PipeChat Digest #3087 - Saturday, August 24, 2002
 
Re:  Strange requests
  by "Paul Austin" <paulaustin1@btopenworld.com>
Re: strange requests
  by <ContraReed@aol.com>
A Lancashire organ crawl (Part 2) LONG
  by <cmys13085@blueyonder.co.uk>
Re: Strange requests
  by "Leigh Gillespie" <lagilles@mindspring.com>
hymn gude
  by "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
Re: hymn gude
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
Re: Strange requests
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(back) Subject: Re: Strange requests From: "Paul Austin" <paulaustin1@btopenworld.com> Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 15:26:44 -0700   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0011_01C24B82.A7A5FC60 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   ....and there was another wedding a few years ago where I was asked to =3D play a 'Queen' medley during the signing of the register. I heard that = =3D groom ran off with another man not long afterwards. I hope it wasn't =3D anything to do with my medley!!   PA paulaustin1@btopenworld.com   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0011_01C24B82.A7A5FC60 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.50.4522.1800" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>...and there was another wedding a = few =3D years ago=3D20 where I was asked to play a 'Queen' medley during the signing of the=3D20 register.&nbsp; I heard that groom ran off with another man not long=3D20 afterwards.&nbsp; I hope it wasn't anything to do with my =3D medley!!</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>PA</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><A=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:paulaustin1@btopenworld.com">paulaustin1@btopenworld.com</= =3D A></FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0011_01C24B82.A7A5FC60--    
(back) Subject: Re: strange requests From: <ContraReed@aol.com> Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 10:51:37 EDT   A couple of strange requests I've had as an instrumentalist (not an = organist) for weddings:   1) A woodwind quintet I was a member of was contacted about playing for an =   outside wedding (apparently this was a member of a fundamentalist church which didn't use any non-vocal music in the church, but still wanted music =   for her wedding). The bride-to-be came to one of our rehearsals with her mother, and we had several pieces ready which she could listen to and pick =   from. We seemed to have made a good impression, and she had already = picked some prelude music, the processional, and happened to ask about one piece = she wanted, but didn't know the name of. She sang the opening triplet phrase = of "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring". The flutist said, "Of course we have it, = it's called "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring". The bride asked again for the = title, and the flutist answered. Then the bride said that she couldn't have that =   music at her wedding. We asked why not, and she answered: " 'man's desiring'--, isn't that about sex?" (Envision 5 musicians, looked at each =   other and the floor, trying incredibly hard NOT to start laughing out = loud).   2. A woman with whom I had gone to high school, was getting married after =   graduating from college. She called me and another high school friend = about providing music for her wedding. Things went along OK until she mentioned =   that for the processional, she'd like to have the piece we had sung in = choir in high school that seemed to have a nice majestic march quality. I first =   thought of Wilhousky's "Battle Hymn of the Republic", but the she started singing the tune to "Old 124th". As I started singing the words to the = piece we had done in high school, she realized that they weren't really the best =   ones to think of at a wedding. The piece we had sung in high school was Holst's "Turn back O man".  
(back) Subject: A Lancashire organ crawl (Part 2) LONG From: <cmys13085@blueyonder.co.uk> Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 18:53:51 +0100     A LANCASHIRE ORGAN CRAWL (Part 2)   THE SCENE IS SET     Unlike the maestro, Dr Davis was quickly affected by the notorius Ferkin = brew. Slumping forwards and barely supported by his elbows, his legs a = distant memory, the good doctor attempted speech, "What about........."   Heads drew closer, "What about what?" My cousin asked with an = involuntary outpouring of heavy wind.   "What about....about....what?" Dr Davis struggled on.   Heads touched movingly, and the maestro spoke,"What are you talking = about Dickie?"   In that strange extra-sensory way that tired and emotional people = communicate, my cousing replied, "Dickie is about to ask about the organ = crawl......when and what time?".   Dickie nodded approvingly just before his head fell off his palms and = fell onto the table with a resounding crash.=20   The maestro gave a start like someone struck by lightning; suddenly = pushing the table violently and springing to his feet, "Hey! Bus is due = in 40 seconds!"   This strange behaviour always caught out the unwary guest; the assembled = company stumbling towards the door in a motion vaguely resembling a = combination of American Football and an English Rugby Scrum. As was = usually the case, Horace was plucked, mid-drink, from his chair and = dragged bodily towards the outside world; his shoe toes scraping along = carpets, across the threshold and along the uneven stone cobbles = outside. Poor Horace's shoes were almost worn out by previous attempts = to get him to the bus on time. As the only sober organist present, it = was my unwritten but understood duty to grab the briefcase of the = maestro and rush forwards to hail the last bus, which always approached = at terrifying speed and with more rock-n-roll than Elvis. The angry face = of the driver told its own story; the engine revs kept high as he = awaited the "all clear" from the conductor.   "Quick as you can please!" Yelled the conductor indignantly, his finger = ringing the "all clear" just as Horace raised his good leg onto the = first step. With no perception of, and with little concern for Horace's well-being, = the bus driver sped away; crashing through the gears like a Leander Club = member in training for the Rowing Olympics. Fortunately, Horace was held = firmly by the vice like grip of his friends and the life threatening = pressure of the automatic doors; sufficient of Horace protruding into = the bus that his pockets could be rifled for small change and his = pensioner bus pass. Only at the next stop, some miles down the road, = was it possible to rescue the windswept remainder of the unfortunate = Horace. Invigorated and with wild eyes, Horace was hurled into a vacant = seat as the rest of us held council.   Unexpectedly, the maestro shouted, "Listen to that!"   Ears strained to hear whatever it was that he could hear, but the = puzzled looks which were returned clearly demonstrated that no-one could = hear anything of significance.   The maestro looked annoyed, "Listen to that gearbox, it's playing a = minor third in second gear!"   We listened intently, until my cousing piped up, "And it's playing a = dominant 7th in top!"   "Very Regeresque!" I replied   My cousin looked at the maestro and asked, "Do you play Reger?"   The maestro answered mysteriously, "All of it, but only part of it".   "What do you mean?" I asked, slightly puzzled.   "Well, in my experience, Reger had no regard to clarity, so I improve it = enormously by playing less notes and pulling out more stops!" The = maestro replied, clearly satisfied that his musicological wisdom would = have been welcomed even by Karl Straube.   My cousin, an intellectual even to his fingertips, began to visibly play = silent Reger on his knee with his right hand; his mind obviously = attempting to work out the mysteries of the unpublished Trodoffski = edition.   I didn't pursue the wisdom or otherwise of his statement, but felt sure = that, whatever it was he did, it was probably much the same as what = Reger did to Bach, but in reverse and with the wisdom of the Organ = Reform Movement and contrapuntal minimalism in mind.   "I play Lefebre-Wely", Horace interjected; clearly trying to level the = conversational playing field a little; his breathing now returning to = normal after his ordeal.   "You would!" The maestro replied loftily.   "Don't you play Lefebre-Wely?" Horace sounded disappointed.   "Do not misunderstand me, I adore the music of Lefebre-Wely, but if I am = going to play entertainment music, I would prefer to play Billy Meyerl's = piano music", the maestro replied.   "I've never heard of Billy Meyerl!" Horace replied.   "Didn't he play at the Savoy Hotel, in London?" I asked.   "Indeed he did", the maestro responded, "He did for light music what the = Head Chef of the Savoy did for the humble cabbage!"   No one dared to challenge his historical, geographical or culinary = knowledge, but glances were exchanged.   "I like cabbage!" Horace exclaimed, "I like Cabbage and Potatoes fried = together...... Bubble and Squeak!"   "That's the nearest Horace will ever get to the Baroque", my cousin = opined with a grin.   With an abrupt change of subject and with the palms of his hands placed = firmly on his knees, the maestro said, "Now! About this organ crawl?"   "Aye!" Horace was still pre-occupied, "Bubble and Squeak"   Four agitated faces turned to Horace and spoke in perfect unison, "Shut = up Horace!"   "There's no point going on an organ crawl unless we get our priorities = right", mumbled Dr Dickie.   "Quite right....we need good pubs", my cousin suggested   "Real ale", added the maestro   "Leaning chimmneys and gas lamps", I added further.   "We need a good Full Swell", Horace attempted to input vital = information.   Eyes met and then rolled in sympathy.   "Above all, we need good buses to look at!" The maestro insisted.   "Well, that's settled then.....so where are we going?" I asked.   "Don't be ridiculous", my cousin replied, "anywhere where there are good = pubs, good ale, leaning chimmneys, gas lamps and old buses".   "The matter is resolved therefore," the maestro spoke, "Ashton under = Lyne it is!"     (To be continued.......)   Colin Mitchell UK        
(back) Subject: Re: Strange requests From: "Leigh Gillespie" <lagilles@mindspring.com> Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 11:45:51 -0700   > This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not = understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.   --MS_Mac_OE_3113034352_456862_MIME_Part Content-type: text/plain; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-transfer-encoding: quoted-printable   I have also played "My Way" for a wedding. It was requested by the groom. Felt sorry for the bride...   A few years ago, I played Neil Diamond's entire score to the film = "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" for a wedding.   Recently I played "You're in Love, Charlie Brown" as a wedding = recessional, requested by the bride. It was kind of cute, brought smiles to everyone's faces.   Another interesting OT thread would be Bloopers and Blunders in Church. = I'=3D m sure we all have many stories of those over the years...like the time I = ha=3D d to play "Sunrise, Sunset" on a home-made pipe organ which sounded like a calliope and the sound of the introduction made the singer burst out laughing...or the time I had to stop up a hole in a pipe with chewing gum = s=3D o that it didn't make a loud whistle during a funeral...and many more.   Leigh Anne       on 8/24/02 6:14 AM, Glenda at gksjd85@direcway.com wrote:   Right after I left St. A=3DB9s, I received an e-mail from a church member requesting that I play the funeral of a relative, not a member, at the church. Because I have been forewarned about a previous funeral in this family and because of pressing court matters, I declined. A day or so = late=3D r I received another e-mail from the member asking if I had the music score = t=3D o =3DB3My Way=3DB2 as sung by Sinatra, the deceased=3DB9s favorite song. = All I could think was =3DB3Whew! Thank you, Jesus.=3DB2   =3D20 Glenda Sutton=3D20   gksjd85@direcway.com =3D20             --MS_Mac_OE_3113034352_456862_MIME_Part Content-type: text/html; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-transfer-encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Re: Strange requests</TITLE> </HEAD> <BODY> I have also played &quot;My Way&quot; for a wedding. &nbsp;It was = requested=3D by the groom. &nbsp;Felt sorry for the bride...<BR> <BR> A few years ago, I played Neil Diamond's entire score to the film = &quot;Jon=3D athan Livingston Seagull&quot; for a wedding.<BR> <BR> Recently I played &quot;You're in Love, Charlie Brown&quot; as a wedding = re=3D cessional, requested by the bride. &nbsp;It was kind of cute, brought = smiles=3D to everyone's faces.<BR> <BR> Another interesting OT thread would be Bloopers and Blunders in Church. = &nb=3D sp;I'm sure we all have &nbsp;many stories of those over the years...like = th=3D e time I had to play &quot;Sunrise, Sunset&quot; on a home-made pipe organ = w=3D hich sounded like a calliope and the sound of the introduction made the = sing=3D er burst out laughing...or the time I had to stop up a hole in a pipe with = c=3D hewing gum so that it didn't make a loud whistle during a funeral...and = many=3D more.<BR> <BR> Leigh Anne<BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> on 8/24/02 6:14 AM, Glenda at gksjd85@direcway.com wrote:<BR> <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE=3D3D"Arial">Right after I left St. A=3DB9s, I = received an e-=3D mail from a church member requesting that I play the funeral of a = relative, =3D not a member, at the church. &nbsp;Because I have been forewarned about a = pr=3D evious funeral in this family and because of pressing court matters, I = decli=3D ned. &nbsp;A day or so later I received another e-mail from the member = askin=3D g if I had the music score to =3DB3My Way=3DB2 as sung by Sinatra, the = deceased=3DB9s fa=3D vorite song. &nbsp;All I could think was =3DB3Whew! &nbsp;Thank you, = Jesus.=3DB2</FO=3D NT> <BR> <BR> <FONT FACE=3D3D"Arial"> <BR> </FONT>Glenda Sutton <BR> <BR> gksjd85@direcway.com <BR> <FONT FACE=3D3D"Arial"> <BR> </FONT><BR> <BR> <BR> </BLOCKQUOTE><BR> </BODY> </HTML>     --MS_Mac_OE_3113034352_456862_MIME_Part--    
(back) Subject: hymn gude From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 13:48:57 -0500   Slightly off topic, but you guys are the experts. Is there a hymn guide = much like the Episcopal Musicians Hnadbook which follows the lectionary and references several Protestant hymnals. I would even find a general guide which just provides suggested first lines a big help without any reference to a specific hymnal. Is there an on line service like this? Thanks, Robert (Ps please do not suggest the Episcopal Musicians Hymnbook ! LOL)    
(back) Subject: Re: hymn gude From: "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 14:35:43 -0500       Robert Eversman wrote:   > Slightly off topic, but you guys are the experts. Is there a hymn guide = much > like the Episcopal Musicians Hnadbook which follows the lectionary and > references several Protestant hymnals.   Well, I suspect that you might have to have several guides, each of which = covers one or two hymnals. I know Augsburg Fortress has published one for the = Lutheran Book of Worship, which I believe is (was?) cross-referenced with the = Service Book and Hymnal; I suspect Concordia published a similar volume. Further, = if you look in some of the "bigger" editions of the various hymnals (there is = often an "accompanist", or specialized "minister" edition, and sometimes both), = there is an index by Bible reference, and by topic.   Additionally, if you have access to back issues of the AGO publication, = The American Organist, Marilyn Stulken has, for several years, published a = list of suggested hymns and service music for each Sunday of the year.   ns    
(back) Subject: Re: Strange requests From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 15:39:38 EDT     --part1_1a9.74ebd2d.2a993afa_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 8/24/02 5:49:41 AM Eastern Daylight Time, paulaustin1@btopenworld.com writes:     > I don't know if it's the same at all churches, but I am getting more and =   > more strange music requests for weddings and funerals. Not necessrily = for > me to play, but taped music aswell. Last week I played for a funeral, = and > as the coffin was been taken from the church they had some taped music = (I > am responsible for pressing play on the tape deck!!) which I thought was =   > rather strange. > Yup... strange and strangerer requests are coming quicker and strangerer. = I had a bad experience with a faulty boom box. I don't remember the exact songs or by whom, but the CD track to be played as the coffin was taken = out would not come up and I kept getting something about "she's such a = tramp".... I was mortified and after two attemps gave up and went to the organ to = play something that at least didn't have words!!!     > A few weeks ago I was asked to play Scott Joplin's Entertainer at a = funeral, > again, as the coffin left the building. That raised a few eyebrows!   Actually, that's borderline appropriate since ragtime processions are = common fare for many New Orleans style funerals, although I'd usually suggest something like "Chrysanthemums" or the "Maple Leaf Rag."   > Today I have a wedding. During the signing of the register they are = have > played a CD by Meat Loaf!! They are walking out to Shania Twain. What > ever happpened to Bach, Mendelsshon and Wagner!!!   MEAT LOAF????? ... ain't touching THAT with a ten foot pole!!! heeheehee Perhaps what happened to Mendelssohn and Wagner, at least, was too many snotty organist complaining about it, mayhaps? But, as long as my full = fee is paid, I've given up caring. It's their wedding, and the clergy don't seem to care, so the sin is on their heads, not mine, if, indeed, there is =   any sin involved. The only sin would be not gettnig paid!!! ;-)       Bruce in the Muttastery at Howling Acres = http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 ....an opportunity for health & wealth http://visionsuccess.com/BC2053   --part1_1a9.74ebd2d.2a993afa_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>In a message dated = 8/24/02 5:49:41 AM Eastern Daylight Time, paulaustin1@btopenworld.com = writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">I don't know if = it's the same at all churches, but I am getting more and more strange = music requests for weddings and funerals. &nbsp;Not necessrily for me to = play, but taped music aswell. &nbsp;Last week I played for a funeral, and = as the coffin was been taken from the church they had some taped music (I = am responsible for pressing play on the tape deck!!) which I thought was = rather strange. &nbsp; <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR>Yup... &nbsp;strange and strangerer requests are coming quicker and = strangerer. &nbsp;I had a bad experience with a faulty boom box. &nbsp;I = don't remember the exact songs or by whom, but the CD track to be played = as the coffin was taken out would not come up and I kept getting something = about "she's such a tramp".... &nbsp;I was mortified and after two attemps = gave up and went to the organ to play something that at least didn't have = words!!! <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">A few weeks ago I = was asked to play Scott Joplin's Entertainer at a funeral, again, as the = coffin left the building. &nbsp;That raised a few eyebrows!</FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Arial" = LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR>Actually, that's borderline appropriate since ragtime processions are common fare for = many New Orleans style funerals, although I'd usually suggest something = like "Chrysanthemums" or the "Maple Leaf Rag." <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Today I have a = wedding. &nbsp;During the signing of the register they are have played a = CD by Meat Loaf!! &nbsp;They are walking out to Shania Twain. &nbsp;What = ever happpened to Bach, Mendelsshon and Wagner!!!</FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Arial" = LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR>MEAT LOAF????? &nbsp;... ain't touching THAT with a ten foot pole!!! = &nbsp;heeheehee <BR>Perhaps what happened to Mendelssohn and Wagner, at least, was too = many snotty organist complaining about it, mayhaps? &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;But, = as long as my full fee is paid, I've given up caring. &nbsp;&nbsp;It's = their wedding, and the clergy don't seem to care, so the sin is on their = heads, not mine, if, indeed, there is any sin involved. &nbsp;&nbsp;The = only sin would be not gettnig paid!!! &nbsp;;-) <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR> <BR> <BR>Bruce in the Muttastery at Howling Acres = http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 <BR>...an opportunity for health &amp; wealth = &nbsp;http://visionsuccess.com/BC2053</FONT></HTML>   --part1_1a9.74ebd2d.2a993afa_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Strange requests From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 15:50:47 EDT     --part1_d4.1c441a8b.2a993d97_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Language: en   In a message dated 8/24/02 9:24:11 AM Eastern Daylight Time,=3D20 gksjd85@direcway.com writes:     > . A day or so later I received another e-mail from the member asking if = I=3D =3D20 > had the music score to =3DE2=3D80=3D9CMy Way=3DE2=3D80=3D9D as sung by = Sinatra, the de=3D ceased=3DE2=3D80=3D99s=3D20 > favorite song. All I could think was =3DE2=3D80=3D9CWhew! Thank you, = Jesus.=3D =3DE2=3D80=3D9D   How fun... you should have written back and said, "Yes, I do have the = score=3D20 to "My Way", and it is autographed by Sinatra and includes his request = that=3D20 it NEVER be sung a funerals." snrk snrk   Bruce in the Muttastery at Howling Acres = http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 ....an opportunity for health & wealth http://visionsuccess.com/BC2053   --part1_d4.1c441a8b.2a993d97_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Language: en   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2>In a message dated = 8/24/0=3D 2 9:24:11 AM Eastern Daylight Time, gksjd85@direcway.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#0000ff" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0"><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3D3DCITE style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: = #0000ff 2px so=3D lid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">. &nbsp;A day = o=3D r so later I received another e-mail from the member asking if I had the = mus=3D ic score to =3DE2=3D80=3D9CMy Way=3DE2=3D80=3D9D as sung by Sinatra, the = deceased=3DE2=3D80=3D =3D99s favorite song. &nbsp;All I could think was =3DE2=3D80=3D9CWhew! = &nbsp;Thank y=3D ou, Jesus.=3DE2=3D80=3D9D</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3D2 = FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSE=3D RIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR>How fun... you should have written back and said, "Yes, I do have the = sc=3D ore to "My Way", and it is autographed by Sinatra and includes his request = t=3D hat it NEVER be sung a funerals." &nbsp;snrk snrk <BR> <BR>Bruce in the Muttastery at Howling Acres = http://members.tripod.com/Bruco=3D n502 <BR>...an opportunity for health &amp; wealth = &nbsp;http://visionsuccess.com=3D /BC2053</FONT></HTML>   --part1_d4.1c441a8b.2a993d97_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Strange requests From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 15:52:09 EDT     --part1_7e.2ca3cf8b.2a993de9_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Language: en   In a message dated 8/24/02 9:52:11 AM Eastern Daylight Time, = mead@eagle.ca=3D20 writes:     > Sinatra=3DE2=3D80=3D99s =3DE2=3D80=3D9CMy way=3DE2=3D80=3D9D = =3DE2=3D80=3D93I can=3DE2=3D80=3D99t believ=3D e it! Wouldn=3DE2=3D80=3D99t this be the anthem sung=3D20 > by the damned as they walked away from the pearly gates? >=3D20   I played a funeral for a nun in a convent in New Orleans and as the = casket=3D20 was removed I was asked to play "I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen." = =3D20   Well, the funeral was for Sister Kathleen! (sigh)   Bruce in the Muttastery at Howling Acres = http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 ....an opportunity for health & wealth http://visionsuccess.com/BC2053   --part1_7e.2ca3cf8b.2a993de9_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Language: en   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2>In a message dated = 8/24/0=3D 2 9:52:11 AM Eastern Daylight Time, mead@eagle.ca writes: <BR> <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#993366" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0"><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3D3DCITE style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: = #0000ff 2px so=3D lid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: = 5px">Sinatra=3DE2=3D80=3D =3D99s =3DE2=3D80=3D9CMy way=3DE2=3D80=3D9D =3DE2=3D80=3D93I = can=3DE2=3D80=3D99t believe it! Wouldn=3D =3DE2=3D80=3D99t this be the anthem sung by the damned as they walked away = from th=3D e pearly gates?</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3D2 = FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF"=3D FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0"> <BR></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR>I played a funeral for a nun in a convent in New Orleans and as the = cask=3D et was removed I was asked to play "I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen." = &nb=3D sp;&nbsp; <BR> <BR>Well, the funeral was for Sister Kathleen! &nbsp;(sigh) <BR> <BR>Bruce in the Muttastery at Howling Acres = http://members.tripod.com/Bruco=3D n502 <BR>...an opportunity for health &amp; wealth = &nbsp;http://visionsuccess.com=3D /BC2053</FONT></HTML>   --part1_7e.2ca3cf8b.2a993de9_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Meet our newest future staff member! (X-posted) From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 15:58:15 EDT     --part1_14a.12f8bb10.2a993f57_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 8/24/02 10:13:22 AM Eastern Daylight Time, orge@dreamscape.com writes:     > http://spo.knfa.net/tyler.html > Congratulations. The first picture scare the heck out of me. I = thought, "Dang, that kid looks at least two years old, and is already sitting up = and dressed! The actual guest of honor is a real cutie, and with the name, =   Horn, should definitely be on your letter head.   Congratz, again.     Bruce in the Muttastery at Howling Acres = http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 ....an opportunity for health & wealth http://visionsuccess.com/BC2053   --part1_14a.12f8bb10.2a993f57_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>In a message dated = 8/24/02 10:13:22 AM Eastern Daylight Time, orge@dreamscape.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: = 5px">http://spo.knfa.net/tyler.html <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">Congratulations. &nbsp;&nbsp;The first picture = scare the heck out of me. &nbsp;&nbsp;I thought, "Dang, that kid looks at = least two years old, and is already sitting up and dressed! = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The actual guest of honor is a real cutie, and = with the name, Horn, should definitely be on your letter head. <BR> <BR>Congratz, again. <BR> <BR> <BR>Bruce in the Muttastery at Howling Acres = http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 <BR>...an opportunity for health &amp; wealth = &nbsp;http://visionsuccess.com/BC2053</FONT></HTML>   --part1_14a.12f8bb10.2a993f57_boundary--