PipeChat Digest #142 - Sunday, November 23, 1997
 
Re: Screen Savers
  by Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com>
Re: LARRY FERRARI - Follow up
  by <JerryM8319@aol.com>
Re: Attention Juno Users!
  by Douglas A. Campbell <dougcampbell@juno.com>
Re: Screen Savers
  by Nelson and Tracy Denton <ndenton434@bigwave.ca>
Re: Screen Savers
  by Adam Levin <alevin@advance.net>
Re: Screen Savers
  by David Scribner <david@blackiris.com>
Re: Screen Savers
  by Ron Yost <musik@tcsn.net>
Re: Screen Savers
  by David Scribner <david@blackiris.com>
Re: LARRY FERRARI - Follow up
  by Shirley <pnst@itw.com>
Re: Screen Savers
  by Shirley <pnst@itw.com>
Re: Screen Savers
  by Shirley <pnst@itw.com>
Re: Screen Savers
  by Shirley <pnst@itw.com>
Remembering a friend
  by Shirley <pnst@itw.com>
Re: Screen Savers etc.
  by Ron Yost <musik@tcsn.net>
Re: Paul Opel Re: to o-builders & o-techs. &AGO members
  by Paul Opel <popel@sover.net>
Re: Radio City Music Hall Organ
  by Greg Bellamy <gbellamy@gatecom.com>
Re: Screen Savers
  by Kurt Kehler <kmkehler@compuserve.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Screen Savers From: Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com> Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 04:50:55   At 04:00 AM 11/22/97 -0600, Kurt Kehler wrote: >Do you know of any screen savers featuring >Pipe Organs. I have been told I have to use >one at the office. >   What kind of an office do you work in that demands that you do such a thing.   Well, regardless, here's what I did: I purchased a copy of Galtware's ScreenPix, at about $30, I think, and what it lets you do is to establish sets of photos (BMP's, JPG's, etc) on your hard-drive, and then it cycles through them or it selects them at random. It kicks in whenever your screensaver timer expires, like if you have it set for 2 minutes, then after 2 minutes of non-use of your PC, it starts up. You can also have it select from dozens of transition effects, either one of your choosing or it will select the effects randomly.   The only down-side to this program is that it shows your photo from its top left corner, so if you have a huge file, the program may lop off the right edge and a portion of the bottom. I gave a friend a pic of a tiger drinking from a pool, and the animal's head is in the bottom right 1/4 of the picture. It is a very large photo, and, you guessed it, you can see all of the tiger except his magnificent head. So my friend says, "What are you trying to tell me, Vernon, that I'm a tiger's butt or what?"   Check out Galtware on the WWW. With ScreenPix, you also get several other screensavers, including a very impressive one showing various parts of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in minute detail. Others have music or sound effects with them.   BTW, I don't get paid by Galtware to do this. There are other companies that provide the same kinds of products.   Kurt, I have lots of PO pics, all of which fit in my screen at 800x600. If you like, I can email you some. Many of them are captioned with the location and name of the builder.   Hope this helps somebody!   \/\/\    
(back) Subject: Re: LARRY FERRARI - Follow up From: JerryM8319@aol.com Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 13:09:33 -0500 (EST)   As a long time fan of Larry Ferrari I am curious as to his age and cause of death. Would like to get a video of the Cannel 6 tribute. Anyone willing to record that for me? Will re-imburse costs. Having grown up in York, Pa., I have many fond memories of Larry's performances for the York Organ Club.   Jerry Myers Atlanta, Georgia  
(back) Subject: Re: Attention Juno Users! From: dougcampbell@juno.com (Douglas A. Campbell) Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 13:53:54 EST     On Wed, 19 Nov 1997 22:16:59 Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com> writes: >Please excuse this way-off-topic request, but if you use juno.com for >free >email service, would you please write to me privately? I tried >downloading >their software but was unable to, and I want to set up my mom on it >for her >birthday so she can write me as often as she wants (am I asking for >trouble >here? could be!). > >Thanks, >\/\/\   Vernon, What can I do to assist?     Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY <Dougcampbell@juno.com>  
(back) Subject: Re: Screen Savers From: Nelson and Tracy Denton <ndenton434@bigwave.ca> Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 15:05:22   At 04:50 AM 11/20/97, you wrote:   > >Kurt, I have lots of PO pics, all of which fit in my screen at 800x600. If >you like, I can email you some. Many of them are captioned with the >location and name of the builder. > >Hope this helps somebody! > >\/\/\   Love to have your pics! feel free to e-mail them to me Nelson > Nelson E. Denton R. A. Denton and Son Pipe Organ Builders Hamilton Ontario Canada  
(back) Subject: Re: Screen Savers From: Adam Levin <alevin@advance.net> Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 14:46:10 -0500 (EST)   On Sat, 22 Nov 1997, Nelson and Tracy Denton wrote: > At 04:50 AM 11/20/97, you wrote: > >Kurt, I have lots of PO pics, all of which fit in my screen at 800x600. If > >you like, I can email you some. Many of them are captioned with the > >location and name of the builder. > >Hope this helps somebody! > Love to have your pics! > feel free to e-mail them to me > Nelson   Does anyone have any space for an FTP area for stuff like this? I bet a lot of people would be interested, and it'd be nice to have a repository to add more when people come back from vacations. :)   -Adam      
(back) Subject: Re: Screen Savers From: David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 13:54:59 -0600   >On Sat, 22 Nov 1997, Nelson and Tracy Denton wrote: >> At 04:50 AM 11/20/97, you wrote: >> >Kurt, I have lots of PO pics, all of which fit in my screen at 800x600. If >> >you like, I can email you some. Many of them are captioned with the >> >location and name of the builder. >> >Hope this helps somebody! >> Love to have your pics! >> feel free to e-mail them to me >> Nelson > >Does anyone have any space for an FTP area for stuff like this? I bet a >lot of people would be interested, and it'd be nice to have a repository >to add more when people come back from vacations. :) > >-Adam > There would be FTP space available either on the PipeChat server or on another of my FTP servers. Please contact me directly to make arrangements for setting up this FTP section.   David   ********************************** David Scribner Black Iris Consulting 4775 Balmoral Drive Pensacola, FL 32504-9174 850-478-9635 - Voice 850-476-0711 - Fax david@blackiris.com      
(back) Subject: Re: Screen Savers From: Ron Yost <musik@tcsn.net> Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 11:54:38 -0800   Me Too!! I'd love to have the pics! :) I use 800x600, so they'd be perfect!   A thought: Once we get our 'own' IRC server we'll be able to send things like pics to each other using DCC. Anothernet currently is not allowing DCC attachments. (Or much of anything).   A question: Why can't the #pipechat channel be moved to an *existing* IRC server?? Like Undernet, for example. Is it really necessary to set up a special server?   Thanks! and I hope everyone has a Wonderful Weekend!   Cheers, from Paso Robles, Ca. Ron Yost   At 02:46 7:24 PM 11/22/97 -0500, you wrote: >On Sat, 22 Nov 1997, Nelson and Tracy Denton wrote: >> At 04:50 AM 11/20/97, you wrote: >> >Kurt, I have lots of PO pics, all of which fit in my screen at 800x600. If >> >you like, I can email you some. Many of them are captioned with the >> >location and name of the builder. >> >Hope this helps somebody! >> Love to have your pics! >> feel free to e-mail them to me >> Nelson > >Does anyone have any space for an FTP area for stuff like this? I bet a >lot of people would be interested, and it'd be nice to have a repository >to add more when people come back from vacations. :)    
(back) Subject: Re: Screen Savers From: David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 14:22:54 -0600   >Me Too!! I'd love to have the pics! :) I use 800x600, so they'd be perfect! > >A thought: Once we get our 'own' IRC server we'll be able to send things like >pics to each other using DCC. Anothernet currently is not allowing DCC >attachments. >(Or much of anything).   A very small percentage of PipeChat members use IRC so wht about the ones that don't? In other words, if they don't join in on IRC they can't get the pics - right?     >A question: Why can't the #pipechat channel be moved to an *existing* IRC >server?? >Like Undernet, for example. Is it really necessary to set up a special >server? > Part of the problem with any of the existing IRC servers is that they are sometimes next to impossible to get on to - I know, I've tried. That's why we are going to be moving to our own server next month. The PipeChat IRC server has been something that has been under way for some months now - All I need is the time to get it up and running!!   David   ********************************** David Scribner Black Iris Consulting 4775 Balmoral Drive Pensacola, FL 32504-9174 850-478-9635 - Voice 850-476-0711 - Fax david@blackiris.com      
(back) Subject: Re: LARRY FERRARI - Follow up From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 15:34:17   He was 65, and the cause of death was cancer.   --Shirley   At 13:09 11/22/97 -0500, you wrote: >As a long time fan of Larry Ferrari I am curious as to his age and cause of >death. Would like to get a video of the Cannel 6 tribute. Anyone willing to >record that for me? Will re-imburse costs. Having grown up in York, Pa., I >have many fond memories of Larry's performances for the York Organ Club. > >Jerry Myers >Atlanta, Georgia > >"Pipe Up and Be Heard!" >PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics >HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org >List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org >Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org >Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org > >  
(back) Subject: Re: Screen Savers From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 15:42:12   At 15:05 11/22/97, you wrote: >At 04:50 AM 11/20/97, you wrote: > >> >>Kurt, I have lots of PO pics, all of which fit in my screen at 800x600.     Heeheehee.... methinks Vernon meant this for private email to Kurt.... but hey, Vern, ME FOUR! :)   --Shirley  
(back) Subject: Re: Screen Savers From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 15:41:49   At 11:54 11/22/97 -0800, you wrote:   >A question: Why can't the #pipechat channel be moved to an *existing* IRC >server?? >Like Undernet, for example. Is it really necessary to set up a special >server?     Undernet's too big, crowded, dirty, and like a big city. Give me the country any time! StarChat's good..... :) AND they allow DCC sends. :)   --Shirley  
(back) Subject: Re: Screen Savers From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 15:44:18   At 14:22 11/22/97 -0600, you wrote:   >Part of the problem with any of the existing IRC servers is that they are >sometimes next to impossible to get on to - I know, I've tried.   You apparently missed StarChat, David. I've never had a problem there.   Regardless, tho, it *would* be nice just to have a Pipechat server, all to ourselves.... nobody there but us chickens. And if any of you use pIRCh, you can log onto two different servers at once.   --Shirley      
(back) Subject: Remembering a friend From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 16:22:27   Hi, folks--   As you know by now, organist Larry Ferrari passed away at approximately 3:30 AM, Thursday, November 20, 1997, of cancer.   I'd known Larry since I was a teenager. He watched me grow up, mature, and was especially pleased to meet my family several years ago while a guest at my home. He knew I had "arrived" and was happy in life.   I was always pleased when I could see him kick back and relax, instead of put on the public persona that was necessarily so big a part of his life. Knowing the private man is something I will always cherish.... the impish sparkle in his eye.... his sense of humor.... laughing so hard we were both wiping away tears....   And the evenings spent in the organ room at the old Spectrum in the early days of the Flyers when he was organist for that hockey team.   And the times when visiting his home, we'd play duets together on the organ du jour. (Larry represented several different manufacturers in the 44 years he was on the air, and the manufacturers would usually provide him with an organ at home similar to the one at the station.)   As an organist, as Karl mentioned, Larry would sort of go by train-of-thought in his programming. He'd play a medley of something related, and then modulate, and continue onward. And it always amazed me that he could play any tune, didn't matter how complicated the harmonic structure, in ANY key.   I remember my visits to the studio to watch them tape the Sunday show. Since I worked at Channel 6 for several years (as a secretary), I knew many of the crew, too. These were *very* creative men: the director would fade from one shot into another.... the lighting director was imaginative in how he lit the set.... the cameramen were creative in finding artistic shots. And I remember that same lighting director doing his level best off-camera to make Larry laugh. There were some shows I thought Larry was going to lose it completely, but he never did.   This was an always gracious, humble, highly religious man, who touched the souls of those in his packed-house audiences through his music. While this is indeed a sad time for me, for I've lost a friend of over 30 years, I can also rejoice with him. I'd bet he's in Heaven entertaining the angels on the 5/198 Wurlitzer (with Kimball strings:) ).... or maybe the Heavenly Lowrey.   --Shirley   PS: Larry's death was around the same time as the birth of the septuplets in Iowa..... the circle of life.....   PPS: To read the obituary, point your net browser to this site:   http://www.phillynews.com/inquirer/97/Nov/21/obituaries/FERR21.htm  
(back) Subject: Re: Screen Savers etc. From: Ron Yost <musik@tcsn.net> Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 13:25:24 -0800   At 03:41 7:24 PM 11/22/97, you wrote: >At 11:54 11/22/97 -0800, you wrote: > >>A question: Why can't the #pipechat channel be moved to an *existing* IRC >>server?? >>Like Undernet, for example. Is it really necessary to set up a special >>server? > > >Undernet's too big, crowded, dirty, and like a big city. Give me the >country any time! StarChat's good..... :) AND they allow DCC sends. :) > > --Shirley   Agreed, Shirley. :) I was just using an example. (Guess I could have chosen more carefully, but I do like a couple of Undernet's chann's.)   Also, I didn't intend to exclude those that can't use IRC .. I only meant it would be neat to send each other pics and sound files over IRC .. of course an HTTP or FTP site would be GREAT and by far the most accessible to Pipechatters.   I also appreciate the hard work to set up a Pipechat IRC server .. just thought it might be simpler to use existing services. Oh well. :)   (I'm getting a feeling I shouldn't be opening the IRC can-o'worms again! :)   Ron Yost Paso Robles, Ca.  
(back) Subject: Re: Paul Opel Re: to o-builders & o-techs. &AGO members From: popel@sover.net (Paul Opel) Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 18:07:32 -0400   Well, the pipework is the least interesting part of this organ- you might end up with a workable Pedal Bourdon, Great Melodia, and possibly the Great 8' Open and Swell 4' flute. The widow of the guy who worked on it says that they turned it from a Romantic into a Baroque organ- mostly by repitching ranks higher. (Originally 8-8-4, 8-4-8, 16, now 8-4-2, 4 1 3/5-8, 16), although I'm not quite sure what an Estey Vox Humana is doing as the sole 8' stop on the Swell. What we have here is a very nice chassis with a few assorted ranks. Used pipework suitable for an instrument of this sort is pretty readily available, as I've seen from the classifieds, for around $500/rank (or less)- we're not talking lots of upperwork or 16' reeds, after all. Given that the chassis would be available for under $1,000, you could get enough recycled pipework to make a useful practice instrument for considerably less than $5,000. I'd take it myself in a minute if I had anywhere at all to set it up!   I doubt that the mongrel pipework in your church is the way that Morey left it- a lot of changes can happen in 87 years worth of "tender care". My impression of this instrument is that it is very solidly and capably put together, regardless of what wierdness is sitting on top of the toeboards.   Paul Opel   >On Mon, 3 Nov 1997 09:20:18 -0400 Paul Opel <popel@sover.net> writes: >>F'rinstance, there's a 7 rank two manual C.E. Morey tracker for sale >>in my >>town, good mechanical condition but missing ranks, that should go for >>about >>$750. Four ranks of pipes and moving might make it a few thousand, but >>certainly under $5K. I'd get it myself if I had room- it's 7' 2" wide >>and >>about 10' deep, with the pedals and bench space. (It's a left front >>corner >>case). >> >>Paul Opel > >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >I play a C.E.Morey Pipe Organ. It's in my home church. > >It looks like it used mostly used pipes. Like: The fifteenth4' on the >pedal (seperate rank) some of the pipes has "Oboe" imprinted on the upper >lip. If you go up the scale on the OPen Diapason *' on the great, it >sounds like it uses two different ranks. Bottom of the rank is new, the >top 3 (?) octaves are like all lead. some of the mixture pipes has >"diap. sw." on them indicating the Swell Diapason. Some of the Bourdon >rank has Sw. Dia. on them also. It's weird. I myself think that Morey >used pipes and parts left and right. The rectifier has a manufaturers >date on it. Can you guess? 1910 The organ was bought in 1920-21. It's a >mess! I wish the organ was gutted out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! > >Now, back to the subject. What is the stop list and the ranks present? I >will think about it. I only want the pipework. (and possibly the >keyboards and/or the pedal board, pallets, trackers, stop knobs, etc... > OKay! I want all the parts!!!!!!) :-) > >So long for now, > >Jason Comet >Krummhorn8@juno.com > |\ > | \ >O > >"Pipe Up and Be Heard!" >PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics >HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org >List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org >Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org >Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org      
(back) Subject: Re: Radio City Music Hall Organ From: Greg Bellamy <gbellamy@gatecom.com> Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 00:56:39 -0500   Greetings All!   Don't know about the NYC production, but we at the Fox Theatre, Detroit are planning to use our 4/36 Wurlitzer for the first-annual Detroit production of the "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" featuring "The Rockettes". Show is produced by the same people who do the NYC productions and is based upon the NYC production.   Our largest original installation Wurlitzer organ will be used for most shows for about 10-15 minutes pre-show, console unfortunately out of sight due to logistics. Organ will also be used to supplement the ending "Living Nativity" scene during the "Hallelujah" Chorus.   Anyone requiring further information may write me at gbellamy@gatecom.com.   Greg Bellamy Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan   PipeLuvr@aol.com wrote:   > Hi Lists: > > I will be viewing the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular next   > Wednesday afternoon and was curious if the 4/58 Wurlitzer is being used in > the program or for overtures or intermissions? Does anyone know the current > organist or schedule of performances? > > Thanks! > > Bob Acker    
(back) Subject: Re: Screen Savers From: Kurt Kehler <kmkehler@compuserve.com> Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 01:18:32 -0500   Vernon,   >What kind of an office do you work in that demands that you do such a >thing.   A church office. I am the music director. The church is changing its Macintoshes to PC's. The computer consultant set me up with a screen saver. When he left, I disabled it. When he returned a week later, =   (he is only there one day a week), he reinstalled the =   screen saver again, and said I needed it to avoid burn-in on =   the monitor. My understanding is that newer monitors are not susceptible to burn-in. My attempts to use screen-savers at home have always locked up the computer. So I don't use them. I don't worry about it. I also find some of them annoying. A distracting flutter in one's peripheral version.   One the other hand, your suggestion would be wonderful. Pictures of pipes, etc., slowly changing every couple minutes.   I was going to post this privately, but since the cat is already out of the bag, please send me some of your pipe organ pictures!.   Also, I vote YES to setting up an FTP area for PipeChat. Wish I could help.   Thanks for your advice,   Kurt Kehler