PipeChat Digest #3335 - Sunday, December 29, 2002
 
Re: Expressing ourselves untactfully
  by "MusicMan" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk>
Re: The last picture show
  by "Colin Hulme" <colin-hulme@bctalk.net>
Re: Cats and music
  by "Colin Hulme" <colin-hulme@bctalk.net>
HTML success
  by <Wuxuzusu@aol.com>
Re: Expressing ourselves untactfully
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Expressing ourselves untactfully
  by "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
Re: The last picture show
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Sunday off (X-posted)
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Anglican Music
  by <echogamba@aol.com>
Re: Hammond cover
  by "Bill Lyon" <lyonw@snycorva.cortland.edu>
Re: Cats and music
  by "Bill Lyon" <lyonw@snycorva.cortland.edu>
Re: Cats and music
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
Re: Cats and music
  by "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net>
Organ-shaped junque
  by "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net>
Re: Expressing ourselves untactfully
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Re: Expressing ourselves untactfully
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
Re: Sunday off (X-posted)
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
Re: Cats and music
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
Re: Cats and music
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
Re: Cats and music
  by "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@attbi.com>
Re: Organ-shaped junque
  by "Bill Lyon" <lyonw@snycorva.cortland.edu>
Re: Organ-shaped junque
  by "Adrianne Schutt" <maybe@pipcom.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Expressing ourselves untactfully From: "MusicMan" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk> Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 10:21:52 -0000   Is the word "B * * * E R" therefore, one of the few words which those of = you (on the opposite side of the pond) have failed to morph into some wretched meaning or other. [And here I instance: faggot_ for us: a bundle of twigs, since the C.14th: for you: a = homosexual, since 1914 gay_ for us: bright, lively and colourful: for you: a homosexual, = since1953]   A 'Bugger' can also mean a worthless person (a rascal); it can be used as a verb, i.e. to 'Bugger off' - meaning to leave or = depart (1922); and also 'Bugger all' meaning to have nothing (1937).   All in all; a very comprehensive word which all Trans-Atlantic travellers would do well to 'note'.   And, before this is all thought too 'off-topic', isn't it reassuring that all "we" musicians (apart, of course, from Percy Grainger) share Italian = as the 'lingua Franca' to ensure commonality of performance ?   MusicMan   -----Original Message----- From: Ross & Lynda Wards <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: 28 December 2002 19:56 Subject: Re: Expressing ourselves untactfully     >>What Colin did not mention, for the benefit of us statesiders (i know = this >because i lived in the UK for over four years): "Bugger" is considered a >swear word over there. >That's probably because the word is remembered for what it means in the = law >books. >Ross      
(back) Subject: Re: The last picture show From: "Colin Hulme" <colin-hulme@bctalk.net> Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 11:13:02 +0000   The Plaza, Stockport, still has a 3 manual Compton in working order. The Plaza was a bingo hall for many years but has now been taken over by the Council and run as a Community theatre/cinema.   Colin.   John Foss wrote: > Dear list > If any members are in London tomorrow there is a "closing recital" at > the former Granada Cinema, Walthamstow on the 3 manual Hill Norman and > Beard organ, built under the "Christie" label. This is the last > remaining theatre organ in situ in a "working" cinema I am informed > (though I thought the Odeon Leicester Square was still open and still > had its 5 manual Compton), but the cinema has been sold and is closing > in a few days time. This occasion seems to mark the end of an era. The > recitalist is Simon Gledhill, a virtuoso of no mean order who has been > featured on Michael Barone's Programme, and is at 2.30 pm at the now > named EMS cinema in Hoe Street, Walthamstow - quite near the tube > station. Highly recommended. > John Foss > www.johnfoss.gr > > > > www.johnfoss.gr > > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > MSN 8 helps eliminate e-mail viruses. Get 3 months FREE*. > http://join.msn.com/?page=3Dfeatures/virus&xAPID=3D42&PS=3D47575&PI=3D7324&= DI=3D7474&SU=3D   > http://www.hotmail.msn.com/cgi-bin/getmsg&HL=3D1216hotmailtaglines_viruspro= tection_3mf   > > > > "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: Cats and music From: "Colin Hulme" <colin-hulme@bctalk.net> Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 11:13:31 +0000       Our old cat was definitely a music lover. As soon as he saw me switch the organ on he got up and left the room!   Colin        
(back) Subject: HTML success From: <Wuxuzusu@aol.com> Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 08:17:46 -0500   Greetings,   This is to inform AOL pipe chatters that the method David suggests in his = earler email DOES work also with AOL 8.0!   My last message went on the Digested version with absolutely NO GOBBLETY = GOOK!   Thanks David.   Stan Krider  
(back) Subject: Re: Expressing ourselves untactfully From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 14:38:38 +0000 (GMT)   --0-595784094-1041172718=3D:23061 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Diso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit     Hello, Isn't scholarship a wonderful thing? As a seasonal teaser, I will throw down a challenge....what is the origin = of the word "Boffin?" (I think I know the answer, but the Oxford = Dictionary doesn't). Now before we get far too off topic, let me tell you that my little organ = has a Pedal Fagot......it's rather bright and gay as you might expect, but = quite robust and forceful in the patoot region. What does this tell us? Far from being a bundle of sticks, it is made from plain metal and = disappointingly only half-length. When Sir Winston Churchill queried the reason for a handsome young chap = dancing with a ghastly looking older woman at a Foreign Office party, he = was duly informed of the young man's preferences. Churchill replied = gruffly, "Oh well! Buggers can't be choosers!" It's a useful sort of word....like oomiboo! Incidentally, didn't Schumann use German in his directions? Regards, Colin Mitchell UK (Just lighting a fag) MusicMan <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk> wrote:Is the word "B * * * E R" = therefore, one of the few words which those of you (on the opposite side of the pond) have failed to morph into some wretched meaning or other. [And here I instance: faggot_ for us: a bundle of twigs, since the C.14th: for you: a = homosexual, since 1914 gay_ for us: bright, lively and colourful: for you: a homosexual, = since1953]   A 'Bugger' can also mean a worthless person (a rascal); it can be used as a verb, i.e. to 'Bugger off' - meaning to leave or = depart (1922); and also 'Bugger all' meaning to have nothing (1937).   All in all; a very comprehensive word which all Trans-Atlantic travellers would do well to 'note'.   And, before this is all thought too 'off-topic', isn't it reassuring that all "we" musicians (apart, of course, from Percy Grainger) share Italian = as the 'lingua Franca' to ensure commonality of performance ?   MusicMan             --------------------------------- With Yahoo! Mail you can get a bigger mailbox -- choose a size that fits = your needs   --0-595784094-1041172718=3D:23061 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Diso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit   <P>Hello, <P>Isn't scholarship a wonderful thing? <P>As a seasonal teaser, I will throw down&nbsp;a challenge....what is the = origin of the word "Boffin?" (I think I know the answer, but the Oxford = Dictionary doesn't). <P>Now before we get far too off topic, let me tell you that my little = organ has a Pedal Fagot......it's rather bright and gay as you might = expect, but quite robust and forceful in the&nbsp;patoot region. What does = this tell us? <P>Far from being a bundle of sticks, it is made from plain metal and = disappointingly only half-length. <P>When Sir Winston Churchill&nbsp; queried the reason for a handsome = young chap dancing with a ghastly looking older woman at a Foreign Office = party, he was duly informed of the young man's&nbsp;preferences. Churchill = replied gruffly, "Oh well! Buggers can't be choosers!" <P>It's a useful sort of word....like oomiboo! <P>Incidentally, didn't Schumann use German in his directions? <P>Regards, <P>Colin Mitchell UK <P>(Just lighting a fag) <P>&nbsp; <P>&nbsp; <P>&nbsp; <P>&nbsp;<B><I>MusicMan &lt;<A = href=3D"mailto:musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk">musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk</A>= &gt;</I></B> wrote: <BLOCKQUOTE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; = PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Is the word "B * * * E R" therefore, one of the few = words which those of you<BR>(on the opposite side of the pond) have failed = to morph into some wretched<BR>meaning or other.<BR>[And here I = instance:<BR>faggot_ for us: a bundle of twigs, since the C.14th: for you: = a homosexual,<BR>since 1914<BR>gay_ for us: bright, lively and colourful: = for you: a homosexual, since1953]<BR><BR>A 'Bugger' can also mean a = worthless person (a rascal);<BR>it can be used as a verb, i.e. to 'Bugger = off' - meaning to leave or depart<BR>(1922);<BR>and also 'Bugger all' = meaning to have nothing (1937).<BR><BR>All in all; a very comprehensive word which all Trans-Atlantic = travellers<BR>would do well to 'note'.<BR><BR>And, before this is all = thought too 'off-topic', isn't it reassuring that<BR>all "we" musicians = (apart, of course, from Percy Grainger) share Italian as<BR>the 'lingua = Franca' to ensure commonality of performance --0-595784094-1041172718=3D:23061--  
(back) Subject: Re: Expressing ourselves untactfully From: "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 10:05:48 -0500       Colin Mitchell wrote:   > > > Regards, > > Colin Mitchell UK > > (Just lighting a fag) >   Hi Colin, Just a note to tell you how much I love your prose. I also find myself in wonder of the strange verbal coincidence that I am just lighting a "butt". Cheers Mike    
(back) Subject: Re: The last picture show From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 15:20:46 +0000 (GMT)   --0-893745152-1041175246=3D:5324 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Diso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit     Hello, It's sad to think that the Walthamstow cinema is closing....the "Christie" = organ is not in very good shape, but it makes nice sounds. By the time = this appears, the concert will doubtless be in full swing or almost over, = but Simon Gledhill is a wonderful player and....soooooo very musical. For a long time, I had certain recordings which I regarded as my personal = "Top 10", of which, Simon's recording at the Castro Wurlitzer featured = somewhere near the top of the list. He is one of those rare Theatre/Cinema Organists who make a Wurlitzer = sound like it was meant to sound.....an orchestra. Doubtless, the Cinema Organ Society who have promoted concerts at = Walthamstow, will make sure that the instrument does not perish. The 5-manual Compton at Leicester Square is in good shape and is played = fairly regularly by Donald Mackenzie who, last I knew, also maintained and = tuned the instrument. Regards, Colin Mitchell UK John Foss <harfo32@hotmail.com> wrote:Dear list If any members are in London tomorrow there is a "closing recital" at the former Granada Cinema, Walthamstow on the 3 manual Hill Norman and Beard organ, built under the "Christie" label. This is the last remaining = theatre organ in situ in a "working" cinema I am informed (though I thought the Odeon Leicester Square was still open and still had its 5 manual Compton), =   but the cinema has been sold and is closing in a few days time. This occasion seems to mark the end of an era. The recitalist is Simon = Gledhill, a virtuoso of no mean order who has been featured on Michael Barone's Programme, and is at 2.30 pm at the now named EMS cinema in Hoe Street, Walthamstow - quite near the tube station. Highly recommended. John Foss www.johnfoss.gr                       --------------------------------- With Yahoo! Mail you can get a bigger mailbox -- choose a size that fits = your needs   --0-893745152-1041175246=3D:5324 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Diso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit   <P>Hello, <P>It's sad to think that the Walthamstow cinema is closing....the = "Christie" organ is not in very good shape, but it makes nice sounds. By = the time this appears, the concert will doubtless be in full swing or = almost over, but Simon Gledhill is a wonderful player and....soooooo very = musical. <P>For a long time, I had certain recordings which I regarded as my = personal "Top 10", of which, Simon's recording at the Castro Wurlitzer = featured somewhere near the top of the list. <P>He is one of those rare Theatre/Cinema Organists who make a Wurlitzer = sound like it was meant to sound.....an orchestra. <P>Doubtless, the Cinema Organ Society who have promoted concerts at = Walthamstow, will make sure that the instrument does not perish. <P>The 5-manual Compton at Leicester Square is in good shape and is played = fairly regularly by Donald Mackenzie who, last I knew, also maintained and = tuned the instrument. <P>Regards, <P>Colin Mitchell UK <P>&nbsp; <P>&nbsp; <P>&nbsp;<B><I>John Foss &lt;harfo32@hotmail.com&gt;</I></B> wrote: <BLOCKQUOTE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; = PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Dear list<BR>If any members are in London tomorrow = there is a "closing recital" at the <BR>former Granada Cinema, Walthamstow = on the 3 manual Hill Norman and Beard <BR>organ, built under the = "Christie" label. This is the last remaining theatre <BR>organ in situ in = a "working" cinema I am informed (though I thought the <BR>Odeon Leicester = Square was still open and still had its 5 manual Compton), <BR>but the = cinema has been sold and is closing in a few days time. This <BR>occasion = seems to mark the end of an era. The recitalist is Simon Gledhill, <BR>a = virtuoso of no mean order who has been featured on Michael Barone's = <BR>Programme, and is at 2.30 pm at the now named EMS cinema in Hoe = Street, <BR>Walthamstow - quite near the tube station. Highly = recommended.<BR>John = Foss<BR>www.johnfoss.gr<BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR></BLOCKQUOTE><p><p><br><hr size=3D1><a = href=3D"http://uk.yahoo.com/mail/tagline_xtra --0-893745152-1041175246=3D:5324--  
(back) Subject: Sunday off (X-posted) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 07:48:47 -0800   Not by choice ... just got out of hospital ... flu went into pneumonia, then congestive heart failure. Fortunately my sub was available. No worries ... all is well now.   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Anglican Music From: <echogamba@aol.com> Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 11:12:07 -0500   Dear Listers,   I have been told that there is an Anglican music email list. The address = (i was reminded by a post on pipechat) is anglican-music@list.stsams.org. = Can anybody give me subscription information, and is this list worth being = a part of??   Thanks,   PA EchoGamba@aol.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Hammond cover From: "Bill Lyon" <lyonw@snycorva.cortland.edu> Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 12:36:30 -0500   Thanks for the replies to my question. The instrument was given, in good faith, to the Church by a parishioner. I am finding out it is a troublesome instrument from various sources but we want to be good stewards.   Bill Lyon      
(back) Subject: Re: Cats and music From: "Bill Lyon" <lyonw@snycorva.cortland.edu> Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 12:42:45 -0500   My dog is about 18 months old and when I play the organ he gets into the chair beside it and seems to enjoy it. He sits up and looks in the direction of the speakers when I hit certain pitches. Even with the stereo he responds to deep bass.   Bill Lyon        
(back) Subject: Re: Cats and music From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 13:38:22 EST     --part1_167.192b2bea.2b409b1e_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   For some reasons animals (cats and dogs) like pianos better than organs. = I know my Prissy (dog, pekingese) loves the piano, hates the organ and keyboard. But she likes to lie on the couch with me while I listen to = opera, -- go figure. Lee   --part1_167.192b2bea.2b409b1e_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">For some reasons animals (cats and dogs) like = pianos better than organs.&nbsp; I know my Prissy (dog, pekingese) loves = the piano, hates the organ and keyboard.&nbsp; But she likes to lie on the = couch with me while I listen to opera,&nbsp; -- go figure.&nbsp; = Lee</FONT></HTML>   --part1_167.192b2bea.2b409b1e_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Cats and music From: "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net> Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 12:59:32 -0600   Chicaleee@aol.com wrote: > For some reasons animals (cats and dogs) like pianos better than > organs. I know my Prissy (dog, pekingese) loves the piano, hates the > organ and keyboard. But she likes to lie on the couch with me while I > listen to opera, -- go figure. Lee   Prolly because the higher pitches associated with the organs; even if it's only the harmonic train of an 8' Principal stop, hurts their ears!   Faithfully,   -- Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Pipe Organ Builders 41-43 Johnston St./P.O. Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX mailto:arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com SHOP EMAIL mailto:arp@starband.net SHOP SATELLITE EMAIL mailto:arpschneider@starband.net HOME OFFICE EMAIL http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com WEB PAGE URL    
(back) Subject: Organ-shaped junque From: "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net> Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 13:04:04 -0600   Bill Lyon wrote: > Thanks for the replies to my question. The instrument was given, in > good faith, to the Church by a parishioner. I am finding out it is a > troublesome instrument from various sources but we want to be good > stewards.   It's unfortunate when a Parishioner uses a donation to their church as a "dumping ground" for something that they should otherwise PAY to have hauled away to the dump. It happens all the time. I've had to try to help our church dispose of several of these. Fortunately, there are always suckers on eBAY, and if it reads "Hammond" on the Nameplate, there always seems to be a buyer!   "Good Stewardship" means that if it's junk, call it junk; irrespective of the donor, and don't pour good money after bad into it! I'm sure that they know, deep inside, that it was a P.O.S. (you figure out what THAT means!) and if they get "offended", oh, well!   Faithfully,   G.A. -- Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Pipe Organ Builders 41-43 Johnston St./P.O. Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX mailto:arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com SHOP EMAIL mailto:arp@starband.net SHOP SATELLITE EMAIL mailto:arpschneider@starband.net HOME OFFICE EMAIL http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com WEB PAGE URL    
(back) Subject: Re: Expressing ourselves untactfully From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 08:40:13 +1300   I remember the wonderful American TV idiotic comedy "Hogan's Heroes" in which Col.Klink, the prison camp commandment says, "I used to know bugger nothing. Since then I've learned a great deal. Now I know bugger all."   Ross    
(back) Subject: Re: Expressing ourselves untactfully From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 14:10:36 EST     --part1_36.3519d16f.2b40a2ac_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Mike and Colin, those are so clever. Thanks for the laugh. Lee   --part1_36.3519d16f.2b40a2ac_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">Mike and Colin, those are so clever.&nbsp; = Thanks for the laugh. Lee</FONT></HTML>   --part1_36.3519d16f.2b40a2ac_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Sunday off (X-posted) From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 14:13:14 EST     --part1_142.65cbd92.2b40a34a_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Bud, I am so sorry. I went through several years of problems like that, stroke and all. I know how frustrating it can be. Praise God, I have not =   been in the hospital this year, except for a pacemaker. Hope you are up = and around soon. Prayers are with you. Lee   --part1_142.65cbd92.2b40a34a_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">Bud, I am so sorry.&nbsp; I went through several = years of problems like that, stroke and all.&nbsp; I know how frustrating = it can be.&nbsp; Praise God, I have not been in the hospital this year, = except for a pacemaker.&nbsp; Hope you are up and around soon.&nbsp; = Prayers are with you.&nbsp; Lee</FONT></HTML>   --part1_142.65cbd92.2b40a34a_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Cats and music From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 14:15:56 EST     --part1_142.65cbd95.2b40a3ec_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Maybe that is why Prissy runs across the pedals when I play the organ = instead of protesting. Aren't animals funny. (And so much company). Lee   --part1_142.65cbd95.2b40a3ec_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">Maybe that is why Prissy runs across the pedals = when I play the organ instead of protesting.&nbsp; Aren't animals = funny.&nbsp; (And so much company).&nbsp; Lee</FONT></HTML>   --part1_142.65cbd95.2b40a3ec_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Cats and music From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 14:17:50 EST     --part1_6b.5b9e745.2b40a45e_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   You are prolly right. Lee   --part1_6b.5b9e745.2b40a45e_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">You are prolly right.&nbsp; Lee</FONT></HTML>   --part1_6b.5b9e745.2b40a45e_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Cats and music From: "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@attbi.com> Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 15:16:25 -0500   The 1 footers really make 'em howl.. :)               Richard Schneider wrote: > > Chicaleee@aol.com wrote: > > > For some reasons animals (cats and dogs) like pianos better than > > organs. I know my Prissy (dog, pekingese) loves the piano, hates the > > organ and keyboard. But she likes to lie on the couch with me while I > > listen to opera, -- go figure. Lee > > Prolly because the higher pitches associated with the organs; even if > it's only the harmonic train of an 8' Principal stop, hurts their ears! > > Faithfully, > > -- > Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO > SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. > Pipe Organ Builders > 41-43 Johnston St./P.O. Box 137 > Kenney, IL 61749-0137 > (217) 944-2454 VOX > (217) 944-2527 FAX > mailto:arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com SHOP EMAIL > mailto:arp@starband.net SHOP SATELLITE EMAIL > mailto:arpschneider@starband.net HOME OFFICE EMAIL > http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com WEB PAGE URL > > "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: Organ-shaped junque From: "Bill Lyon" <lyonw@snycorva.cortland.edu> Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 15:25:50 -0500   >It's unfortunate when a Parishioner uses a donation to their church as a >"dumping ground" for something that they should otherwise PAY to have >hauled away to the dump   I'm sure that happens all the time with many articles such as furniture and much else. In this case the woman is along in years and needed to make space in her home. The pastor at that time, now gone, said he didn't think it was worth 200 dollars. She never got a letter of acknowledgement so it wasn't written off. Guess he was closer to right than I thought.   Bill Lyon      
(back) Subject: Re: Organ-shaped junque From: "Adrianne Schutt" <maybe@pipcom.com> Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 15:28:33 -0500   At 01:04 PM 29/12/2002 -0600, Richard Schneider wrote: > I'm sure >that they know, deep inside, that it was a P.O.S. (you figure out what >THAT means!) and if they get "offended", oh, well!   Arp, I think that was out of line. As far as I know, you're not familiar with Hammond H-xxx series organs, let alone this particular instrument or its service history. Let's help Bill make the most of his resources, instead of taking pot shots at the situation. He likely feels bad enough just from mentioning a Hammond in this crowd.   Bill, it's true that H-xxx organs did have a few little issues specific to the model (most notably preset keys latches which may need TLC =   at some point). However, they are tonewheel instruments, and are fully capable of providing long-term reliable service with minimal care (by = which I mean "take 2 minutes and oil it yourself once a year").   My model E just purred through its 65th birthday, and shows evidence of less than $100cdn in parts (tubes, few resistors in the amp, and ancient 110V wiring replaced for safety) needed over its lifetime. Should anything fail, replacement parts are readily available. One tube of Hammond oil costs me $6cdn, and feeds 3 organs and =   3 Leslies for 4 years. Redeeming qualities for a cheap organ used in a secondary space, whether or not the donor thought of it.   Bill, it sounds like you're not an old hand with these beasts, = and that's ok. I'll be happy to get you set up on the Hamtech list (see www.hamtech.org) if you'd like. Many of the members own/play/service = H-xxx organs, and would be happy to help you with maintenance and working out = any bugs you think this instrument might have. They're surprising = beasts....as long as its last "tech" wasn't the type that would try to tune pipes with = a Sawzall, duct tape and 10lb sledge, my bet is you'll be fine. :)   Have fun! Ad ;-> Admin, Hamtech - The Hammond List http://www.hamtech.org