PipeChat Digest #4388 - Thursday, March 25, 2004
Re: Jackson, Mississippi
  by "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com>
Re: A pittiful joke
  by <ContraReed@aol.com>
Blind Organists
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net>
Re: A pittiful joke
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Nicky Nacky Noo
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
the moon
  by "james nerstheimer" <enigma1685@hotmail.com>
Drawknobs on great?
  by "Charles Peery" <cepeery@earthlink.net>

(back) Subject: Re: Jackson, Mississippi From: "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 22:11:15 -0500   YES I AM -- one of the original and longest subscribed members....   Tom Hoehn, Organist Roaring 20's Pizza & Pipes, Ellenton, FL (substitute - 4/42 Wurlitzer) First United Methodist Church, Clearwater, FL (4/9?- = Rodgers/Ruffati/Wicks) Manasota/OATOS/HiloBay/CIC-ATOS/VotS-ATOS/DTOS http://theatreorgans.com/tomhoehn=20 ----- Original Message -----=20 From: T.Desiree' Hines=20 To: PipeChat=20 Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2004 3:51 PM Subject: RE: Jackson, Mississippi     Tom, are you on the Rodgers users site?   =20     From Desiree'=20 T. Desiree' Hines Chicago, IL 60649 http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Finance Tax Center - File online. File on time.    
(back) Subject: Re: A pittiful joke From: <ContraReed@aol.com> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 22:26:00 EST   In a message dated 3/22/04 10:52:57 AM Eastern Standard Time,=20 mark.turnbull@bbc.co.uk writes:   << I am in desperate need of some funnies associated with the church, or church musicians. >>   JOKES THAT CAN BE TOLD IN CHURCH   =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 whispered to her mother, "Why is the bride dressed in =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 white?" Because white is the color of happiness, and =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 today is the happiest day of her life." The child =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 thought about this for a moment, then said, =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 "So why is the groom wearing black?"   =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 # # # # # # # # # # #   =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 A little girl, dressed in her Sunday best, was running =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 as fast as she could, trying not to be late for Bible =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 class. As she ran she prayed, "Dear Lord, please don't =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 let me be late! Dear Lord, please don't let me be =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 late!" While she was running and praying, she tripped =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 on a curb and fell, getting her clothes dirty and =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 tearing her dress. She got up, brushed herself off, =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 and started running again. As she ran she once again =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 began to pray, "Dear Lord, please don't let me be =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 late...But please don't shove me either !"   =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 # # # # # # # # # # # # # # #   =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Three boys are in the schoolyard bragging about their =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 fathers. The first boy says, "My Dad scribbles a few =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 words on a piece of paper, he calls it a poem, they =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 give him $50." =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 The second boy says, "That's nothing. My Dad scribbles a few= words on a piece of paper, he calls it a song,they give him $100." =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 The third boy says, "I got you both beat. My Dad =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 a sermon. And it takes 8 people to collect all the =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 money !"   =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 # # # # # # # # # # # # # #   =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 An elderly woman died last month. Having never =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 married, she requested no male pallbearers. In her =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 handwritten instructions for her memorial service, she =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 wrote, "They wouldn't take me out while I was alive, I =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 don't want them to take me out when I'm dead.   =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 # # # # # # # # # # # # # #   =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 A police recruit was asked during the exam, "What =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 would you do if you had to arrest your own mother ?" He said= , "Call for backup."   =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 # # # # # # # # # # # # # #   =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 A Sunday School teacher asked her class why Joseph =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 and Mary took Jesus with them to Jerusalem. A small =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 child replied: "They couldn't get a baby sitter."   =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 # # # # # # # # # # # # # #   =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Commandments with her five & six year olds. After =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 explaining the commandment to "honor thy father and =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 thy mother," she asked "Is there a commandment that =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 teaches us how to treat our brothers & sisters ?" =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Without missing a beat one little boy answered, "Thou =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 shall not kill."   =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 # # # # # # # # # # # # #   =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 At Sunday School they were teaching how God created =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 everything, including human beings. Little Johnny =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 seemed especially intent when they told him how Eve =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 was created out of one of Adam's ribs. Later in the =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 week his mother noticed him lying down as though he =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 were ill, & said, "Johnny, what is the matter ?" =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Little Johnny responded, "I have pain in my side. I =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 think I'm going to have a wife."  
(back) Subject: Blind Organists From: "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 21:51:34 -0600   Don't know how much if anything she wrote specifically for organ, but = Fanny Crosby was a blind organist, and worked at it professionally, in addition = to her voluminous hymn writing. Incidentally, before you write off her abilities, know that she deliberately wrote for a popular market, and even published one book of more serious poetry.   Dennis Steckley & A Six-Pack of Cats    
(back) Subject: Re: A pittiful joke From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 20:12:54 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   There is a splendid true story of a village vicar in Norfolk, UK, who was quite eccentric.   A local couple, of little education and some deferment, brought their new child to be baptised. The vicar held the baby in his arms, and bellowed, "Name this child!"   The father of the baby, being rather nervous, said very sofftly, "It's Lucy, Sir."   "Lucifer! Lucifer!" Cried the vicar, "What a preposterous and evil name for a child. I shall call him George!"   So somewhere, in Norfolk, a small girl answered to the name of George!!   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK     PS: If Mark Turnbull wishes to contact me privately, I have literally dozens of funny organ/organist/church related stories; many of which are clean enough for use in church. A few, I have to say, are definitely not!!       __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Finance Tax Center - File online. File on time. http://taxes.yahoo.com/filing.html  
(back) Subject: Nicky Nacky Noo From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 20:37:34 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   The organ I play has always had a few tiny rough edges in the voicing department; some of which have been rectified over the years, and some which I have put right myself. Trouble is, the voicing is entirely open foot on very light pressure, and a few of the windways were either too wide or too narrow by a hair's breadth, resulting in irregularity across the compass. For some strange reason, the bottom octave of the 4ft Koppel Flute barely spoke at all, and this state of affairs continued until the day I rove out all the Posotive pipework and "got to work" on the offending pipes....they now speak OK.   Recently, I carried out a tiny bit of fine flue adjustment on a few odd notes, which has improved the finish of the voicing no end, but just a handful or so still need looking at on a long ladder.   However, as work is required to the winding of the organ, and a general clean and action overhaul might be expedient at the same time, I have been inviting tenders.   Imagine my disbelief, when an elderly (and respected) tonal man sat at the console.   "Just listen to that 4ft Flute (the Koppel Flute). It has influenza!"   (There is a very slight and attractive chiff)   "The bottom octave of the 8ft Open (Principal actually) is slow (it's conducted off to the case). You know why? It lacks nicking, and that cut up is far too low!"   He went on, as my eyes widened.......   "That 4 rank Mixture is far too bright!"   (Tin...open foot....what did he expect?)   "You'd never find a Mixture like that on a Harrison & Harrison!"   In fact, the only thing he was right about, were the few odd notes of the Great which are a tad soft or loud as the case may be.   Some people just don't understand do they?   What would YOU say to someone like that?   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK         __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Finance Tax Center - File online. File on time. http://taxes.yahoo.com/filing.html  
(back) Subject: the moon From: "james nerstheimer" <enigma1685@hotmail.com> Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 01:38:18 -0600   Wrote Glenda,   >And my ax-murderer mystery date from a few years ago when I actually played recitals showed up out of the blue today - what phase is the moon in?<   It is currently waxing crescent, four days old in the sign of Taurus. = Pluto went station retrograde today which might have more to do with it. :^)   your local astrology buff, jim   O):^)   _________________________________________________________________ Is your PC infected? Get a FREE online computer virus scan from McAfee=AE Security. http://clinic.mcafee.com/clinic/ibuy/campaign.asp?cid=3D3963    
(back) Subject: Drawknobs on great? From: "Charles Peery" <cepeery@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 04:52:16 -0500   Dear listers,   In the last few days I was getting to know a lovely Schantz three-manual, drawknobs at the sides. While there was a normal row of coupler rocker tabs dead ahead as usual, there were several drawknobs on the Great which I didn't understand. They said, to the best of my recollection:   Great II to Choir Great II to Swell   At first I thought they functioned as couplers, but the stops didn't transfer, at least the ones I tried. Then again, there's that roman numeral 2 to be accounted for. No other drawknobs had a II on them, so it wasn't as if it was saying that only certain marked stops would transfer.   I know I'm being incredibly ignorant in front of everyone, but I don't know what these were for.   Thanks,   Chuck Peery Cincinnati