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Forum: In Memoriam 08-12-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By John S. Foley
Re: Glen Campbell, piper

He was also a member of the loose-knit group of studio musicians referred to as "The Wrecking Crew".

Forum: Trading Post Archive 07-21-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 141
Posted By John S. Foley
FS: Gibson Poly Band Chanter, c2001 - $75

Gibson poly band chanter, approximately 2001. No carving, or tapping. Unplayed/minimally played. It's been around awhile, so there might be what some might consider minor scuffing. It won't...
Forum: In Memoriam 03-01-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,209
Posted By John S. Foley
Re: Charlie Ford Passes at 91

I used to buy things from Charlie when I was much younger(probably early '80's. I started piping again decades later and was surprised that he was still around. The last time I saw him was soon...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-25-2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,798
Posted By John S. Foley
Re: Do you suffer from BAS ?

Oh!...I thought you meant "bad attitude syndrome". I definitely have that.
Forum: Beer Tent 02-22-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,639
Posted By John S. Foley
Re: The wierdest sporran

That one should be worn by Pasadena Scots at the DooDah Parade. (Or maybe it HAS been.)
Forum: Beer Tent 02-09-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,064
Posted By John S. Foley
Re: In case you didn't know...

I bought my Pakistani's directly from Mickie at NAMM several years before he sold the business. I must say they were far from the pipes he said he had seen "made in Pakistan and stamped with Scottish...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 01-14-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,991
Posted By John S. Foley
Re: Is it safe to counterbore my Delrin Dunbar PC?

I started getting bugged once that my dry and hardened fingers couldn't feel the holes as easy as I would have liked...so I put those old style reinforcing rings around the holes...the kind you use...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-18-2008, 12:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,236
Posted By John S. Foley
Re: O come, all ye faithfull..

Oh...I thought that was "Gold Bros." ;-}
Forum: Beer Tent 12-03-2008, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By John S. Foley
Re: Toronto Piping Hangouts this weekend (12/6)

No GHB, but McVeigh's is a pretty good place for Irish/Maritimes type music...and I wouldn't call it a sports bar.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-10-2008, 03:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,379
Posted By John S. Foley
Re: Mc - Mac controversy

Oh...I thought it was a typo and should have been "PC-Mac Controversy" (No, not really. I may be an omadhaun, but I'm not an idjit)
Forum: In Memoriam 11-07-2008, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,591
Posted By John S. Foley
Re: Remember Bob Dunsire

I myself wouldn't mind if Alison and Liz popped in every once in awhile and gave us updates on what's happening in their lives. Bob used to do that for us when he was able, and I always found it...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-31-2008, 10:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,180
Posted By John S. Foley
Re: rules for what is worn under the kilt.

OK, Jim...You win! :) I think that I might have some of those tartan knickers too...but I think mine are Pakistani. ;-}

Forum: Beer Tent 10-29-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,180
Posted By John S. Foley
Re: rules for what is worn under the kilt.

Two comments: One, those of you that were at the Seaside Games in Ventura know what I mean when I say ..."Thank God that most folks wore "something" under their kilts." I saw a lot of things I...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-21-2008, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 922
Posted By John S. Foley
Re: Disneyland . . . again

Geez Louise! You must have had incredibly unfortunate timing because last year it hardly rained at all...and when it did it wasn't much of a rain.

Kind of reminds me of Jack Handey's "Disneyland"...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-14-2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 803
Posted By John S. Foley
Re: Interersting Place to Shop

Yup. Funny how things like that happen. When I was in college our class group was identified as "Gamma" (We were the third group of students in the particular programme...Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and so...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-23-2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,459
Posted By John S. Foley
Re: Cane practice chanter reed help

I'm with Roger. I use a Dunbar long PC, and it generally soaks my plastic reeds to the point that the bindings get mushy and the reed won't play any more(until it dries out). And I have to shake out...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-09-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,165
Posted By John S. Foley
Re: Bagpipes, a chick magnet ?

Don, I don't even know why you asked this question. :) You're already dangerous enough as a postal carrier. Everybody knows the postman is right at the top of the list as babe magnet. And then, with...
Forum: General Dance Discussion 09-01-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 417
Posted By John S. Foley
Forum: In Memoriam 09-01-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 790
Posted By John S. Foley
John Murray - Irish Dance in Southern Cal

From Terrance Anderson, Irish Fair Foundation: "John Murray, a great person and supporter of the Irish, especially Irish Dance and Irish Fair and Rose of Tralee programs, passed away on August 29,...
Forum: Soda Shoppe 08-08-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,070
Posted By John S. Foley
Re: bagpipes from pakistan

My own experience with Pakistani bagpipes,(since I own two sets) is that you have to really enjoy giving yourself discomfort. Yes, they can be made playable, but it takes a lot of labour, knowledge,...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-24-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,830
Posted By John S. Foley
Re: Which regiment is in this WWI photo?

Are those palm trees in the background? (Or cellular towers disguised as "palm trees"?) ;-}

Forum: Beer Tent 07-23-2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,072
Posted By John S. Foley
Re: Odd sporrans?

I have a sporran made from the Killer Rabbit. It wasn't roadkill though...I had to use the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.

I'm sure there are plenty of people in the States that wouldn't mind...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 07-03-2008, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,280
Posted By John S. Foley
Re: Peterson BodyBeat Metronome???

Oh...I thought you meant that you could use it to force a higher note from your divas. Never mind. ;-}
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-03-2008, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,150
Posted By John S. Foley
Re: Bag covers

Especially if you play a set with an Asian bag. The seasoning tends to leak right on through it and onto you clothes.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-24-2008, 11:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,249
Posted By John S. Foley
Re: Fallacy of scottish blood

I was at an Irish festival this past weekend and was listening to a conversation that included one of my Scottish friends. She is obviously Scottish born and raised, based upon the fact that her...
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