PipeChat Digest #2790 - Wednesday, April 3, 2002
 
Re: Pipechat IRC
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
Re: Pipechat IRC
  by "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org>
Re: Pipechat IRC
  by "Stephen Barker" <steve@ststephenscanterbury.freeserve.co.uk>
IRC
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
RE: Recital at Metropolitan Museum
  by "Stephen Ohmer" <knopfregal@yahoo.com>
In Memoriam Reginald Lunt
  by "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
RE: Recital at Metropolitan Museum
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed3036@yahoo.com>
Re: Pipechat IRC
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
Re: Christmas music
  by "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
Re: Pipechat IRC
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
Tentative IRC Chat time
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
Re: love and all that (was:St. Agatha's and Joan Lippincott too)
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
Please delete before you read
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
Re: Logging on to Pipechat IRC
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: Pipechat IRC
  by "Mack" <mack02445@mindspring.com>
Re: Logging on to Pipechat IRC
  by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net>
RE: Compton Organs
  by "John Foss" <harfo32@hotmail.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Pipechat IRC From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2002 15:57:08 -0500   --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_3760639= =3D=3D_.ALT Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"us-ascii"; format=3Dflowed   Paul,   Pipechat IRC is only on Mondays and Fridays at 9.00 Eastern Time which is five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (Universal Time it is = called now).   We convene only at those times, but if you want to chat at any other time, =   let me know, for I am sure that we could both log on at some other time, the Server is always running.   Is that so David?   You can reach me by e-mail at conwayb@sympatico.ca to set this up if you = wish.   Bob Conway, who has an undefined position within Pipechat IRC! At 09:28 PM 4/2/02 +0100, you wrote: > >I am writing with regards to Pipechats IRC channel. I have looked = forward >to taking part in these 'real time' conversations for sometime and have >finally downloaded the software successfully. Is this 'chat room' only >available at the advertised time or can we log on at anytime? So far >(including Mondays and Fridays) I have met nobody. > >Thanks in advance. > >Paul Austin. > >Organist - St Mary's >Norton on Tees >UK     --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_3760639= =3D=3D_.ALT Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"us-ascii"   <html> Paul,<br><br> Pipechat IRC is only on Mondays and Fridays at 9.00 Eastern Time<br> which is five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (Universal Time it is called now).<br><br> We convene only at those times, but if you want to chat at any other time, let me know, for I am sure that we could both log on at some other time, the Server is always running.<br><br> Is that so David? <br><br> You can reach me by e-mail at conwayb@sympatico.ca to set this up if you wish.<br><br> Bob Conway, <br> who has an undefined position within Pipechat IRC!<br> At 09:28 PM 4/2/02 +0100, you wrote:<br> <blockquote type=3Dcite class=3Dcite cite>&nbsp;<br> <font face=3D"arial" size=3D2>I am writing with regards to Pipechats IRC channel.&nbsp; I have looked forward to taking part in these 'real time' conversations for sometime and have finally downloaded the software successfully. Is this 'chat room' only available at the advertised time or can we log on at anytime?&nbsp; So far (including Mondays and Fridays) I have met nobody.</font><br> &nbsp;<br> <font face=3D"arial" size=3D2>Thanks in advance.</font><br> &nbsp;<br> <font face=3D"arial" size=3D2>Paul Austin.</font><br> &nbsp;<br> <font face=3D"arial" size=3D2>Organist - St Mary's</font><br> <font face=3D"arial" size=3D2>Norton on Tees</font><br> <font face=3D"arial" size=3D2>UK&nbsp; </font></blockquote><br> </html>   --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_3760639= =3D=3D_.ALT--    
(back) Subject: Re: Pipechat IRC From: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2002 14:57:53 -0600   IT says Steve is there...but he isn't talking....Mondays and Friday nights =   there are always loads of folks...on Fridays we usually listen to Theatre Organ Time while we're chatting...lots of Kathleen fans anxiously awaiting =   her appearance.   Jon   At 09:47 PM 4/2/02 +0100, you wrote: >Well I've just logged in (via the web interface) for the first time but = it >doesn't seem anyone else is there now! I'll hang around for a while = though! > >Steve > >----- Original Message ----- >From: "Paul Austin" <peri@ntlworld.com> >To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> >Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 9:42 PM >Subject: Re: Pipechat IRC > > > > My question was more, that is it open for people to logg on at = anytime, or > > only at advertised times?? For example, could I logg on now and find = the > > odd person logged in? So far I havn't. > > > > Cheers, > > > > Paul. > > > > > > "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 > > > > > > >"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: Pipechat IRC From: "Stephen Barker" <steve@ststephenscanterbury.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2002 22:08:38 +0100   That could be for two reasons... firstly I'm using the web java one that = is apparently very slow, and secondly, I'm doing April's music list at the = same time and might not get switch windows quick enough!   Steve!   ----- Original Message ----- From: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 9:57 PM Subject: Re: Pipechat IRC     > IT says Steve is there...but he isn't talking....Mondays and Friday = nights > there are always loads of folks...on Fridays we usually listen to = Theatre > Organ Time while we're chatting...lots of Kathleen fans anxiously = awaiting > her appearance. > > Jon > > At 09:47 PM 4/2/02 +0100, you wrote: > >Well I've just logged in (via the web interface) for the first time but it > >doesn't seem anyone else is there now! I'll hang around for a while though! > > > >Steve > > > >----- Original Message ----- > >From: "Paul Austin" <peri@ntlworld.com> > >To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > >Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 9:42 PM > >Subject: Re: Pipechat IRC > > > > > > > My question was more, that is it open for people to logg on at anytime, or > > > only at advertised times?? For example, could I logg on now and = find the > > > odd person logged in? So far I havn't. > > > > > > Cheers, > > > > > > Paul. > > > > > > > > > "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 > > > > > > > > > > > >"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 > > > "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: IRC From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2002 13:22:00 -0800   I'm there.   Bud    
(back) Subject: RE: Recital at Metropolitan Museum From: "Stephen Ohmer" <knopfregal@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2002 13:48:02 -0800 (PST)     --- "Nance, Daryel" <DNance@svdp-edu.org> wrote: Daryel Daryel Daryel...... syntax......... breathe deeply. syntax............. I shall not rush. I shall not hurry.   I shall now get off the floor and use my inhaler since I'm wheezing from the laughter and the fall (not Durch Adam's Fall)..... > Is the piece in print anywhere that is > currently available? > > Thanks, > > Daryel     Steve O......jez 14 mahl downduroadfromya,......     (to the list: D and I have known each other since 77..)   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Tax Center - online filing with TurboTax http://http://taxes.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: In Memoriam Reginald Lunt From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2002 17:39:41 -0500   Reginald Lunt   31 January 1917, Rutland VT =8B 31 March 2002 Lancaster PA     When Reginald Lunt became Organist and Master of the Choristers at First Presbyterian Church, Lancaster, in 1948, a new day dawned in church music here. Not that church music in Lancaster was a big void! Helge Pearson ha= d raised music at First Presbyterian, Frank McConnell had begun to do great things at St. James' Episcopal Church, and strong traditions had flourished at St. Paul's Reformed Church under Harold Shaar and at Trinity Lutheran Church under Harry Sykes   Yet Lunt's long, distinguished tenure at First Presbyterian would "put that church on the map" for years to come, and church organ and choral musi= c has probably never been finer in our city. Thus, when "Reg," as we affectionately knew him, retired at the close of 1993, he handed to Gary Garletts his successor a strong tradition and a highly-competent choral establishment and Church music practice. It bore the qualities to which we all aspire.   Born in Rutland VT on 31 January 1917 to Francis B. and Ada Nason Lunt, Reginald Francis Lunt took his first organist's position at First Advent Christian Church in Rutland at age 14. He had already played an all-Bach recital at age 12 and would spend the rest of his life studying and re-studying the great master's music.   Aurora College (now Aurora University) attracted Lunt to Aurora IL, wher= e he spent three years as an English major, all the while finding every excus= e possible to hitchhike to Chicago to hear organ recitals and the like. He finally matriculated at Westminster Choir College, Princeton NJ, where he studied with Alexander McCurdy and sang with the Westminster Choir, including in performances with the New York Philharmonic under Toscanini an= d others. He graduated in 1943. Because of punctured ear drums, he was rejected from military service in W. W. II.   Starting in 1942, while a student at Westminster, he took the train to Harrisburg each week-end to provide music for Messiah Lutheran Church, and when he graduated in 1943, he took his first full-time post-collegiate position there, also succeeding Walter McIver as director of the Harrisburg Symphony Chorus under Edwin McArthur, a post he held until 1948.   He began service at First Presbyterian Church, Lancaster in 1948, one year after the new Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, Opus 1070, the first large post-W. W. II organ by G. Donald Harrison. Lunt would continue to champion the instrument, and the "Abendmusik" series of concerts he established and directed brought the world's "greats" to play there, making the church the center of organ music in Lancaster county and beyond. He also organized a Friday at First series of early afternoon concerts featuring local organists. =20   He taught untold numbers of organ students there, persons now serving churches across America, and his contributions to church and community life via those students cannot be over-estimated. I myself obtained permission to study works by Brahms and Dupr=E9 with him one summer during my college years. His sense of those works was utterly sound and profound, and I have continued to seek to perform them according to how he interpreted them to me. You knew that he handled each work with tender loving care, and he transmitted an undeniable and infectious enthusiasm for the music.   He also taught organ at Elizabethtown College for several years and for two years he taught music at Lancaster County Day School, including sending selected students to Westminster Choir College vocal camps.   No mean performer himself, Lunt established an enviable reputation for service playing and organ recitals, and he appeared frequently and repeatedly in concert in many of the famous places in the East: St. Paul's Chapel at Columbia U., The Riverside Church, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, and St. Patrick's Cathedral, all in New York City, plus Washington National Cathedral and at the large Aeolian pipe organ at Longwood Gardens, the DuPont estate. He frequently accompanied the Glee Club of Franklin and Marshall College under Hugh Gault, including in performances in New York City.=20   Lunt appeared with Lancaster Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Louis Vyner in a performance of Pietro Yon's Concerto Gregoriano in 1965 at McCaskey High School, and in the 1967 regional convention of the American Guild of Organists in Lancaster, he brought the convention to its highest moment in a concert of music for organ, piano, and strings, joining with Kathryn Byres Johnston at the piano and with Vyner conducting a professiona= l string orchestra from Philadelphia in works such as Howard Hanson's concert= o for organ, strings, and harp.   Lunt particularly explored the French romantic and modern repertoire and in 1967 was the first in central Pennsylvania to play the hour-long, pace-setting organ work by Olivier Messiaen, La Nativit=E9 du Seigneur. He studied in Paris from May through August 1970 with Marcel Dupr=E9, Andr=E9 Marchal, Jean Langlais, and both Maurice and Marie-Madeleine Durufl=E9. He once brought the Durufl=E9 couple to Lancaster to lead and accompany his choi= r in a performance of Durufl=E9's Requiem, doubtless one of the most significan= t choral performances in Lancaster in the 20th century.   Lunt was advisor and often opening recitalist for many pipe organs in Central Pennsylvania, including that in Lyte Auditorium at Millersville University in 1956, and his advice was sought and respected in organ design by many students and professionals. His teacher Alexander McCurdy and late= r McCurdy's successor John Weaver of Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, often sent students to Lancaster to consult with Lunt and to study design factors of the organ at First Church.   Ever a person of the community, served various responsibilities in the Lancaster chapter, American Guild of Organists, including terms in 1955 and 1968 as its dean. Lunt and his choir often joined with Frank McConnell and the choir of neighboring St. James' Episcopal Church in choral presentations, not the least of which was Bach's great St. Matthew Passion. Reg's choir also joined with those of Market Square Presbyterian, Harrisburg, and Overbrook Presbyterian Church in a commemorative concert at St. Thomas Church, NYC, the year after the assassination of President Kennedy.=20   Reg has left us a small but beautiful set of organ works. In a letter t= o me in 1994 he commented that he worked away from the keyboard and then checked his work with live sound. While not published, his music has circulated in photocopies of his manuscript which he gave to various friends. World-famous Dutch organist Dirk Zwart, son of Jan Zwart, has played them repeatedly in recitals and services. Lunt included one of them= , a chorale prelude on the Lutheran chorale =B3Herzlich tut mich verlangen,=B2 on an LP of the organ and choir at First Church entitled =B3In Excelsis Deo,=B2 thus providing us a definitive view of his music and its performance. Ever the biblical interpreter, Lunt writes, "The slow, rhythmic figure in the manuals is suggestive of the Savior's struggle under the weight of the cros= s on his way to Calvary."   On 26 July 1946 Lunt married Virginia Long of Harrisburg at Messiah Lutheran Church. Ever a faithful companion for 55 years, she survives him= ..   In 1993 on the occasion of his retirement Lunt was honored by the city o= f Lancaster, along with colleague Frank McConnell, including with a resolutio= n by the mayor of the City of Lancaster. Westminster Choir College also honored her great alumnus with a Westminster Merit Award in 1993.   During his struggles with declining health, Lancaster has been without the benefits of Reg's work. Now with his passing, Lunt's friendship and leadership will be sorely missed. We thank God for the blessings we have received and enjoyed via Reg's work. He was a giant. They don't make them like this very often.   Dr. Karl E. Moyer, F.A.G.O. 1 April 2002    
(back) Subject: RE: Recital at Metropolitan Museum From: "Alan Freed" <afreed3036@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2002 15:12:41 -0800 (PST)   Jonathan:   I intend to be there, in the company of one of our favorite reviewers (if not, in fact, in the company of more than one of them).   In fact, at the moment, I'm listening to the GOONY recording of the instrument in question, to prepare my tender ears for the lucious goodies you'll be placing on our plates tomorrow afternoon.   Alan Freed Saint Luke's Church NYC   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Tax Center - online filing with TurboTax http://taxes.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: Pipechat IRC From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2002 21:03:53 EST     --part1_8b.1641e987.29dbbd09_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   I have still not been able to find Pipechat IRC. I have followed = directions from chatters, but nothing seems to work. I would really like to take = part in the discussions, or at least listen. Lee   --part1_8b.1641e987.29dbbd09_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT COLOR=3D"#000040" SIZE=3D2>I = have still not been able to find Pipechat IRC.&nbsp; I have followed = directions from chatters, but nothing seems to work.&nbsp; I would really = like to take part in the discussions, or at least listen.&nbsp; = Lee</FONT></HTML>   --part1_8b.1641e987.29dbbd09_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Christmas music From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2002 20:59:42 -0500   How long? What sort of organ? Care if it's brilliant or quiet?   > From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> > Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2002 14:02:34 -0500 > To: "'pipechat@pipechat.org'" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Subject: Christmas music > > Can anyone recommend a Postlude for Chritmas Vigil service. > > > > "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: Pipechat IRC From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2002 20:26:44 -0600   The PipeChat IRC server does run all the time and the channel is kept open for anyone to use. The "Normal, Scheduled Times" are Monday and Friday nights beginning at 9:00 PM EASTERN (US) time which I thinks works out to something like 3:00 or 4:00 AM in the UK. We do get from time to time someone joining us from the UK and even someone from Germany on occasion.   At one point in time we tried to set-up a "Scheduled" chat at a time that was convenient for those in Europe. I think it was at something like 10:00 AM on Saturday morning EASTERN (US) time which was in the middle of the afternoon over in Europe. But it really never took off. Maybe between some of you a time that is convenient for our European members can be worked out and made into a regularly schedule time.   We have no problem with folks using the server at times other than the time periods of Monday and Friday nights. And we don't have a problem with an occasional message to the list saying that someone is on and wants to chat. But please don't fill the list with those messages - your fellow members won't appreciate being bombarded with IRC messages.   All the instructions for connecting to the IRC server are on pages on the PipeChat web site beginning at: http://www.pipechat.org/irc.html   HAPPY CHATTING!!   David -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: Tentative IRC Chat time From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2002 21:41:55 -0500   David, and anyone else that might be interested.   Three of us have set up a tentative European Chat time for 4.00 pm Eastern =   Time, on Wednesdays, - this is just to get it off the ground, - we will keep you all posted as the chat develops.   At the moment there are three English guys involved, - although as most of =   you know, I live in Canada! The other two will be chatting at 9.00 pm GMT. We also had a couple of American pipe chatters show interest, so we shall welcome listers from both sides of the pond.   As they used to say in the Sally Army, - "Come and Join us"   Bob Conway    
(back) Subject: Re: love and all that (was:St. Agatha's and Joan Lippincott too) From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2002 22:24:28 EST     --part1_17b.620be85.29dbcfec_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Alan, no words are too gracious for you. I so appreciated the time you = spent with me when I was in New York a year ago Christmas (not to mention the welcome kiss). You are one fine Christian Gentleman. Lee   --part1_17b.620be85.29dbcfec_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Alan, no words are too = gracious for you. &nbsp;I so appreciated the time you spent with me when I = was in New York a year ago Christmas (not to mention the welcome kiss). = &nbsp;You are one fine Christian Gentleman. &nbsp;Lee</FONT></HTML>   --part1_17b.620be85.29dbcfec_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Please delete before you read From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2002 22:44:31 EST     --part1_137.c11d127.29dbd49f_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   This was for Alan's eyes only. Everyone else, please delete. Thanks, = Lee   --part1_137.c11d127.29dbd49f_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>This was for Alan's = eyes only. &nbsp;Everyone else, please delete. &nbsp;Thanks, = &nbsp;Lee</FONT></HTML>   --part1_137.c11d127.29dbd49f_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Logging on to Pipechat IRC From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2002 23:13:16 EST   Is getting onto the pipechat easy?   I have a snailish modem (I think it's 2K or 4K, and is actually slower = when the nightlight is on). I am also astonishingly un-intelligent when it = comes to the use of a computer (can't they make these things mechanical or pneumatic?).   I'll give it a try by following the instructions, since everybody speaks = so highly of those chat sessions.   SMG  
(back) Subject: Re: Pipechat IRC From: "Mack" <mack02445@mindspring.com> Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2002 00:19:24 -0500   All you need to do is go to the web site and READ the instructions on how to download MIRC and how to chat. It is really easy.   Chicaleee@aol.com wrote: > > I have still not been able to find Pipechat IRC. I have followed > directions from chatters, but nothing seems to work. I would really > like to take part in the discussions, or at least listen. Lee  
(back) Subject: Re: Logging on to Pipechat IRC From: "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2002 00:25:26 -0600   At 11:13 PM 4/2/2002 -0500, TubaMagna queries: >Is getting onto the pipechat easy? > >I have a snailish modem (I think it's 2K or 4K, and is actually slower = when >the nightlight is on). I am also astonishingly un-intelligent when it = comes >to the use of a computer (can't they make these things mechanical or >pneumatic?).   Well, Tuba...I havta *hope* that it is...we try to make it as easy as possible!! Remember that even the Admins can have those days when none of =   the blinking boxes will cooperate...<groan>   And to Paul, Stephen, and Bob (at least) three cheers for stirring some further interest in finding something else for the blinking boxes to do!! The chatroom is indeed running 24/7 -- it doesn't cost any more when =   its being used than when it's idling, so GO FOR IT!!   The "web interface" (that's the thing you basically can 'click on and use right away' from the Pipechat website) is admittedly a bit slow and = clumsy, and would be even more so on a slow dialup connection -- but its still completely possible to join us that way, nonetheless! If you have just a little space on your hard drive to install the mIRC chat program, you're fully equipped. Options available for non-PC's as well...but David will have to answer those questions. If the instructions on the webpage to do any of it aren't clear enough, everyone is invited to send a note to <admin@pipechat.org> for further help.   The most important part of joining the chatroom: -->CHAT<-- !! We're all =   friends there, so when you suddenly find yourself dropped into the middle of an otherwise ongoing conversation...don't hesitate to SAY SOMETHING!! You'll find out what you're talking about shortly, usually...!! <LOLOLOL>   Looking forward to seeing some new folks in the chatroom --   Tim Pipechat Co-Admin who is <GambaTuba> in chat....which would be an entirely different affair than a <TubaMagna>, I'd think...?? See, we have our first new topic of conversation already! :-)        
(back) Subject: RE: Compton Organs From: "John Foss" <harfo32@hotmail.com> Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2002 06:35:38 +0000   Thanks Colin - but it's the details that are interesting! All the = difference between average and outstanding. John Foss     _________________________________________________________________ Send and receive Hotmail on your mobile device: http://mobile.msn.com