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Forum: Beer Tent 12-01-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,097
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Groped by women when performing?

Nice one, Bob! :lol:

Andrew
Forum: Beer Tent 11-27-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 865
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Piper in The Crown Season 4

This reminds me of Lorne Cousin touring with Madonna with a kilt that was down below his knees . . . Lorne no doubt questioned the length of the kilt he was asked to perform in, but in the end, it...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-27-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 880
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Changing birl style

I played the tap and pull for a number of years. It was never quite as fast as it should have been. About 5-6 years into my piping, a judge noticed it at a workshop and recommended that I try a...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-27-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,097
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Groped by women when performing?

Just to be clear, I didn't post the topic in jest. Some guys are fine with such "attention", but others aren't so keen to have hands up their kilts or private parts photographed. I fall into the...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-25-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,097
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Groped by women when performing?

Bagpiper ‘regularly upskirted and groped’ by women at gigs
https://news.stv.tv/entertainment/bagpiper-regularly-upskirted-and-groped-by-women-at-gigs?top

So, fortunately, I've never been groped...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-31-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: BDF AOH to log off?

FWIW, I’ve experienced no issues.

Andrew
Forum: Beer Tent 10-26-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,067
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Goodwill Find

Bagpiper’s Dictionary:
https://bagpipejourney.com/articles/dictionary.shtml

Andrew
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-24-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Cutting The Tip Off Reeds

My worry with a tool like that is that it's very hard to resharpen . . . if it's even sharp enough in the first place to do the job. I have one at work and I'd never use it on reeds, it's not...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-24-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,353
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: The Universe of Bagpipes?

I often wonder how things would go should I kick the bucket. Would my website(s) get updated to reflect my passing? Or would I continue to get email after I'm left this mortal coil?

Unless Oliver...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-22-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Perhaps... the Time... to... Take Part...

Thank you, Michael! :thumb:

Andrew
Forum: Beer Tent 10-21-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,353
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: The Universe of Bagpipes?

Sadly, Oliver passed away on October 20, last year.

Here's one of a few memorials online:
https://www.fhwsolutions.com/fhws/templates/render/print.cfm?obit_id=92822

Andrew
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-20-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Reed advice

Where there's a will, there's a way. Instructors are super important. Practice chanters are relatively quiet and, generally, that's where most of the work gets done with instructors. An apartment...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-16-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,115
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Holding PC aloft?

LOL! :lol: What? You didn't like my advice to glue drone tops in place once you achieve perfect tuning?

Regardless, life goal complete. I can draw my last breath in peace now.

Andrew

p.s....
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-15-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,115
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Holding PC aloft?

It's actually far better to play a PC while it's supported in some fashion. There are fingering changes where a practice chanter should actually drop or slip if done correctly—unless holding a PC out...
Forum: Forum Related 10-15-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: 'Like' button

Mike Greene will have to answer this one. I also would like to have a "Like" button.

As far as I know, it's not a feature in the version of the forum software that we are currently running here....
Forum: Beer Tent 09-29-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,374
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: First Exposure to Piping/Drumming

My first remembered exposure to bagpipes was my grandfather pulling out bagpipes and playing them in the house at large family holiday gatherings when I was a child. He didn't do it all the time and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-29-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Hemping Basics - Securing when done

Yep, basically a half hitch with the wood of the joint in the middle of the loop.

Andrew
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-28-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Hemping Basics - Securing when done

If you are using unwaxed hemp—I personally don’t—then you have to tie off. Waxed hemp, generally, you can get by without doing so.

Andrew
Forum: Forum Related 09-28-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Time zone?

As a moderator, the time stamp does come in handy on occasion. If anything, to properly gauge our response time.

Andrew
Forum: Forum Related 09-28-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Time zone?

Mike just said:
"At some point (soon) I'll get the server sync'd up with a reliable NTP source, for now we're operating in the future....."

The server timestamp is off. Mike will fix it soon. I...
Forum: Forum Related 09-28-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Account name change

Account changed to "idlepipes" by Mike Greene, the admin. :thumb:

Andrew
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-25-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,765
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Bagpipe prices c1950

Jealous... :)

Andrew
Forum: Beer Tent 09-24-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,422
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Wrong-footed

If anyone wishes to reference Heatherbelle's 2016 discussion, it's here:
http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/showthread.php?t=162113

Andrew
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-23-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,161
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: The Most Basic Beginner Topic: The Scale

Beware using the words "poor" or "incorrect"—though they will apply to fingerings that yield a truly poor sounding note.

Some of us play the "piobaireachd" High-A (F finger down) as a matter of...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-23-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 864
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Do you swab your drones? (Poll)

"Swap" autocorrect fixed in subject line to "swab"! :lol:

Andrew
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