PipeChat Digest #251 - Saturday, February 14, 1998
 
Re: Shoes
  by Kenneth O. Woods <kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil>
Re: Shoes
  by Patricia R. Maimone <patmai@juno.com>
Re: Shoes
  by <Myosotis51@aol.com>
Re: Shoes
  by Kenneth O. Woods <kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil>
Re: Shoes
  by Gregory F. Klingler <klingler@IDT.NET>
Re: Shoes
  by <Myosotis51@aol.com>
Re: Shoes
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Hello Everyone!
  by W. Scarboro <scarboro@digital.net>
Thanks-Shoes
  by Ruth  Bird <theraven@istar.ca>
Re: Shoes
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Shoes
  by Bob Loesch <rrloesch@jps.net>
Re: Hello Everyone!
  by John L. Speller <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re:PipeChat IRC this evening.
  by Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
Re: Hello Everyone!
  by Richard Wolf <floww@webtv.net>
Re: Shoes
  by Richard Wolf <floww@webtv.net>
Re:PipeChat IRC this evening.
  by David Scribner <david@blackiris.com>
Re: Theatre Organ Home Page ??
  by William J. Morton <wjm@pacbell.net>
Re: Hello Everyone!
  by <ComposerTX@aol.com>
Re: Shoes
  by Kevin.M.Simons-1 <Kevin.M.Simons-1@ou.edu>
North Avenue Rollerway..Farewell Social..You're Invited (Cross Posted)
  by Jon C. Habermaas <opus1100@ameritech.net>
Cost of George Wright Allen Organ
  by <steve.lamanna@tavsnet.com>
Re: Shoes
  by <danbel@earthlink.net>
Re: Shoes
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
SHOES
  by Michael Gardner <rmichaelgardner@email.msn.com>
Thanks-Shoes
  by Judy A. Ollikkala <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re: Shoes
  by Beau Surratt <beaupiano@earthlink.net>
Re: Theatre Organ Home Page ??
  by <GHamil9709@aol.com>
Re: Hello Everyone!
  by <WEDIII@aol.com>
Re: Shoes
  by Jim H <BALD1@prodigy.net>
124' Sailing Yacht
  by Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: Shoes
  by Otto Pebworth <opebwrth@gte.net>
Re: Hello Everyone!
  by Richard Wolf <floww@webtv.net>
Re: Hello Everyone!
  by <ComposerTX@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Shoes From: kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil (Kenneth O. Woods) Date: Fri, 13 Feb 98 7:34:05 EST   > > I however, choose to play in sock feet mostly, leaving my organ shoes for > recital literature with difficult pedal parts that demand the extra control > that the heels give. > > RandyT   I have played shoeless for years, but since I kept reading ads about new/restored organ events saying "bring your shoes and try it out", I decided I'd better get "shoed". I got mine from Organmaster also. The problem I'm having is slipping off the pedal occasionally. Is a slippery surface preferable, or is somebody waxing my pedals? -- Kenneth O. Woods kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil  
(back) Subject: Re: Shoes From: patmai@juno.com (Patricia R. Maimone) Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 07:02:34 -0500   Dear Ruth/Sonja:   >> I'm new on this list, and you have probably discussed this many >times Ah, yes... --However, I need help. <snip>What type of shoes do the >professionals wear? >---> Organmaster Shoes are the best ones to have!   Thanks to Otto for listing the postal address and phone number. As far as I know, the company does not have e-mail.   >Organmaster Shoes >282 Stepstone Hill >Guilford, CT 06437 U.S.A. >203-453-1973   >Women's Sizes 4-11 N/M/W (whole and half-sizes) >Colors: Black, Navy, Bone, Silver, Gold $44 PPD (Men's organ shoes are priced a tad higher..)   Their service is excellent. I have called and received permission to return shoes that did not fit or had worn out prematurely; a new pair has been sent immediately. (No, I have no financial interest in the company!)   An alternate suggestion: Back in the 1960's {before Organmasters,) renowned teacher Mildred Andrews (Boggess) used to send her students to Capezio [dance] shoe stores for a tap shoe without the taps. (Again, I have no financial interest in the company.)   Re: breaking in period.. Use them at the organ.. You may walk on a carpeted surface, but not on a floor and _absolutely _not_ outdoors_! These are your organ shoes.. designated solely for that purpose.. Indeed,   one may deduct the cost of these for income tax purposes.. Best of luck to you! Happy pedalling!   Pat Maimone   _____________________________________________________________________ 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: Shoes From: Myosotis51@aol.com Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 08:21:11 EST   In a message dated 2/12/98 9:58:52 PM Eastern Standard Time, theraven@istar.ca writes:   << I cannot go shoeless, therefore my problem( and it IS a major problem-also an expensive one so far), what type of shoes do the professionals wear. Hard Soles?? Hard Rubber Soles?? No Soles (something like houseshoes)? Heels, if yes how high?? >>   I prefer ballet slippers........ even looks decent when I'm walking about in the church before service, gathering the bulletin, something to drink, etc.   Vicki Ceruti  
(back) Subject: Re: Shoes From: kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil (Kenneth O. Woods) Date: Fri, 13 Feb 98 8:29:46 EST   > >> > > I prefer ballet slippers........ even looks decent when I'm walking about in > the church before service, gathering the bulletin, something to drink, etc. > > Vicki Ceruti > Might look ok on you Vicki, but no thanks! *grin*   -- Kenneth O. Woods kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil  
(back) Subject: Re: Shoes From: "Gregory F. Klingler" <klingler@IDT.NET> Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 08:38:52 -0500   Based on all the replys, I wonder of bowling shoes would work also.   Kenneth O. Woods wrote:   > > > > I however, choose to play in sock feet mostly, leaving my organ shoes for > > recital literature with difficult pedal parts that demand the extra control > > that the heels give. > > > > RandyT > > I have played shoeless for years, but since I kept reading ads about > new/restored organ events saying "bring your shoes and try it out", I > decided I'd better get "shoed". I got mine from Organmaster also. The > problem I'm having is slipping off the pedal occasionally. Is a slippery > surface preferable, or is somebody waxing my pedals? > -- > Kenneth O. Woods kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil > > "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: Shoes From: Myosotis51@aol.com Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 08:48:00 EST   In a message dated 2/13/98 8:32:51 AM Eastern Standard Time, kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil writes:   << > I prefer ballet slippers........ even looks decent when I'm walking about in > the church before service, gathering the bulletin, something to drink, etc. > > Vicki Ceruti   And Kenneth Woods said: > Might look ok on you Vicki, but no thanks! *grin* >>     And Vicki responded:   hmmmm...... they look FINE on Barishnikov!! :-)  
(back) Subject: Re: Shoes From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 09:02:54 -0500   I have looked through several months of TAO and Diapason, to no avail. My suggestion is to give one of the magazines a call and ask, since Organmaster Shoes is an advertiser. AGO's number is 1-212-870-2310. The folks in the office are very nice and helpful, and it will give you a chance to meet someone at headquarters.   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o  
(back) Subject: Hello Everyone! From: " W. Scarboro" <scarboro@digital.net> Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 09:11:20 -0500     Dear Fellow PipeChat Members,   I am a new member to this list but perhaps some of you already know me from PipOrg-L. My name is Will Scarboro, I am 19 years old and I live in Satellite Beach, Florida. I am organist at Pineda Presbyterian Church in Melbourne, I have been there 2 years and I have been playing the organ for almost 5 years. I am a member of the AGO, ATOS, and OHS. I was one of seven people awarded E. Power Biggs Fellowships for the 1996 OHS convention in Philadelphia.   My organic interests are mainly US organs built beween 1850 and 1935. I am involved in a research project on American Municipal Pipe Organs, and I hope to write a book about them. I am also a Skinner Fan, and I am interested in the Theater Organ. Someday I hope to learn how to play the Theater Organ. I am also interested in the life and music of Edwin H. Lemare. I am in my first year of Community College and I hope to major in Museum Studies and work in a museum someday. I sing in my college convert choir.   I look forward to being a part of this list and I will be online tonigh a nine o'clock for LIVE chat!   Sincerely,   Will Scarboro   **************************************************** Will Scarboro Organ Historian Organist, Pineda Presbyterian Church, Melbourne, Florida U.S.A 1996 OHS E. Power Biggs Fellow Municipal Organ Research Project Master of the Archives-Space Coast A.G.O ****************************************************    
(back) Subject: Thanks-Shoes From: Ruth Bird <theraven@istar.ca> Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 09:18:44 -0500   Thank you for your help. I received an awful lot of recommendations for organmasters, So I ordered a pair this morning. Thanks, Ruth/ Sonja      
(back) Subject: Re: Shoes From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 09:32:22 -0500   >Ken Woods asked, is a slippery surface >preferable or is someone waxing my pedals?   Yes, and I wish someone would wax mine for me; I just love a moderately tight but slick pedal board. Sure does speed things along, and if your ankles are in the right position (straight) you probably won't slip off.   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o  
(back) Subject: Re: Shoes From: Bob Loesch <rrloesch@jps.net> Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 06:36:46 -0800   At 07:34 2/13/98 EST, you wrote: >Is a slippery >surface preferable, or is somebody waxing my pedals?   Occasionally slipping off of a pedal is better than trying to slide during a rapid pedal part and sticking...     Regards,   Bob        
(back) Subject: Re: Hello Everyone! From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 08:49:49 -0600 (CST)   At 09:11 AM 2/13/98 -0500, Will Scarboro wrote:   > I am a new member to this list but perhaps some of you >already know me from PipOrg-L.   A warm welcome to the list, Will. I enjoyed meeting you at the OHS convention in '96, and have also enjoyed chatting with you on the piporg-l list when I belonged to that. It will be fun having you here. Your Municipal Organs project promises to be very interesting.   I would love to join the live chat too, but for the moment my antedeluvian computer is so marginal that it does not have the capacity to be able to do this. I hope to get a new one soon, and then there will be no stopping me!   John.    
(back) Subject: Re:PipeChat IRC this evening. From: Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 09:58:19 -0500   Seeing Will Scarboro's post this morning reminded me to let you all know that we shall be on-line once again this evening with PipeChat Internet Relay Chat, which generally commences around 9.00 pm EST, - although there have been times when enough of us were on by 8.00 pm to begin somewhat earleir than the posted time!   Welcome to the group, Will, and I look forward to chatting with you this evening.   Bob Conway.   At 09:11 AM 2/13/98 -0500, Will Scarboro wrote,   > Dear Fellow PipeChat Members, > > I am a new member to this list but perhaps some of you >already know me from PipOrg-L. My name is Will Scarboro, I am 19 years old >and I live in Satellite Beach, Florida. I am organist at Pineda >Presbyterian Church in Melbourne, I have been there 2 years and I have >been playing the organ for almost 5 years. I am a member of the AGO, >ATOS, and OHS. I was one of seven people awarded E. Power Biggs >Fellowships for the 1996 OHS convention in Philadelphia. > > My organic interests are mainly US organs built beween >1850 and 1935. I am involved in a research project on American Municipal >Pipe Organs, and I hope to write a book about them. I am also a Skinner >Fan, and I am interested in the Theater Organ. Someday I hope to learn how >to play the Theater Organ. I am also interested in the life and music of >Edwin H. Lemare. I am in my first year of Community College and I hope to >major in Museum Studies and work in a museum someday. I sing in my college >convert choir. > > I look forward to being a part of this list and I will >be online tonigh a nine o'clock for LIVE chat! > > Sincerely, > > Will Scarboro    
(back) Subject: Re: Hello Everyone! From: floww@webtv.net (Richard Wolf) Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 09:04:59 -0600   Welcome aboard Will. I am also new at this list business. It is great getting mail from the whole world. Maybe some day from the universe when they install an organ on a spaceship. Again Welcome.  
(back) Subject: Re: Shoes From: floww@webtv.net (Richard Wolf) Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 09:11:46 -0600   Can you do a Plechete{spelling} ala Barichnikov?         Dick  
(back) Subject: Re:PipeChat IRC this evening. From: David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 09:42:02 -0600   Hi Folks   Seeing Bob Conway's post about the PipeChat IRC session this evening reminds me that we have many new subscribers who may not be aware of the IRC "chats". This is a "real-time" discussion with others from the list and we normally have a good number of people joining in and some lively discussions.   For those who are new and would like to join us all the information for making the connection is posted on the PipeChat Web pages. The URL for the information about chat is:   http://www.pipechat.org/irc.html   If anyone needs further help, please feel free to contact me privately. Discussion about connections to the IRC server are OFF-TOPIC as far as list discussion goes.   Hope that some of you who are new will join us tonight. And Will, I will be looking forward to "meeting" you this evening.   David     **************************************** David Scribner Co-Owner / Technical Administrator PipeChat   850-478-9635 david@blackiris.com      
(back) Subject: Re: Theatre Organ Home Page ?? From: "William J. Morton" <wjm@pacbell.net> Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 08:00:30 -0800   At 10:26 PM 2/12/98 -0500, you wrote: >A recent computer failure wiped out all my info. Can anyone help me with the >above? Thanx gene hamilton   Hi, Gene--good to hear from you again. The URL you want is: http://theatreorgans.com for the Theatre Organ Home Page.   Understand you are upgrading the Conn and getting something bigger?   Regards, Bill
(back) Subject: Re: Hello Everyone! From: ComposerTX@aol.com Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 11:07:48 EST   Will Welcome to chat. Read my AOL profile, if you can. I have a copy of the Wurlitzer factory shipping list, if I can answer any questions for you about TO's. Best of luck, and e-mail me if you're coming through Dallas sometime, I'll show you around, maybe even the Meyerson Fisk and Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Again, welcome. Danny Ray ComposerTX@AOL.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Shoes From: "Kevin.M.Simons-1" <Kevin.M.Simons-1@ou.edu> Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 11:40:01 -0600   Beau Surratt wrote: > > The absolute BEST shoes are called Organmaster shoes, yes they are made > specifically for organ playing. I'm not sure of how to get in touch with > them (I cant find the order form). IM sure someone else on the list will > help you. > > Beau Surratt > > I wholeheartedly disagree. I had a pair of organmasters that were junk! I now buy Capezio dance shoes without the taps. They are more expensive, but much more durable and comfortable. You can get them at any dance store. My Capezios have lasted me awhile, and I would definitely recommend them over organmasters.   Kevin Simons  
(back) Subject: North Avenue Rollerway..Farewell Social..You're Invited (Cross Posted) From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net> Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 11:58:11 -0600   On Saturday March 7, 1998 at 10AM the Chicago Area Theatre Organ Enthusiasts (CATOE) will be holding a farewell social at the North Ave Rollerway in Melrose Park. The rink is located at North Ave and Fifth Ave. in Melrose Park (across the street from the Maywood Pk. horse track) Since this will be the last opportunity to see and hear this unique instrument, the last of the midwest rink pipe organs, CATOE wishes to extend this invitation for you to join us. Several talented rink organists will be present to provide wall to wall music and you will be able to come listen or skate (or both) Bring your skates or rent 'em at the rink. Please no refreshments..since the rink has waived the rental we wish to reciprocate by using the rink snack bar. Hope to see you there.   Jon C. Habermaas  
(back) Subject: Cost of George Wright Allen Organ From: steve.lamanna@tavsnet.com Date: Fri, 13 Feb 98 13:23:27 -0500     Checked out the Allen website.....   Of course, no mention of price....   Anyone know what they want for this thing?   Steve LaManna      
(back) Subject: Re: Shoes From: danbel@earthlink.net Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 10:24:32 -0800 (PST)   With all due respect, my Florsheim's have served me very well for many years. :) True!   djb    
(back) Subject: Re: Shoes From: GRSCoLVR@aol.com Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 13:39:35 EST   Hi List: Again with all due respect,,,my penny loafers with smooth leather soles and a half inch high heel have served me well over 40 years,,,,and,,,the same pair,,which are used only for organ playing.....My first organ teacher advised me that one could buy all sorts of special gear designed to enhance playing skills,,,,but his impression was that the skills were generated from within,,,not without. When later I became a locomotive engineer, the advice was to "get bib overalls,,get red bandanna around neck,,,get blue chambray long sleeved shirt,,get gauntletted gloves,,get this and get that,,,but gosh,,,none of it helped me run the locomotive one bit....... maybe the ole organmaster had something at that,,,who knows,, but MUST add that its only MY opinion,,,,I am sure there are as many opinions as there are people on this list.   Roc  
(back) Subject: SHOES From: "Michael Gardner" <rmichaelgardner@email.msn.com> Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 11:58:03 -0800   Organ Masters are OK, but you will also find nice shoes by Capezio at Dance Supply shops. If nails show in the heels have them covered by your local shoe repair, this works for whatever leather soled shoes you find most comfortable. Also try a qaulity shoe store like Nordstrom for imported shoes from Europe which tend to be light and supple with leather soles and heels. Then again there was Leonard Raver who liked to play in his motorcycling boots.          
(back) Subject: Thanks-Shoes From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 15:00:15 -0500   Are you Sonja/Ruth or Ruth/Sonja? I think you will enjoy the Organmaster shoes! Better than stocking feet, although today I practiced in stocking feet because I forgot my old organ shoes and had on sneakers. My feet got cold, so I then finished up in sneakers. It's about 35 degrees here and 50 at the church. I practice at a different church from where I play, as it's much closer. And the organ is much larger, so a 2 manual is easier come Sunday.  
(back) Subject: Re: Shoes From: "Beau Surratt" <beaupiano@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 14:33:15 -0600   Thanks, maybe I'll get a pair sometime                       ---------- > From: Kevin.M.Simons-1 <Kevin.M.Simons-1@ou.edu> > To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Subject: Re: Shoes > Date: Friday, February 13, 1998 11:40 AM > > Beau Surratt wrote: > > > > The absolute BEST shoes are called Organmaster shoes, yes they are made > > specifically for organ playing. I'm not sure of how to get in touch with > > them (I cant find the order form). IM sure someone else on the list will > > help you. > > > > Beau Surratt > > > > > I wholeheartedly disagree. I had a pair of organmasters that were > junk! I now buy Capezio dance shoes without the taps. They are more > expensive, but much more durable and comfortable. You can get them at > any dance store. My Capezios have lasted me awhile, and I would > definitely recommend them over organmasters. > > Kevin Simons > > "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: Theatre Organ Home Page ?? From: GHamil9709@aol.com Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 16:12:49 EST   In a message dated 98-02-13 11:03:01 EST, you write:   << Understand you are upgrading the Conn and getting something bigger? >> Thanx for the info on the Theatre Organ Home Page, Bill! I appreciate your quick response. Yep, succumbed to a scanned photo .... friend of mine here in Indpls had been to California to Home Organ Festival and wound up buying a like-new (used) Allen MDSIII and had it shipped to Indpls. I had seen his old Allen, RMW-3 analog circa 1968 but never considered buying it even though I knew he would be putting it on the market. When the pic bloomed onto my computer screen, the thought struck me that I should at least look into it. I wound up buying it (at a premium price) and now have it installed in the Living Room with its 3 tone cabinets. I still have some reservations as to whether I did the right thing as the Conn 650 was extremely satisfying and this one falls short in some ways. However, it is in pristine condition. It is also equipped with MIDI interface and I am using my own MIDI modules.   gene h  
(back) Subject: Re: Hello Everyone! From: WEDIII@aol.com Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 19:49:36 EST   Danny,   I read your post and hopefully you can help me. I just purchased ( rescued) a WurliTzer theatre organ from a theatre in Philly. I believe it is Opus #1901, built in 1928. I obtained this information from the Opus list in Theatreorgans.com. But it states that it's disposition is now "OK" and owned by someone named "Bob Lent". I'm a little confused about it stating him as the owner, when in fact the organ is in my home. If you have shipping lists, maybe they could shed some light on this. By the way, the theatre is the Tower Theatre.   Thanks in advance, Michele and William Dexter  
(back) Subject: Re: Shoes From: Jim H <BALD1@prodigy.net> Date: Wed, 27 Aug 1997 03:28:04 -0500   danbel@earthlink.net wrote: > > With all due respect, my Florsheim's have served me very well for many years. :) > True! > > djb > >I have never been able to play in shoes. Its stocking feet for me.:)   Jim H.    
(back) Subject: 124' Sailing Yacht From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 19:49:11 -0600   http://www.tiac.net/users/hepton/xn90.html   A neat page. This is that organ I was talking about in the railroad discussion...   Kevin C. kevin1@alaweb.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Shoes From: Otto Pebworth <opebwrth@gte.net> Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 20:53:14 -0500   Kenneth O. Woods wrote: >   > I have played shoeless for years, but since I kept reading ads about > new/restored organ events saying "bring your shoes and try it out", I > decided I'd better get "shoed". I got mine from Organmaster also. The > problem I'm having is slipping off the pedal occasionally. Is a slippery > surface preferable, or is somebody waxing my pedals? > -- ---> could be that you're not "centering" the pedal on the ball of your foot - I have that trouble at times... Otto      
(back) Subject: Re: Hello Everyone! From: floww@webtv.net (Richard Wolf) Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 21:33:09 -0600   Congratulations on your acqusition. I am trying to come up with the opus list using www.theatreorgans.com and fail to get anything but Ledwons console and organ dealers. Can you give me any directions please?   Thanks   Dick  
(back) Subject: Re: Hello Everyone! From: ComposerTX@aol.com Date: Sat, 14 Feb 1998 00:50:56 EST   The Wurlitzer factory shipping list is apparantly available at the Theatre Organ Home Page. I hope that helps you. Danny Ray