PipeChat Digest #458 - Monday, July 20, 1998
Re: Lack of Interest
  by "steve ashley" <piping.hot@virgin.net>
Re: Unsubscribing
  by <Myosotis51@aol.com>
Re: Scanning Objects & De-Lurking (was Re: Lye catalogue from 1910 online
  by "pianoman" <pianoman@inlink.com>
  by "Ruth" <theraven@istar.ca>

(back) Subject: Re: Lack of Interest From: steve ashley <piping.hot@virgin.net> Date: Sat, 18 Jul 1998 20:59:08 +0100   Cliff Benham wrote: > > I certainly don't want to sound entrepreneurial > about such good will events as this but *I > think* a lot of people would feel they were > going to get something out of it (read: be more > worthwhile) if it cost them something to attend.   I wholeheartedly agree. I know those on "fixed incomes" will disagree about raising prices of concerts etc., but the Great Public do indeed know that "you get what you pay for". Actually, what I would really rather see instead of just higher prices is more (perceived) value for money. Events of mixed nature, featuring the pipe organ (theatre, classical, concert, electronic whatever) and a better-known artist/singer/comedian... more of a variety show than a pure "organ recital/concert" which frightens (or bores) the pants of non-enthusiasts. Charge a higher price for entry, give more and (hopefully) reach a much wider audience.   Apart from any other consideration, the organists' fees are usually pitifully low - not the sort of profession to interest any up-and-coming unless they're a dedicated enthusiast, too. And the ONLY way to bring more money to the interest is to bring in more people paying more than just a few dollars or pounds. And with the greatest of respect to the majority of the "organised" societies, this is the one thing that they are NOT doing. So where are the private entrepreneurs? There must be some who are organ enthusiasts as well... I know this raises a whole new subject, but did I just read that there isn't enough chat on the Chat?   Come on, you Private Entrepreneurs, do what the Societies cannot or will not do. Tony Bennett rode back to fame on the backs of pop stars, opening concerts for them, filling in the intermissions etc. So why not the Organ. Well, yes, an organ isn't quite equivalent to Tony Bennett, but the principle is there.   Food for thought?...   Steve Ashley Piping Hot      
(back) Subject: Re: Unsubscribing From: <Myosotis51@aol.com> Date: Sun, 19 Jul 1998 07:59:38 EDT   In a message dated 7/18/98 2:55:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time, pnst@itw.com writes:   << Do to an unfortunate exchange of words, I am unsubscribing from PipeChat immediately. Carry on all! >>     Oh Shirley,   Please don't go!!!!!   Vicki  
(back) Subject: Re: Scanning Objects & De-Lurking (was Re: Lye catalogue from 1910 online) more From: "pianoman" <pianoman@inlink.com> Date: Sun, 19 Jul 1998 09:37:28 -0500   Hi, On the flatbed scanner, if you place your object on the top of the scanner and cover the whole thing with a heavy black cloth, you don't even have to close the lid. James Grebe R.P.T. of the P.T.G. from St. Louis, MO. USA, Earth Piano Service and Piano Periperals Creator of Hardwood PLTR's and Custom Piano Benches pianoman@inlink.com If I wake up in the morning, it WILL be a great day!   ---------- > From: Adrianne Schutt <maybe@pipcom.com> > To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Subject: Scanning Objects & De-Lurking (was Re: Lye catalogue from 1910 online) > Date: Sunday, July 19, 1998 2:19 AM > > At 02:11 PM 7/18/1998 -0400, Nelson Denton wrote: > >Did you know that flatbed scanners can scan 3d objects as well as they can > >2d pics? Just don't place anything too heavy on the glass plate. > Yup, I did. In April I stuck a big piece (1' x 3' roughly) of my 1859 > Steinway's damping mechanism in my Microtek flatbed. The serial # and the > initials of someone involved in the manufacture of the piano were written > on it in pencil, and I wanted to have proof of the piano's age before > contacting Steinway for more info. > The only thing you need to remember (other than to brace the scanner's lid > and any protruding parts of the object being scanned so that they don't > wobble or scratch) is that parts of the object not touching the glass will > appear darker the farther away they are. > > I've been back and lurking for the last 3 weeks or so...it's been about a > year since I was on the list, and it's nice to be back. > While I was offlist I developed a case of AKAS (Antique Keyboard > Acquisition Syndrome)...the Northern Hammond E (whoops....is "Hammond" > still a bad word?) and Leslie 147 I had last year have been joined by a few > more Hammonds & Leslies, a pair of pump organs, and the Steinway. My > playing's still laughable at best, but at least I get to play more > instruments poorly. ;-> > > Have fun! > Adrianne ;-> > http://khyrstye.home.ml.org > > > "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: Shirley. From: Ruth <theraven@istar.ca> Date: Sun, 19 Jul 1998 13:02:39 -0400   Oh Shirley,   Please don't go!!!!!   Vicki   Oh Shirley, ( Me too!!) That was my reaction Vicki. This list has lost a very important, knowledgeable and interesting member. That is really too bad. I shall miss Shirley's postings.   Ruth