PipeChat Digest #3444 - Monday, February 10, 2003
 
Re: Keyboards at the LA Cathedral
  by "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net>
Re: CD'S
  by "John Foss" <harfo32@hotmail.com>
Re: The Sigh Syndrome & St. Giles International Organ School
  by "alantaylor" <alantaylor@v21mail.co.uk>
Re: Mini-Discs [was CD'S]
  by "Stan Yoder" <vze2myh5@verizon.net>
Felix Hell a  LYBUNT?
  by <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de>
Re: Felix Hell a  LYBUNT?
  by <marika57@optonline.net>
Re: Felix Hell a  LYBUNT?
  by "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@attbi.com>
LYBUNT, SYBUNT
  by <lindr@cch.com>
Re: St. Louis
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Re: St. Louis
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Re: Archival copying to a CD
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Re: Felix Hell a  LYBUNT?
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Felix Hell a  LYBUNT?
  by "AJ" <AJ1995@cox.net>
=D8ks=F8 B=F8ggild L=FFbunt (1704-1896)
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: St. Louis
  by <REEDSTOP@prodigy.net>
LYBUNT
  by "Stephen Best" <sbest@borg.com>
RE: Felix Hell a  LYBUNT?
  by "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu>
Re: Archival copying to a CD
  by "Ron Yost" <musik@tcsn.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Keyboards at the LA Cathedral From: "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net> Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 04:11:42 -0600   Ray Kimber wrote: > Hello, > I have spent many months attempting to figure out a keyboard that will = feel > OK to players who have many different sized fingers.   <snip>   > The one keyboard that I thought was sensible was the one on the organ at = the > LA Cathedral.   <snip> > I told, at the time, that the keyboards were manufactured by Harris > Precision. Last week I phoned Harris to order some new keyboards and = was > told by David Harris that I was mistaken. > So, does anyone know the brand of keyboard in the LA Cathedral?   Why don 't you write John Panning from the Dobson shop and ask him? I'm sure he'd be more than happy to tell you.   We recently had a set of two manuals built for us by Laukhuff which we're very happy with. Another maker whose keyboards are well thought of (and are quite possibly the LA Cathedral source!) is P & S of England.   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: Re: CD'S From: "John Foss" <harfo32@hotmail.com> Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 11:22:26 +0000     With the ever increasing drive towards miniaturisation my guess is that = CD's will be replaced by mini-disks before long. They store as much data in a smaller and neater space and the quality is as good. They are more manageable and fit comfortably into yout pocket. They are, unfortunately, easier to steal, but I am sure computer manufacturers will soon be using them instead of CD's. The quality is such that they are used by the BBC = for recording the news outside for broadcasts - much less effort than hefting around the massive equipment of yesteryear. Ang then maybe we will have "RAM" type storage - already available - with no moving parts. Easier = still, though expensive at present. Incidentally I had not realised, until a friend of mine in the trade = pointed it out, that the CD does not record on the side nearest the laser - only = the upper coating is "live" - so be particularly careful how you treat this! John Foss   My cat's from Katerini It's paws are quite quite teeny It plays the organ every day And lives on Tortellini   www.johnfoss.gr         _________________________________________________________________ Add photos to your messages with MSN 8. Get 2 months FREE*. http://join.msn.com/?page=3Dfeatures/featuredemail    
(back) Subject: Re: The Sigh Syndrome & St. Giles International Organ School From: "alantaylor" <alantaylor@v21mail.co.uk> Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 11:34:48 -0000   I must say that was also quite taken a back by Ross's comments.   I have attended many of Anne's recitals both at Cripplegate and other places. At each recital she has played outstandingly well. She is a very fine musician.   We in the UK also owe much to her for the work of the St Giles organ = school. I know a number of the pupils of this school and she is held in very high regard.   As Malcolm has said, the organ at St Giles is a bits and pieces organ. Not all of the stops are pleasing to my ears. The mixtures in particular quite set my teeth on edge. I do think these stops should be regulated so as not to drown out and so dominate the chorus.   The pedal organ also needs attention in as much as it doesn't carry full organ. The trombone needs to be made louder or replaced.   Alan Taylor       From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Saturday, February 08, 2003 7:46 PM Subject: Re: The Sigh Syndrome & St. Giles International Organ School     > Malcolm, > Sorry if I offended you - I had no intention to do so. Several of the > audience walked out of that recital I mentioned, and there were only = about > 25 of us left at the end. > > >I guess everyone has a chance to change, and I > >suppose also, everyone listens differently. > > Let's hope she has changed. It sounds as if she has changed and if = that's > so, apologies from me are now due. > > The organ sounds better from the body of the church than it does from = the > west gallery. That's why my comment about furniture was made - the acoustics > helped the instrument considerably. Going through the ranks one by one, and > listening carefully to the pipe speech, I (with others listening in) was > amazed at the poor regulation and slow speech of many ranks, much as I would > expect an early 20thC organ, never touched since built, to sound now. Maybe > there's been work done on the pipes, since. Down in the nave for a recital, > many individual pipe nastinesses, though, simply aren't heard. (I'm not > impugning your ears here, believe me). > > >I have been trying to work out the relevance of the following to the > >discussion: "The church is largely devoid furniture and has a very tiny > >congregation." When I was there, perhaps predating your visit, there = were > >certainly ample chairs for a quite large audience to sit in. There appeared > >to be an altar, and chairs for the clergy. I am not quite sure what = other > >furniture struck you as missing. > > There were seats for about 100 people total in the church, with huge = areas > of empty floor. > > >Barbican Center, I hope > >things might have improved in that regard. > > Me, too. > > >"Sorry, but you can keep both Cripplegate, and Anne crippling Bach." = How > >lovely and full of charity! > > I am usually most gentle, but I must confess that was the worst organ I > heard in Britain. The 2nd-worse was a grossly loud and coarse 3m Willis = in a > small church in Cambridge. The contrast of those with heaps of wonderful > instruments...... > > Ross > > > > "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: Mini-Discs [was CD'S] From: "Stan Yoder" <vze2myh5@verizon.net> Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 10:36:17 -0500   Just a note that the MD technology is 'adaptive,' which basically means = that not all the source signal may be recorded at any given moment. This is to save disc space. = Someone said that it deletes what it 'thinks' you will not miss. The question then is, is what it = 'thinks' and what the listener thinks the same? In many instances/moments, probably yes.   I suppose it could be likened to eliminating the dulcianas and aeolines = from full organ, on the rationales that a) you can't hear them against the tubas or bombardes; and = b) they are robbing wind from the latter.   Stan Yoder Pittsburgh  
(back) Subject: Felix Hell a LYBUNT? From: <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de> Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 18:11:15 +0100 (CET)   Dear Listmembers,   having discussed recently all kinds of qualifications, degrees, ranks, credentials, I think we have to add a new characterization for some of us. Please read the letter below. You may thing that this approach is funny, and meets the needs of modern marketing in fundraising. But, in general and with respect of Felix's 4-years-engagement in favor of the goals of the AGO we regard this letter as respectless and tastless.   I have written about my - and Felix's feelings of great dismay - to both, Mr. John Obetz, who signed this letter, and Dr. Fredrich Swann.   Hans-Friedrich Hell   > Mr. Felix Hell > > Dear Friend: > > Have you noticed that the AGO is an organization of > acronyms? We have the NYACOP (National Young Artists > Competition in Organ Performance), NCOI (National > Competition in Organ Improvisation), RCYO (Regional > Competitions for Young Organists), POEs (Pipe Organ > Encounters), TAO (The American Organist), etc. We also > have LYBUNTs. > > Do you know you're a LYBUNT? A LYBUNT is an Annual Fund > donor who contributed Last Year But Unfortunately Not > This. We're eager to take your name off that list! > > We hope this is simply an oversight and that you'll > respond once again to the Guild's Annual Fund campaign > > .... > .... (snip)   > Sincerely, > JOHN OBETZ > Councillor for Finance and Development  
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Hell a LYBUNT? From: <marika57@optonline.net> Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 12:27:02 -0500   You're right. Thoroughly tasteless and tacky.   Marika   Jungian Type: INTJ Wireless: 201 747 4219   ----- Original Message ----- From: Hell-Concerts@t-online.de Date: Monday, February 10, 2003 12:11 pm Subject: Felix Hell a LYBUNT?   > Dear Listmembers, > > having discussed recently all kinds of qualifications, > degrees, ranks, credentials, I think we have to add a > new characterization for some of us. Please read the > letter below. You may thing that this approach is funny, > and meets the needs of modern marketing in fundraising. > But, in general and with respect of Felix's 4-years-engagement > in favor of the goals of the AGO we regard this letter as respectless > and tastless. > > I have written about my - and Felix's feelings of great > dismay - to both, Mr. John Obetz, who signed this letter, > and Dr. Fredrich Swann. > > Hans-Friedrich Hell > > > Mr. Felix Hell > > > > Dear Friend: > > > > Have you noticed that the AGO is an organization of > > acronyms? We have the NYACOP (National Young Artists > > Competition in Organ Performance), NCOI (National > > Competition in Organ Improvisation), RCYO (Regional > > Competitions for Young Organists), POEs (Pipe Organ > > Encounters), TAO (The American Organist), etc. We also > > have LYBUNTs. > > > > Do you know you're a LYBUNT? A LYBUNT is an Annual Fund > > donor who contributed Last Year But Unfortunately Not > > This. We're eager to take your name off that list! > > > > We hope this is simply an oversight and that you'll > > respond once again to the Guild's Annual Fund campaign > > > > .... > > .... > (snip) > > > Sincerely, > > JOHN OBETZ > > Councillor for Finance and Development > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: requests@pipechat.org > >    
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Hell a LYBUNT? From: "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@attbi.com> Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 12:58:16 -0500   Indeed, and very unprofessional. Consider his plans for joining the Scholarly Organ list 'kaput'.   Stan   marika57@optonline.net wrote: > > You're right. Thoroughly tasteless and tacky. > > Marika > > Jungian Type: INTJ > Wireless: 201 747 4219 > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Hell-Concerts@t-online.de > Date: Monday, February 10, 2003 12:11 pm > Subject: Felix Hell a LYBUNT? > > > Dear Listmembers, > > > > having discussed recently all kinds of qualifications, > > degrees, ranks, credentials, I think we have to add a > > new characterization for some of us. Please read the > > letter below. You may thing that this approach is > funny, > > and meets the needs of modern marketing in > fundraising. > > But, in general and with respect of Felix's > 4-years-engagement > > in favor of the goals of the AGO we regard this > letter as respectless > > and tastless. > > > > I have written about my - and Felix's feelings of > great > > dismay - to both, Mr. John Obetz, who signed this > letter, > > and Dr. Fredrich Swann. > > > > Hans-Friedrich Hell > > > > > Mr. Felix Hell > > > > > > Dear Friend: > > > > > > Have you noticed that the AGO is an organization of > > > acronyms? We have the NYACOP (National Young Artists > > > Competition in Organ Performance), NCOI (National > > > Competition in Organ Improvisation), RCYO (Regional > > > Competitions for Young Organists), POEs (Pipe Organ > > > Encounters), TAO (The American Organist), etc. > We also > > > have LYBUNTs. > > > > > > Do you know you're a LYBUNT? A LYBUNT is an > Annual Fund > > > donor who contributed Last Year But > Unfortunately Not > > > This. We're eager to take your name off that list! > > > > > > We hope this is simply an oversight and that you'll > > > respond once again to the Guild's Annual Fund > campaign > > > > > > .... > > > .... > > (snip) > > > > > Sincerely, > > > JOHN OBETZ > > > Councillor for Finance and Development > > > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital > organs & related topics > > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > > List: pipechat@pipechat.org > > Administration: admin@pipechat.org > > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: 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: LYBUNT, SYBUNT From: <lindr@cch.com> Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 12:00:03 -0600             Do a Google, kids, and realize that these acronyms are in use all over = the place. The AGO, hip organization that I never particularly knew it was,= has joined the crowd.   Talk about tasteless--how about the one for the American Symphony Orche= stra League, which has been around a long time.   What I object to is that this may be taken as a slur on the little-know= n 19th-century composer =D8ks=F8 B=F8ggild L=FFbunt, best known for his 7= 3 Organ Symphonies, each of which is an hour longer than the one before it. The= y were scheduled for a back-to-backbreaking-back marathon performance in Halberstadt but got aced out at the last minute by something else.   Bob Lind =      
(back) Subject: Re: St. Louis From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 13:17:39 -0800   >We may be traveling to the St. Louis area in the near future. Are there = any >great pipe organs there, preferably in an LCMS church where we can = worship >on Sunday? My daughter has never heard a pipe organ live (gasp!) even >though she is doing quite well in piano. (we live in rural USA) >Amy Fleming > > >"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   that's funny , I'm spending a week there too in March. so please do tell! any TO as well?   John V  
(back) Subject: Re: St. Louis From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 13:19:20 -0800   >At 07:43 AM 2/9/03 -0600, you wrote: >>We may be traveling to the St. Louis area in the near future. Are there = any >>great pipe organs there, preferably in an LCMS church where we can = worship >>on Sunday? > >I know your question was directed toward liturgal organs, but if you >should by chance be in St. Louis on the first weekend in March, the >local theatre organ chapter has a weekend of programs including >concerts on the St. Louis FOX Theatre organ (4/36 Wurlitzer) and >including a tour of the Wicks organ factory in Highland Ill. More >information is available on their website at: >http://www.sltos.org/ > >Jon Habermaas > Aw shoot and Rats!   i'll be there 3/17 - 3/24   John V  
(back) Subject: Re: Archival copying to a CD From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 13:37:40 -0800   > Of course most CD's are ruined by scratches just like any LP is.   Not quite. The scratches are in the protective layer. The data underneath is intact. There are several machines on the market to repair those scratches, try www.heartlandamerica.com.   Or use a 3 stage polish process made by NOVUS. This product is carried by many tool and electronics distributors.   On a related note - if people complain that their CD PLAYER has started to skip or suddenly stops reading the tracks, ask them where it lives. In a smoky or greasy environment the laser lens often gets dirty and fails to read. A Q tip and some alcohol, or Windex(or similar product) even, when gently brushed on the lens and allowedt otryhas brought many a CD player back to life for me.   Another reason to quit smoking!   John V  
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Hell a LYBUNT? From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 13:47:30 -0500   Marika, Stan and listers:   The AGO letter to Mr. Felix Hell. and to his Father Hans is insulting, unprofessional to say the least. Here is a performer to which AGO degrees, let alone university degrees are absolutely meaningless in measuring Mr. Felix Hell's abilities. IMHO he has already outstriped any need for these in his professional standing with the public that have heard Felix play. Degrees are only necessary for the run of the mill product. This young player could teach a Ph.D a thing or two as a master teacher. A genius doesn't need paper work to prove anything, he is the proof. IMHO a recall is in order for Mr. John Obetz and any other AGO member who decides to take a foolish pot shot at this kind of talent. It is also beyond my comprehension that Felix has been denied any meaniful spots in the National Conventions of 2000, 2002 or 2004. I spanks of jealousy, and small mindedness which I thought the AGO was above doing. Felix should have been a headliner four years ago. He has earned the right, why is he denied, because he is simply one of the best, and they fear him. Why, because side by side comparisons would delustre some of the so called BIG names. Felix is the perfect poster child for the AGO in the 21st Century.   Respectfully,   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Hell a LYBUNT? From: "AJ" <AJ1995@cox.net> Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 10:55:28 -0800   Ron,   Who is your information source that Felix Hell has been denied a performance at the National AGO Convention in 2004? That information has not been made public or, has it?   A. Jacobsen       RonSeverin@aol.com wrote: > > Marika, Stan and listers: > > The AGO letter to Mr. Felix Hell. and to his Father > Hans is insulting, unprofessional to say the least. > Here is a performer to which AGO degrees, let alone > university degrees are absolutely meaningless in measuring > Mr. Felix Hell's abilities. IMHO he has already outstriped > any need for these in his professional standing with > the public that have heard Felix play. Degrees are only > necessary for the run of the mill product. This young > player could teach a Ph.D a thing or two as a master > teacher. A genius doesn't need paper work to prove > anything, he is the proof. IMHO a recall is in order > for Mr. John Obetz and any other AGO member who decides > to take a foolish pot shot at this kind of talent. It > is also beyond my comprehension that Felix has been > denied any meaniful spots in the National Conventions > of 2000, 2002 or 2004. I spanks of jealousy, and small > mindedness which I thought the AGO was above doing. > Felix should have been a headliner four years ago. > He has earned the right, why is he denied, because > he is simply one of the best, and they fear him. > Why, because side by side comparisons would delustre > some of the so called BIG names. Felix is the perfect > poster child for the AGO in the 21st Century. > > Respectfully, > > Ron Severin > > "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: =D8ks=F8 B=F8ggild L=FFbunt (1704-1896) From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 15:47:17 EST   Bob Lind makes mention of the progressively longer symphonies of =D8ks= =F8=20 B=F8ggild L=FFbunt, each of which was an hour longer than the previous one.=20= The=20 First Symphony, 38 hours in length, serves as the "additive constant." Composer/organist =D8ks=F8 B=F8ggild L=FFbunt (1704-1896) was known for=20= two great=20 achievements: the founding of the L=FFbuntorium, the great Scandinavian acad= emy=20 of chewing gum manufacturing, and his home improvement television show,=20 "Better Castles and Fjords," truly a pioneering effort, centuries before=20 television was invented. He is also known for fighting for the right to dry=20 clean an elevators in Belgium, establishing the tradition of having art=20 museums close on Mondays, and making the cheese sandwich the standard unit o= f=20 currency before the introcution of the Euro. As a specialist in lengthy works for organ and ukelele, it is no surpris= e=20 that I have delved into his life and history. The reason his works grew=20 progressively longer and slower over his lifetime was that he didn't want to= =20 exert himself. He suffered from a respiratory ailment, Fieke Asma. Not all of the aforementioned facts have been verified, since they were=20 just fabricated as I typed. But that's the exciting nature of scholarship...  
(back) Subject: Re: St. Louis From: <REEDSTOP@prodigy.net> Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 16:24:03 -0500   RE: Wicks Factory Tour   You can do this at any time, if you call ahead and make arrangements. I did the tour last April, and it was fascinating! I recommend doing this, if you have the time.   Jeff White    
(back) Subject: LYBUNT From: "Stephen Best" <sbest@borg.com> Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 16:31:45 -0500   Actually, it's very easy to deal with. One can just become a LYBUNTON. That's "Last year, but unfortunately not this, or next." Frankly, each time AGO dues go up, we lose folks who can no longer afford membership. The people who set the dues have yet to understand that in economically depressed areas like Central New York, full membership costs many of our organists a full week's pay -- sometimes two. Plus, there are only two churches in a 50 mile radius that pay what would be considered a full time wage. In other words, our members have a hard time affording dues, let alone additional gifts. So -- become a LYBUNTON. You'll find a lot of Central New Yorkers there, except that they will be NLYBUNTONs, as in LYBUNTON preceeded by a "Not."   Steve Best in Utica, NY    
(back) Subject: RE: Felix Hell a LYBUNT? From: "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu> Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 16:44:04 -0500   Ron Severin said of Felix:   > This young player could teach a Ph.D a thing or two as a master > teacher. Felix is the perfect poster child for the AGO in the 21st Century.   Amen.   Although I praised LPs last week, I must confess that I also have a CD juke-box type changer that holds 200 discs. Start it up, and unless interrupted it just plays them successively in rotation. So it's not = always easy to remember all details of what one is hearing.   One day I was struck by a particularly vibrant, imaginative performance of the Prelude and Fugue in D major by Buxtehude. It was more attractive = than any performance I had ever heard before (and certainly any I had ever = played myself). Far from thinking that this dashing, improvisatory, colorful playing violated or superimposed anything foreign upon the composition, I thought that it brought it authentically to life and captured its improvisatory and virtuosic spirit. To hear it is to appreciate why the young Bach walked many miles just to hear Buxtehude, and then went AOL [absent over leave] from his first organ job because he couldn't tear himself away from Lubeck. Who was this masterful player? When I got the = CD back out of the machine, what should it be but the first recording of made by Felix, then just 13.             > -----Original Message----- > From: RonSeverin@aol.com [SMTP:RonSeverin@aol.com] > Sent: Monday, February 10, 2003 1:47 PM > To: pipechat@pipechat.org > Subject: Re: Felix Hell a LYBUNT? > > Marika, Stan and listers: > > The AGO letter to Mr. Felix Hell. and to his Father > Hans is insulting, unprofessional to say the least. > Here is a performer to which AGO degrees, let alone > university degrees are absolutely meaningless in measuring > Mr. Felix Hell's abilities. IMHO he has already outstriped > any need for these in his professional standing with > the public that have heard Felix play. Degrees are only > necessary for the run of the mill product. This young > player could teach a Ph.D a thing or two as a master > teacher. A genius doesn't need paper work to prove > anything, he is the proof. IMHO a recall is in order > for Mr. John Obetz and any other AGO member who decides > to take a foolish pot shot at this kind of talent. It > is also beyond my comprehension that Felix has been > denied any meaniful spots in the National Conventions > of 2000, 2002 or 2004. I spanks of jealousy, and small > mindedness which I thought the AGO was above doing. > Felix should have been a headliner four years ago. > He has earned the right, why is he denied, because > he is simply one of the best, and they fear him. > Why, because side by side comparisons would delustre > some of the so called BIG names. Felix is the perfect > poster child for the AGO in the 21st Century. > > Respectfully, > > Ron Severin > > "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: Archival copying to a CD From: "Ron Yost" <musik@tcsn.net> Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 13:45:52 -0800   Although I tried many brands >and versions of CD's (i.e. computer data storage vs. audio optimized) I >have not been able to tell the difference using my equipment.   That's because there is NO difference. It's marketing hype and B.S., plain and simple. :) Really -large- differences exist among brands of CDR's and recorders, however, and the most expensive isn't always the 'best'.   Try the foil-stick test .. take a bad CDR and scratch the foil with something sharp. I mean really go at it!! You'll be amazed at how easily the foil almost falls-off some brands of discs (name-brands, too). THAT is a real problem, IMHO. Some brands stick tenatiously, but many do not!   If your favorite brand fails this simple test it will quickly erase from your mind the silly notion that CDR's are 'forever'. They aren't, and the industry-hype (100-year life, etc.) is just that. CDR's are VERY VERY fragile!! Possibly THE most fragile recording media every invented, IMHO, save shellac cylinders and discs (tho there are millions of them still around in playable condition. The same will not be said of our CDR's in 100-years-time).   In my view, we may as well resign ourselves to having to transfer our precious recordings every few years to the then currently-available = storage media. There is no $$ incentive in the digital industry to provide = ANYTHING 'permanent' .. it's entirely based on change as the technology 'advances'.   Meanwhile, please please do not destroy your LP's and tapes. Keep your turntables and tape decks .. buy a few spares on eBay to use as parts donors, if need be. :) Most importantly, please don't confuse = convenience with conservation.   Ron Yost .. Proud Ludite!