PipeChat Digest #143 - Monday, November 24, 1997
re- web page listings wanted - update3
  by Nelson and Tracy Denton <ndenton434@bigwave.ca>
Theatre Organ Social
  by Jon C. Habermaas <joncharles@ameritech.net>
Re: Screen Savers
  by Steven Margison <mgcfngrs@ameritech.net>
  by Jason D Comet <krummhorn8@juno.com>
Re: Beauty and the Beast
  by Jason D Comet <krummhorn8@juno.com>
I've seen the "Beauty and the Beast"!
  by Jason D Comet <krummhorn8@juno.com>
Organs and Mechanical Things
  by Gregory F. Klingler <klingler@IDT.NET>
Copy of: Organs and Mechanical Things
  by Judy A. Ollikkala <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re: Beauty and the Beast
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>

(back) Subject: re- web page listings wanted - update3 From: Nelson and Tracy Denton <ndenton434@bigwave.ca> Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 13:26:12   Hi all.. .   I'm working on making web pages consisting entirely of Pipe Organs, Reed organs Player pianos, harpsicords, pianos and Related Web Pages Links Etc. The current list "page 3" (90k+ k Please wait for it to load folks) is of Churchs, Organ Music etc, . more will follow. . .   My current efforts can be seen @ http://freeyellow.com/members/radentonson/index.html http://freeyellow.com/members/radentonson/organ.htm http://freeyellow.com/members/radentonson/page2.htm http://freeyellow.com/members/radentonson/page3.htm     Hope it works this time. Oh I hate HTML!!!   Ndenton434@bigwave.ca   Thanks Nelson        
(back) Subject: Theatre Organ Social From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <joncharles@ameritech.net> Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 12:09:43 -0600   On Sunday November 30th at 2pm CATOE (Chicago Theatre Organ Enthusiasts) will be holding their holiday social at the auditorium of the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelien, Illinois. The auditorium is the home of a 4 manual, 22 rank mostly WurlitZer Theatre organ. Because of the ample facilities afforded by this auditorium it is possible to invite guests to join the members to enjoy this holiday treat. At the console will be David Mancini-Conway, a very talented young organist, graduate of Syracuse University with master of music degree. He is equally at home at either the classical or theatre instrument and will be performing selections appropriate to the holiday season and others to showcase this exceptional organ. During his time in Syracuse he was very active in the theatre organ community. The seminary is located about 40 miles north of Chicago on Rt 176 in Mundelein on over 1600 acres of wooded property featuring a 300 acre manmade lake at its' center. Access to the seminary facilities is over scenic winding roads which traverse several picturesque bridges over parts of the lake. The Howell Mastertone organ was originally installed in the Al Kearny radio studios and moved to the Mundelein auditorium in 1934. It is controlled by a 4 manual Wurlitzer console which was the original console at the Chicago Theatre played by Jesse Crawford and Milton Charles. Additional WurlitZer ranks became available to replace some of the less desirable sounding pipes which has given this organ a very solid WuriliTzer Theatre Organ sound. This organ is one of several theatre organs in the Chicago area supported and maintained by the CATOE organization. Two others which can be heard by the public on a regular basis is the WurliTzer organ in the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove, Il and the Geneva in the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. If you enjoy theatre organ music, would like to hear this exceptional organ and organist and would like to see the beautiful grounds of the University of St. Mary of the Lake there's three good reasons for joining us on Sunday November 30... Jon C. Habermaas  
(back) Subject: Re: Screen Savers From: Steven Margison <mgcfngrs@ameritech.net> Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 19:39:40 -0600   Kurt Kehler wrote: > 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.   That is absolutely true. Older CGA and (especially) monochrome TTL monitors were prone to burnin. VGA displays made within the last 5-6 years are almost impossible to burn in. Screen savers nowdays serve two purposes: 1. To secure an unattended PC (if the password is enabled); 2. Grins, giggles, and smiles. Of course, if a monitor is going to be unused for a while, like several hours, it should be turned off or placed on standby (if it has that function) to save power and wear/tear on the monitor's power supply and CRT. But I can tell you, as a PC expert, that a screen saver is NOT, repeat NOT, required to save the monitor. I recently worked for a theatre chain that used 9" VGA monitors at the ticket counters, and these carried an image 12 hours a day, seven days a week, for four years with never a burnin.   Within reason, the PC user is the "client" or customer, and his/her needs should be accomodated whenever practical by the administrator. Just say "NO" to the screen saver! (You may quote me if you wish; 25 years an electronic engineer, 5 years network administrator, 15 years software guru.)   |===================== Steve Margison =====================| |=== Staff Organist, Tivoli Theatre, Downers Grove, IL. ===| |Organs, Theatres, Ham Radio, Lots of things at my WebSite:| |==== http://www.ameritech.net/users/mgcfngrs/home.htm ====|  
(back) Subject: Re: From: krummhorn8@juno.com (Jason D Comet) Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 16:42:05 -0500     On Sun, 16 Nov 1997 19:29:31 -0500 (EST) Theo08610@aol.com writes: >organ? > > > > >Shirley: > >Sell your 651 ? I'm crushed.... :-( > > > >Ted > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Well, I'm thinking on selling my Conn 580 type II. It's a theatre style with the waterfall console. I would like to get a PIPE organ in my house. (JUST TURNED 15 YESTERDAY 11/17 AND AM LIVING WITH MY PARENTS)  
(back) Subject: Re: Beauty and the Beast From: krummhorn8@juno.com (Jason D Comet) Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 17:00:46 -0500     On Mon, 17 Nov 1997 (MY BIRTHDAY) 08:05:21 -0800 "Wildhirt, Richard" >Hey, have any of you listers seen that new Beauty and the Beast Disney >Christmas video that's out? I haven't watched it, but reading the >cover >at the checkout stand, I noticed that the good guys are plagued by an >EVIL PIPE ORGAN! Anyone know any details about this blatant slamming >of >the King of Instruments? > >Nevermind boycotting Disney because of preference to homosexuals; >EISNER >IS SCARING KIDS WITH A PIPE ORGAN!! AAUURRGGHH!!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I AGREEE WITH YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   I DON'T LIKE THE PIPE ORGAN OR ANY ORGAN FOR INSTANCE, USED IN SUCH A MANNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   I THINK WE SHOULD WRITE DISNEY AND TELL THEM WHAT WE THINK. MAYBE WE COULD TALK TO THEM AND SEE IF THEY COULD DO A MOVIE THAT WOULD INTEREST KIDS IN THE PIPE ORGAN (WOOPS!!! I DIDN'T TAKE THAT LAST SENTENCE OFF CAPSZ LOCKS! SORRY!)   I would liie to see it and see what it is like. If they distroy it at the end, I don't know what I, at leastm, will do!     Jason Comet Krummhorn8@juno.com |\ | \ O  
(back) Subject: I've seen the "Beauty and the Beast"! From: krummhorn8@juno.com (Jason D Comet) Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 21:28:58 -0500   Sorry list,   I haven't been answering my mail lately.   I have been to a theatre "rehersals" for the past 3 months. This past month, I have been getting home after 12:30-1:00 am and fall asleep the second my head hits the pillow for about 5 hours, then I get up for school, then from school, I go to the auditorium, and then it starts right back over again.   I would like to say that I have sat down long anough to see the "Beauty And The Beast" movie. The "King of Insturments" is the villian, and it tries to break up Belle and the Beast. The organs name if "Forte", which is appropriate. "Forte" has a side kick, which is a fife which his name is "Fife" (also appropriate). The organ is computer generated, and I PERSONALLY don't think that it looks or sounds like an actual pipe organ. It sounds more like a synthesised insturment. When the organ (Forte) talks, the entire insturment moves all around. The Disney animators did have a nice facade design, though. I like it, and I don't like it. It's hard to say. The console doesn't look like a console. The bottom manual has what looks like 88 keys, and the top, 43. No stops, except if you want to call the 8 "knobs" (rosettes) stops. and the pedal keys are 5 little levers centered directly in the center. No expression pedals, (can you believe I got all of this in about 20 frames!) and no pistons. Forte ends up disruting the building foudation, and every room, except the music room, falls apart. (figure that out) In between, when the insturment is talking, it sounds like they used the "Toccatta" from Boelman's "Suite Gothique". (YES!)   Well, I'm tired. I'm going to go to bed. Up for school at 6:30, leave school at 12:00, take the sound equipment from the theatre for about an hour and a half drive, drop it off, turn around, and head about another hour and a half, back home! (alot of typing for one scentence)   See ya all later, zzzzzzzzzzzBzzzyzzezzzzzzzzz,   Jason Comet Krummhorn8@juno.com |\ | \ O  
(back) Subject: Organs and Mechanical Things From: "Gregory F. Klingler" <klingler@IDT.NET> Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 22:13:30 -0500   Hi all,   I've been curious about the corlalation between organ enthusiasts and buffs / enthusiasts of steam locomotives / trains, steam boats / paddle wheelers, and / or other mechanical devices for quite some time and I would like to take an unscientific survey regarding same. If there is anyone out there who has either noticed this phenomenon and / or is a "dual enthusiast" him / herself, please feel free to chine in and tell of your interests and WHY. I'll keep a record and post results in a week or so.   Gregory F. Klingler Organist - Gateway Cathedral Staten Island, New York.        
(back) Subject: Copy of: Organs and Mechanical Things From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 22:49:40 -0500     ---------- Forwarded Message ----------   From: Judy A. Ollikkala, 71431,2534 TO: "Gregory F. Klingler", INTERNET:klingler@IDT.NET DATE: 11/22/97 10:28 PM   RE: Copy of: Organs and Mechanical Things   Greg, I've noticed this myself, and can count, besides me, right now, 5 others, none of whom are on the list who are also interested in trains and ride them as much as possible. My organ buff friend and I not only ride but stop at crossings to hear the whistles and bells and wave to the engineer so he will blow his horn, and we find places to watch a long way down the tracks, and old RR stations. I have also noticed a correlation between organists who are also nurses, I know 5 of them too, besides me! If you talk to someone who is an OHS Convention-goer, you will find many OHS people who are "train nuts"! I can't tell you about a connection, my kids got me onto this, and my friend keeps it going! If I have a choice in traveling, I will take the road which follows a track, or crosses one!  
(back) Subject: Re: Beauty and the Beast From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 00:37:27 -0500   Please, folks, cool your jets! B&B is an animated film. Forte the Evil Pipe Organ is hardly evil. I had difficulty getting through the entire film because is it so "sweet" (urp). It is fantasy. It uses a PIPE ORGAN which many children have never heard of. Villans are fun. Boris Karlof was hardly evil, but he played evil characters all the time; but everybody loves Boris! At a time when everyone is trying so hard to be PC and always present positive images of everything and everyone, the "tendency" to over-react has gone way over th edge. We all should be grateful that Disney chose a pipe organ todo anything in the film. At best, the film is cute. For my taste, the evil pipe organ did not do enough. It was well done, I suppose. I must watch it a few more times, I guess. Remember, children love villans; maybe this will give some children the incentive to learn to control an evil pipe organ. That translates into a student for someone!!   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o