state that they are not to be posted to PipeChat. They are an extensive waste of badwidth. Please refrain from any posts or discussions on them.   Thanks,   Pete!   Co-Owner and Administrator, PipeChat