PipeChat Digest #792 - Monday, April 12, 1999
 
RE: Embarrassing Organ related problem
  by "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net>
Re: My latest brainstorm
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: Embarrassing Organ related problem
  by "Frank Johnson" <usd465@hit.net>
Re:Sweaty posteriors
  by "Paul F. Stapel" <pstapel@spectra.net>
Re: Re:Sweaty posteriors
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: Sweaty posteriors
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: Embarrassing Organ related problem
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: Embarrassing Organ related problem
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Embarrassing Organ related problem-possible solution thereto!
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
Re: My latest brainstorm
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: 128' Pedal Stops
  by "Aida van de Brake" <Celeste@cable.A2000.nl>
 


(back) Subject: RE: Embarrassing Organ related problem From: "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net> Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999 19:31:30 -0700   > > I am a man, who wears dress slacks & underwear and the robe hangs > over the > back of the bench and I still have a sticky situation...   I've seen something like this happen if the finish on the bench is not good. It's almost like a waxy, sticky feeling to the top of the bench. If it's possible the bench is older, you may want to have the top refinished.   Dennis Goward    
(back) Subject: Re: My latest brainstorm From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999 21:33:22 -0500   Great idea, Neil! Make sure they announce it in a blurb in the bulletin - people are more apt to stop and listen.   Glenda Sutton     ---------- > From: N Brown <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net> > All this Toccata Talk gave me the notion of having a "ToccataFest" for > the month of May (except for May 30 when I'll be on vacation). > The postludes of all 4 Sundays would be toccatas. I would highlight the > concept to the congregation and of course ENCOURAGE them to hang around > to hear. You know, a little marketing never hurts our cause any. Here > are the toccatas I'm considering, not necessarily in the order: > John Weaver's "Toccata for Organ"; > Peter Planyavski's "Toccata alla Rumba"; > Leon Boellmann's "Toccata" from Suite Gothique; haven't come up with > the 4th one yet. > > Am I totally insane? > Neil Brown, AAGO, MMus > Barnegat, NJ USA > > > "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: Embarrassing Organ related problem From: Frank Johnson <usd465@hit.net> Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999 20:38:09 -0600   My mom had a degree in performance in both piano and organ. I lost her a year ago this past January. She was organist at the Kiowa (Kansas) Congregational Church for 29 and 1/2 years. One of her most delightful stories was of her struggle with each new janitor to NOT WAX the organ bench. We joked about her hopping on one end of the bench some Sunday morning and sliding off the other. She was a fine organist and played the Hammond at that church until my folks moved to Hutchinson, Kansas where she was organist at the First Church of Christ Scientist for 6 or 7 years. I was so pleased that she got to play their beautiful Reuter organ. She loved pipe organs but always did a super job with the electronic.   Frank   PS My dad is still living (in assisted living) at the age of 94 and is still able to go out to eat with us and remembers things from his younger years.   >Dear list members, > >To those of you who suggested using a towel, I've had reservations regarding >that... however, I will give it a shot in practice this week. >   Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader http://www.hit.net/~usd465/ 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156      
(back) Subject: Re:Sweaty posteriors From: "Paul F. Stapel" <pstapel@spectra.net> Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999 22:56:44 -0400   Besides towels, try purchasing one of those clip-on $9.95 fans and place it somehwere where it can blow diretly on the affected area..works well for me. We asume you are not sitting on the robe but have 'flung' it back over the bench?? and, of course, only fasten it at the top!!. ( if you are 'decent' below the neck!!   Paul S. in New York  
(back) Subject: Re: Re:Sweaty posteriors From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999 23:59:25 -0400 (EDT)   The other option is to hire an assistant who would get stuck on the bench for you. :)    
(back) Subject: Re: Sweaty posteriors From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 00:36:49 EDT   In a message dated 4/11/99 10:56:55 PM Central Daylight Time, pstapel@spectra.net writes:   << Besides towels, try purchasing one of those clip-on $9.95 fans and place it somehwere where it can blow diretly on the affected area..works well for me. We asume you are not sitting on the robe but have 'flung' it back over the bench?? and, of course, only fasten it at the top!!. ( if you are 'decent' below the neck!! >>     Yes, the robe is flug over the back of the bench and of course I'm always decent... well at least in church :-) The clip on fan may hold some merit, but I fear one could make terribly lewd jokes about it...   Embarrassed  
(back) Subject: Re: Embarrassing Organ related problem From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 00:40:55 EDT   In a message dated 4/11/99 9:36:39 PM Central Daylight Time, dgoward@uswest.net writes:   << I've seen something like this happen if the finish on the bench is not good. It's almost like a waxy, sticky feeling to the top of the bench. If it's possible the bench is older, you may want to have the top refinished. >>   By George I think you've got it!!! This is the crux of the problem - I hope... I'll discuss this with my organ service provider.   Thanks a jillion!   Embarrassed  
(back) Subject: Re: Embarrassing Organ related problem From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 00:57:01 -0400 (EDT)   >I find that by the end of the service my > posterior sticks to the wooden bench due to > sweating through the service. This really is > not fun, especially when I am playing anything > which requires fast and fluid pedal action for > the postlude. So thus my question is: Any > suggestions as how to remedy my dilemma? > Should I wax the bench?   Dear Sticky in Rear (gallery): Good grief! Don't wax the bench! You'll wind up with a humongous (no slight intended) butt print on the bench, sort of like a bizzare Rohrshak. hehehehe Butt, seriously.... I have remedied this situation by getting a floor fan and aiming it at bench level (so that it does not blow music everywhere); also, sitting on a towel might help, but you need a smoother material than terry cloth in contact with the bench surface. Also, make sure you are wearing cotton clothing, as synthetics tend to cause heat entrapment, sweating, etc (not to mention that you should NEVER wear synthetics in an Episcopal church.... it's ju ju ju ju just not done! You might also try Depends!!! nyuk nyuk   PS John, I hope no one finds out your identity!   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net   Dogs need to sniff the ground; it's how they keep abreast of current events. The ground is a giant dog newspaper, containing all kinds of late-breaking dog news items, which, if they are especially urgent, are often continued in the next yard. --Dave Barry    
(back) Subject: Re: Embarrassing Organ related problem-possible solution thereto! From: GRSCoLVR@aol.com Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 01:10:11 EDT   Hi listers!! After a bit of experimentation, I came up with an idea which works admirably, at least for me. I purchased a circular (about 15 inch) "braided rug" type of chair pad in a neutral color. Its never gotten wet thru as of yet, washes easily, and the nature of the beast is for it to be a bit slippery on the bench,, so turning a bit one way or the other does not make a bit of difference to it, it just rotates a bit as well.   Cheers!! ---Roc    
(back) Subject: Re: My latest brainstorm From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 01:13:09 -0400 (EDT)     >ToccataFest" for the month of May (except for > May 30 when I'll be on vacation). The > postludes of all 4 Sundays would be toccatas. You could leave a MIDI program or a tape for the 30th!! ;<) =A0>=A0John Weaver's "Toccata for Organ"; =A0>=A0Peter Planyavski's "Toccata alla Rumba"; >Leon Boellmann's "Toccata" from Suite > Gothique; haven't come up with the 4th one > yet. Might I suggest the Gigout Toccata. It's not very difficult and definitely qualifies as a "barn burner". Or, when in doubt play the Bach D-manure that eeeeeeeeverybody knows!   >Am I totally insane? to paraphrase: "Of course, dahling! You don't think you act this way for fun!" T. Bankhead   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net   Dogs need to sniff the ground; it's how they keep abreast of current events. The ground is a giant dog newspaper, containing all kinds of late-breaking dog news items, which, if they are especially urgent, are often continued in the next yard. --Dave Barry    
(back) Subject: Re: 128' Pedal Stops From: Aida van de Brake <Celeste@cable.A2000.nl> Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 09:26:52 +0200   Hi Everyone,   Sorry if I'm not being very original, but I wasn't joking about the organ on the "The British Institute of Organ Studies"-site, cross my heart.   http://www.bios.org.uk/npor.html   click <index> --> type "N07816" --> click <submit query>   My favorite is stop #105!!   Cheers,   Aida.