PipeChat Digest #240 - Saturday, February 7, 1998
 
THE PASADENA ORGAN -the TRUE story!
  by Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@mediaone.net>
Re: Talking during the music
  by dmjd <jimdave@rnet.com>
Re: Ideal
  by Jason D. Comet <bombarde8@juno.com>
Re: Re[2]: PipeChat Digest #234 - 02/05/98
  by <FireAlarmz@aol.com>
Re: ot: the ghost and mr. chicken (SPOILER ALERT)
  by Tom Jones <tomj@netpath.net>
Re: TO on the radio
  by Dan Wilkinson <dandub@gte.net>
Re: Pregnant Pauses & Fletcher Festival Toccata
  by <ManderUSA@aol.com>
(fwd) Re: Talking during the music
  by Dr Edward Peterson <epeterso@madison.tdsnet.com>
 


(back) Subject: THE PASADENA ORGAN -the TRUE story! From: Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@mediaone.net> Date: Fri, 06 Feb 1998 23:02:50 -0500   Jason D. Comet wrote: > > Reginald Foort touring organ. It is a 5/28 > >Moller completely refurbished. > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > I thought that it was installed in one off BBC (British Broadcasting > Center) 's studios. Than I beleive the ctudio had a fire. DON'T HOLLAR > AT ME, I'M ONLY TELLING YOU WHAT I HEARD... :-) > > Jason Comet > bombarde8@juno.com   ....and Reggie was dying in the Tower of London on a spy rap. A duplicate Reggie was created and the code sending organ was burned. Then, somehow the organ was sent to a pizza parlor where it was used as an oven, I think. (That's where the real burning took place) A government group scraped the cheese off the pedals and removed the red stains off the keyboards. (Here opinions differ; some say it was the duplicate Reggie; others merely tomato sauce) It is now held in a government building in Pasadena under guard. Because of the oven experience at the pizza place, this pipe organ can also do duty as a toaster. Go figa'.   Perhaps some other Pipe chatters will share some more history of this most controversial instrument. I have to sign off now. Suddenly, I MUST HAVE A PIZZA!   Stan Lowkis  
(back) Subject: Re: Talking during the music From: dmjd <jimdave@rnet.com> Date: Fri, 06 Feb 1998 22:05:41 -0600       Geri T Schipper wrote:   > Dear Listers: > > It is disturbing when the chatting seems to drown out the music. But, in > fairness to some of the talkers, they are senior citizens who look > forward to seeing friends at church on a once a week basis, and this > is,perhaps, their only outing and being hard of hearing do not realize > how loudly they are speaking.   Sorry, I can't buy that. That's what coffee hour is for. It is inappropriate to talk during this time and just downright rude. What about concerts; the theatre? Would the same reasoning apply? Too many times have I attended an event where some people just wouldn't shut up. JimmyD   > --   Rainbow Ridge Farm Plainville Illinois      
(back) Subject: Re: Ideal From: bombarde8@juno.com (Jason D. Comet) Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 23:11:03 -0500   I went to a "recital" (if you will) and saw a player organ built be, I think, Geo. Jardine. in upstate NY. The beginning of the recital (which, I may I add was an hour and a hlaf long) was hymns. The thing is, though, WE SANG ONLY 8 HYMNS!!!!! 8 HYMNS IN AN H;OUR AND A HALF!!!!???? The organist played n i c e a n d s l o w . . . . . (suppose to be deep and slow voice) and they were 8 verse hymns. THe "host" stood up and said, "All us Episcopalians know how to do, is sing ALL verses of ALL hymns." with a big smerk on his face.   I should add, the "recital" ( or you could safely say: The Most Boring Nap You Have Ever Had!) lasted 4 hours. A recorder (woodwind insturment) player did 3 Sonatas with my organ teacher and that took about a half an hour. NOT to mention the explination of the player mecanism.... IN G R E A T D E T A I L ! ! ! !   I'mm never going to this recital again. EVEN MY ORGAN TEACHER WAS FALLING ASLEEP!!!! NOT TO MENTION THAT SHE HAD SOME LESSONS ABOUT 10 MINUTE DRIVE AWAY IN ABOUT 2 MINUTES. Yeah.   Well, I'd better get to bed. Gud-buy.   Jason Comet bombarde8@juno.com |\ | \ O   _____________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.juno.com Or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]    
(back) Subject: Re: Re[2]: PipeChat Digest #234 - 02/05/98 From: FireAlarmz@aol.com Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 23:19:07 EST   Jason- I think that the writer was being facetious-- you know, like the writers of MAD MAGAZINE (R) are! I know- I read it years ago, my youngest son does now.   Remember- there's a : little truth in every lie; little lie in every truth.   Now go back to your homework and stop bothering us! ONLY KIDDING!   Bill Miller  
(back) Subject: Re: ot: the ghost and mr. chicken (SPOILER ALERT) From: "Tom Jones" <tomj@netpath.net> Date: Sat, 7 Feb 1998 01:04:03 -0500   If you haven't seen "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" and don't want to know how it comes out, don't read the following! The solution to the "ghost" playing the organ--the keys moving with no one playing them--is that the person perpetrating the hoax was using a "tuning keyboard" back in the pipework. The instrument, therefore, had to have been tracker action (of course, many such concerns are ignored in filmmaking). But in real life, was there ever such a thing as a tuning keyboard? Dang useful they'd be! And I'm sure the score was composed for the film, though I don't have that documented. It's very effective.   Regards,   Tom Jones Organist/Choir Director Mebane Presbyterian Church, Mebane, N.C.  
(back) Subject: Re: TO on the radio From: Dan Wilkinson <dandub@gte.net> Date: Fri, 06 Feb 1998 22:12:56 -0800   Hey there List....   Yes, the organ soundscape is pretty much the same here in Southern California......   On Sunday nights....at 7:00, Bob Ralston comes on and gives us an hour of Theatre Pipe Organ music on "Gee Dad, It's a WurliTzer." Then I happen to turn the radio off and watch Star Trek for an hour and then retire to bed around 9:00 and once again turn the radio on and listen to Michael Barrone and 1.5 hours of "PipeDreams." It is a nice way to spend a Sunday evening. The only thing that makes Sundays better is when there's a concert in Fullerton on Sunday afternoons at the Fullerton High School's Plummer Auditorium....they have a IV/36 Wurli there....and it really is a wonderful organ....that really makes for a Sunday of organ music.....   Dan   At 10:48 AM 2/6/98 -0600, you wrote: >Hi list. > >Some years ago when I lived in Los Angeles, Sunday evenings were wonderful for me. I was single at the time and my whole evening was organ music. I tuned in to "Gee Dad It's a Wurlitzer." =BD hour show of TO music. I'm not a huge TO fan, but did enjoy that show. It was followed on Public Radio by Pipe Dreams. What a way to spend Sunday evening! My question is, does anyone know if that TO show is around anywhere anymore? I live in St. Paul.= =20 > >Thanks. > >Rick Williams >               = =20    
(back) Subject: Re: Pregnant Pauses & Fletcher Festival Toccata From: ManderUSA@aol.com Date: Sat, 7 Feb 1998 02:28:02 EST   In a message dated 98-02-06 10:06:47 EST, Bruce Cornely writes:   << very little can sound good on a unit organ, unless you use the basic ranks only >>   To a certain extent, even using the "basic ranks" is no guarantee of anything sounding good, as they are generally compromised to allow for their use at other pitches, one of the strong arguments against extensive unification.   Malcolm Wechsler N. P. Mander, Ltd. - U.S.A. http://www.mander-organs.com  
(back) Subject: (fwd) Re: Talking during the music From: epeterso@madison.tdsnet.com (Dr Edward Peterson) Date: Sat, 07 Feb 1998 03:59:42 -0500   <FWD MAIL>   I was asked to forward this poste to the list ....   --------------------------   On Fri, 06 Feb 1998 22:05:41 -0600, dmjd <jimdave@rnet.com> wrote:   > Too many times have >I attended an event where some people just wouldn't shut up. >JimmyD   Ooops. For a moment there, I thought JimmyD was talking about "some people" on the organ lists.   Never mind!   Emily Latella