PipeChat Digest #3436 - Friday, February 7, 2003
 
Re: TRINITY CHURCH...TRUE MOTIVES ?????
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: John Cage's 639-year organ work
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: John Cage's 639-year organ work
  by "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
ORGAN SCAMS
  by "D. Keith Morgan" <aeolian_skinner@yahoo.com>
ORGAN SCAMS
  by "D. Keith Morgan" <aeolian_skinner@yahoo.com>
Re: Organ Scam-  plus another one
  by "Nelson Denton" <ndenton@cogeco.ca>
 

(back) Subject: Re: TRINITY CHURCH...TRUE MOTIVES ????? From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2003 22:37:44 EST   Dear Matt: Thanks for the history of the Trinity Wall Street organ's contract and =   installation. Having studied with Jack H. Ossewaarde at Saint = Bartholomew's prior to serving time at Juilliard, I know that the turn of the '70s was a =   tumultuous time up in Dorchester. With much less funding than Trinity, = the Saint Bartholomew's instruments remain essentially as they were left, and = are thankfully under the care of one of the great talents and ethical figures = of the organbuilding world, Douglass Hunt. Prior to the attack on New York which apparently left the Trinity = organs unsalvageable, can you fill in the list membership on the history of the Trinity organ during the past three decades? Other than much idle talk, no =   information appears to be out there. Any accurate information would most likely quiet the ongoing, behind-the-modems gossip.  
(back) Subject: Re: John Cage's 639-year organ work From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2003 22:53:56 EST   I am sorry that RJLind felt it necessary to attack my passing = reference to the Saint-Saens Six Hundred Sixty-Six Scottish Sketches. Since he = appears to only listen to three-year snippets of important works, it is unlikely = that he has bothered to purchase my 720-CD set of the work, or a vehicle = capable of transporting it. I did Mr. Lind the favor of attending his performance of Heinrich Hernia's "Threnody, Dirge, and Lamento" which began in December of 1986, = but I found his mannered ornamentation so out-of-touch with Aleut performance practices (which require all heels on the black keys), that I left during = the first movement, some time last March. I hope, for his sake, that he never bothers to attend one of my longer =   recitals, during which new land masses take form (sometimes before intermission). In the mean time, I have several thousand pages of music to =   learn before bedtime, and many, many pills to take...  
(back) Subject: Re: John Cage's 639-year organ work From: "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2003 23:48:46 -0500   Dear Mr. Tuba Magna-ificent, After several years of reading your truly scholarly posts containing completely authentic, yet highly artistic interpretations that leave me to visualize and ponder the meaning in my mind while attending to tasks that = find me at remote distance from my digital keyboard and email box, I find that I = have finally arrived at an ultimate and defining truth-----   Behind that learned, highly trained and sage facade---you are = really and truly a very silly man.   I implore you please never stop providing this measure of comic = relief, for without this occasional distraction amongst the plethora of mind numbing = prose (or is it prosac?) that tumble from the pages of this and that other = learned organ list, I fear I might scream with such amplitude and passion as to = overtake a double languid Diapason on 100" of wind.   In blessed relief and joyous mirth Mike   TubaMagna@aol.com wrote:   > I am sorry that RJLind felt it necessary to attack my passing = reference > to the Saint-Saens Six Hundred Sixty-Six Scottish Sketches. Since he = appears > to only listen to three-year snippets of important works, it is unlikely = that > he has bothered to purchase my 720-CD set of the work, or a vehicle = capable > of transporting it. > I did Mr. Lind the favor of attending his performance of Heinrich > Hernia's "Threnody, Dirge, and Lamento" which began in December of 1986, = but > I found his mannered ornamentation so out-of-touch with Aleut = performance > practices (which require all heels on the black keys), that I left = during the > first movement, some time last March. > I hope, for his sake, that he never bothers to attend one of my = longer > recitals, during which new land masses take form (sometimes before > intermission). In the mean time, I have several thousand pages of music = to > learn before bedtime, and many, many pills to take... >    
(back) Subject: ORGAN SCAMS From: "D. Keith Morgan" <aeolian_skinner@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2003 21:14:53 -0800 (PST)   Someone wrote in regarding an organ scam.   I'd like to tell you about another scam going around. I've been getting long letters presumably from South Africa from people wanting my bank account number so that they could smuggle huge sums of money our of the country (usually for about $25,000,000).   This racket is beiong investigated by the U.S. Treasury Department. If you get one, just forward it to <   __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail Plus - Powerful. Affordable. Sign up now. http://mailplus.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: ORGAN SCAMS From: "D. Keith Morgan" <aeolian_skinner@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2003 21:16:22 -0800 (PST)   Someone wrote in regarding an organ scam.   I'd like to tell you about another scam going around. I've been getting long letters presumably from South Africa from people wanting my bank account number so that they could smuggle huge sums of money our of the country (usually for about $25,000,000).   This racket is beiong investigated by the U.S. Treasury Department. If you get one, just forward it to <419.fcd@usss.treas.gov>.   __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail Plus - Powerful. Affordable. Sign up now. http://mailplus.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Scam- plus another one From: "Nelson Denton" <ndenton@cogeco.ca> Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2003 00:21:24 -0500   Sadly this is all part of the famous "Nigerian 419 Scam" Yes this is true, Nigeria has one of the most corrupt governments around and they officially specialize in frauds like this. It's the largest business in Nigeria!   If you fall for it you actually can be asked to go to Nigeria or a = European country to reclaim your money etc. There you met real government officials who treat you like kings. Soon after the "bribes" start and you get hooked into sending hundreds of thousands of dollars to them to "bribe corrupt officials, pay fines, = customs duty, etc". Or sometimes worse- when the money runs out you end up dead = in a gutter.   Almost every government in the world is warning it's citizens about such scams from "**African" countries. I get several of these a week in my mailbox.   ** Some of these guys were caught in my own hometown of Hamilton Ontario Canada -so don't be fooled by the fact that they might be locals   Try this website for more details http://home.rica.net/alphae/419coal/   or send any "new" versions of this scam to 419fcd@mail.usss.treas.gov USA wafl@phonebusters.com Canada (they get thousands of these reports every day but the do like to track = the movement of the new cells that start up every day)   ***************************************************************************= * ****************************************** Another nasty fraud which hit a lot of US churches some years ago was a = guy nicknamed "PAPA BEAR" who went about giving churches "free pipe organs" Because his Dearly Departed Saintly Mother* had once been organist at the church and she had willed them the organ.   All the church had to do was pay for the "installion".   Funny thing was nobody in the churches ever remembered the old lady ever being organist- but who cared it was a FREE PIPE ORGAN!.   The churches ended up paying 3-4X as much as it really cost to do the work and the fraud artist also would scam money from the wealthy church members in get rich quick schemes.     Papa Bear did get caught but sadly nobody ever got their money back. *The saintly old mother was actually alive and well and living in Florida = or some such place.       *************************************************************** A typical "419" style fraud         PEDRO KABILA   URGENT ASSISTANCE Dear Sir,   I have decided to contact you for assistance in relation to the following business proposal, having obtained your contact through the commercial attache of your country`s embassy in Kinshasha. This recommendation is based on the information that you will not betray the trust and confidence to be reposed in you. I am Pedro Kabila the second son of the assassinated former President of Democratic Republic of Congo(D.C) late Laurent Desire Kabila who was shot dead by one of the presidential bodyguard at about 1:00p.m on Tuesday 16th January 2001. During the four years rule of my father I was his confidential /private secretary and based on my position and relationship of father and son. I was able to be in-charge of the president`s PERSONAL security vault and some of his savings. Now following the death of my father, my mother and I,(she is one of the late president wife`s and I am the only child) decided/concluded that some savings and security vault of the former President known to both of us alone should be moved out of the troubled Democratic Republic of Congo with immediate effect. Although my elder brother, Major General Joseph Kabila has been appointed President of Democratic Republic of Congo by the late Kabila`s, National Executive Council and the country`s top military brass, notwithstanding, he has no knowledge of these particuler savings and assets we decided to relocate, worthing millions of US$ to overseas country where there is good political climate for investments. We have concluded arrangement to move/transfer the sum of US$26.5M to a finance and security company in Europe. My mother has through a diplomatic contact concluded an arrangement to lodge/deposit the above sum with a RELIABLE FINANCIAL SECURITY COMPANY IN EUROPA. And it is on this note that I am soliciting for your assistance to help us receive this amount into your account as we members of the family cannot do it on our own because of the code of conduct, which was introduced by my late father to checkmate excess embezzlement/siphoning of the government/public funds to overseas country as the case had been during the late President Mobutu sese-seko. So one cannot make law and destroy the = same law. Therefore, if you can render your assistance, please indicate your interest to me through my e-mail,above, you should then urgently arrange your bank details and make arrangement to travel to Europe for a meeting and subsequent payment of the US$26.5M into your account. As soon as we hear from you, we then proceed to also move to Europe. Based on your anticipated efforts and contributions we have resolved to give 25% commission and the remaining 75% will be reclaimed by my mother and I. It will be my pleasure to be able to co-operate with you on terms that you may wish, also note that your presence in Europe will be just for 2-3 days to execute payment into your account.   Thanks and remain blessed.   Best regards,   PEDRO KABILA.