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Forum: Beer Tent 10-05-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,221
Posted By Linz
Re: Takeaway tips from botched gigs?

Find out everything you can about the setting where you'll be playing, and don't forget that altitude may play a part.
Did a funeral years ago in a town on the other side of the mountains from...
Forum: Competing Pipers 09-06-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By Linz
Re: Competition Breakdown

About 3 years ago, competing with Jack Lee as my judge, my throat suddenly went dry, and it was stop piping or barf. I stopped... Jack was kind enough to ask if I wanted to continue for comments, but...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-21-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,413
Posted By Linz
Re: Scottish Power - aluminium foil?

Had it on Saturday. That was the only day I could watch, and I remember them talking about it.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-21-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,413
Posted By Linz
Re: Scottish Power - aluminium foil?

Look at their pipes in front of the blowpipe stock, and around the chanter stock. See that shiny looking stuff? That's the mylar they wrapped over their chanter stocks to reflect the sun and heat, to...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-13-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,438
Posted By Linz
Re: Head shakers

A number of years ago, my instructor and I were practicing in a parking lot at the local Senior Center. It was on a Sunday when nobody was there. We were playing along, when out of nowhere, this...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-14-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,077
Posted By Linz
Re: Kilt Sizing

Maybe you could take a picture of the kilt in question, with yardstick in place, and have the maker explain why he says it's measured wrong? Picture worth a thousand etc... At least it would get you...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-28-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,795
Posted By Linz
Re: Taps on pipes?

Couple of weeks ago, I piped a funeral at the local National Cemetery. The Sailor that was supposed to do Taps had a digital bugle, which failed just before she used it. The Cemetery Rep got on his...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-20-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,226
Posted By Linz
Re: Thick People

I piped my Ex-husband's funeral a few weeks ago. Ok, so I didn't actually GO to the service, I played on my front porch. And after I played Amazing Grace, I added a tune for me... "At Long Last..." ...
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 03-18-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,715
Posted By Linz
Re: What the bartender misunderstood

But which one of you got her phone number? :woot:
Forum: Beer Tent 02-11-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,636
Posted By Linz
Re: Another Odd Duck Music Question...

Any time I DON'T have pipe music floating in my head when I wake up, is a sign I haven't been practicing as much as I should...
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 01-10-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,732
Posted By Linz
Re: Piping in the Park

I used to live pretty rural. Was playing at an abandoned cemetery way out in the country a few years ago. Not a soul in sight. Played a couple of tunes, then Hubby started laughing. Turned around,...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-13-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,579
Posted By Linz
Re: A real bitey blower

I wanted a ReedWrangler mouthpiece, but couldn't afford one. So I put a piece of 1/2 in plastic irrigation tubing over the end of the mouthpiece. I still chew on it, but I can't bite through it, and...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-13-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,019
Posted By Linz
Re: military etiquette?

Yes. Our Military has a different attitude toward the Flag than other countries, UK, Germany, wherever. We regard the Flag as a living entity, to be treated with respect and honor, so saluting the...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-11-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,173
Posted By Linz
Re: When The Battle's Over-0600

Played "Battles O'er" on my front porch at Noon. Figured it was 0600 somewhere... Soon as I cut off, I heard a rumble, and looked up. There was a flight of four Army Cobras flying overhead. It was...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-10-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,173
Posted By Linz
Re: When The Battle's Over-0600

I'll be playing on my front porch. I live in Oregon, but I'll be playing at 6 am Hawaii time. I have good neighbors, and I want them to stay that way...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-02-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,274
Posted By Linz
Forum: Beer Tent 09-04-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,294
Posted By Linz
Re: New to forum, introduction.

Oh, boy! Are you in for a treat! The Wicked Tinkers are about the best band out there! I've been a fan since 2000...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-03-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,315
Posted By Linz
Re: Ready for 1st Band Performance???

"Hoping my military days many years ago makes the transition to marching somewhat easier. "

That's what I thought, too. 22 years Army, marching should be a snap, right? Um, not quite. Bands march...
Forum: Adult Pipers 09-02-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,866
Posted By Linz
Re: Cold weather playing

One of my instructors accepted a gig for a wedding. It was to be held at a ski resort at Mammoth Mountain, CA. He got there, tuned up and then was told, no, not in the Lodge, at the cafe at the top...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-31-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,315
Posted By Linz
Re: Ready for 1st Band Performance???

Just remember, if you plug the chanter and are only playing drones, your cutoff times aren't gonna be the same. Your drones will linger on as you try frantically to stop the damn things from hooting,...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-18-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By Linz
Re: How Many Pipers in the World?

My brother. He has a set of silver and ivory pipes he bought from a piper back in the 70's, because he liked the guys kilt... I don't know the maker. He doesn't play, doesn't want to play, doesn't...
Forum: Pipe Bands 06-29-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,560
Posted By Linz
Re: Transition to the Worlds

Yup! Rained both days...
Forum: Pipe Bands 06-20-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,560
Posted By Linz
Re: Transition to the Worlds

Agree with what was said about moisture control and humidity. Our band competed last year, and we got there about 10 days prior to the Worlds. We also competed at North Berwick and Bridge of Allan,...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-11-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,758
Posted By Linz
Re: International travel with Technopipes

Only time I ever had a problem was right after 911. Had them in the pipe case with my GHBs, shuttle pipes, and a couple of practice chanters. Too many tubes and too much wire for the screeners to...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-08-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,451
Posted By Linz
Re: Where to Look, and When for a "good deal"

The pipes were confiscated from the buyer, and returned to the bandmember. As the buyer worked for the pawnshop in question, I'm sure they worked something out between themselves... :whistle:
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