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Jokes / The ridiculed percussionist
« Last post by Peter Anderson on February 21, 2018, 04:24:59 PM »
A percussionist, tired of being ridiculed by other musicians, decides to change instruments.
He goes into a music shop and says, “I’ll take that red trumpet over there, and that accordian.”
After a pause, the shop owner replies, “OK.   You can have the fire extinguisher but the radiator stays.”
Martin Goetze and Dominic Gwynn started this company in Northamptonshire, but the workshop is now in Nottinghamshire.
This is a link to their web site, with some interesting photos to view, under the heading BLOG:

Even though it sounds like a German firm, it is good to know we have organ builders with this expertise in the UK.

On Friday February 16th, we attended Odiham Parish Church for the funeral of my wife’s cousin.
The delightful village of Odiham is about 10 miles from Basingstoke.     
Every one present commented on the organ.   The expertise of the organist was presumed.  The instrument was installed in 2011 and had its first performance in 2012.
As we know the organ is both the softest and the loudest of all instruments.   What struck those present was the tremendous power of this organ.    Even if you crammed this large church full of hearty singers, they could never drown this organ out.
To find out more about the organ, and see a picture of it, please click this link to open their website in a new window:

Today most churches seem to be disposing of their organs, especially pipe organs, where older ones can be very expensive to maintain (even if you can find the parts and the expertise to fit them), so it was pleasing to find a comparatively modern organ here.

If you click this link, you can open a pdf with more information about the organ:

Odiham Parish Church Organ history

Here's another one from Mark Williams on the EL70 - Valetta.

Jokes / Valentine's day pressies for the wife ...
« Last post by Hugh Wallington on February 18, 2018, 09:33:45 AM »
Bought the wife a new belt and a new bag for Valentine's day. She was totally unimpressed. Can't see what her problem is, she had to admit the hoover works a lot beter now.
Thanks Peter,  Glad to hear you still have the AR100, and you are still keeping the music playing.

Best Regards

Hi Terry

Glad you enjoyed them.

Yes, I still have an AR100 - I keep this downstairs in the lounge. It’s just too heavy to get it upstairs, I know it can come apart for moving, but it looked a bit tricky, unlike the Orla and Technics which split easily. I’m afraid I also bidded successfuly on eBay for £30 for an old Technics U60 organ late one Friday evening when I was rather inebriated. I was quite surprised the following morning to find I had ‘won’ it as I had completely forgotten all about bidding. This one lives in my shed, which is actually quite a nice place to be now!

eBay is a very dangerous place to be late on a Friday evening.

Thanks for listening

Lovely selection Peter and I may add nice videos.  Have you still got an AR100; I didn't see it in your scan of the music  room?

One of my favourite songs by Mr McCartney
‘My Love’  played on Korg PA4X
Jokes / Re: Organ stops at my local church
« Last post by Ian and Bev Harrison on February 08, 2018, 10:33:07 PM »
Hi John,
What a handy set of stops.  Should be fitted to all church organs!

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