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Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 10:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,255
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Forum activity levels

As a moderator here for 17 years, I can say that often edits are innocuous. A typo correction, the accidental use of a word that is a slur in a different country, an information update at the request...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-04-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,255
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Forum activity levels

Controversy breeds discussion and activity, why do you think that magazine commentaries are sometimes so abrasive? It’s get people’s bloods to boil and it’s “to the keyboard” in response!

Maybe we...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-03-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,255
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Forum activity levels

Colin, one serious regret I have here is when some idiot tried to tell you that you were wrong when you were right. I read what he wrote and was thinking, “No, no, no! Do you have any clue who you...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-02-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,255
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Forum activity levels

There's something to be said for a traditional online forum:
- Posts are organized into forums with related topics;
- Posts moderated to remove/prevent conflicts;
- Searching for old posts is...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-23-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By Andrew Lenz
I don't know to laugh or be offended...

With the archangels’ trumpets missing, God books SFU’s bagpipers to summon the Apocalypse...
Forum: Forum Related 11-14-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: No Alerts of Forum PMs to Members E-mail

I haven't been getting my moderator alerts either.

The emailing was switched over some weeks ago to a new system and there are definitely some issues. Our admin, Mike Greene, is aware of the...
Forum: Music 11-06-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: 4 Scots flash mob tunes

Nicely played and nice video production too.

Before "flash mobs" were popular, our band would pop up in public places unannounced and perform. Mostly we'd do it to promote an upcoming local...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-05-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,494
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Balancing chanter

Some of this may be helpful too:

Bagpipe Chanter Reed Basics
https://www.bagpipejourney.com/articles/chanterreed.shtml

Carving Bagpipe Chanters...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-25-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Name that tune!

Someone emailed me for help naming this tune. Any ideas?

https://youtu.be/aLXUCW5US6s

Thanks,
Andrew
Forum: Beer Tent 10-19-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 920
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Security Tracking Devices

One way to help keep a transponder of any sort charged would be to add a small solar panel charger to your pipe case and run the wire into your case to the hidden transponder. Now, the trick is that...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-11-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Stolen smallpipes in Tucson, AZ

Any photos available?

Andrew
Forum: Beer Tent 10-09-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,701
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Takeaway tips from botched gigs?

Two.

1) If things go off the rails, just roll with the changes.
At a funeral, I specifically told the organizer to have someone cue me when to play since I wasn't familiar with the program. I was...
Forum: In Memoriam 10-03-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Andrew Soutar

Thanks for sharing.

His son has been running their bagpipe business:
http://www.soutarbagpipes.com

To quote from an older version of their website:
"Our aim is to provide quality products for...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-30-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,634
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Dale Jackson's new synthetic chanter reed

That wasn't the case. To quote from Harley's (now-removed) post:
"I know someone is going to bite my arse, again, for asking for a file to be posted by the non-composer but I hope you get it done...
Forum: Competing Pipers 09-27-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Do results transfer between PBAs?

What Stuart said.

Andrew
(Former Executive Secretary for WUSBPA.)
Forum: Beer Tent 09-24-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,957
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Paid not to play!

... the extra groom got paid to go home.

Andrew
Forum: Beer Tent 09-19-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,729
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: eBay Scammer, BEWARE - Henderson pipes

Set up an account. Legitimately sell a few items. Get positive reviews. Illegitimately list a high ticket item using photos from someone else's posting. Get paid. Say item has shipped. Delay, delay,...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-17-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,957
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Paid not to play!

Fast and Furious movie chiefs paid Edinburgh street pipers £8,000 not to play during filming
https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/4727070/fast-and-furious-edinburgh-piper-movie-filming/

Hmmm. I...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-15-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,117
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Gordon Walker

This tale is a good reminder that we all need to be vigilant and not be too trusting when minors are involved. I recall a story from decades ago of a well-known—now deceased—piper staying as a guest...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-05-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Outlander tartans

That’s what I was thinking!

If they own the rights to the tartan and wannabe Claires want it . . . $$$.

Oh, and nice post, Mr. Cook. I’m sorry that I missed you at Pleasanton.

Andrew
Forum: Competition Results 09-02-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Pleasanton Band Results?

Anyone have the Pleasanton band results from this past weekend?

Thanks,
Andrew
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-24-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,708
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: eBay says Lawrie, what say you?

For those claiming G&C, why? I don't disagree with you, but I'm always after the identifying characteristics.

Andrew
Forum: Beer Tent 08-20-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 872
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: STOLEN: Strathmore model 2a & extras, in JFK airport terminal

The link is correct, but you may need to be logged in and/or friends with Kayla for it to work.

Here's the quote from her FB page:
"All: keep a lookout around JFK airport and the surrounding...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-19-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,531
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Logistics and Politics of the RSPBA

It's also Great HIGHLAND Bagpipes. That's Scottish Highlands, the home of the instrument. It's natural that the Worlds would be there. Granted, if they wanted it to be more of an "international...
Forum: Forum Related 08-08-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 825
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Editing a post

We've had users abuse the edit function. A user kicks off a thread then goes back and either changes the entire meaning of the post and/or edits out all the text altogether . . . like a member claim...
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