PipeChat Digest #202 - Friday, January 16, 1998
 
Pipedreams
  by Myosotis51 <Myosotis51@aol.com>
Finished: MIDI pedalboard
  by Adam Levin <alevin@advance.net>
Re: Pipedreams
  by HDKarras <HDKarras@aol.com>
Pipedreams alternative
  by Wildhirt, Richard <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com>
Re: Pipedreams alternative
  by Charlie Jack 6-4479 <JACKC@CLIFFY.POLAROID.COM>
Re: Pipedreams alternative - "Voicings" on CFRC-FM
  by Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
Influencing a public radio/TV station
  by Bass, Bill <bbass@LibertyCorp.com>
Re: DO vs. PO
  by Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Teddy Bear's Picnic
  by Professor Alan Mortimer <mortimer@apollo.ruralnet.net.au>
Using a vcr to tape
  by Ronald Warren <rwarren@inreach.com>
Re: Influencing a public radio/TV station
  by DudelK <DudelK@aol.com>
Re: Pipedreams alternative
  by Douglas A. Campbell <dougcampbell@juno.com>
Re: Pipedreams alternative
  by Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
Re: DO vs. PO
  by MFulk70776 <MFulk70776@aol.com>
Re: DO vs. PO
  by Otto Pebworth <opebwrth@gte.net>
Re: DO vs. PO
  by Jacob Nelson <nelsonje@plu.edu>
 


(back) Subject: Pipedreams From: Myosotis51 <Myosotis51@aol.com> Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 08:03:19 EST   For those of you who are wondering if Pipedreams is on the air near you, here's their website:   <A HREF="http://pipedreams.mpr.org/">MPR's Pipedreams</A>   Vicki Ceruti Myosotis51@aol.com  
(back) Subject: Finished: MIDI pedalboard From: Adam Levin <alevin@advance.net> Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 09:18:50 -0500 (EST)     Well, I'm done. I tried it out last night (with difficulty -- our apartment is small) and it worked perfectly. Sum total without pedalboard shipping: $368.50 -- not bad, I think. I just have to find a bench that'll span the pedalboard and keep me high enough over it. I've put the page up at http://zen.advance.net/~alevin/organ/practice.html, but there are no photos yet (except for the MIDI module taken from PAVO's web site).   I've included links to all of the places that supplied me (except the pedalboard -- come on, Arp, where's the official Schneider Organ Builders web page? :) ).   Questions and comments are welcomed.   Eventually I *will* have detailed photos of the pedalboard, the connections/switches and the insides of the MIDI module as well as the rest of my setup.   By the way, does anybody know the best way for unsticking sticky pedals -- I press them and they get stuck (mostly the black keys are a tad too long, but sometimes it doesn't seem to be the length). Ahh well, anyway, it's a sparkling success.   -Adam   Rutherford, NJ USA Free speech online!_/ After the stampede the artist http://zen.advance.net/~alevin/_______/ Three Solid Frogs got to his feet, <*> __________________________/ retrieved his brush from his nostril, -O / pulled his easel out of a tree, and tried to think placid thoughts.    
(back) Subject: Re: Pipedreams From: HDKarras <HDKarras@aol.com> Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 12:32:30 EST   Why i can't read this Site? Following message arrive me:     ERROR The requested URL could not be retrieved   ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --   While trying to retrieve the URL: http://pipedreams.mpr.org/   The following error was encountered:   Connection Failed The system returned:   (60) Connection timed out This means that:   The remote site or server may be down. Please try again soon.     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --   Generated by AOL TurboWeb/3.4.4@ww-tp06.proxy.aol.com:928   Thanks, Hans-Dieter Karras  
(back) Subject: Pipedreams alternative From: "Wildhirt, Richard" <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com> Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 09:49:37 -0800   For those of you in areas where your local radio stations refuse to carry Pipedreams, you can always consider what the Seattle area did: Grow your own.   We have The Organ Loft, hosted by a local associate organist of a rather large Episcopal cathedral. The show covers not only organ music, but also choral. Once in a while the show gets a little off the wall, but it's all in fun. For more info, see http://www.organloft.com/Radio.htm.   Richard Wildhirt Boeing Site Operations Renton, Washington (425) 234-8051   "There is nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right notes at the right time, and the instrument plays itself." -- J. S. Bach    
(back) Subject: Re: Pipedreams alternative From: JACKC@CLIFFY.POLAROID.COM (Charlie Jack 6-4479) Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 13:23:06 -0500   The Boston chapter of the AGO has had (perhaps still does) a 1/2 hour program on our local commercial classical (I use the term loosely these days) music station. The last time I heard it was over two years ago it it had been relegated to the wee early hours of Sunday morning. Also it is often less than 1/2 hour which doesn't give much latitude. Certainly they can't air major works in that time frame.   What I found over the years of listening to it was a narrow focus on certain local organs and organists which is nice in the short term but grows boring after a while. Michael Barone does a very classy job with his program and seems to offer a broad range of music and I very much look forward to hearing his programs on a regular basis.   I don't mean to discourage local organ programs it's just that given the choice I'll take Pipedreams. I'd prefer to have both however.   Charlie Jack =09 Charles W. Jack email: jackc@polaroid.com Principal Engineer Polaroid Dry Imaging R&D Polaroid Corporation (781)-386-4479:voice 103 Fourth Avenue (W103F-2) (781)-386-4583:fax Waltham, MA 02154-7598   > For those of you in areas where your local radio stations refuse to > carry Pipedreams, you can always consider what the Seattle area did: > Grow your own. >=20 > We have The Organ Loft, hosted by a local associate organist of a > rather large Episcopal cathedral. The show covers not only organ = music, > but also choral. Once in a while the show gets a little off the wall, > but it's all in fun. For more info, see > http://www.organloft.com/Radio.htm.  
(back) Subject: Re: Pipedreams alternative - "Voicings" on CFRC-FM From: Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 14:45:08 -0500   For what it is worth, and for those who can actually find us on the dial:   "Voicings" is a programme of organ and choral music that is on air every Thursday evening from 8.00 to 10.00 pm. It is to be found on CFRC-FM at 101.9 MHz. We are a 3KW University radio station, which has a limited reception area, but for those who can hear us we try to broadcast a wide spectrum of quality programming.   I have been the host of "Voicings" ever since it first began in 1985, - it is now in its thirteenth year of broadcasts. Sometimes I digress into other fields of classical music, for instance I am doing a programme on Sir Michael Tippett, who died last Friday at the age of 93. The programme is, however, predominently organ and choral music as a rule.   Due to the ice storm of the past week, and due to a snowstorm today, CFRC-FM has been on air rather intemittently over the past several days, but this is very unusual, for in my experience of programming at CFRC-FM we have never been off air for as long as this.   "Voicings" will not be aired this evening, but should be back on for next Thursday.   Happy listening,   Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Classics Director and Organic DeeJay CFRC-FM 101.9 MHz Radio Queen's University Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 CANADA    
(back) Subject: Influencing a public radio/TV station From: "Bass, Bill" <bbass@LibertyCorp.com> Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 15:38:51 -0500   Kenneth O. Woods said:   >How does one influence a station to carry a program or >to give it a better time slot.   Last year I made a pledge of 10 dollars per month to South Carolina's public radio/TV service. Two days after making the pledge, they moved one of the few TV programs I watched to a different time slot without giving advance notice. I missed taping the program for later viewing due to this, and it was the last episode of a series. I kinda blew a fuse and mailed them a detailed letter *explaining* (Charlie would have been proud) why I was canceling my pledge, and would not provide financial support that year. Much to my surprise I received a very concerned and apologetic phone call from the director of programming, and a promise that they would not reschedule programs again in the future without providing notice a few weeks in advance.   Can't say if anyone else might get similar results or not, but it seems that taking money OUT of their hands had much greater effect than simply not putting it there in the first place!   Bill Bass (bbass@bigfoot.com) Greenville, South Carolina, USA  
(back) Subject: Re: DO vs. PO From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 15:42:25 -0600   GHamil9709 wrote: > > In a message dated 98-01-14 17:48:07 EST, you write: > > > After > > all, a digital organ sounds from one speaker, while one rank of the pipe > > organ is really 64 different instruments that HAVE to sound like one. > > Hmmm. The Rodgers organ at my Masonic Lodge speaks through 66 speakers in 16 > cabinets.! > > g.Hamilton Indianapolis > > "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   So, my home theater system has 27 speakers in 9 cases. Why try to ridicule me, you understood my point, but you had to say something didn't you? I wonder if all of those speakers sound the same sounds at the same times, or of they are actual cheap excuses for pipes?   Let me know.   Kevin kevin1@alaweb.com  
(back) Subject: Teddy Bear's Picnic From: Professor Alan Mortimer <mortimer@apollo.ruralnet.net.au> Date: Fri, 16 Jan 1998 09:42:22 +1100   >To: pipe-org >From: Professor Alan Mortimer <mortimer@apollo.ruralnet.net.au> >Subject: Teddy Bear's Picnic > >>To: 101637.646@compuserve.com >>From: Professor Alan Mortimer <mortimer@apollo.ruralnet.net.au> >>Subject: Teddy Bear's Picnic >> >>Olrac...I have the Sidney Torch version on CD (and someone else has responded re' this) but also have a very different treatment of the piece played by Hector Olivera on the 2/12 WurliTzer in Marrickville Town Hall. >> >>I would gladly make a copy of this for you as it is for a special purpose. >> >>Kindly forward your postal address if you should require this copy. >> >>Regards, >> >>Pfr. Alan Mortimer: Swan Hill: Victoria: Australia /==================================================================\ ! "Hobbit's Rest" ! ! Professor Alan and Mrs. Evelyn Mortimer ! ! Box 507 P.O. Swan Hill Victoria Australia ! ! Telephone and Facsimile: +61 (0)3 5032.2206 ! ! Email: mortimer@apollo.ruralnet.net.au ! ! ! ! Businesses "In Retirement" ! ! "Microprof Media" Custom Run Publishing - Media Representation ! ! "The Bears of Dunstone Street[reg'd]" - soft toys ! \==================================================================/    
(back) Subject: Using a vcr to tape From: Ronald Warren <rwarren@inreach.com> Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 15:27:14 -0800   I use 5 HIFI vcrs at one of my radio stations (KKMC 880 am, Salinas CA.),we record and play back our over night programs and it has worked out great.and the speed in HIFI in ep slp modes does not degrade the audio . We have been using this for about 5 years and have changed the vcrs only once. I have been using Fisher vcrs. You can record on the vcrs then edit them to cassette.        
(back) Subject: Re: Influencing a public radio/TV station From: DudelK <DudelK@aol.com> Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 18:54:20 EST   I expressed my distress similarly to WETA when they canceled Pipe Dreams. I recall getting back a rather obnoxious reply from the program director saying in essence that he did not give a flying posterior of a rodent.   Whenever I get a (frequent) solicitation I simply respond with a note saying I'll be happy to join again when they bring back Pipe Dreams. Ironically, if memory serves, the cancellation came very soon after a large contingent of AGO members spent an evening answering the phones in one of their begathons!   Dudel in Washington  
(back) Subject: Re: Pipedreams alternative From: dougcampbell@juno.com (Douglas A. Campbell) Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 20:45:44 EST     On Thu, 15 Jan 1998 13:23:06 -0500 JACKC@CLIFFY.POLAROID.COM (Charlie Jack 6-4479) writes:   >What I found over the years of listening to it was a narrow focus on >certain local organs and organists which is nice in the short term >but grows boring after a while. Michael Barone does a very classy >job with his program and seems to offer a broad range of music and I >very much look forward to hearing his programs on a regular basis. > >I don't mean to discourage local organ programs it's just that given >the choice I'll take Pipedreams. I'd prefer to have both however. > > Charlie Jack Dear Charlie (and List)   Here in CNY we have WCNY-FM's Orgelwerke hosted by Bonnie Beth Derby. It is a very well produced 2 hour program that, despite the (rumored) Program Director's dislike for Organ music, continues to de VERY well in the "begging for dollars" department. Bonnie is also the organist at First Church, Christ Scientist, in Syracuse.     Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY  
(back) Subject: Re: Pipedreams alternative From: Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 21:54:28 -0500   Doug Campbell wrote:   >Here in CNY we have WCNY-FM's Orgelwerke hosted by Bonnie Beth Derby. It >is a very well produced 2 hour program that, despite the (rumored) >Program Director's dislike for Organ music, continues to de VERY well in >the "begging for dollars" department. Bonnie is also the organist at >First Church, Christ Scientist, in Syracuse.   And a well put together programme it is too! Bonnie Beth Derby does a fine job, and has been producing "Orgelwerke" for more years than I have been producing my own programme, "Voicings"   You guys in Northern and Central New York never had it so good! Bonnie Beth Derby also does a choral programme on Saturday evenings, which I have heard from time to time, which is equally as good as her Sunday evening organ programme.   Unfortunately for us in Northern New York and Eastern Ontario, WCNY-FM has been off the air for the same reason as the rest of us, - power lines out and transmission problems due to the ice storm.   But we will return!           Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Classics Director and Organic DeeJay CFRC-FM 101.9 MHz Radio Queen's University Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 CANADA    
(back) Subject: Re: DO vs. PO From: MFulk70776 <MFulk70776@aol.com> Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 23:49:08 EST   In a message dated 98-01-15 16:47:19 EST, you write:   << So, my home theater system has 27 speakers in 9 cases. Why try to ridicule me, you understood my point, but you had to say something didn't you? I wonder if all of those speakers sound the same sounds at the same times, or of they are actual cheap excuses for pipes? Let me know. Kevin kevin1@alaweb.com >>   Don't be a nasty little twit!  
(back) Subject: Re: DO vs. PO From: Otto Pebworth <opebwrth@gte.net> Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 00:00:39 -0500   Kevin Cartwright wrote: > After > all, a digital organ sounds from one speaker, while one rank of the pipe > organ is really 64 different instruments that HAVE to sound like one.     hmmm - last time I tuned an instrument, there seemed to be only *61* notes per straight set of pipes...  
(back) Subject: Re: DO vs. PO From: Jacob Nelson <nelsonje@plu.edu> Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 23:11:11 -0800 (PST)       On Thu, 15 Jan 1998, Otto Pebworth wrote:   > Kevin Cartwright wrote: > > > After > > all, a digital organ sounds from one speaker, while one rank of the pipe > > organ is really 64 different instruments that HAVE to sound like one. > > hmmm - last time I tuned an instrument, there seemed to be only *61* > notes per straight set of pipes...   Kevin's referring to one of those rare pentatonic organs. It's missing a note, too.   Well, maybe not. :-)   Jacob Nelson