PipeChat Digest #1178 - Wednesday, December 1, 1999
 
Fw: The Diapason - Looking Back
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Fw: The Diapason - Looking Back
  by "Ron Natalie" <ron@sensor.com>
 


(back) Subject: Fw: The Diapason - Looking Back From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 07:13:06 -0500   Granted, the stadium organ was not a pretty instrument to the finicky connoisseur -it belonged in a Roman coloseum keeping the gladiators pumped-up, but it was indeed a musical curiosity !   ----- Original Message ----- From: Bob Scarborough <desertbob@rglobal.net> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 2:05 AM Subject: Re: The Diapason - Looking Back     > At 11:58 PM 11/29/1999 -0500, you wrote: > > >Wasn't there even an article in The Diapason about Dan Bartons' beast = in the > >Chicago Stadium?<snip> > > "Beast" it was, indeed! And when combined with "Ol' Nine Fingers", Al > Melgaard, it was TRULY a beast! Its "meltdown" is a sad loss of a > curiousity...certainly not a good organ! > > DeserTBoB > > "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: Fw: The Diapason - Looking Back From: "Ron Natalie" <ron@sensor.com> Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 08:27:07 -0500       VEAGUE wrote: > > Granted, the stadium organ was not a pretty instrument to the finicky > connoisseur -it belonged in a Roman coloseum keeping the gladiators > pumped-up, but it was indeed a musical curiosity ! >   C'mon, off all the hockey rinks I've been in, nothing can compare to the roar of the bass notes form the organ signalling a Blackhawk goal. The approximation at the Untied Center doesn't compare (and certainly not the cheesy siren we use here in DC).   My other favorite "organ" was always what was used during Senators games at the old DC Stadium. What appeared to be an organ was in fact an accordionist playing a cordovox.   -Ron   Washington, first in war, first in peace, and last in the American League.