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Forum: Music 02-18-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By milwiron
Re: Grey's Anatomy Solo Piper Tune?

The wife likes the tune, nuff said about that.

I never saw the show before, can't imagine how it's been on for 15 seasons and yet they cancelled Firefly. :confused: :wink:
Forum: Music 02-16-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By milwiron
Grey's Anatomy Solo Piper Tune?

My wife accidentally caught the end of Grey's Anatomy this week, season 15 episode 13, and saw a solo "piper" near the end of the show playing a slow air. Did anyone happen to see the show and know...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-13-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,408
Posted By milwiron
Re: Your own funeral

No pipes, my play list is hard rock and heavy metal with a few southern rock oldies from long ago. :thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 08-31-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,041
Posted By milwiron
Re: What happened at McCain's memorial service

You saw my little winking emoji right?
Forum: Beer Tent 08-31-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,041
Posted By milwiron
Re: What happened at McCain's memorial service

El Gaitero, do you still have that reed? As I get older my reed requirements are changing. I play somewhere between a feeble and a medium feeble reed. :thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 08-31-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,041
Posted By milwiron
Re: What happened at McCain's memorial service

Lowering expectations and awarding participation trophies would solve all of this.

I don't know why but I'm gonna go practice. Carry on.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-31-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,041
Posted By milwiron
Re: What happened at McCain's memorial service

$395 and another $28 for chevrons on Ebay. :(
Forum: Beer Tent 08-31-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,041
Posted By milwiron
Re: What happened at McCain's memorial service

If you guys accept that performance on the world stage in front of millions of viewers as simply a "bad day" what would you consider a really good day? Half as many errors and problems?

If we...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-31-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,041
Posted By milwiron
Re: What happened at McCain's memorial service

New piper and scared to death. Should have said "No but I'll help you find a qualified piper."
Forum: Music 08-15-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By milwiron
Re: Tune name?

That's it, thank you.
Forum: Music 08-14-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By milwiron
Tune name?

Can anyone tell me the name of the tune played at the end of this video tutorial- https://www.bagpipe-tutorials.com/lord-macdonald.html
It comes in at 4:46.
I'm drawing a blank, thanks much.
Forum: Music 07-24-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By milwiron
Re: The Mist Covered Mountains of Home

I don't think you can go wrong playing it like Sandy Jones and USAF Pipe Band.
Forum: Music 07-23-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,759
Posted By milwiron
Re: 6/8 Jig Composition: Thoughts?

Agreed, it works nicely.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-11-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,382
Posted By milwiron
Re: Garolite bodied drone reeds expand when wet?

I would agree. The reed I checked is younger, 7 or 8 years old. There very well could have been a material change.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-11-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,382
Posted By milwiron
Garolite bodied drone reeds expand when wet?

This was posted under another topic reffering to Canning drone reeds but I think it deserves its own thread-

"A major diff is one uses a body material that can swell with moisture...leads to too...
Forum: Music 05-31-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,216
Posted By milwiron
Re: Wasted Journey

Mary-Ann's post is over 12 years old????
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-25-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,164
Posted By milwiron
Re: My personal experience with Blackwood pipes (had no choice but to attach it)

Hi Michael, learning how to set up your pipes will go a long ways towards achieving the sound you're looking for. There are lots of good (some bad) spoken tutorials on YouTube to help.
Forum: Beer Tent 05-01-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By milwiron
Re: Unusual bag/cord covers?

I made a cover with skulls printed on the material. It comes out only for bar gigs on Halloween.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-27-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By milwiron
Re: Cannings! Thanks everyone

I started playing in the mid '80s. What I want my pipes to sound like honestly hasn't changed in all this time. How I fine tune and zero in on that sound has definitely gotten better, both with my...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-27-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By milwiron
Re: Cannings! Thanks everyone

I play Canning's in my tenors, love 'em.

Both the regular and inverted poly bass reeds sound fantastic in my pipes with beautiful harmonics... but they're too touchy for daily use. Lord knows I've...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-27-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,756
Posted By milwiron
Re: 'Life' of orange indicating gels?

Both industries with wonderful track records in environmental and consumer safety. In perspective lead paint, asbestos, and DDT were great commercial products. :thumb:

I see no reason not to use...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-27-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,473
Posted By milwiron
Re: Londonderry Air?

I figured the Free Bird reference would be a clue that I was kidding.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-27-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,473
Posted By milwiron
Re: Londonderry Air?

I think it's an absolutely beautiful tune.
Playing it on bagpipes ruins it for me, the high note verses are fingernails on a chalkboard.

If you like it, play it. I choose not to. Maybe if you...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-27-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,756
Posted By milwiron
Re: 'Life' of orange indicating gels?

No, but it may contain Methyl Violet. Choose your poison... or mutagen.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-26-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,756
Posted By milwiron
Re: 'Life' of orange indicating gels?

Yup, it is safer to use White non-indicating beads if you're prone to lots of handling and skin contact or breathing in dust. White beads are also cheaper. Get a cheap gram scale to figure out when...
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