PipeChat Digest #3211 - Tuesday, November 5, 2002
New York Organists
  by "Kenneth Potter" <swell_shades@yahoo.com>
Re: Defending NYC Organists
  by <ahremsen40@aol.com>
Nasty or Nice
  by "Del Case" <dcase@puc.edu>
Re: New York Organists
  by "Ron Pearcy" <ronniep@clear.net.nz>
the French
  by "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
Re: Stone pipe organ
  by "Leigh Gillespie" <lagilles@mindspring.com>

(back) Subject: New York Organists From: "Kenneth Potter" <swell_shades@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 18:29:00 -0800 (PST)   Alan Freed wrote: > > On 11/3/02 8:52 AM, "Gfc234@aol.com" <Gfc234@aol.com> wrote: > > > > When in NYC, I found most of the organists I met to be > rather rude and nasty compared to ones in Chicago. >   I am a New York Organist, and I have never met Alan Freed. I am not rude nor nasty. When my wife married me, she said it was like "living with Jimmy Stewart" Everyone says I'm nice. Even my mother-in-law thinks I'm nice, and she is an organist. She is nice too. Plus she lives in the New York metro area. My choir thinks I'm nice. My junior choir does not think I'm nice because I gave them a wrong cue on Sunday. They told my wife they were going to tell me I was stupid, but they didn't because they liked the young 16 year old trumpet player who was playing the postlude with me, and didn't want to appear uncool in front of him. My two little kitties, whom I just bathed, still think I'm nice. My rector thinks I'm nice. I think she's nice. I think I'm pretty representative of nice New York organists, who are, in short, a heck of a nice bunch of guys and gals. Have a nice day :).   Ken   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Kenneth Potter, Organist/Director of Music St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Westchester Square, Bronx, NY 845/358-2528 <swell_shades@yahoo.com>, Austin Op. 2097 at: = http://www.nycago.org/Organs/html/StPetersEpBronx.html =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D   __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? HotJobs - Search new jobs daily now http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: Defending NYC Organists From: <ahremsen40@aol.com> Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 22:58:43 EST   I don't know Tim Smith, but Judy Hancock is NOT known for her warmth!   Allan Remsen  
(back) Subject: Nasty or Nice From: "Del Case" <dcase@puc.edu> Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 21:25:27 -0700     After all the postings about whether or not organists in a certain metropolis are nasty or nice, I would like to comment about another group frequently accused of rudeness with the fervent hope that I will not start another string of e-mails about "nasty" people.   I speak of the French, particularly in Paris. In ten trips to Europe, with much time spent in Paris and other parts of France, my wife and I have had almost 100% pleasant experiences with many French people. They don't deserve the bad rap they have so often had. We frequently encounter people in the US who ask about the rude French and we delight in telling them that "it ain't so!" Yes, we do have a couple of stories about bad encounters, but that is true everywhere. If you have avoided Paris or the French because of what you have heard, don't. You are missing wonderful organs, people and places. (No, I don't work for any travel agency, airline, tourist bureau, etc.) That is just the way we see it, based on a lot of personal experience.     Del W. Case Pacific Union College  
(back) Subject: Re: New York Organists From: "Ron Pearcy" <ronniep@clear.net.nz> Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2002 17:41:40 +0000 (GMT)   On 05 Nov, Kenneth Potter <swell_shades@yahoo.com> wrote: > I am a New York Organist, and I have never met Alan Freed. I am not > rude nor nasty. When my wife married me, she said it was like "living > with Jimmy Stewart" Everyone says I'm nice.   Dear Ken, You probably don't remember .. .. but I do .. .. there was some = contentious debate raging a number of years ago, and I was most impressed with your comments on the topic. I remember writing to you and complimenting you on your sensible and warm response.   I was pleased to read your last posting, and from a great distance, believe that your claims are truely true. Good for you! I would very much like to meet you, but distance prevails. I love pipe organs but could never afford, nor find the space to accomodate one .. .. however I use a 3m Rodgers digital Theatre 360, within which I have toiled for 6 yrs and programmed in 110x digital ranks most of which are ex a magnificent Henry Willis from Hampshire (UK) .. this afford me absolute joy and fullfillment in both theatre organ and English classical organ vein.   Should you ever visit NZ, Joan and I would be delighted to host you and your lady for several nights here in Napier, the Art Deco centre of the world. And you could play to your heart's content! Here's hoping.   Good for you,   Cheers, Ronnie (67 yr old Kiwi .. but dont delay a trip for too long!!!)   -- ----- Ronnie Pearcy <ronniep@clear.net.nz> 17 Donegal Crescent, = Greenswood, Greenmeadows, Napier, New Zealand -------  
(back) Subject: the French From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 22:26:16 -0600         I agree 100% Del !   and oh ! the wonderful food !   Robert Eversman Blue Mounds, WI    
(back) Subject: Re: Stone pipe organ From: "Leigh Gillespie" <lagilles@mindspring.com> Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 22:51:24 -0800   Here's one made out of tuned stalactites in a cave. I heard it played by Mr. Leland W. Sprinkle when I was about 10 years old. It sounds like a giant celeste/harp. It has to be played very slowly due to the huge = amount of natural reverb...   http://www.luraycaverns.com/pages/stalacpipe%20organ.html       on 11/4/02 9:22 AM, DMillerRodgers@aol.com at DMillerRodgers@aol.com = wrote:   > Here's something quite unusual, a pipe organ with stone (mostly marble) > pipes, marble keyboard, etc.... > > Check it out: > > http://www.aq.upm.es/organ/iof9.htm > > > Hmmmmmm.... > > Best regards, > > Dan > > > (personal website: DanMillerMusic.com) > > "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 >