PipeChat Digest #403 - Friday, June 5, 1998
Re: Next Generation
  by <mewzishn@spec.net>
Electric organs
  by "Jenny Moon" <bfus7@central.susx.ac.uk>
Re: Next Generation
  by "Terry Charles" <tcorgan@ibm.net>
Re: Next Generation
  by "Terry Charles" <tcorgan@ibm.net>
  by <TonyIn219@aol.com>
Re: Electric organs
  by <DaveW10140@aol.com>
Need Info on Trade organizations
  by <TonyIn219@aol.com>
Next Generation
  by "R. Obert" <sam14@ix.netcom.com>

(back) Subject: Re: Next Generation From: mewzishn@spec.net Date: Thu, 04 Jun 1998 04:54:53 +0000   Stanley Lowkis wrote:   > Hey! Is dat the one with all the neked people innit? I seen sumpin' > like that in Bawsten. It was a real cool show. No organ...but you > didn't even miss it.   No organ? Are you saying it was an all-female cast?   Ken Sybesma        
(back) Subject: Electric organs From: Jenny Moon <bfus7@central.susx.ac.uk> Date: Thu, 4 Jun 1998 13:31:24 BST     Hi!   It was suggested to me by several people after I created the organ Builder list, which has been very succesful so far!, that subscribers would prefer lists that were dedicated to either pipe organ building or electronic organ building. It was generally felt that there was not enough call for lists covering both. OK.   A new list has been created, and depending on interest shown, it will continue as a list for those who build or a interested in electronic organs. Comments, questions, advice etc that is relevent to electronic organ building is all very welcome.   This means that the organ building list which is currently running will only deal with aspects regarding PIPE organ building.   For information on joining the Electronic organ or pipe organ lists please let me know and I will send it on to you.   I hope this is OK for everyone. Feel free to make any comments.   Thanks.   Jen.            
(back) Subject: Re: Next Generation From: "Terry Charles" <tcorgan@ibm.net> Date: Thu, 4 Jun 1998 08:46:04 -0400   Getting ready for the week-end I think: this post: ""No organ? Are you saying it was an all-female cast?"" >Ken Sybesma""   Females have organs too - they're somehwat shuttered!   TC    
(back) Subject: Re: Next Generation From: "Terry Charles" <tcorgan@ibm.net> Date: Thu, 4 Jun 1998 08:51:32 -0400   John Speller offered "the" reasoning: ""...since WurliTzer spelt it that way so does eveyone else.""   THAT should be the end of it! WurliTzer did it,that's it!   TC - just kidding...    
(back) Subject: HELP: NEED "IT AMAZES ME" 4 SATURDAY WEDDING From: <TonyIn219@aol.com> Date: Thu, 4 Jun 1998 10:29:01 EDT   I'm looking for the music for "It Amazes Me."   Anybody know anything about it? I thought Elton John did it, but maybe he did a remake of it.   It's for a wedding, and the wedding is Saturday. The couple decided that they simply MUST have this song as their torch anthem.   John Carington Chesterton, Indiana Tonyin219@aol.com      
(back) Subject: Re: Electric organs From: <DaveW10140@aol.com> Date: Thu, 4 Jun 1998 12:50:46 EDT   Please send info on joining list. Thanks   Dave Wordell AOB ORGAN CONSULTANTS INC.  
(back) Subject: Need Info on Trade organizations From: <TonyIn219@aol.com> Date: Thu, 4 Jun 1998 14:36:00 EDT   I'm doing some research and wanted to know if anyone has any piano-specific or organ-specific info on trade organizations or piano/organ merchandising publications.   Whether or not their resources are available to the public is immaterial at this point. I just want to know what they are.   I already know about MMR and NAMM. I'm trying to find something more focused that isn't an extension of a single manufacturer.   Can anyone help?   Puleeeeez?   John Carrington Chesterton, Indiana  
(back) Subject: Next Generation From: "R. Obert" <sam14@ix.netcom.com> Date: Thu, 04 Jun 1998 14:13:35   WOW! Talk about stirring up an anthill. I knew that some of you would take exception to my views but the specific ones that seemed to tweak some of you were interesting. By far the most comments that I got were in regard to the spelling of theatre (satisfied?) . I got several scholarly lectures on word origins a couple of posts from England and Australia on their avoidance of the problem by using "cinema organ", and some comments about who was I to tell them how to spell. Listen carefully, I don't care how you spell it as long as you don't seriously think that it makes the music sound better or that more people will accept it if you call it by a fancier title. A far worse title now on the scene is "palace of fine arts". Mr. Edelman was the only one replying that seemed to grasp what I was trying to illustrate. The only organist that took violent objection to my comments on programming is ironically one of the very few currently popular organists that I would exclude from needing advice on what the public wants to hear. Several years ago I attended a concert played by Mr. Bellomy where when he got a positive reaction to one of his numbers, He played another, and when this got an even better response he turned to the audience and said, "It seems that you like this kind of music" The response was even more enthusiastic and he finished the concert in tune with almost all of his audience. Many other artists could benefit by following his example. I was certainly not suggesting that some person or committee should write a program and send it to an artist and say, "this is what we want you to play next week', but rather that both organists and concert committees should lighten up and should give more consideration to the general public whose support we desperately need. I wish to repeat that this discussion has been needed for a long time. I do not expect anyone to accept my opinions as anything but opinions. but I do hope that the line stays open and that some new approaches are tried. After all this thread was started by the overall decline in membership and attendance. As my favorite cartoonist Walt Kelly said through his hero Pogo Possum, "Don't take life so serious - it ain't nohow permanent".