PipeChat Digest #5248 - Saturday, April 2, 2005
 
Hammond-Suzuki
  by <Justinhartz@aol.com>
Re: [Theatreorgans-L] Four-manual WurliTzers (Chicago Theatre)
  by "nelson denton" <ndenton@cogeco.ca>
Re: [Theatreorgans-L] Four-manual WurliTzers (Chicago Theatre)
  by "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org>
Re: whom would you choose?
  by <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com>
Re: [Theatreorgans-L] Four-manual WurliTzers (Chicago Theatre)
  by "nelson denton" <ndenton@cogeco.ca>
"restored" A-S
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net>
 

(back) Subject: Hammond-Suzuki From: <Justinhartz@aol.com> Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 22:07:18 EST   I'm forwarding this from the Hammond Organ list 4/1/2005       (From Business Day)--   In a surprise announcement yesterday, The venerable Hammond Organ Company, =   dba Hammond-Suzuki, gave way to considerable pressure from keyboard = players and industry professionals worldwide and vowed to bring back the classic "Hammond Tonewheel System." This system was the basis for the design of hundreds of thousand of classic Hammond Organs for many years, including the famous B-3 organ, which, to this day, enjoys tremendous popularity in the industry.   Long considered to be too expensive to redevelop and a technology that has =   been supplanted by the ubiquitous computer chips that power everything = from blenders to passenger jets, tonewheels are still in relatively high demand =   by aficionados, churches, and studios. Recent sales of Hammond-Suzuki's digitally-powered "New B-3" have met projections so far, but a = spokeswoman for the company said recently, "It's a question of pride with us. We will go the extra mile to bring back this very popular system for our fans, no matter what it costs."   Cost estimates were not available at press time, but several experts in = the electronic organ world have said off the record that such an organ might cost upwards of $100,000, making it a product with a very narrow marketing =   niche.         Before you go out at purchase one, ask yourself "What is today's date?" :)  
(back) Subject: Re: [Theatreorgans-L] Four-manual WurliTzers (Chicago Theatre) From: "nelson denton" <ndenton@cogeco.ca> Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 22:44:29 -0500   That's really sad. The organ is now going the same way the Daily News did.   There is room for it in Hamilton's new Canadian Music Hall of Fame's = threare which is under construction at the waterfront. I'm sure I can get my brother-in-law Bob Young to pay for the rebuild and installation. My 3-10 Wurli wasn't quite big enough as it stands.   Nelson      
(back) Subject: Re: [Theatreorgans-L] Four-manual WurliTzers (Chicago Theatre) From: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2005 22:20:36 -0600   Nelson, Thanks...I'll see if I can't get Dr. Cabeza Muerta to put in a good word for you. Believe it or not...I got some serious bites today...one from a Chicago area friend of mine who should have known better...the references to the WBKB TV station and Daily News were suppose to be obvious April FOOLS clues....the station call letters were the stations original ones before they disappeared from the airwaves after the ABC-Paramount merger when the =   company bought the Prairie Farmer magazine and WLS radio...gaining the call letters for the = TV station as well. We had our fun anyway. btw WLS TV kept me off the street for twenty years =   until I could find a way to get paid regularly without having to go to work..   regards,   Jon         At 09:44 PM 4/1/05, you wrote:   >That's really sad. The organ is now going the same way the Daily News = did. > >There is room for it in Hamilton's new Canadian Music Hall of Fame's >threare which is under construction at the waterfront. >I'm sure I can get my brother-in-law Bob Young to pay for the rebuild and =   >installation. My 3-10 Wurli wasn't quite big enough as it stands. > >Nelson > > > >****************************************************************** >"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 >List-Subscribe: <mailto:pipechat-on@pipechat.org> >List-Digest: <mailto:pipechat-digest@pipechat.org> >List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:pipechat-off@pipechat.org> > > > > > >SPAM: ------------------------ Spamnix Spam Report = ------------------------- >SPAM: Spamnix identified this message as spam. This report shows which >SPAM: rules matched the message and how many points each rule = contributed. >SPAM: >SPAM: Content analysis details: (93.40 hits, 5 required) >SPAM: REFERENCES (-6.6 points) Has a valid-looking References = header >SPAM: SUBJ_REJECTED (100.0 points)Subject: is on Reject list >SPAM: [re: [theatreorgans-l] four-manual wurlitzers] >SPAM: [(chicago theatre) matches hi] >SPAM: >SPAM: Spam level: >**************************************************************************= ******************* >SPAM: --------------------- End of Spamnix Spam Report = --------------------- >  
(back) Subject: Re: whom would you choose? From: <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com> Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 00:01:58 EST   Hi, Y'all! I've thought a lot about this for many years. I've come to conclusion that = if we are reaching out to the non-organist, the person-in-the-pew, we = probably need to engage one of the organists with a "big" connection, such as Fred = or Olivier. There are plenty of fabulous organists on the "A list" who are compelling after the audience is there, but if we're trying to get them in = the door, then we need a hook. My list of organists to sponsor in concert always will include Olivier Latry Vincent Dubois (you must hear him, he's incredible) Todd Wilson David Higgs Also, an organist who is always wonderful is Andrew Risinger. He came in second the year Doug Cleveland won the National; and he always, always, = always delivers an incredible performance. My other favorite young organist is Olivier Houette from Paris. He and Vincent will be at our POE this summer to teach and to perform. They are = two of the top young organists in the world now. Yours, Darryl by the Sea Nashville, TN  
(back) Subject: Re: [Theatreorgans-L] Four-manual WurliTzers (Chicago Theatre) From: "nelson denton" <ndenton@cogeco.ca> Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 00:02:55 -0500   LOL! "Bob Young" from Hamilton really is my brother in law. However he is = not the same "Billionaire" Bob Young of Linux/Red Hat software fame.   The Music Hall of Fame is a strong possibility here. We just need Celine = and Shannia's ok
(back) Subject: "restored" A-S From: "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 00:43:52 -0600   The April 1st dateline was the giveaway--but as a native Hoosier, I knew there was no such town as Shelbyrn which aroused my suspicions before I = ever got to the specs!   Dennis Steckley Lover of Cats, Pipe Organs & 1940-65 Sewing Machines