PipeChat Digest #964 - Wednesday, June 30, 1999
 
Circus World Museum's Calliopes
  by "gregory@mke.earthreach.com" <gregory@mke.earthreach.com>
The Great Circus Parade
  by "gregory@mke.earthreach.com" <gregory@mke.earthreach.com>
Re: 4th of July, and steam calliopes.
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  by "=3D?utf-7?Q?Wietstock=3D2C_Steven_M?=3D" <swietsto@indiana.ed
Fw: 4th of July
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Disney Organ
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
Re: 4th of July
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
Re: Fw: Re. Disney organ
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
Re: 4th of July, and steam calliopes.
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
Re: 4th of July
  by "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@MediaOne.net>
(no subject)
  by "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net>
4th of July
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Funeral fun (NOT!)
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: Disney organ
  by "antoni scott" <ascott@epix.net>
Re: Disney organ
  by "antoni scott" <ascott@epix.net>
Re: Disney organ
  by "antoni scott" <ascott@epix.net>
Re: 4th of July
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
RE: =3D?utf-7?Q?RE=3D3A_4th_of_July?=3D
  by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@arkansas.net>
Disney organ
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: [bad text]
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: Re. Disney organ
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
re: Disney Organ
  by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@arkansas.net>
Re: Disney Organ
  by "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@MediaOne.net>
Re: RE: 4th of July
  by "STRAIGHT" <STRAIGHT@infoblvd.net>
Re: Disney Organ
  by "STRAIGHT" <STRAIGHT@infoblvd.net>
Re: Disney Organ
  by "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com>
Re: [bad text]
  by "Steven Margison" <steve@organman.com>
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  by "Frank Johnson" <usd465@hit.net>
 


(back) Subject: Circus World Museum's Calliopes From: "gregory@mke.earthreach.com" <gregory@mke.earthreach.com> Date: Wed, 30 Jun 99 05:56:51 -0500   Good Morning:   The Circus World Museum has a very fine collection of calliopes, band organs, and other handplayed and mechanical musical instruments. The collection is demonstrated throughout the day by qualified personnel.   Unlike it's neighbor "House On The Rock" in Spring Green, WI, the instruments at the Circus World Museum are beautifully restored and maintained.   The museum is owned and operated by The Wisconsin Historical Society and located in Baraboo, WI. It is definately worth a visit.   Tom Gregory Waukesha WI USA  
(back) Subject: The Great Circus Parade From: "gregory@mke.earthreach.com" <gregory@mke.earthreach.com> Date: Wed, 30 Jun 99 06:01:00 -0500   The Great Circus Parade takes place in July in Milwaukee, WI. There are hundreds of restored circus wagons, marching bands, clowns, calliopes (steam & wind blown), live animals and other mechanical instruments.   Although Milwaukee is only 30 minutes from where we live, we have only seen the parade on television......guess I don't like to fight the crowds!   TOm Gregory  
(back) Subject: Re: 4th of July, and steam calliopes. From: ORGANUT@aol.com Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 07:36:48 EDT   In a message dated 6/29/99 10:32:12 PM Central Daylight Time, GRSCoLVR@AOL.COM writes:   << ey Rick----- Being an old steam locomotive man,,,,watch out for blowing steam that you =   dont get burned! AND,,,you might actually be the ONLY organ guy playing steam calliope in the whole United States, on that day! what do you = think? Cheers, ---Roc >>   The Delta Queen Riverboat also has a calliope which is played every day. = So we at least know of two which will be played on the 4th.   Later, Phil L.  
(back) Subject: =?utf-7?Q?RE=3A_4th_of_July?= From: =?utf-7?Q?Wietstock=2C_Steven_M?= <swietsto@indiana.edu> Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 06:51:59 -0500   Excuse me...   IUPUI is not the home of +ACI-the notorious Bob Knight+ACI-. That = honor(?) is reserved for Indiana University Bloomington.   +AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH= 4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4- Steven M. Wietstock, Ph.D. Phone: 812-855-2700 Coord. of Instructional Programs Fax: 812-855-8300 Department of Chemistry, C021 Indiana University Email: swietsto+AEA-indiana.edu 800 E. Kirkwood Ave Bloomington, IN 47405-7102 +AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH= 4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4-       -----Original Message----- From: VEAGUE +AFs-mailto:dutchorgan+AEA-svs.net+AF0- Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 1999 11:29 PM To: e-mail organ chat Subject: Fw: 4th of July     IUPUI... Indiana University Purdue University Indiana....home of the Pacers and the notorious Bob Knight. I like to play German = biergartenmusik, Back Home Again In Indiana, and of course, the IU fight song (among other delightful tunes to tickle your tummy). It IS a real steam-powered calliope that can be heard a mile away. It came off an Ohio river boat many long years ago. The boat sank. Costume?? --an IUPUI pull over and IUPUI cap -may I take your order = please? It has a 37-note keyboard operating relays that operate the valves under = the whistles. The keyboard can be removed to outside the wagon so people can play it via a long cable. I'm not wearing a seat belt in case the damned thing blows a steam fitting again. There's a window on either side of the wagon for viewing and = jumping out. SMILE?????? BAH+ACEAIQAhACEAIQ-   Rick   -----Original Message----- From: STRAIGHT +ADw-STRAIGHT+AEA-infoblvd.net+AD4- To: PipeChat +ADw-pipechat+AEA-pipechat.org+AD4- Date: Tuesday, June 29, 1999 10:01 PM Subject: Re: 4th of July     +AD4-Rick, +AD4- Congratulations+ACE- I wonder if the Travel Channel will cover = it. And +AD4-what do all those letters stand for? What pieces are you going to = play? I +AD4-love parades, and calliopes too, wish I could come. +AD4- Play nice now, horses do like good music. Is it steam powered? = Are you +AD4-wearing a costume? How much keyboard does it have, anyway? Is it a +AD4-regular keyboard? Do you get a seatbelt? Wouldn't want you to fall = off the +AD4-wagon. And remember to smile+ACEAIQ- +AD4-Diane S. +AD4-(straight+AEA-infoblvd.net) +AD4- +AD4- +AD4AIg-Pipe Up and Be Heard+ACEAIg- +AD4-PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs +ACY- related = topics +AD4-HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org +AD4-List: mailto:pipechat+AEA-pipechat.org +AD4-Administration: mailto:admin+AEA-pipechat.org +AD4-Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests+AEA-pipechat.org +AD4-       +ACI-Pipe Up and Be Heard+ACEAIg- PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs +ACY- related topics HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org List: mailto:pipechat+AEA-pipechat.org Administration: mailto:admin+AEA-pipechat.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests+AEA-pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: Fw: 4th of July From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 07:00:10 -0500   Hi Steve... Sorry for the mix-up. I'm not a Pacers fan NOR a Bob Knight fan either. Actually, I'm a Cubs fan.   Rick   -----Original Message----- From: Wietstock +ADw-Wietstock+AD4AOw- Steven M = +ADw-swietsto+AEA-indiana.edu+AD4- To: 'PipeChat' +ADw-pipechat+AEA-pipechat.org+AD4- Date: Wednesday, June 30, 1999 6:54 AM Subject: RE: 4th of July     +AD4-Excuse me... +AD4- +AD4-IUPUI is not the home of +ACI-the notorious Bob Knight+ACI-. That = honor(?) is +AD4-reserved for Indiana University Bloomington. +AD4- +AD4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH= 4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4Af= g- +AD4-Steven M. Wietstock, Ph.D. Phone: 812-855-2700 +AD4-Coord. of Instructional Programs Fax: 812-855-8300 +AD4-Department of Chemistry, C021 +AD4-Indiana University Email: swietsto+AEA-indiana.edu +AD4-800 E. Kirkwood Ave +AD4-Bloomington, IN 47405-7102 +AD4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH= 4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4AfgB+AH4Af= g- +AD4- +AD4- +AD4- +AD4------Original Message----- +AD4-From: VEAGUE +AFs-mailto:dutchorgan+AEA-svs.net+AF0- +AD4-Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 1999 11:29 PM +AD4-To: e-mail organ chat +AD4-Subject: Fw: 4th of July +AD4- +AD4- +AD4-IUPUI... Indiana University Purdue University Indiana....home of = the +AD4-Pacers and the notorious Bob Knight. I like to play German = biergartenmusik, +AD4-Back Home Again In Indiana, and of course, the IU fight song (among = other +AD4-delightful tunes to tickle your tummy). +AD4-It IS a real steam-powered calliope that can be heard a mile away. It = came +AD4-off an Ohio river boat many long years ago. The boat sank. +AD4-Costume?? --an IUPUI pull over and IUPUI cap -may I take your order = please? +AD4-It has a 37-note keyboard operating relays that operate the valves = under the +AD4-whistles. The keyboard can be removed to outside the wagon so people = can +AD4-play it via a long cable. +AD4-I'm not wearing a seat belt in case the damned thing blows a steam = fitting +AD4-again. There's a window on either side of the wagon for viewing and = jumping +AD4-out. +AD4-SMILE?????? BAH+ACEAIQAhACEAIQ- +AD4- +AD4-Rick +AD4- +AD4------Original Message----- +AD4-From: STRAIGHT +ADw-STRAIGHT+AEA-infoblvd.net+AD4- +AD4-To: PipeChat +ADw-pipechat+AEA-pipechat.org+AD4- +AD4-Date: Tuesday, June 29, 1999 10:01 PM +AD4-Subject: Re: 4th of July +AD4- +AD4- +AD4APg-Rick, +AD4APg- Congratulations+ACE- I wonder if the Travel Channel will = cover it. And +AD4APg-what do all those letters stand for? What pieces are you going to = play? I +AD4APg-love parades, and calliopes too, wish I could come. +AD4APg- Play nice now, horses do like good music. Is it steam = powered? Are +AD4-you +AD4APg-wearing a costume? How much keyboard does it have, anyway? Is = it a +AD4APg-regular keyboard? Do you get a seatbelt? Wouldn't want you to = fall off +AD4-the +AD4APg-wagon. And remember to smile+ACEAIQ- +AD4APg-Diane S. +AD4APg-(straight+AEA-infoblvd.net) +AD4APg- +AD4APg- +AD4APgAi-Pipe Up and Be Heard+ACEAIg- +AD4APg-PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs +ACY- = related topics +AD4APg-HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org +AD4APg-List: mailto:pipechat+AEA-pipechat.org +AD4APg-Administration: mailto:admin+AEA-pipechat.org +AD4APg-Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests+AEA-pipechat.org +AD4APg- +AD4- +AD4- +AD4- +AD4AIg-Pipe Up and Be Heard+ACEAIg- +AD4-PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs +ACY- related = topics +AD4-HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org +AD4-List: mailto:pipechat+AEA-pipechat.org +AD4-Administration: mailto:admin+AEA-pipechat.org +AD4-Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests+AEA-pipechat.org +AD4- +AD4AIg-Pipe Up and Be Heard+ACEAIg- +AD4-PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs +ACY- related = topics +AD4-HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org +AD4-List: mailto:pipechat+AEA-pipechat.org +AD4-Administration: mailto:admin+AEA-pipechat.org +AD4-Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests+AEA-pipechat.org +AD4-      
(back) Subject: Disney Organ From: danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca (Daniel Hopkins) Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 10:41:58 -0300   In the past I have searched the internet for many Pipe Organs and then = today I came accross the Design for the Disney Organ. It is hilarious to look at.I have seen much better looking instruments = online in the past that had been devestated by a tornado Like the Madison Street = Methodist Church Sanctuary and organ that was destroyed The organ there was left just like the looks of the Proposed Facade of the = Disney Organ   Ihate to see an Organ Destroyed but the Disney Organ looks as if it were = destroyed before it were built I still am ROFL Rolling on the Floor Laughing' But at least they are going with a real Pipe Organ Daniel W Hopkins " Happy Summer" Everyone from me in Lockeport Nova Scotia    
(back) Subject: Re: 4th of July From: rohrschok8@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 11:36:30 -0400 (EDT)   Rick, playing the calliope sounds like great fun. How many manuals?? specs?? baroque or romantic?? hehehe   I first played a calliope at a baseball game intermission when I was 8; my debut piece was "onward christian soldiers".   Whatcha gunna play?   Bruce & the Baskerbeagles ~~+~~+~~ rohrschok8@webtv.net ~~+~~+~~   Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. -- Max Eastman    
(back) Subject: Re: Fw: Re. Disney organ From: rohrschok8@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 11:42:07 -0400 (EDT)     >I have to say...the facade looks like a stacked > pile of sticks I have in my shop. Hmmm.... I thought it rather looked like the sticks had just been thrown in, or scooped up "biggy fry" style! ;-)   Bruce & the Baskerbeagles ~~+~~+~~ rohrschok8@webtv.net ~~+~~+~~   Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. -- Max Eastman    
(back) Subject: Re: 4th of July, and steam calliopes. From: GRSCoLVR@aol.com Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 12:03:25 EDT   Hi Phil--- Thanks,,,,the Delta Queen slipped my mind completely. Regards, ---Roc  
(back) Subject: Re: 4th of July From: Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@MediaOne.net> Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 13:33:08 -0400       bruce cornely wrote: > > Rick, > playing the calliope sounds like great fun. How many manuals?? > specs?? baroque or romantic?? hehehe > > I first played a calliope at a baseball game intermission when I was 8; > my debut piece was "onward christian soldiers". >   Bruce, I am dissapointed... If you start a "calliope thread" on this list, even if it doesn't erupt into an actual flame war...   It COULD get some list members ALL STEAMED UP about this topic that can get TOO HOT TO HANDLE, sometimes...   Sorry to inject a SOUR NOTE, but after all, this IS a CALLIOPE thread.   http://www.big-horn.com/ Happy 4th of July, everybody!   Stan Lowkis  
(back) Subject: 4th of July From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 16:40:38 -0500   The beast is propane-fired with a long ' flick my Bic ' lighter to start = the pilot. There is always one engineer on hand to take care of that stuff. = I've been shown how, but I shy away from gas of any kind. The instrument plays on 100 inches boiler pressure going down to 25 to 30 inches whistle manifold pressure. There is a brass locomotive whistle on a chain-pull for an extra thrill. Wear yer ear plugs +ACEAIQAh- 37 keys operate the electric relays and valves for the whistles with a removeable +ACI-console+ACI- for remote playing outside the wagon. Low C is about 9 inches in diameter by 15 inches long. On cold and rainy days (like some last year) the steam hasn't a chance to build up, so water dribbles from the whistles and is horribly out of tune. Music generally consists of turn-of-the-century stuff, German beer hall faves, the IU fight song, Back Home Again In Indiana, and this time, patriotic tunes. People love the calliope, and sometimes we're even at the tail-end of the parade where we're supposed to be.   Rick dutchorgan+AEA-svs.net        
(back) Subject: Funeral fun (NOT!) From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 18:47:02 EDT   Dear list members,   Yesterday I was called by a local funeral home to play for a church = funeral for them. When I enquired as to what type of an organ the church had the funeral director was clueless (why doesn't that suprise me). When I asked him = about the service he said all I would have to do is play a 20 minute prelude, a very short postlude, two congregational hymns, and accompany a soloist. I =   agreed thinking this couldn't be all that bad...   When I called the church to enquire about the organ I was told it's an = old Conn, no other specifics were known. When I called to speak with the = soloist he said "I've taken the liberty of transposing "How Great Thou Art" into = the key of D Flat... no problem so far. However, he had only Xeroxed copies = of his handwritten transposed solo and they were barely legible when I saw = them today...   When I arrived early at the church I expected that I would be able to practice for a bit on the Conn to get a feel for it and run through the = solo with the vocalist. He was hard to locate and when I did find him we rehearsed in the choir room... thus I had no time to get acquainted with = the Conn. Playing cold turkey on an ANCIENT Conn is not to be recommended! = More than half of the stops did not work and five minutes into the prelude the = low D on the pedal board jammed. Because of where the organ is located (in = full view of everyone) I could not get down there to work on it. So I = cancelled the pedal registration and played manuals only for the rest of the = service.   I was NOT a happy camper when I left the church! Moral of the story =3D = learn to say NO! However, I do have a few extra bucks in my wallet today! :-)   John  
(back) Subject: Re: Disney organ From: antoni scott <ascott@epix.net> Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 18:48:41 -0400   Sort of like the Pipe Facade on Captain Nemo's Nautilus. I counted some 43 stops in the Drawknob console with at least a 16 reed in the pedal. I think half the submarine was organ pipes. Captain Nemo was an extra-ordinary person !!!   Antoni Scott   bruce cornely wrote: > > ><< How the heck are they going > > to engineer that facade? Can't wait to see it. > > >Probably an intricately carved wooden case > > with Snow White and the seven dwarfs as a > > motif :-) One could also have all sorts of fun > > with stenciled facade pipes resembling other > > Disney characters, LOL. > John, > Evidently you have not seen the drawing of the proposed facade. It > looks like a container of french fries from McDonalds; it is truly > inartistic, unpleasant to look at, and contributes nothing to the > appearance of the room. But hey! that's only from a drawing. It's > at a website somewhere. It really doesn't even give a good laugh from > looking at it. > > Bruce & the Baskerbeagles > ~~+~~+~~ rohrschok8@webtv.net ~~+~~+~~ > > Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. -- Max Eastman > > "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: Disney organ From: antoni scott <ascott@epix.net> Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 18:50:05 -0400   Where can I see a photo of the pipe facade ?   DRAWKNOB@aol.com wrote: > > In a message dated 6/29/99 8:24:04 PM Central Daylight Time, > orge@dreamscape.com writes: > > << Bruce is right on! It is one of the strangest designs - almost as = though > the organ was involved in an earthquake! >> > > Perhaps it has been... Do the specs call for a 64 footer? If so that = may be > the problemo! > > John > > "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: Disney organ From: antoni scott <ascott@epix.net> Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 18:52:39 -0400   Interesting note. How do you know about the modified console ? I have been straining my eyes to try and read the stops. Do you have a specification ? I only saw a 4' something. Everything else is too blurry.   Antoni   VEAGUE wrote: > > I haven't seen Snow whats-her-name, but the organ in 20,000 Leagues was = the > sound-stage organ from United Artists' studios. Yes, James Mason WAS = playing > it. The diaphone sounded luscious in the reverberant Nautilus. > The Nautilus' console was a 2m Robert Morton modified horse-shoe with > drawknobs. > The pipes were carved and sculpted plaster. > > Rick dutchorgan+AEA-svs.net > > "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: 4th of July From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 18:35:32 -0500   Stanley Lowkis wrote: > Bruce, I am dissapointed... > If you start a "calliope thread" on this list, even if it doesn't > erupt into an actual flame war... > > It COULD get some list members ALL STEAMED UP about this topic > that can get TOO HOT TO HANDLE, sometimes... > > Sorry to inject a SOUR NOTE, but after all, this IS a CALLIOPE thread.   We could certainly get into hot water talking about calliopes, but we need to let off steam occasionally, and I hope that we can discuss things amicably without blowing our safety valves. We should probably avoid superheating the discussion by discussing such topics as electronic vs. pipe calliopes, tracker vs. electric calliopes, etc.   John Speller, St. Mark's, St. Louis.  
(back) Subject: RE: =?utf-7?Q?RE=3A_4th_of_July?= From: Tim Bovard <tmbovard@arkansas.net> Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 18:55:33 -0500   Hello, Chatters --   Pardon me for having to ask, but could ANYONE else decipher this mass of gibberish ?? (somebody's cat on the keyboard???)   Just curious...   TMB      
(back) Subject: Disney organ From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 19:07:59 -0500   I found a few books on 'special effects in the movies'. Found was info on the organ in the Nautilus, what it was, how the prop-guys modified the console, etc. The console in the origional Phantom with Lon Chaney was another = +ACI-prop+ACI- job. There, Lon pulled a few stops -probably for effect.   Rick dutchorgan+AEA-svs.net        
(back) Subject: Re: [bad text] From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 20:13:09 EDT   In a message dated 6/30/99 6:58:12 PM Central Daylight Time, tmbovard@arkansas.net writes:   << Pardon me for having to ask, but could ANYONE else decipher this mass = of gibberish ?? (somebody's cat on the keyboard???) >>   I was wondering the same darn thing... Maybe it's computer language?   John  
(back) Subject: Re: Re. Disney organ From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 20:16:19 EDT     I just saw a picture of this monstrosity and it reminds me of a grove of trees after a tornado -- no kidding!   John  
(back) Subject: re: Disney Organ From: Tim Bovard <tmbovard@arkansas.net> Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 19:30:17 -0500   Hi, List!   Well, folks, I'm back up from the floor for the second time. (if we keep up this thread, I'll have to move my monitor and keyboard down there!!)   Thanks, Stan, for the URL to the picture.   And Bruce, for once I'm in complete and total agreement with you. (and Bonnie Beth, and Rick, et al...   That bunch of "architects" and "acousticians" (figurative terms) certainly found a bunch of suckers in the mouse people, didn't they!! = Just goes to show what a really good "committee" can do, if left unsupervised...is it out of order to wonder how much money they threw away for that horrific result???   The good side: I've seen and heard several other Rosales organs, and they're all FIRST RATE...so maybe at least the "visually impaired" will be able to enjoy this thing...<grin>   Still chuckling...   TMB            
(back) Subject: Re: Disney Organ From: Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@MediaOne.net> Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 20:45:46 -0400       Tim Bovard wrote:   > > The good side: I've seen and heard several other Rosales organs, and > they're all FIRST RATE...so maybe at least the "visually impaired" will = be > able to enjoy this thing...<grin> > > Still chuckling...   ....Maybe for the Premier performance, as the LA Philharmonic plays a "Suite of Disney Favorites for Organ and Orchestra"...   The facade pipes will slowly stand up to the perpendicular...   SL  
(back) Subject: Re: RE: 4th of July From: "STRAIGHT " <STRAIGHT@infoblvd.net> Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 20:52:41 -0400   It probably was sent in HTML. I don't have a problem with it, but some people do. Looked normal to me. If you're using Outlook, go to Tools at the top, choose Options, then from that assortment of "file cards" choose Send. There's a little hole there to tell it to send in text or HTML. Choose "text". Netscape has a similar set. Then send the same note again so they can read it, it was a good one! Diane S. (straight@infoblvd.net)    
(back) Subject: Re: Disney Organ From: "STRAIGHT " <STRAIGHT@infoblvd.net> Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 20:58:16 -0400   Rubber pipes? Why not wave them around - you know, spread the sound = around. With an octopus face just over the console. Wasn't there a big bad purple octopus in the mermaid movie? Oh yes, purple and fuschia pipes waving, with moving water projected behind them---------and a seasick audience!! I love it! All we need now is a program. Over the Waves for a start? Diane S.    
(back) Subject: Re: Disney Organ From: "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com> Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 21:43:59 -0400   Gosh, this is GREAT! Almost reminds me of the colored ``Bloogle Tubes'' = - those plastic tubes that one would twirl around in the air for different pitches. I believe that P.D.Q. Bach labeled them - ``Lasso d'amore''! = The Disney organ is full of them! Talk about a tremolo!   Bonnie Beth Derby Producer & Host ``Orgelwerke'' & ``Choral Traditions'' WCNY-FM, 91.3; Syracuse; WUNY-FM, 89.5, Utica; WJNY-FM, 90.9, Watertown Organist, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Syracuse orge@dreamscape.com   Subject: Re: Disney Organ     > Rubber pipes? Why not wave them around - you know, spread the sound around. > With an octopus face just over the console. > Wasn't there a big bad purple octopus in the mermaid movie? Oh yes, > purple and fuschia pipes waving, with moving water projected behind > them---------and a seasick audience!! I love it! All we need now is a > program. > Over the Waves for a start? > Diane S. > >    
(back) Subject: Re: [bad text] From: "Steven Margison" <steve@organman.com> Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 20:59:18 -0500   Not sure, but I think it was encrypted with PGP.   *********** REPLY SEPARATOR ***********   On 6/30/99, at 7:14 PM, DRAWKNOB@aol.com wrote:   >In a message dated 6/30/99 6:58:12 PM Central Daylight Time, >tmbovard@arkansas.net writes: > ><< Pardon me for having to ask, but could ANYONE else decipher this mass of > gibberish ?? (somebody's cat on the keyboard???) >> > > >I was wondering the same darn thing... Maybe it's computer language? > >John > >"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   >>>=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Steve Margison >>>=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D www.organman.com >>>=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D A "Family Friendly" Website    
(back) Subject: From: Frank Johnson <usd465@hit.net> Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 23:30:24 -0500 (CDT)   Since January I have been working on a project to save a small (2/4 Austin from the wreckers ball. As of noon today that organ has been removed and stored for (hopefully) future use. I'll have the complete details in the next several days. Thanks to all who offered suggestions and help.   Frank Johnson   Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader http://www.hit.net/~usd465/ 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156